Monday, February 18, 2013

Us, Trust, a couple things I can't spell without you.

Day 16: someone you trust

I like to think that I'm a pretty trusting person, but I know that in reality, that's not true. I have a pretty hard time really trusting people, I'm not sure why. I do my best though. I read a quote about how it's it's important to give people the benefit of the doubt, and I believe that people deserve a chance, a second chance, and even a third chance. However, there is one person that I can rely on through and through, in every circumstance, I know that He stands with me, and that person is my Savior. He gives me peace and comfort in my life, and I just decided instead of writing about Him here, I will do so on our new sibling devotional blog: #CheckItOut

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oh Dear...

So evidentally, I didn't make it online to blog each week.
I'm just going to take accountability and admit that it wasn't a priority while I was working every day.

So here is my: Super-Awesome-Lengthy-Week-Catch-Up Post!

Day 7: a show or a movie that has changed you, and how

Never Say Never. The Justin Bieber movie. Watching this movie allowed me to respect Justin Beiber as a musician. Previously he was a suject of heavy joking in our house and then we began to see his music as something more. This is such a lame response, but it did make me realize that I am often too quick to judge and everything else aside, people deserve to be respected for the fact that they are people, celebrities included.

Day 8: things that make you sad

It makes me sad when people make wrong choices, when my sister won't give me a hug, when I see people crying, when I see people give up or stop caring, when my brother says he hates me, when I have to leave a place or person I love, and when the state of the world wears heavy on my heart.

Day 9: things that make you happy

This is a never ending list:
music, singing, ukulele playing, learning new things, saying hello to strangers, when people laugh at my jokes, when I laugh harder than anyone else at my jokes, when I make someone smile, random texts, getting a needed paycheck, doing well at in-service, reuniting with friends, taking photographs, making memories, riding roller coasters, eating frosted flakes, late nights at taco bell, working out, making a three pointer, working somewhere that I love my co-workers, saying "Hey Jon Geronimo!" really loud at work, making people think i'm ridiculous, learning to love someone I used to dislike, making patrons happy, helping others, being asked to coach practices, watching funny youtube videos, listening to One Direction, going new places, looking through old photographs, jamming while I drive, harmonizing, doing nice things for others, baking, cooking a yummy dinner, when Kendall tells me I'm a thug, seeing how beautiful the world is,  dancing, bending over backwards, and the fact that this list would never end I I decided to keep going. I am so blessed.

Day 10: what you think when you hear the words “be yourself”

"Be Your[BEST]self."

Day 11: the worst advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given

"You never know until you try it."

Day 12: the best advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given

Faith and fear cannot coexist in the same heart. Which are you letting rule your life?

Day 13: your favorite quote

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."

Day 14: write about something you believe in, anything at all
Day 15: a song that makes you cry and why
Lots of songs make me cry, but none make me cry every single time I hear or sing them.
One song that makes me cry sometimes is "I Stand All Amazed" another is "Lord of the Small." Both of these songs illustrate the incredible and overwhelming love that our Savior Jesus Christ has for us, his children. Knowing that someone loves me so perfectly without condition makes me cry because it is a such a wonderful truth to hold.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

You can Change.

One thing I'd like to change about myself. Day: whatever day I'm on.

Here's the thing. I'm not going to sit here and type a post about how I accept the person that I am and that I love me and wouldn't change a thing about myself. That's a load of crap. I do love myself, and I love the person that I've grown to be, but I'll never say I don't want anything to change. Even if I like life how it's there's always more I could do to be a better version of myself. The struggle to the top is what makes a height reached the greatest.

So here are some things I want to work on:
-Judging Others Less.
-Being More Patient.
-Not Jumping To Conclusions.
-Stop procrastinating.

On a totally seperate note, today was All-District, my last honors choir! It was an awesome preformance. I love music so much you guys. It's the best ever. #JustKeepSinging

Friday, February 8, 2013

Be the Change.

Day 5: something you would change about the world

I just wish that for a day we couldn't ignore all the blessings that surround us. I guess that would be hard because we wouldn't be able to do anything, all we would see are the blessings we have. If we could all stop comparing ourselves to each other for 5 minutes and look at how incredible our lives are, things would be so different. The fact that this world exists is miraculous to me. The facts that we have lungs to breathe and a heart that beats is evidence to me of a Heavenly Father who loves His children very much. Look at the world around you. There is beauty everywhere and it's all for us. That is so incredible to me. Have you ever noticed that we even complain about our blessings? "Ugh, my phone battery is low." You are able to contact friends and family worldwide in an instant. If we could all take a day and recognize blessings instead of complaining about them, we would start to see how wonderful our lives are and want to share the joy of life with others. If we appreciate the people in our lives it's a little easier to overlook their faults and love them for their potential. Life is always good not matter how bad it gets. We just have to choose to see the good in it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I dreamed a dream...

Day 4: how you think your life would change if you achieved your dream

Which dream is this? hahaha
I don't think I have a singular life dream that I want to already have achieved.
The real benefit of dreaming is the process towards achieving.
I'm not an instant gratification type of girl.

But more to the prompt, here are some dreams that I have (or funnier that I've had) and how they would change my life if they were to be somehow realized:
-dream to be healthier and in shape: Well, if I worked for it that would be fine, but though I dislike it, I am truely grateful for the struggle I'm having to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I'm learning a lot about sacrificing things that don't matter for something that does even if I'm not seeing the results I want. Being the shape that I am has taught me to love myself enough the way I am to want to take better care of myself becaue I matter. It would change my life because I'd be healthier, happier, and stronger. One day I will have that. (:
-dream that I almost got married:i've had two dreams about almost getting married (like dreams when I was asleep). If one of them was true I would currently be on the run from the mafia (I ran away). If the other is true, then Sheldon Cooper is groveling at my feet for forgiveness and I am best friends with all of One Direction. ...don't even get me started on how weird that dream was. hahaha
-dream of being a mother and homemaker: hmm, well if this was true I would be married. I am willing to wait for that. Truthfully, I don't worry about it or about being forever alone or anything. I know that what happens will happen and I'll end up where I'm supposed to be. All I know is I'm going to have the most warm and friendly house around. It will be bright, happy, and LIVED in.
-dream of serving a mission- it's coming!
-dream of returning to live with my Father in Heaven! -well, i'd be dead. HoweverT, I simply have to much to do before this can happen. For example, first i have to achieve my dream of changing the world. :D

Also Yesterday's Picture:
Yesterday I went to the gym with Jon and Kendall. Then I went to the library, then to Lexy's where we made pumpkin cookies ! (the pumpkin is why the dough looks so yellow) (of which I ate none, yay for self control). Then I went to basketball. Then I went to mutual, but sorta ditched for homework. Then I went to basketball with the boys, but sorta ditched the last two minutes because I was literally about to punch a certain boy in the face.
Then I stayed up all night talking to my parents. Love them.

Today's Pictures:

Today was a good day. I went to King with Lexy to provide childcare for the pep program. Then took my sister's to the library for family craft night. Then ran some errands for my mom, which is why we took ridiculous(ly awesome) pictures in my car. yay for sibling bonding. hahaha I have felt sick all day, but I am determined to survive.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day 3 (its a good one!)

I believe that there is a plan for each of us overall as a human family and as individuals.

Overall, my purpose on being since to earth (as well as anyone who reads this') is the be tried and tested so that I can return to live in heaven with my Father in Heaven.
Each of us individually has a reason why we are here. Personally, I think each of us has a mission to fulfill while we're here on earth. I am here to change the world.

I also think that we are continually places in circumstances and instances where we can do good for others.

Ask me more about this later when I'm not falling asleep as I type if you're interested.

I believe in Yesterday.

 I went to school.
Had all of my hard classes.
Went to SCA.
Dropped my brother at home.
Went to work for 5 hours.
Came home.
Got some food.
And went to bed.
Sounds like a grind right? Wrong. It was fabulous. This is my picture of the day from yesterday.
Because it was pretty sweet.
I think one of the most beautiful things about life is that even the days that are filled with things to do that can have small moments that make everything worthwhile. That can make an ordinary day extraordinary.
These are things that made yesterday great:
-I did my calculus homework before it was due. Also, I understood all of it.
-The work we did in Calc was way easy for me. That's always a sigh of relief.
-In physics Karen and I finished our lab the class before it was due.
-I got to crochet in every class. Ballin'.
-In english I preformed a song I wrote for our class that was about the theme of disguise and deception in Othello and 12th Night. I played it on my uke and sang. Williard told the class I got a 120. I never put any hard work into that class because things are so easy, so getting a good grade that I actually worked for was way gratifying. Moreso than I remember.
-Michael and I "played" popcorn by ourselves in the back of english. #thugs
-Walking out to our cars (and in physics) I made Xavier laugh a lot. It made me happy because I love being funny and making people laugh, but my sense of humor is so dumb (I blame my Dad). haha Also, sidenote: walking to the car I told him I got an A because the song I wrote was about him. lol
-During SCA as well as afterwork I took time to talk to people who weren't having fabulous days (this isn't what made my day better..). Talking to them made me think about how all of us have problems, I felt so much love for the people I was talking to and it felt like a glimpse of the love Heavenly Father has for each of us.
-I found my check card. my wallet. (of course)
-I had a good shift at work, and for bits no one was there and I got to hangout with co-workers.
-All my favorite front desk people were working so I got to talk with them.
-Claudio told me that everyone calls him daddy, so I said I'd call him Papi. He likes it.
-I can home, sat around with Gabe, and ate ice-cream for dinner. because a day this good deserves to end deliciously.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 2.

Today was fabulous. I will surely post about it tomorrow because it is past my bedtime. BUT FIRST!

Day 2: something that’s illegal but you think it should be legal

Hmm. Maybe I'm a bit rebellious, but loitering.
Seriously? That's so silly.
Also, I think that you should be allowed to turn left at a red light if absolutely no one is present and the light is never changing. We can call it, "The Slow Light Exception."

This is a lame post because it was probably assuming people would rant about gay marriage or marajuna. I won't do that though. Plus, topics like those come up later anyways.

Something I think should be illegal:


can cops just start pulling obnoxious drivers over?
That would be nice.

I am just rambling now because I want to go to bed. Better posts tomorrow I pinky swear.
I will do it when I have early release. Like a boss.

Monday, February 4, 2013


So I guess I accidentally lied.
I didn't do it yesterday because I didn't bring my camera inside.
here goes for today though!

Day 1: hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days with a picture of yourself

I hope that I smile more.
I hope that I complain less.
I hope that I will judge less and help more.
I hope that I will sing fearlessly and dance crazily.
I hope that I put my trust in God and not man.
I hope that I see beauty in the world around me.
I hope I can wake up each day a little better than the day before.

Dreams (/Goals):
I dream of learning new things: crochet, breadmaking, sewing, and beatboxing.
I dream of serving a mission for the church.
I dream of finding a new someone who I can tell anything, who I can laugh, share, and cry with.
I dream of being happier with my family.
I dream of taking more photos and making more memories.
I dream of being healthier and happier.
I dream of being more converted to Christ.

I plan to get into BYU.
I plan to graduate highschool and pass all my AP Tests.
I plan to love and serve the Lord as I prepare to go on a mission.
I plan to go on a beachweek trip, with my mom! :D
I plan to love fearlessly and endlessly.
I plan to make summer count.
I plan to walking 20 miles dressed as a pioneer.
I plan to workout.
I plan to save lives.
I plan to drive cross country with my brother.
I plan to meet new people.
I plan to make more plans.

So there you have it. Day 1. (:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

So Let's Begin Again...

So I have been working on a lot of fun projects and changes, so I thought I'd better update since it's been beyond too long! Since the new year...
-I've started working again.
-I turned 18! (But I am still not an adult.)
-I started getting better about working out!
-I have been playing my instruments more!
-I've begun to learn how to crochet!
-I did really well on all of my midterms!
& -I've decided to get back on tumblr! (which has been a long time coming.)
That blog is if you are interested.
I like it because it's basically a picture blog.
with occasion thoughts and quotes... (:

Also, I am going to do the 365 day challenge. (I know that I will actually post daily, well, I know I won't since I'll be on Trek in July! (super exciting!), but I will definietly answer all the prompts!

This is a link to the challenge.

I'm started today, but I'm starting later because I want to take a picture each day alongside this...