Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 22 & 23...

Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else:
Gosh, I don't know. I can stick my fist in my mouth. Does that count? Somehow I feel like it doesn't. I get this one a lot from people: I am genuine. I genuinely care about others. My supervisor at New Haven as well as my administrator for EFY both have told me they love having me because I am genuine in everything I do. I work with the youth because I honestly care about their wellbeing and want to give them awesome experiences. And that is true. Trust me, working at New Haven is not a walk in the park all the time. (Like Sat night when a girl was breaking everything she could see...including the school's laptop.) However, the glimpses you see of improvement or the hugs they give when going off to bed make it all totally worth it. I love those girls with everything I am. EFY is a little easier since most of the youth there are more stable. It does get hard from the lack of sleep and other obstacles that come, but I do want those youth to have the time of their lives and know their Savior loves them. I don't know how different that is from others, but...

Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
If you had asked me this question freshman year I would have replied: chocolate milk! For sure! My friend, Beth, and I were obsessed! I'm pretty sure I had BYU Creamery Chocolate Milk twice a day all Freshman year...hence the Freshman 12, which I'm still paying for...HA.
However, nowadays I have realized something about myself. I don't really have food cravings unless someone puts the idea in my head. The thing I crave is love. I always want to be feeling cared about, wondered about, and that I'm important to those around me. It's not that I'm insecure in who I am. Cause I am. I love being me...most days. I think it goes back to me being the baby of the family. That spot sets you up very nicely to being the source of much love. That's the way it's always been my whole life. I was the recipient of a lot of love. Which does awesome things for a person's life. I've seen a lack of love shown to some of the girls at New Haven and they do not do well with it. So I definitely am grateful for it. I just do honestly crave love though. I want hugs. I want notes. I want texts. I want kind words. I want time with people I love. However, I love turning that love right back around and giving it back. I want to give hugs. I want to write notes. I want to send texts. I want to say kind words and give my time to those I love. I can always feel the lack of love in my life when things get crazy. I do not like it. Something I am most grateful for is the love I feel from my Heavenly Father and Savior. I don't always receive the love like I should, but they're always extending it and I just need to accept.


Beth said...

SO true with the love thing! Maybe it is from being the baby, cause I'm the same way. I wish I had a phone so I could not only get texts from friends, but so I could send them too, just to say "hey, I'm thinking of you!" I think we'd be a lot better at keeping in touch. :)