Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Someone think of 5 good things about group projects?

Cause I can't think of one. Not even ONE. You have until the end of this post to think of them.

In order to get myself out of the rage I was feeling toward both my groups I met with today, on my walk home I tried to think of 5 good things about group projects. Well we all know where I ended up, home, hungry, and not one good thing about em.

So here I sit trying to think about the good in BYU students and pretty much humanity as a whole. They have let me down you see, they have let me down real bad. We don't even talk about boy drama in our apartment anymore, we just talk about group project drama! If you want to get us started, that is the topic of choice these days.

Yeah yeah, this all sounds pretty dramatic. CAUSE IT IS! But ask me tomorrow, one presentation will be done and life will start lookin up.

Have you thought of 5 yet?

Didn't think so...

On a happier note.

I just found a star shaped fruit snack in my tree top bag. And all you tree top lovers out there know that stars do NOT belong in the tree top bag. What does this mean? Well according to Sarah J I am the most special girl today. Yep, I am, my fruit snack tells me so.

Also a happier note,

Let's be honest, can't get much happier than that. The Ugandan children have already stolen my heart.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today I Don't Feel Like Doing Anything

There is a time in every girls life when she becomes a junior in college.

Senioritis sets in all too early with three semesters of undergrad and two semesters of masters school to go

the end is in sight....a far off sight, but sight nonetheless.

It is a time full of procrastination, time wasters, and do pretty much anything, except for anything productive.

And that leads me to Vampire Diaries.

Judge me, or don't. I leave that decision up to you.

Let's run some stats though

16 days
2 seasons
44 episodes
approximately 42 minutes each
thus 1848 minutes

of pure vampire/werewolf/witch goodness.

Yeah, it happened.

The last 16 days of my life have been devoted to Elena Stefan and Damon. If you don't know who they are then you are obviously missing out on the greatest show ever**.

So now, I guess is the time to approach the other part of junior year. When aforementioned girl realizes the grading and homework that needs to get done, and the finals that are quickly approaching.

To my mystical friends I say farewell (until I get access to the third season....) and thanks for giving me a great excuse not to be productive.

Gotta love junior year I say.

** slight if not major exaggeration. EXCEPT. it is pretty darn good if you can handle the craziness that comes along with such mystical creature people things

Monday, November 14, 2011

I got the magic in me

Once a year, every year, ABC Family plays all of the Harry Potter movies. What a week that is, a magical week indeed.

As I sat watching the first one with my roommates we got on the topic of who would be good at what course at Hogwarts. Megan determined that I would be good at flying, well because of course I would be a quidditch chaser. It may be my biggest dream in life actually.

But then I got thinkin...Muggle Studies...muggle studies?....sounds a lot like Sociology to me!

sociology=study of humans

sociology=study of muggles
sociology=muggle studies

genius, pure genius I tell you.

And thus we see. No longer am I a Sociology major. I am a muggle studies major. Don't be too jealous, its real.

So don't be alarmed when they change the name sociology to muggle studies. It is bound to happen if I have anything to say about it. And I indeed have a lot to say about it. I am big in the sociology land these days...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm going to make a brighter place with my own two hands

The decision has been made. I officially know where i'll be spending May-August 2012. The decision was much quicker then I thought it would be. But I guess, when ya know, ya know!

Drum roll please...

They have elephants

They have bikes

They have children

They have traffic

They have beautiful people

I'll help narrow it a bit

And soon...they will have ME!!!


Check out the organization I'll be working for here. It is called Safe Mothers, Safe Babies and it seems amazing!! I pretty much start working for it right now. They are going to need a lot of help. Ahh I am so excited. Now the trouble will be focusing until May....oh man luckily there are a whole lot of things that must get done before then.

Africa?! Ahhhh!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I want adventure in the great wide somewhere

Guess what, guess what!!!!!


That means I am going to

Africa or Peru  or Fiji or Ukraine or Belize or Tanzania or anywhere in the entire world.

That also means I've got a lot of research to do between now and November 18th to pick where in the world I want to go. As excited as I am, I am definitely equal parts nervous. Maybe even more nervous... I guess Thailand was such a success I have such high expectations. Or maybe I remember how hard it was transitioning back to home life and dread doing that again. But then I remember how excited I am, and how I can't wait to work so so hard for this mysterious organization that will soon be chosen. And I remember how lucky I am to have this opportunity.

Yep, just think. In about 6 months this blog will be interesting again. As I tackle another country, another nonprofit, and a whole new adventure in the great wide somewhere.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I won't be just another mistake

I don't really talk about movies all that much on this whole blog thing.

If I remember correctly I have talked about two, Hook and Eat, Pray, Love. Both of which star Julia Roberts. So it seems only fitting that the third movie I choose to talk about stars her too.

Mona Lisa Smile. Ever seen it? Julia Roberts is an Art History teacher at an all girls college and she has struggles, it gets a little scandalous (heads up), and it ends in an uplifting, fulfilling way. That is a horrible synopsis, but that is hardly the point of this whole thing. I'll get to that. Right now in fact.

One of the students says this:

"I know I have made mistakes, a ton. But I never make them twice."

Ever since hearing that I can't stop thinking about it. Because I know I have made mistakes, a ton. But I never make them twice. Okay, maybe sometimes I make them twice, maybe even hundreds of times. But that is not the point either. The point is, everyone makes mistakes. But it is not the mistake that defines us, it is where we choose to go after them that makes us who we are. How we choose to grow and what we choose to change as a result makes us the person we are.

There are a lot of things that define me, but my mistakes will never be one of them.

I don't know why it is so hard to forgive others, and probably ten times harder to forgive myself. But it's just one of those things you've gotta do, one of those things i've gotta do. Life is hard, so why would I choose to make it harder on myself or on others? Everyone makes mistakes, Miley Cyrus even sings so. In fact we all make a ton of mistakes. But that is not who we are.

We are not the lie we told.
We are not the gossip we spread.
We are not the source of hurt we caused someone.

As easy as it is to feel as such, we are not that. We are not defined by the mistakes we make. I think that is something I have to remind myself, probably more at this point of my life than ever. The second I define my worth by the amount of mistakes I make, well that is the second that I have sold my soul for 50 cents max.

Luckily I know better. I know that my mistakes are what make me better. Through learning and growing and accomplishing and achieving and apologizing and moving on, that is what defines me. The place I decide to go, well that is what gets me one step closer to where I want to be in the end.

I guess now is the time I step off my soap box and start following my own advice. It's just one of those things that is easier written than done. But i'm working on it. And I know the second I master it, well i'll probably be dead. But until then i'm going to try my very hardest to work it out. Because it may well be the difference between happiness, and well, not happiness.