Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 treated me oh so well. Best year of my life so far and I'm so grateful for that.

As much as I loved this last year, it's time to move on to a new year. There is something so refreshing about being able to wipe your slate clean and start over.

I take new years resolutions seriously, because it's a time to really reflect your priorities, your weaknesses, strengths and think about what you really want out of life. It's an opportunity to progress, move forward, become more like Christ... To change, grow, be better. 

I'm SO looking forward to 2013 and can't wait to implement my resolves to be better!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quotes #2

Round 2 of some of my favorite quotes!

* "Thank you for rejecting my demands and giving me the better part." -The Forgotten Carols

* "Even though I don't have much, I always have enough to give."

* "It doesn't matter what you have done, it matters what you are doing." -Salah McLean

* "The Gospel is the means to comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable."

* "Allow others to make mistakes." -Sister Terry

* "What we say is a reflection of what is in our hearts"

* "Everything in our life will fall into place if we love those around us." -President Ucthdorf

* "God loves us just the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way; He wants to make us like Jesus."

* "Improvement, refinement and change is repentance. A righteous person is a repentant person."

* "Satan attracts the unsuspecting..."

* "We cannot cross the line even once due to extenuating circumstances, because we will find that the rest of our lives will be a long string of extenuating circumstances." -Brother Eggett

What are your favorite quotes??


Things I've learned...

Some things I've learned this last semester...

* I've learned how blessed I am to have people in my life that love me no matter what. Not just normal people, but choice, select, inspiring and loyal people who are patient with me. I'll admit that I was not the easiest person this last semester.... My schedule was impossible to work with, I didn't even have time for myself let alone time for anyone else, I was tired, I was scared, I was lonely, I was overwhelmed and just.... blah. I was not the best daughter/sister/aunt/ friend and yet, regardless of how guilty I feel for that, my people were beyond patient with me and loved me through it all. THANK YOU for not giving up on me and for supporting me through everything!

* I've learned that people matter the most. Work, school, and other things fail in comparison to the happiness of family and friends. When you get so busy that people suddenly get put on the back-burner, it's seriously time to re-evaluate your priorities. Work and school are SO very temporal. Important, but temporal. People are eternal and that's what matters most.

* I've learned the consequences of stress and sleep deprivation. It's never a good sign when the little sleep you do get is kind of pointless because you wake up even more exhausted because your dreams consist of your "to-do list," or stressing about an assignment or work. It's never a good sign when you're lucky to eat twice a day and you're lucky if the little food you do eat doesn't make you sick. It's also NEVER  a good sign when you consistently lose chunks of hair out of nowhere because of stress...... I've learned, again, that taking care of our bodies has to be a major priority.

* I've learned that sock buns are possibly the best thing that's ever happened to me! During finals week, I wore my hair in a sock bun for 4 days in a row....4 days!! I went a few days past what is socially acceptable without washing my hair thanks to corn starch (miracle worker) and the sock bun.... TMI? Just bein real here peeps.. #realtalk

* I've learned that the more specific we are in our prayers, the more specific our answers will be. The Lord is so willing to bless us with our righteous desires as long as we ask humbly ask Him. 

* And I've learned, again, that even the most impossible things are possible with the Lord. He loves us deeply and only wants to see us succeed. He doesn't want our circumstances to stay impossible. He only wants us to stay in the impossible for a short time so that He can teach us and help us grow. I know it's so hard to believe this in the midst of trials, but the trials in our lives are only for our benefit. As I look back at the most difficult times of my life, I am the most grateful for them, because they have taught me lessons I couldn't have learned any other way. They truly have shaped me into a better person and for that I am eternally grateful. 

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!