Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dance Like Nobody's Watching...Literally

"Dance like nobody's watching and sing like nobody's listening"

This is one of my life mottos. I have a couple I guess but you can never have enough mottos right? This is one my mom always used to tell me before choir concerts, voice recitals, and step competitions. This doesn't have to be taken literally but I take it very literally. My roommates and family can attest to that. Almost every night my roommates get the pleasure of witnessing me make a fool of myself by dancing ridiculously horrible. They also get to hear my angelic voice all hours of the day. They especially love when I sing while they are trying to study. They tell me I sing even when my headphones are in but I don't believe them. If that were true it would explain the weird looks I get in the library and walking to campus but I think those looks are just them admiring my beauty. Don't you? 

Every once and a while you need a good DP (Dance Party) to get all your stress and wiggles out. Or in the case of my roommates and I to increase your wiggles. I especially love when I am home alone. Which doesn't happen very often with an apartment of 6, but on the off chance that I'm home alone you can pretty much guarantee that I'm belting out my favorite music and dancing around like a fool. 

I always try to trick myself into thinking that I can take a 5 minute Dance break while studying and then be more focused but that's never the case. Those 5 minute dance breaks just make me more hyper and antsy. I'll continue to work on that though.  

Can I leave you with a challenge? Find the time to dance and sing your hearts out. I promise it will increase you happiness. And who doesn't want an increase of happiness?

Also this is my most recent favorite song to jam to-

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I Hope They Call me on a Mission

Well. It's been decided. I am serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am so excited. My plan right now is to wait until after Winter Break to start and put in my papers and then have my availability date be sometime mid-June. So far that has felt right.

Even though I have almost 9 months until June I know time is going to fly and June will get here before I know it. I am trying to start preparing now. I am trying to get my hands on a Preach my Gospel but they are in high demand so it's been harder than anticipated. I'm trying to find some time in my crazy busy days to study from it and learn it well. I am trying to make my scripture study more of a study and less of a "I'll just skim over this as I fall asleep" kind of deal.

Another thing I want to do to prepare is teach people. Being in Utah there aren't many opportunities to talk to non-members, but luckily I have a lot of non-member friends! So if you are willing, let me practice and teach you! Is that weird to ask? Nah.

I am so excited about serving a mission. I have been so blessed by this gospel and so I can't wait to bring that same happiness and blessings into the lives of others. God is so good. This gospel is so good. My Savior is so good.

If you have any tips or ideas for me to help me prepare, let me know!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Here I am sitting the library all set up to study some Anatomy but I can't bring myself to do it. I just can't. My dad did tell me it was time for a new blogpost so this is considered productive right? (Just say yes.)

Here are my most recent life updates:

Mission plans are still being figured out. I am planning on leaving after Winter Semester. That has just been feeling right lately. Nothing else huge to report there, other than I am super excited and also terrified. Yay!

Jr. Jazz is so much fun! Did I mention I was coaching a 1st and 2nd grade Basketball team? Well I am and it is so much fun! My assistant coach Carter and I have 8 rambunctious boys on our team. They are so fun. They are quite the handful and have attention spans of a goldfish but oh so much fun. They are actually pretty good too! Technically we don't keep score but I do. I'm too competitive not to. Coaching these boys confirms to me that I am pursuing the right career. Which is a great feeling.

Shaunessy came down to visit this weekend! I love that girl so much it's almost ridiculous. We had a lot of fun but the time went by way to quickly. She is amazing. I am so lucky to have her in my life. Gahh I love her.

Isn't she beautiful? 
A couple weeks ago I got to go see my favorite band in concert. It was one of the best days ever. I wrote a whole blog post about it but it didn't save and I was mad so I'm just going to give a brief recap of it. It was very stressful let me tell you. They pushed all the bands up so we were so close to missing Imagine Dragons (my favorite band). We got up and had to show them our confirmation number on my phone but I could not find the email. I was shaking so bad and may or may not have peed my pants. (don't worry about happens...right?) So we get up there with no email still and I shoved my phone in this gigantic security guards face with some other email from the concert people and yell, "This is all I can find! But I promise I have 2 tickets!" He said, "You're shaking.." I yelled back, "Yea I know I'm missing my favorite band!" He gave me a hesitant look and I promptly yelled, "I have my temple recommend! I am worthy and honest!" Then this huge security guard looked at me with a face of relief and said, "Oh you have a recommend! Go on in!" We took off running. Only in Utah my friends, only in Utah. We made our way to some bushes and sat in them to see. It was so great. They are so great. Love. 

Neon Trees were there too! They were so much fun to watch!

In other news, my lacrosse stick broke. I went home and cried. I cried for other reasons too, it was a generally not good day without the breaking of my stick and then this just made it 10x worse. 

Anyways. That's the latest and greatest. Life is pretty good right now. I guess I should get back to studying. Or I mean, start studying. Tootles! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Change of Plans

So if you know me well you know that I enjoy a good plan. I struggle with uncertainty. As of Saturday morning my world has been tipped upside down a little bit. I had a somewhat of a plan for my life. But with the new change in the Sister Missionary age, I am being forced to move forward with some uncertainty. But with some uncertainty comes some certainty.

So here is what I know for sure as of 12:19 October 8, 2012:

I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on this earth. I know that the work of the Lord is moving quickly forward and I know I want and need to be a part of it. I know that Jesus is the Christ and He suffered and died for all of our sins. I know I often feel inadequate and unworthy of that sacrifice. But I also know that no matter what my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. I know I have been so blessed throughout my life and I have a responsibility to bring those same blessings to people around the world.

As I work through the many uncertainties of my life I will strive to remember the things I know for certain and those things will make the list of uncertainties shorter.

I'll keep you updated on my plans for this year. Just a hint, there is a good chance I'll be traveling within the next couple months. And that makes me terrified and yet excited.

Oh and I've had, "I Hope They Call me on a Mission" stuck in my head since Saturday. Does that mean anything?