from Monticello High School Mustang to Brigham Young University Cougar
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." ~John Wesley~


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BYU Fall 2010 Wrap-Up

Roommates

I still love those 4 crazy girls I live with. I think I've come to realize that they may have been a huge part of the reason why I was supposed to come to BYU. I have learned specific lessons from each one of them that I wouldn't have learned on my own. I love our apartment. It's pretty drama free and we are always having a lot of fun. I love Rachel, Davi, Kara, and Courtney!



Classes

Well I learned what all college freshman have to learn.... the proper balance between playing and studying. Let's just say I was not on the end that my grades benefited. I need to study more and vow to do better next semester. The jury is still out and I don't know what in the world my grades will be, but we'll see. It should be pretty interesting.



Boys

Oh golly. Can't live with them don't wanna live without them. It was a really fun semester. I got to go on a lot of great dates and I really enjoyed myself. Gariet was super sweet to me and spoiled me to death. He was a great boyfriend, but now it's time for him to prepare for a mission. To quote one of my favorite young womens leader's it's also time to, "put on my big girl panties and try some different flavors of ice cream". So I'm gonna date around, figure out what I do and do not like in a guy..... or at least that's the goal for next semester.



In General

In general fall was a lot of fun. I learned a lot and adjusted well to the whole college and adult lifestyle. Of course there are some things that I'm going to work on and change for the winter semester, but overall it was great. More than anything I'm soooo ready to go home for a visit!



Here's a Video of My Fall 2010 Experience

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

1 year, 3 months, and 2 days later

It had been 1 year, 3 months, and 2 days, since my brother left on his mission when I got to see him. He had knee surgery which reconstructed his ACL and removed part of a non-cancerous tumor. I was thinking about how weeks before his mission he was acting out the story of Aamon complete with Lamanites with only one arm, and terrified sheep. I was surprised to find that at the core my brother hasn't changed at all. He's still a goof, he's just a goof spreading the gospel with the same enthusiasm that he's lived his entire life. It was slightly awkward though, not gonna lie. There was very little catching up on the year that he's missed, which for me have been the most life-changing year of my life, it was as if nothing had happened and we just lived in the moment. It was refreshing to see him, but it's weird to know he's only 20 minutes away and I can go see him whenever, but he's still on a mission.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Grown Up Christmas List Post #1

So I've been thinking about this lately, which probably sounds weird but whatever.... on my grown up Christmas list I want a happy marriage.
I've seen great examples of a happy marriage, but I feel like it's getting harder and harder to find. People are more content to just hang out now, and it seems like the old ideal courtship has become lost. Sometimes I lose faith that there is such thing as true love, but then I take a step back and see it all around me. Many of my friends think I'm an idiot to believe in love, but I do. I believe in love. I know there is someone out there for me, and together we'll have our very own fairy tale. Now don't get me wrong I know that no marriage is perfect. Every person is different and there will be arguments and things to work out along the way. I also know that there is a way to make it work, that marriage is about compromise.
I guess as jumbled as my thoughts seem that I know I want to be married, I know I want my own version of a fairy tale. I just want a happy marriage.
Grown Up Christmas List #1
God bless me with an eventual happy marriage