Sunday, February 12, 2012


On Friday night I went  to Idaho Falls with my lovely roommates were we consumed burgers at Five Guys, window shopped at the mall, and then went to go see The Vow. I'm still now sure how I felt about The Vow, I felt the the entire movie built up to a moment that never happened, but I also thought that the ending of the movie was super cute.

On Saturday I went out for Thai food with my best friend. When we were eating this guy walked up us and asked us what we has ordered, because he thought it looked good. Talk about awkward!

I also tried to dedicate a large chunk of time to homework on Saturday, but it didn't go too well. For my first two years of college I have done a pretty good job of keeping up on my homework, and have been able to spend hours everyday in library getting all of my work done. I was also attached to my day planer and wrote all of my assignments in it religiously. Now it feels like my focus has thrown window. After about 20 minutes in the library I start to think about when I can go home, and have become a master procrastinator. It's driving me crazy! I feel like I have switched from one extreme to another! Does anyone have any ideas to help me focus?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big Yellow Taxi

Today in world religions class my professor asked us why we need to see someone who is blind to be grateful that we can see? 

That question has been on my mind all day 

Why is it that we need to see what others don't have to make us grateful for what we do have?

I don't have a good answer to this question. I think it is human nature to not know how much we have until we see something different. The chorus to Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows says:

Don't it always seem to go,

That you don't know what you've got 
Til its gone
It's true a lot of the time we don't know what we have until its taken from us, or if see someone who doesn't have it. I think that this is a good thing! Last year I spent 5 months working with individuals who have disabilities. I learned so much in that five months that it would take me hours to list, but the most important thing that I learned was to be grateful. I learned to be grateful that I could walk, see, put my shoes on, zip up my coat, drive a car, eat without help, read, jump, dance, run, cook, sing, paint my nails, ice skate, brush my hair, buy a soda out of a vending machine, grab the change out of my wallet, type an email, and make my bed in the morning. 

This experience made me realize that I needed to work on being more grateful, and lately I have made an effort to do so. I am amazed at the impact that is has had in my life. I find that the small things that go wrong in my day are not a big deal, I see beauty wherever I go, and find it easy to love the people around me. I am so glad that my job gave me the nudge that I needed to make a change my outlook.

Since it has been stuck in my head all day here is the Video for Big Yellow Taxi

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Adventure

My letter informing me that I have received initial placement to BYU Jerusalem Center  
One of my biggest dreams has come true
I am going to BYU Jerusalem 
I'm so excited I can hardly stand it
April needs to come faster

Thursday, February 2, 2012

That Depressed Feeling You Get When You Finish A Good Book

I think everyone has experienced the slightly depressing feeling of finishing a good book. 
Last night at 2:00am I finished reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King and have been in a sad funk ever since. 
The book is about a man who goes back in time to stop the JFK assassination. It sounds bizarre and dumb, but I loved the book. A lot. 
Sometimes I become best friends with the characters in books, and that happened with this book. 
I already miss George and Sadie, and I hope that they are living happily ever after. 

To fill this void in my life I plan to read the new John Grisham book The Litigators asap

I have to apologize for being such a terrible blogger as of late. Life got crazy my blog was neglected, but I have some very exciting news that I can't wait to share with y'all!