Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's been a while...

Okay I admit I got pretty excited when I started this blog. I got so excited I wrote like, eight entries over the space of two weeks! My friends told me I was silly for starting a blog and that I wouldn’t keep it up, but I refused to believe them and insisted that I would be faithful to my praying mantis and conquer the universe with my blog!!!!!!!! This was me:


Whelp, they were right. Tis January, and the last post I did was WAAAAAAY back in October. Three months is a hecka long time my friends. And a lot has happened since then. I mean, A LOT.

So here’s a brief summary:

Halloween was awesome. I got my face painted!

Oh and me and my ‘boy’ friend (at the time) went to the Stake dance as Sandy and Danny from Grease! Woot! Skylar caught me practicing my hair-do...


And yes, I wore tight black pants and a leather jacket....be jealous… Actually don’t be jealous. We broke up the next day. But for the ward halloween party I went as a zombie prom queen. That was cool....


Oooooh then I found out I GOT INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM!!! Yaaaaaaay I felt like a total smarty-pants! Until I got a sixty-something on my Organic Chemistry test. Euphoria=gone. I was a wittle baby who got her candy taken away :(


We did lots of fun things in November... including ice skating...

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And Tae-bo...

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And singing....

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And quoting movies...

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And I don't know what this is called but we did it...

Uh... I also don't know what this is but apparently I did it...
What can I say? I like brooms!

Anyway my brodah also came home from his mission in November, so my roomies and I drove to Brigham City to paint a sign on the side of the freeway for him! Long story short – we got stuck in the mud, pulled over by the cops, lost in Salt Lake, and finally met up with my fresh return missionary brother around 2am. It was a lovely evening...







Then came Thanksgiving! Woohoo! I got to go home and be with my family for like, 2 weeks! Plus my brother had just come back so it was the first time in TWO YEARS we got to spend time together as a complete family. Oh and I forgot to mention the fact that my sister brought an amazing guy with her. (GO TIA!!!) Anyway it was a very much needed break and I loved spending it with the fam. 






After Thanksgiving we had a ward talent show!!! YAY!!! So I decided to write a parody of my own song that I wrote last year... it's called the Edward song :)

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After the talent show we had one miserable week of school and then…get ready for it…FINALS!!!! (I wish you could see me dancing right now). And I’m not being sarcastic at all when I say that     very  excitedly   . I may be the only person you will ever know who absolutely ADORES finals week. I would probably marry it if it were male, Mormon, and taller than 6”2. (BTW If you are reading this and realize that I just described you, please look me up). Anyway finals week is awesome because you have no obligations except for your tests! And as soon as you’re finished, you feel like someone just handed you a million dollars. Or told you that you are secretly a princess. Or told you that you are destined to marry that perfect guy from your physiology class. Its such a relief! Plus you can build a finals fort like we did...




So during the week of finals, I made some major life-changing decisions:
1. I CHOPPED MY HAIR OFF!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! 
2. I decided to move from my beloved home at glenwood to a quieter, more ritzy condo called La Jolla
3. I took a job as a wilderness therapy field instructor for the Christmas break

How are these life-changing, might you ask? Well for one, chopping off my hair gave me a new sense of strength I didn’t know I had. Seriously. I feel like a new woman. And I feel like I can finally be free from the bonds of self-consciousness. Having next to no hair is hard at times because it forces you to just be who you are because you have nothing to hide behind. But that’s what I love most about it. Plus it takes like ten minutes to get ready in the morning!


And I get to do all sorts of fun things with it...
AHH! I just scared myself by looking at myself! But really though, my hair IS pretty cute...

uh...yeah...


Moving has changed my life too, and in a very similar way. I don’t know anyone in my ward, any of my neighbors, or even my roommates, so I have been forced to totally step out of my comfort zone the last week and meet BRAND NEW PEOPLE. Its freaking hard. But I’m glad I have to do it because its making me stronger ;)

And finally, the desert job. This was the most life-changing of all! I was really nervous to go out the first day because I knew it was going to be really cold… But I was totally wrong. It wasn’t cold, it was INSANELY FREEZING. I woke up one morning with toes as white as snow and I about died of a heart attack in fear of my toes falling off.  I slept in a fleece sleeping bag liner, a -20 degree mummy bag, and a wiggy overbag on top of that. Plus I had a steaming hot water bottle at my feet and most nights I STILL couldn’t keep warm. I bawled and bawled the first couple days and begged my supervisor to let me come home but he told me to stick it out and I sure am glad as heck that I did. Spending Christmas out there with ten amazing young women was pretty much the highlight of my life so far, and it makes me sick to think I might have missed it. 
(aww wasn’t that heart-warming?)


So yeah. That’s what’s happened the past couple of months. No, I am not dating anyone, yes, I am back in school, and yes, I love BYU and I love living in the bubble. Provo is my home.

As for right now, I just started my first semester in the nursing program and I am working as a model for BYU’s figure drawing classes (BEST JOB EVER). I just lost ten pounds and I feel healthier than brussel sprouts. Also, a cute boy asked me for my number today! Life is GOOD :D