Monday, March 26, 2012

People Watching is a skill....

I love people watching. It is a thoroughly enjoyable and quite entertaining way to walk through campus especially on days with detrimental weather. Today was no exception. I walked up to campus in the middle of a snow storm and saw many varieties of people. There were the solid few who were bundled up, a couple carried umbrellas. Then there were the few that smiled even though they looked liked they were soaked through. There was a couple that woke up and thought today was going to be beautiful. They weren't wearing jackets and were looking pretty miserable.There were the few that had had early morning classes and came up to campus before the snow storm, not realizing what kinda day they were in for. Then there were the couple that looked liked me, WE refused to wear our winter coat one more day so we wore the passable, but not extremely warm jacket. We showed up in class with hair wet, jeans soaked and I was wondering what I was thinking. But, there are days when  you have to say to Mother Nature, "Enough is enough, I want Spring! No more winter." It did me a lot of good let me tell you! However, detrimental weather (i.e. the snowstorm today) is an amazing chance to do some serious people watching and to have a good laugh especially at myself for not choosing more appropriate winter gear.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Break

All I could think of was RELAXING! And that is just what I did. I read books, played the piano, rode my horse, spent time with the fam, went shoe shopping and just chilled. It wasn't adventurous and I didn't go to some far off place, but I really did enjoy the time that I had just to be. There were no demands on my time and it was alright. However, Spring Break always ends quicker than I want it to and so here I am back in Logan.

Since coming back to Logan, I have drove through a blizzard, got an apartment for the summer, renewed my Driver's license and signed up for a half marathon.

Yep, I'm running a half-marathon in July and I'm excited and nervous and worried about it, but I think it will be really good for me. It is an opportunity for me to focus on something besides school and work. So I think it is going to be awesome!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Humbled

I have been so humbled lately. I was emailing my brother, complaining about my life.  I love my little bro, he is one of the few people that never judges me, never tries to one-up me and he is always there for me. However, Chad is one of those people that will tell you exactly what he thinks and he will definitely tell you if you are being a complete idiot. But he does it in such a way that it is really hard to feel offended. And that is why I was humbled today. I have been working on trying to make myself a better person and it has had its share of ups and downs and I told Chad that I felt like I had no faith left and that I was tired of the whole situation. He wrote back to me and told me in no uncertain terms that I did/do have faith and then he told me to "get excited and stay positive." All I can say is that I am so grateful that he is in my life. He may be 14 months younger, but I really do look up to him (in more ways than one according to him.  He is pretty close to 6' tall and I'm about 5'2". )

This is my favorite picture of Chad. His personality comes through loud and clear.
In the April 2011 General Conference, Russel M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve said, "The Lord so declared: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.”6 What a promise! When we are faithful, He and His angels will help us." (If you want to read the rest of the talk, go here.) Sometimes I think that our angels are not necessarily those on the other side, but also those that are rooting for us on this side. I can honestly say that Chad is one of my angels. He has truly helped me remember the things that I should've already known. There are so many other angels in my life including my parents and friends. I'm truly very blessed and very humbled right now. I'm very grateful that Chad was willing to tell me what needed to be said.