Friday, December 31, 2010
Well, here it is! The last day of 2010. I can't believe this day is actually here! I've been thinking a lot the last few days about many of the experiences I had this year, different lessons learned and such.
Now I could go on and on with all the things that I learned this year, but I really don't know where to even start! So I will just say that the most important thing that I really came to believe this year was this phrase, Everything happens for a reason. It really does. I've always heard that phrase tossed around like a salad, but this year I truly came to believe it.
I kinda feel that I've about a million and one learning experiences, and now, I'm ready to take on what 2011 might bring.
Let's hope that it brings good things!!! A job? Good money? Love??! Laughter? Happiness? Good friendships?! Fun times? Yes I hope for all these things.
Also...I love music. This might be embarrassing for me to admit, but the other day I was driving alone, and a great song came on, and I turned it up so loud that I couldn't hear my self sing at the top of my lungs. It was a great moment. So here's a fun music video of the top 25 pop hits of 2010, all mixed together. Love it.
And I'll finish with this.
Monday, December 27, 2010
So what was the topic of my thoughts tonight? The past year...2010, and um how it's a few short days from being OVER. I have mixed feelings about it.
But I'm mostly happy it's over, grateful for the MANY lessons learned, and excited for the upcoming year. But seriously, as I sat there and thought of the many lessons learned this year, tons of memories of different experiences and different people came to mind. I realised how much I learned about: Heartbreak, true happiness, old friendships, new friendships, myself, my faith, my dreams, and change. I know we all experience this kind of stuff, and around this time of the year we all start thinking about how we want to change our lives and stuff.
I will be graduating in 4 months, and people keep asking me..."So what are your plans after you graduate?". Can I just say, I really hate this question. Because after I tell people "I'm not exactly sure yet." They all look at me and laugh, like I've wasted the last four years of my college experience. Truth is, I think it's OK to now know exactly where you want to go with your life after you graduate. Maybe I just think that to make myself feel better...either way, it works for me. Y'all wanna know my plans? Hahaha, I wanna go to Alaska and make some money this summer and after that? Who knows. We'll cross that bridge when it gets here.
So...what direction will this year take me? I am pretty excited to find out.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I also had the opportunity to go down to Utah with my roommate Alyssa. We got to Salt Lake and decided to go stand in the standby line for tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert in the Conference center, featuring the one and only DAVID ARCHULETA!!!!! There were about 150 people in front of us in line by the time we got there, but we decided to stick it out and see what happened. The workers kept coming down and telling us how slim our chances were of getting in. Then all the sudden, this cute little old couple came to our section on the line, they said they had 4 tickets they were willing to give away. I told them I only needed 2 tickets, and they gave them to me! Alyssa and I were shocked by how amazing our seats were!!! We were nearly all the way down on the floor level. And the concert was amazing, David Archuleta just doesn't know it yet, but we're so getting married one day.
Afterwards we went to see the lights on temple square for the first time in our lives. It was breathtaking for sure.
Seriously, I love the temple.
And I saw this video last year, and I just had to share. Gets me every time. I hope everyone has a great Christmas!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
What a night it was. ALSO...I almost managed to burn down my apartment earlier last night. I think I'm loosing my mind or something.
But that's why I went to the gas station and came away with a two-liter bottle of Mountain Dew ($1), and a few cans of Monster ($1.50 each). This week should be oh so fun. Then I'm off to Texas for the holidays (Priceless).
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This song currently is on repeat , I'm not sure why, I just love it at the moment. I'm hoping it'll motivate me to work on school stuff.
I generally feel pretty lazy today, very lazy actually. My roommate and I are just sitting here eating frosted sugar cookies, and wheat thins.
Also, I read something about summer jobs in Alaska in the Scroll today. My roommate Alyssa and I are strongly considering doing it. I don't have any other plans, and I've never been to Alaska...so it makes perfect sense right?! haha.
I'm headed back to Texas in 11 days for the Christmas break!!! I'm excited, but I honestly think I'm just way more excited to be done with this semester. 17 credits is way too much, never again. Luckily, winter semester will be full of fun classes and WAY less stress!! yay!!
OK I believe I'm done rambling now. Peace out.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Literally 30 seconds after he said amen, he found the ring. Buried in about 3 feet of snow in one of our footprints.
I know it was just a little ring, and just a tiny experience, but I was blown away by it. We were all so blown away that we just stood there, kinda in shock. I'm such a sap now days, and I had to fight back the tears. haha. But yes...lesson learned for the day for me kinda went a little like this "Melissa, you already know this, but hello...prayer works. Don't forget."
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Anyways, I'm starting to feel a little bit overwhelmed due to the many deadlines for school in the next two weeks. If only I can get through the last of this semester, next semester will be pretty simple, and then......GRADUATION!!! Woohoo. 5 months. Then what? Who even knows.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I'm grateful for
- A loving relationship with my amazing mother.
- My best friend Aubrey.
- The Gospel. Can I just expound on that for a second? This week really opened up my eyes to how very important the gospel is to me. I think sometimes it's easy to become so busy with our lives that we forget or lose sight of the blessings that come to us everyday from our loving Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I'm grateful to know that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and is willing to help me and guide me in everything. I honestly do not know what direction my life would be going in without the knowledge that I have been blessed with of this true Gospel.
- The opportunity to attend BYU-Idaho.
- The amazing friends that have come into my life in the last four years as a result of being here in Idaho. There have been many that have touched and changed my life for the better.
- Right now, an apartment that has heat, and a nice comfortable bed to sleep on. Haha. But seriously...
Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Break!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I'm the oldest of four kids, and my little brother Sam is probably the only other sibling that will be there, good thing he's my favorite.
I'm heading out tomorrow...good thing because my roommates are in some SERIOUS need of a break from each other. 2 out of the 6 of us were NOT involved in the yelling fest that took place tonight, I'm proud to say I was one of the 2. They call me Switzerland.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving Break!!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
8.5 cups flour (wheat or corn...you can mix and match)
1.33 cups beans
1 cup rice
1 cup butter (two sticks)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
And that is it...for the whole week.
Sorry dear professor, but I'm going to Texas and I will not be abiding by this food ration crap.
Speaking of Texas...I'm beginning to have mixed feelings about going home. Things on the home front are a little stressful and I'm hoping that this vacation goes well.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I just got home from campus an hour ago...I've seriously got to stop having such a committed relationship with the library.
I came home starving...went straight to the pantry to look for something wonderful to eat. And the first thing I spotted was a box of Mac N Cheese. Decision made. So I sit here now, blogging to you, whoever you might be, and eating a wonderful box of Mac N Cheese. Not the most healthy, not the most enjoyable. But it works. My "college kid" diet is in some serious need of change.
The only thing getting me through this week is the knowledge that I will be going home for Thanksgiving this weekend. It'll be the first time I've enjoyed this holiday with my family in like 4 years, so ya, I'm stoked. PLUS...the idea of getting out of this little town is so exciting.
Actually...the idea of this semester kinda almost being over is FANTASTIC!
Ok my mind is now blank. Till next time, Y'all take care!