Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Year of College

So I am most definitely procrastinating my finals with this blog post. Seriously though I should be studying my little heart out, but instead I'm going to write this blog post and be happy. (: It's strange to think that my first year of college is coming to an end. I have learned so much about myself and about people. Starting out I was so excited. College was a place to reinvent myself. But I realize that it wasn't me that needed to change, it was my perspective. Now, I love college, I love myself, and I am extremely happy with the direction my life is headed, and where it's at now! (: 

 Being away from my family during my mom's cancer treatment was really difficult. I prayed for her every night. I missed out on a lot of things because I was busy being sad and wishing I was there. Coach Erica really helped me through that time. Losing her as a coach sucks, but she'll always be a friend. (:Then rolled around learning cluster, and I went to India. Let me repeat: I went to INDIA. The best words I have about India: life changing. I just know that despite all the bad things in the world, there are always going to be those fighting to do what is right. Spring season for soccer rolled around, and Zoe and I became workout buddies. I also became happy at SOKA. It took all year, but I'm starting to come around. God really answered my prayers. Finally (I have no patience). I know I'm not always perfect, but no one is. I really needed to realize this. No one has it all together, despite what appearances may suggest. 

So what have I learned from college? 

How to be happy without other's approval. 

That it's okay to do things alone...and like the feeling.

How to accomplish things on a time crunch.

That hard work pays off.

God always answers your prayers. 

And...that being different is the best thing you can be. 

Here's a quote to remind you how powerful you are....

“Though of themselves life’s defining moments may seem minor, our wise responses can gradually increase our traction on the demanding path of discipleship. For instance, we can decide daily, or in an instant, in seemingly little things, whether we respond with a smile instead of a scowl, or whether we give warm praise instead of exhibiting icy indifference. Each response matters in its small moment. After all, moments are the molecules that make up eternity, affecting not only ourselves but others, because our conduct even in seemingly small things can be contagious.” Neal A. Maxwell

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I don't think I ever realized how much I loved my home until I left it. I am so excited to spend the summer with my lovely family! (:

Also, so glad that we are sealed together forever. If you're having a bad day, hit up your nearest temple. Here's a picture of my favorite U.S. temple, my favorite Utah temple, my favorite California temple, and my favorite international temple to brighten your day.

Washington D.C. Mormon Temple

Washington D.C.

Draper Utah

San Diego California

Trujillo Peru

Have a lovely day kids! (: Don't forget how much God loves you. (: