"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

Friday, March 26, 2010


Can I say that chiropractors are amazing? I've never been to one before before yesterday. I went and saw one just to make sure my back isn't messed up from my accident. I've been sorry and it's been hurting so on Wednesday I had a message and they wanted me to come back and see the doctor. He adjusted my back and took some x-rays and wants to see me again next week. I'm getting another message next week too. The best part is that all the billing goes through my insurance company so I don't have to worry about paying for anything for my treatment. And I said "Self, great day." A great day indeed. I totally endorse getting your back adjusted if you need it. So worth it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

For those of you haven't heard, last Tuesday I was in a car accident. I was on my way to drop off an application and well let's just say that didn't happen. Don't worry I didn't get hurt beyond some bumps and bruises. My car isn't in very good shape though. Oh well. I'm grateful to have me still intact. It was really scary. I have never been so scared in my whole life. I am extremely grateful that I have family in the area that were able to come to my rescue. I was pretty shook up for the rest of the day so I didn't go to any of my classes. Oh, well. Life happens sometimes.

The good news is that I'm getting enough money from my insurance company to get a new car. Happy Day! I have been so blessed lately. I didn't get hurt and I can replace what was lost.

In other exciting news, yesterday I didn't have to work my whole shift because the building that I work in had a gas leak and so everyone was evacuated from the building. Sad that I didn't do my whole shift but happy because I got to spend some time in the sun and I got my homework done before FHE instead of after. Life has just been too exciting for me lately. What happened to the good old days of being boring? I just don't know.

What my experiences lately have taught me is that Heavenly Father loves me and is watching out for me. I am being truly blessed for the many good things that I have done in my life. My accident has brought perspective into my life that was missing before. The little things that bother me in life really aren't that important. What is important is that I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves his children. I know that Jesus is my savior and that he suffered so much pain so that I don't have to. Hope is an amazing concept that I have come to look to recently. Right now I have so much hope for the future and for the new experiences that will be coming to me. I think sometimes I just need to take a step back and keep an eternal perspective on the different trials and things that are happening in my life.

Friday, March 5, 2010

What to Do with My Life?

The last week has been interesting. If you haven't heard, on Saturday I got a letter from BYU grad studies. I didn't get into the graduate program that I applied to. Saturday was very emotional and I was really upset about it. I really thought I would continue going to school for the next 2 years and be getting a Master's degree. That's not in the cards for me right now though.

After talking to a lot of people and doing some soul searching I have accepted that Heavenly Father has a different plan for me at this time in my life. I know that I am supposed to still be in Utah right now but I don't know what I am supposed to be doing. I have found peace with what has happened but I'm still a little scared because as of right now after I graduate I don't have a job to go to.

I have a few leads on a couple of jobs and a couple of places to send my resume to. Hopefully something will pan out and be something that I can work full time at in the coming year. Sometimes I still find myself asking myself, what do I do now? It's a little scary and difficult at times but I know that I am where Heavenly Father wants me to be.

A lot of people have helped me find peace of this and I just want to thank those friends for being there for me to talk to: Mary, Ashley, Shauna, Brigette, JD, Eric, Kaylee, Jenny. I love you all and you are all great. Thanks for being there to listen to me and help me through the had things.

I'll keep you all posted on anything that develops for me in the job search. All I ask is that if you can say a little prayer for me that I will continue to have direction in my life and know what I am supposed to do in the near future :)