Saturday, January 19, 2013

Loving the Single Life!

"You’re single because you’re single. It’s not because you texted too much or too little or waited 33 minutes to respond because he took 23. It’s not because you met up with your ex that night at 5 a.m. that no one knows about, or because you kissed another boy after a date with a loser.
You’re not single because you spit food on that date or tripped coming out the the movie theatre. You’re not single because you hurt your first boyfriend really badly when you were 15 or because you have yet, to this day, to apologize. It’s not because you were secretly jealous when your friend got a boyfriend or that a guy you dated for two months now has a really cute girlfriend and looks really happy. And you’re happy for him. But still ill that he found someone before you.
You’re not single because you slept with your ex boyfriend. You’re not single because half the world found out when you didn’t even want to remember it yourself. You’re not single because you think the guy your friend wants to hook you up with is ugly or not tall enough. It’s not because you’re not willing to put up with someone who doesn’t brush their teeth on a regular basis.
You’re not single because your standards are too high. Good for you for having standards. It’s not because you didn’t like that really, really good guy who wanted to take you on a date and you just weren’t feeling it. And it’s not because you like to wear pajama pants as soon as you get home and wash all the makeup off your face. You’re not single because you didn’t learn enough from the past or would rather chill on a Friday night with your blanket and a cold beer than shower, get ready, and go out. You’re not single because something is wrong with you.
You are single because you are single. It’s really as simple as that. You haven’t made the connection with another heart yet. You can get dolled up, dress cute, cut your hair, dye your hair, tweeze your eyebrows, put on lipstick and you may still. be. single. You can go out to a bar hoping to meet the love of your life and not find a damn one in the place attractive. And it’s going to remain that way until it’s time for you to find one. Stop hoping for it. Start living the life that you do have instead of wishing for things that you don’t have. There will come a time you’ll meet a boy and you’ll have to give up some of this single freedom you currently have. Start being more thankful. Start doing that now."
(via thatkindofwoman)

Choose to be happy with you!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Beautifully Tragic

My family and I saw Wicked this past week. Absolutely Love it. 
The music, cast, costumes, stage were all magical. 
My favorite songs were "Defying Gravity"and "For Good"
While I was at BYU I never really understood why so many people were OBSESSED with Wicked, now I know why. It's a top notch production with characters everyone can relate to. It's smart, funny, and has a Happy Ending. 

Mom, Grandma, and me!

I love this quote: 
“As we exercise faith in Christ and trust in His promises, we can walk into the dark with the absolute assurance that our pathway will be illuminated—at least far enough to take the next step, and then the next step and the next step.” —Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

"Never take counsel from your fears" ~Stonewall Jackson

“If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.” 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Well, Hello There...2013!

After over a year without writing any posts I've decided to try again. Let's hope 2013 will be the year I actually blog. 2012 was a wonderful year I've had many wonderful experiences, made a bunch of new friends, had a couple of rough patches, took out my endowments and most importantly I finally let myself be HAPPY with no strings attached.
Life is too precious to be miserable. Happiness is a choice. I've learned many life lessons over the past year that have made me a stronger, better more resilient person. I'm grateful for my family and friends who have helped me be better and have challenged me to change.
We cannot control what happens in life, but we can control our reactions. Enduring to the end is a must, enduring well is a choice.

The choices I make determine who I am and who I will be. What happens this year will happen its how I CHOOSE to deal with it that matters.

2012 taught me that Life is a miracle
"It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season—like all the other seasons—is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them." —Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal

Cheers to 2013! Let's do this!!