"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Colors Make the World a Better Place

Yesterday I had the best time of my life. I went to the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork, Utah. It was amazing. I hung out with many different groups of my friends that were there. We threw chalk, danced, and chanted. And of course we took tons of pictures and it was awesome. The world would be a much better place if everybody just walked around colorful all the time. I can't wait for next year because I am so gonna go again. This year I barley got there in time for the chalk throwing so next year I'll have to make sure and get there extra early. It was an amazing cultural experience that I think all should take the chance to experience. My hair felt so gross afterward but that's what showers are made for, right? I think it was one of those things that I will not soon forget. I'm so glad that I can live someplace that I can experience these amazing things

Thursday, March 26, 2009

So Cold.....

So I think I pretty much jinxed the spring weather we were having in Provo by blogging about it and changing my layout to something springy. Woe is me. The last couple of days have been miserably cold. It wouldn't be so bad if I could spend all my time in doors but I am not so lucky. Just walking to campus so I can go to class or work on some projects is almost unbearable. It is so cold!! I don't think it would be so bad if the wind would stop blowing but oh man. No cigar on that one for sure. Another thing that makes this winter weather unbearable is the fact that for the last 2 days (today and Wednesday) I got to sit outside in the freezing coldness for 2 hours. Brrrr!!! That isn't fun in case you were wondering. If you're wondering why I would torture myself that way, I was working a Choose 2 Give booth and if you want to know what that is leave me a comment and I'll get back to you. Needless to say it was not fun. Today, it seriously took me almost an hour to defrost after I did my shift at the both and let me tell you that is so not cool on any level.

So the semester is coming to a close so fast. That is both good and bad. Good because I'm ready to be done with homework, tests, and crazyness in general. Bad because I don't want to take my exams. Good because I am excited to move into my new apartment with the coolest girls ever! Bad because I don't feel any where near ready for my internship. Good because maybe with summer it will get warm, maybe. Bad because I'm losing a cool roommate who is going home for the summer.

I recently made a really major decision that I would like to inform you all about. I decided that I am going to apply to grad school so I'm going to keep going to school after I graduate with my bachelors degree next April. If I can get into the program that I want. I'm apply to get a masters in Social Work. I might by applying at 2 different universities. I was just going to apply at BYU but a good friend of mine told me how compeptive the program is: they only admit 40 students a year out of the 150-200 that apply :( Scary. So I'm thinking about applying at a CSU (California State University). Since I'm from California I wouldn't have to pay out of state tuition. That makes me sad a little. If did go back to California, I would be leaving all my awesome friends behind and I would miss my family that is here. I would miss my little niece so much!! I would miss my brother and you too, Nicole. But I don't know if that is going to happen. It's just something that is up in the air right now.

If you have any advice go ahead and leave me a comment. Life is crazy yet awesome at the same time. Until next time, have an awesome day and I hope I can make you smile.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring is Here

The last couple of days in Provo have been absolutely gorgeous! I love it! It has started getting warm and people are laying out on the grass. I even wore shorts to school one day this week. I've worn flip flops a lot this week to and it's amazing. I hope the nice spring weather is here to stay and it stays this nice out. I'm tired of being cold so I like the sun. In my apartment we even turn our heater off for the last 4 days. It is wonderful! I can't wait for summer. I just have to make it through last projects. papers, and the dreaded F-word...dun dun dun!! Finals. Yep they are coming up and hopefully I will be able to survive them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bucket List

My friend Aimee inspired me to think about all of the things I want to do in this world before I die. She's compiling a list of 100 things she wants to do before she dies and so am I. It's not complete but it's a start. They are in no particular order. They are just things that I would like to do in my life time if given the chance.

1.) Get married in the temple
2) Get my endowment
3.) Visit Europe
4.) Graduate from college
5.) Have a real job that actually pays good
6.) Own a car
7.) Visit Yellowstone (Nicole you should make this happen :))
8.) Have a baby
9.) Have a first kiss
10.) Kiss in the rain or snow or both :)
11.) Go to graduate school
12.) Have a valentine on Valentine's Day
13.) Do a regular exercise program
14.) Hike the Y
15.) Dance with someone I actually like
16.) Learn to drive a stick
17.) Spoil my niece
18.) Have a better relationship with my little sister
19.) Own my own home
20.) Have laser surgery so that I don't need contacts or glasses
21.) Catch a t-shirt at a BYU sporting event
22.) Watch the long version of Pride and Prejudice
23.) Fall in love
24.) Go on a road trip across the country
25.) Grow a garden
26.) Make my parents proud
27.) Do something memorable with my life
28.) Make a difference in someone else's life
29.) Make people smile
30.) Be more out spoken
31.) Be more out going
32.) Be accepted into a Master's program
33.) Graduate with my master's degree

This list isn't complete yet but I will keep working on it and update it when i think of new things. You should all keep checking back to see what I add to my list. I have a bucket list. Do you??