Sunday, January 24, 2010

January Motto.

Ok so remember how one of my resolutions for 2010 was to have a theme or motto of the month to live by? Well...I forgot to tell y'all what my one for January is. It's at the top of my page and it says:

Don't have a great day...make one.

SO TRUE! We are totally in charge of our days. We are not in charge of everything that comes at us, but we are in control as far as how we handle situations. It's up to us to be happy. It really is. If I'm having a bad day I need to remember to pray always and think of all the blessings in my life. Sometimes when I hear different things going on in other people's lives, I feel so ungrateful that I am even feeling semi sad about not that big'a deal things in my life.

Even just today I was feeling sad. I'm not sure why...I just kinda felt out of it (in a funk if you will). But seriously it was dumb. I have a great family with amazing people in it. I have such awesome friends. I have a boyfriend [which is still a new development] who is so talented and treats me how I deserve to be treated. I have the gospel. I go to a great school. So snap out of it! Make a great day! So tomorrow is the start of a new week and I will be happy about it! I will be! :)

One of my absolute favorite quotes from Joseph Smith goes a-like so: "Happiness is the object design of our existence, and will be the End thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it." There ya have it.

Come on happiness! Hit me with your best shot. Fire Away.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Fact: I went to Idaho this weekend.
Fact: I came back to Provo officially having a boyfriend.

Idaho is good for some things I suppose.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Good Sunday.

Yesterday was seriously such a great Sunday! It started out with me having to wake up before the birds [which I don't even think are out this time of the year] to be at Charlotte Russe. We had floorset from 6am-12pm. Well...we ran over, but I finally left at 12:20. I do love floorsets. I really do. It gets frustrating having to rearrange the entire store and figuring out new ways to make the store look interesting [within the parameters our district manager gives us], but overall...we always have a good time and the shift flies by!

Then I went to church. It was good and all, but the climax was the closing song in Relief Society: "Our Savior's Love."I don't know what it was. The stillness in the room, just ladies singing, being close to my bestie, Leah...but wow. It was overwhelming and quite amazing. I think we all felt it. There was such a hush in the room when we stopped. No one wanted to get up. I felt very bonded to those girls and I gained a new appreciation for the spirit Relief Society has.

Then I had the pleasure to be in the presence of Elder Neil L. Anderson...he came to speak at the CES fireside at the Marriott Center. That is one thing I'm truly grateful for while being here at BYU. I love having opportunities to be around the GA's of the church. He talked about our eternal destiny and remembering our purpose here in this life. It was inspiring. So minus my lack of some serious sleep...I feel rejuvenated.

I think my favorite verse in "Our Savior's Love" is the 2nd. So that is what I will leave y'all with.

The Spirit voice of goodness whispers to our hearts.
A better choice, than evil's anguished cries.
Loud may the sound of hope ring til all doubt departs.
And we are bound to Him, by loving ties.

Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Resolutions

Well...2010 is here! Yahoooo!
I have a feeling it's going to be a great year! For real, I just felt it as soon as I woke up on Jan. 1, 2010. And so has been quite great! I really want to become a better person and and have a happier attitude this year. Not that I am a bad person or have an unhappy attitude, but I just feel like I have become very complacent with my life and becoming a bit stagnant. I need to be constantly progressing and I think that will help me be more successful in my life. So here we are my 2010 Resolutions:

1. Read my scriptures every day. A lot of the time I let everything get in the way of my scripture study. Not good! It has to be first priority.
2. Become a lean, mean, fat burning machine. Now I do not think I am fat at all...but I do want to get certain parts of my body super toned! Gotta be a hot mama!
3. Write in my journal. I used to be the journal queen! I wrote in it every day for years! But about 2 years ago I got out of the habit of it, and I want to get back in the habit.
4. Write the grandparents letters. They need it. They need me in their lives to help them know they have something to live for.
5. During my last year as an undergrad at BYU I want all A's and B's. The occasional C has snuck in, but it will not this year! [hopefully.]
6. Practice piano WAY more often! I love the piano so much. Being at home was great because a piano was accessible whenever I wanted it. It's hard being at school and not having one around. But I need to make it part of my schedule to go play because I really do love it!
7. Save money for a vacation. Who knows where that vacation will be and who knows when that vacation will be...but when the time comes I want to be ready!
8. Have a theme poem or quote of the month to live by. Whether it's about happiness or peace or joy...I am going to memorize it and try my hardest to emulate that in my life.
9. Get a boyfriend. Ha...that sounds funny. And I am not slightly embarrassed I am posting this on the internet. But whatever...y'all love me right? Right. It's true people. I need one. I need one bad. And I will get one. Haha.

So there ya have it! 2010 is gonna be great! Cheers!