Sunday, April 25, 2010

I go through phases on my blog. Sometimes I feel fired up and want to post like 5 times a day. Other times I find I don't have much to talk about. I'm in the latter phase right now.

I joined the English Academic Society on campus this week, because I thought it would look good on a résumé. Right now, I feel like I have nothing on there that will distinguish me from anyone. I hadn't intended on getting super involved, I just wanted to be able to say I was a member. But lo and behold (is that right?) I found myself on two committees and heading up all this stuff.

Since I was set-apart today, I guess it's okay to tell you, if my dad hasn't already, that I've been called to be the 1st counselor in the Relief Society Presidency. With this calling, on top of the EAS, my other classes, and my penchant to want to laze around, it's going to be an intense semester!

That's all for now!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Did I mention that this little beauty made it's way to my front door today?

I have the perfect outfit for it all prepped for Meat-Market Sunday this week.

That's what we call the first Sunday of a new semester. Everyone's trying to scope out the herd.

Gotta look good!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I know I've alluded to what I believe in past blog posts, but I don't think I've ever explicity laid out my thoughts. Maybe because I think that everyone that reads my blog is family or personally knows me, and thus by extension, my beliefs.

But something has been pushing me to write this up. It was a passing thought, that hasn't completely passed.

First off, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Commonly referred to as LDS or Mormon. I believe that Jesus Christ was crucified for my sake, that He atoned for my sins. I know that because of His actions I can repent, be made clean, and return to live with my Heavenly Father after this life ends.

I know that I have a personal relationship with God. I know that He always listens to me when I pray. He wants me to be happy, and has put some incredible things in my life to make me just that.

I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet on the earth today. I know that he is in close contact with Heavenly Father, and that all he tells us to do is for our good.

There is so much I know about the Gospel(what we call the content of our religion) that I know to be true, that I love and am incredibly grateful to have in my life.

I've heard it said before that the LDS Church is a church of blind, brainwashed followers. There is nothing about this church that is brainwashing. Every concept presented, we are asked to pray and find for ourselves its truthfulness. I love that about the Gospel. Those personal assurances that these things are true are priceless.

It's increasingly obvious to all that the world is going to hell. Natural disasters, corrupt government, and a crappy economy are just a few of the lovely problems facing society today. But despite all the awfulness I know that I'll be fine. Sometimes I freak out thinking about how I'm going to do anything in the future. Then I think about the choices I'm making and the big man I have on my team. Heavenly Father has my back. I do my part, and He will do His. That knowledge has nursed me through many an anxiety attack.

I'll leave you with this.

I am a daughter of God; I have limitless potential and the Lord will qualify me to do incredible things. I am not alone on this earth and I will never be alone. I know that Heavenly Father knows me personally and that Christ is my Savior. I'm laying it out. I stand for God. At all times, in all things, and in all places.

I hope that after reading this you don't think I'm some psychotic religious zealot that is incapable of functioning in normal society. I'm not, I just felt the need to stand up for my beliefs and be counted.

This Gospel has made my life and I would be lost without it. All this I say in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

If you have questions feel free to ask me, or check out these awesome sites.

Sorry it's long, but I needed to say it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Return

In the year that's passed since my last real post a lot has happened. I finished up my 6th semester of college; I think I'm officially a senior. Does that scare anyone else? We had General Conference ( it has its own post forthcoming). Katie and I have traveled home to California to chillax with the fam before school starts again next week.

It's kind of a vicious cycle, when I'm at home with the family, part of me wants to be back in Rexburg. But when I'm in Rexburg, part of me wants to be back home. I think it's always going to be that way.

Now that I'm typing everything out, it seems like I did nothing at all. Funny how it felt like a lot, when in actuality it wasn't that much. I guess it was just end of semester stress.

Following this post, will be several littler posts about the haps in my life. Hope everyone is well!

I'm Alive

You're all probably wondering what hole I fell into huh? Well expect a lot of back-up blog posts in the near future. I be working on them. :)