Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life is a Beautiful Thing.

It's funny how things can be totally the same, but when you have a different attitude about them they seem completely and utterly different. I'm not sure if that makes a lot of sense, but that's how life is at the moment. It's not much different than it was a year ago, I'm going to school, working, doing noteworthy....and that's about it. The difference is that now i actually am trying...and I'm actually working hard to be happy...and the best part is it's working :)

In my D&C class a week or two ago my professor said this:

"God can not direct your steps if you aren't moving your feet"

that really hit me because that's exactly how things were for me...i was asking for direction but i wasn't moving anywhere. How is God supposed to tell you if you are doing things right if you aren't doing anything at all? So that is my piece of advice for today...always be moving, always be striving to grow, to learn something new. Even if life is hard there's always a bright side to things...ALWAYS.

This is what I've learned from a year of crap...is that no matter what there's always something good to be found. I have grown in more ways than i could've imagined this past year...and now i feel like i actually have a direction that my life is going in. That's the best feeling in the world...feeling like you have a purpose, and just doing things for yourself...and not depending on other people to be happy.

I just love life.

And you.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Drumroll Please...

After a very long day of callbacks and a very emotional few hours of deliberating we have chosen the 5 new girls for noteworthy this year. Call backs were amazing and we thought we were going to have such a rough time choosing girls this year, but having prayed many times throughout the past week we knew things would work out perfectly. and they did! These girls are so amazing and they are exactly what we need this year. If i have ever questioned whether god answers prayers...today shattered any of those doubts. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be in noteworthy. Last year was a hard one for me and i don't think i got out of noteworthy what i could've. I'm so ready to go full speed ahead into this next year and to really find my potential as well as the potential of the group as a whole. Not only are we going to have so much talent this year, but we are going to grow such a strong bond and i know my testimony is going to grow immensely. SO anyway without further adieu...here are the names of our new girls :) love them.

Siri Alemany
Lizzy Early
Amber Catherall
Cassie Crabb
Laina Walker

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Life for the past month :)

Okay once again, time for a much needed update.
Now that i am finally moved into my apartment and i finally have working internet.
I'm back in provo again, and wait for it....

i'm actually enjoying myself.
who'da thought huh? haha
i'm sure you were all preparing yourselves for another year of depressing blogs about trying to have fun when i really wasn't.
but i don't think we have to worry about that this year.
me and courtney are rooming together
so we don't have to worry about bad roommate situations.
and all of my other roommates are nice girls too
so this is looking up.
i'm only taking 3 classes this term.
*Intro to family processes
*D&C and
i'm not one of those people who can focus on 50 things at once.
so i'm taking it slow for a bit.

i'm also in the process of looking for a job.
i applied to be a dish washer and pot washer today...didn't know there was a difference but apparently there is...we'll see how that goes. hah

and also NOTEWORTHY auditions are friday
i'm really excited to be on the other side of the auditioning process
being the auditionee is definitely scarier than being the one who listens to the auditions. :)
i'm really excited to be doing noteworthy again.
we're competing this year so that will be intense...in a good way

anyway, i miss my friends from home but i think this year will be a great one. :)
yay for that.

anyway here are some pictures from the past month.
Nat's bridal shower
and such.

P.S. so weird that 2 of my best friends are getting married in the next month or so. AH

Me and Lexi at the beach

ME and Ashlie at the beach

Me and my sammy

My dad wanted to take a picture during my last week at Raley's...awkward but that's okay :)

Nat's Bridal shower...and no we didn't plan the whole matching thing. it just happened.