Thursday, September 30, 2010

People Are What Matter

So in theory, everyone gets really excited to come back to school after a nice long summer but then reality kicks in. For me this includes: planning out my week with the use of post-it notes and my planner (two things I've discovered I cannot live without), thinking about how I'm spending my money, planning for my future and basically just trying to fit everything I want to do into my days. Why are people so excited to come back to school again?
Then again, while I do miss spending my time floating around the lazy river at the Watermine I have to say it's a little bit more rewarding to be in the real world then to have 7-year-olds tell me I'm pretty all day. (Although I do miss that) I'm a total dork and love love love my major. Everything that I learn just makes sense and is so applicable to everyday life.
I'm taking a class called Family Adaption and Resiliency-- I know, sounds terrible. Every class period we talk about things like addiction, infidelity, illness, adoption etc etc. Difficult topics but the whole point is to talk about them so that we can help people who deal with those stressors in their families. How realistic is that? Anyone can use that!

On another note: I want to emulate what Meredith from Grey's Anatomy said that, "people are what matter". (That has become our apartment motto and I feel I should address it haha) In the last month I've been feeling like I have a lot of decisions to be making and have been adjusting to being back in school and I've been so so so lucky to have friends that are willing to listen to me (over and over, and over, and over again) about my problems whether they be relevant or completely neurotic because I can rant and rave from time to time.
There are the friends I've had my whole life who know me better than I think they do and I love having them so close, we continue to make life transitions together whether we make a point to or not.There are my wonderful roommates and while our schedules are all over the place, I couldn't ask for a better home away from home. Whether we're just watching a movie, talking, or facebook stalking all in the same room ;)- we all love each other. It's so sad that this will be our only semester together before we all go on our various adventures. I love the 5'3" and under club :)
Then there are the other friends who may not fit into these other categories but are equally as important and play a significant role in the day-to-day. Whether it's a late night frozen yogurt run, watching movies w/ waffles late, or listening to my usual stressful tangents-- i love them whether they are in utah, virginia, idaho, arizona or any other number of places around the world.

In addition to my cheesy love for my friends, here's my happy thing of the week. I tend to get overly hooked on songs and listen to them over and over again until everyone around me is sick of it but don't worry, I'll spare you from some Justin Bieber for today and provide you with this cute song that this cute boy sings. I love him, this song, and the line "if perfect's what you're searching for than just stay the same." Have a great conference weekend, I'll check back later with my happy things :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Warm Welcome to the Wonderful World of Blogging

I have to start out my first ever blog post by saying: I have always been somewhat against the whole "blogging" concept because I figure no one really cares about what I had to say. BUT! As I thought about it I decided this whole blogging process is more for me than anyone else. So to all you readers (the few, if any): Judge me if you will but, I hope you find enjoyment in reading about my life and if you don't, that's okay. I'll keep plugging along. :)

I feel like this first post should be a good one and was thinking I would tell interesting things about myself but most people already know all that stuff so I'm going to address the reasons why I am now part of the worldwide blogging community.

1. I'm going to LONDON! Julie and I applied to go to London for a study abroad and both (thankfully) got accepted! So we'll be packing our bags- which will prove to be very difficult I imagine for some of us (me)- and living in London for nearly four months.How lucky are we, seriously? So we will be taking off after winter break for a European adventure. This is really the reason I feel qualified to be interesting enough to create a blog. While I may not be all that interesting now, I sure will be in a few months!

2. Miss Katie Delis (my lovely roommate) has put up a quote in our kitchen from President Hinckley that I loooooove, "I am asking that we stop, seeking the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we 'accentuate the positive.'... Look for the sunlight through the clouds." How much happier can we be if we really believe that!? I just love that girl and her happy happy personality. It's contagious. But anyway, there are just so many happy things out there and why not document them and share them with the world- or at least the people I love! I'm so in love with pictures and the one making me happy today is this:
Girls Laughing Photo, Uganda Picture - National Geographic Photo of the Day

3. There are those of you reading this that I think will actually be interested-- I'm talking to you Laurie ;) It's hard to stay in touch with everyone and it is just so much more convenient for people to (in addition to stalking facebook) read about what's going on in my world on your own time? I'll try to be as interesting as possible, or at least make it sound that way, for those that care!

4. Like I said earlier this is more for me than anyone else. It is just so much more fun to make things colorful and cute to record your life! It also relieves the stress that seems to ALWAYS encompass my life by finding the things that make me happy and sharing them. For example: we went on a beautiful hike in Logan this last weekend and the fall colors were just so beautiful I can't help but smile at the pictures.
Okay friends. I can't guarantee I'll be diligent with this but I'll do my best. I'll put a disclaimer out there that says I love pictures and I love quotes. So prepare for endless cheesy quotes and lots of fun pictures! Happy reading :)