Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mind Over Matter

Sometimes the only thing holding you back are your own words of "I Can't"

There are times when I personally feel like the harder I try to be good, the harder the adversary sends the wirl-winds. "Master the tempest is raging" is my call towards the heavens and then I remember that trials are for my good. It is at this point I know it is time to brace myself and stand firm having trust and faith in the Lord.

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." --Orison Marden--

We all wish we did things perfectly. I know there has been a times in my life I could go back and change. Perhaps it was a relationship I hadn't made or a harsh word that could have been prevented. Yet I also feel like those experiences I learned from and now strive not to repeat. Learn, change, and move on, trying each day to be the better you!

Honestly I don't think we realize just how much each one of impacts those around us. Being ourselves gives "others the right to do the same" (Our Greatest Fear quote).

Perspective is a key to a new understanding, a new view, perhaps a change of opinion. A challenge to myself is to try to prevent those things I regret from the past and constantly think, "how can this person impact my life?" and "What can I learn from this experience?" and last but not least "Love being Beautiful me". God loves me, you, and all of us. May I never forget it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

If My Soul Could Dance

One of my biggest dream is to dance! I think I will learn, to a certain extent, how to do it because it is something I wish to learn. Then I saw this youtube video from off of America's Got Talent, and her name is Beth Ann Robinson. The way she dances. Beautiful. It looks effortless. I love the way she dances. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X42G4viXCI&feature=related

One day. :)

This Doesn't Only Happen In the Movies

Saturday night, at around 8:30 our neighbor hurriedly knocks on our door. Hey can I used your bathroom?! I am locked out of my apartment. Sure my room mates and I say. She leaves for her date who comes and picks her up at our Apartment (I know random). Then we are just talking and Holly is like, "our toilet sounds weird." She walks around the corner and EYES WIDE is like guys!!! We come around the corner to see our entire hall way, bathroom, and back two bedrooms flooded! Yes flooded. It is about a foot deep in water. Holly and I instantly kick off our socks and pull our pants up inside out." NO! What is ruined?" Runs through our thoughts as we wade through who knows how dirty of water. Holly ends up loosing her ipod and phone charger. Mine and Dallas back packs got ruined as well as Dallas's entire ipod. Fareaking out, we gather all of our stuff and start moving every thing to our front living space. Later the water is soaking into our carpet as we wait for the janitorial staff to come and vacuuming up all the water and emptying it outside. What an adventure. That night we all slept in the front room while the fan blew loud and long. Dallas did not sleep one wink.
Then just today Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 I was casually washing the dishes. To my surprise and horror I felt a twinge of sorts and pulling my hand out of the water, it was gushing blood in an enormous amount! Freaking out, called for Holly. Hearing my freaked out voice, she came and evaluated the situation then set to work repairing me. It hurt so badly! I started feeling woozy and nauseated, Holly held me in focus best she could, but I went into shock. Losing control over my body and which way was up, I fell to the floor, focus was uncontrollable I felt weak, Holly was an angel, she helped me regain focus and breathe deeply.
Later (10 minutes) I was in the Health Center, getting prepped for stitches. I attained 5 strong stitches for my cut. They said it went deep and that they had seen worse. For me this was bad--my worse. Exhaustion over came me. All I wanted was Holly or my Mom. Neither which they let me have. The needles and pain. I am such a baby I know! Yet honestly I found something about myself, I can tolerate pain and I nearly faint at my own blood.
Who knew that today would be so eventful when I woke up this morning....
Thank you Lord for not taking my whole finger, for allowing me to feel comforted by thy hand, and for assisting the doctors in sewing my finger up effectively. Thank you for still allowing me to be able to do the things I love like playing my cello or even writing in my journal. I am blessed to have a calm, "nurse major" room mate who was there to help me, and another room mate who helped me laugh and keep my focus off my injury.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Dream Come True!

A dream has come true! I have been accepted to the London Study Abroad through Brigham Young University (BYU). Rich in culture and an incredible history behind this Nation that will make the entirety of this experience--AMAZING!
Also this weekend is one of those awesome and rare 3 day weekends for overloaded-stressed college students, like myself, who are able to visit home. :) This has been such a treat. There has been much relaxing and lots of family time.
One of the things we did as a family was go to the Mountain View High School performance entitled, "Timeless Movies". It was here I met Richard Sharrah from Kid History. YES! I like Kid History! :) quite a lot actually and I was so excited to meet Richard Sharrah! He is such a nice guy and super tall. He also said that they just finished filming #8 and that it will be out soon!! YAY!! (happy news for all kid history fans alike).
Some awesome things are happening in my life and I am so excited to continue my experinces and work towards my goals! Life, ready or not, Here I come!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

And So it Begins!

Hello Friends! I hope you enjoy this blog, I recently discontiued my Facebook and I have decided to keep you all updated because adventures are all around and I still would like to share, just not on Facebook, please join my blog to keep up with what I am up to.