Thursday, August 25, 2011

Love the Life you Live, Live the Life you Love.

I feel like I never blog anymore, but the truth is I have been busy out there living my life and haven't had any time to blog. SO here I am now, at 11:00 pm finally getting around to this. My life has been pretty great since I last wrote. I took a little road trip down to Houston to visit with my friends Ally and Dan. They happen to be dating, and are just the cutest little couple that ever existed! We all met up at school in Idaho, and we are all from different parts of Texas, so it was fun to all be reunited in our most favorite state!

I spent about 24 hours with them, it was so much fun. It was my first time in Houston, and I can honestly say I don't think I could EVER live there. It's just way too humid for my taste.  I woke up and left Dallas at 6 am on Saturday so that I could spend the day with them. It was a 5 hour drive down to Houston, and then I stayed until early Sunday afternoon. Every minute we had was filled with fun, laughter, and good memories.

I am so grateful to have friends like Ally and Dan. I do miss them, but I wasn't sad as I drove back to Dallas because I know they are the types of friends that don't just stop talking to you because you're not in the same state or town anymore. Our friendships have only grown closer in this summer that we've been apart, thank you technology.

So in the ten hours of "alone time" I had of driving in between here and there, I had lots of time just think. I thought about it all. I thought a lot about my life, and where I am now, where I want to be, and the friendships I've made. I was filled with gratitude for my life. I have really been blessed. I have a wonderful job, I have amazing friends from school that you are all probably tired of me talking about, but let's be real, they are the best of the best, and I have amazing friends here in Dallas that I've gotten to know better as this summer has come and gone.

I can finally say that I feel at home here, and I am enjoying life in Texas. 

Of course I still miss Idaho, and my college friends, but I am so grateful to finally be enjoying what life has to offer me here in the greatest state ever. I think for so much of this summer I have been so afraid to move on in life and make the transition from "college life" to "real life". I'm not so afraid anymore. I am excited. I move into my new apartment in two days, and that is kind of a big deal. Today I realized that my days of living at home, in the house I grew up in, are over. I'm a big kid now, and will most likely never live under the same roof as my mother. That idea is freaky. This is a big change! But I feel like it's a good change.

One quote that has been on mind lots lately is this, "Love the life you live, live the life you love.". Isn't that quote great?! I need it to be framed and hanging in my new bedroom like asap. Your life is a gift, each day is a gift really. Don't hate the gift you've been blessed with, love it. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Let's Be Real. I Don't Do Fake.

I've read lots of inspirational blogs this week. And I would love to post one as well. But I feel like all inspiration I  had to write was written into a talk I gave in church on Sunday. The talk I was assigned to speak on was called "Hope", you can read it here. It's a really great talk. And I was super nervous to give the talk, but it ended up going really well. Well, maybe that was just in my head. Either way, I was personally inspired by that talk and it gave me a lot to think about last week, and this week.

Here's something fun that happened this weekend...

Two of my friends in the singles ward got married, and they had a really cute reception. They had a photo booth and it was just way too much fun. I think maybe one day I'd love to have one at my reception. If that day ever comes. Until then, I'll have fun partying it up at everyone else's receptions!

There is a few exciting going on in my life these days! First of all, move in date to the new apartment is next Saturday! I'm so excited! ALSO, I'm headed to Houston this weekend to visit with Ally and her boo Dan. I'm so so so SO excited!

Tonight my brain is tired, so I think I will end this. My words of wisdom for tonight are this. Be you. Show your true colors. It is only hurtful to you and everyone around you when you try to be anyone or anything other than you. Don't be fake. Be real. Most people can tell the difference.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Heat Wave.

I really struggle these days with blogging. I think mostly it's because I've seemed to lose all this "extra" time that I was sure I'd have once I graduated. Ya, actually I didn't lose it, I never found it. I've been busy, busy, busy ever since I came home from school. BUT I have once rather large announcement!!!! Are you ready?! drum-roll please!!!!!!




I just thought that since everyone else that I know is getting married, that y'all might believe I was too. Hahaha, not to worry. I'm still queen of all the single ladies, hollaaaaa. But now to the real and honest good announcement that I have!

I found an apartment and am moving in on August 27th!!!

I am so very excited!!! I am moving in with two girl-friends of mine that are in my singles ward! We got ourselves a cute little three bedroom apartment with a fireplace and even better, its on the first floor. I'm so very excited. Although living in an apartment isn't anything new for me, it is new to have to furnish it. It makes me so grateful that all the apartments I lived in at school were fully furnished. That really made life convenient, and I now know I took that for granted. I feel like a real adult now. But the thought of all the bills real adults have to pay really makes me nervous. Oh well. Welcome to life!

This picture displays to you what has been a daily occurrence in my life these days. The month of August has hit Texas with a mean mean vengeance. I mean when it's 9:30 at night and still 105 degrees, I think you've got a problem. 

Here's a few small things that happened in the life of, well me, this week.
1. Stood in front of a judge in court, and she made me feel more belittled than I ever have felt in my whole life. I turned around and walked out of that court holding back tears the best I could. 
2. I saw the movie "Crazy, Stupid Love" and I loved it. 
3. I allowed myself 2 days of watching Grey's Anatomy. I have seen all of those episodes so many times. I know what is gonna happen. So my question is, why does it still always make me bawl my eyes out?! Seriously. I had puffy eyes at work on Friday morning because I watched too many episodes on Thursday night, too many sad episodes. 

Ok so maybe I had a rough week. But that's ok, because today was a great day. People have tough weeks all the time. It's life.  Church was great and I just have a feeling this week will be great. I'll end with a little thought from a fireside I just got back from. 

It is all too often that we expect life to be easier than it is. We feel entitled to a life without trials and tough times. We have a Savior who gave His life for us. How can we expect our life to be easy, when His life never was? Does that make you think twice about complaining about life? Um yes.

Hope everyone has a great week! Smile lots, and enjoy every moment!
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