Here is the slideshow that Chris prepared! Enjoy some awkward cuteness, I love it!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
She smiles to hide that she's unhappy, She does her makeup every morning to hide her emotional scars, She wears tall heels to feel noticed, She plays hard to get because she thinks that will give her worth, She pretends she's strong but cries from feeling weak, She holds on too tight because she is often alone, She calls too much to prove to herself that she has someone to rely on, She offers to talk out your problems just so she can forget her own. She has faults, everyone does. You get confused with what she needs and wants. You think it's difficult, but it's really simple.. All she needs and wants is you.. A man to make her smile unexpectedly, A man that loves her for her natural beauty, A man that stands tall and noticed next to her in a crowd, A man that will do anything to get her, A man that will wipe away her tears, A man that will hold her tight every night, A man that will call her unexpectedly to say I love you, And A man that will help her to forget all her problems. All she needs is you.
Monday, April 30, 2012
So I have an android phone and it's about a year old but two of the buttons have officially broken and it still works but using it everyday is just a pain. So in my attempt to get a new phone I searched on KSL for a temporary one until my phone can upgrade with T-mobile. So I found myself an older iPhone and decided to purchase it on a whim. I get it home and I'm trying to figure out how to work it as a jail broken phone. In my attempt to waiting for my phone to connect I got impatient and started pushing buttons on my iTunes and long story short.. the iPhone got stuck in a restore state that I cannot get it out of. So of course by this time I am quite frustrated and I was just ready to go to bed. I took a deep breath and just told myself to go to bed and come back to it the next day. After that I wasn't worried, I wasn't stressed, I was calm and collected. I woke up the next day and had a great workout, I got ready for work feeling great and ready to take on the day. I just plopped the iPhone in my purse and had a great day! It was hitting 5 O'clock when a good friend popped into the office. We started chatting and I felt prompted to ask him if he knew much about iPhone's. He didn't know how to fix my phone but in his attempt to figure it out he turned to me and said, "you know what? I have at least one older iPhone sitting at home that I would love to give you." I was so relieved and said thank you a thousand times! Looking back on this story, I realize that staying calm after everything happened and knowing in my heart that patience makes everything work out for the better, everything had worked out! This story has another lesson to it as well; what you give is what you get. If you are frustrated and negative about events that happen in life, it is more likely that you'll find negativity and frustration within results. But if you are positive and calm and happy, the results are usually far greater! I love the little lessons I learn each day! The simplest of things can have the greatest outcomes on life!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I'm sitting in Salt Lake Brewing Co. waiting on a friend and watching people come and go. Oh coffee shops you must do something to my head because I always have the best moments and writing epiphany's while sitting in such places. I see an old man come in wearing a raccoon hat and take a seat. I see a fragile lady vigorously typing away at her laptop and snatching a bite of her veggie sandwich. People come and go, orders come and go, cars come and go. It is such a busy life we are all living in. Clocks ticking, things moving, invisible molecules sifting through the air. Things moving at fast speeds and never stopping. I keep my eyes busy glancing here and there then I look to the ground and fix my eyes on something shiny so I lean down to get a better look. It's a penny faced heads up. I get super excited and think to myself, Oooh a lucky penny! I pick up the penny and slide it into a little pocket in my zebra striped planner that has sticky notes piled out the sides. I keep my mind on this little lucky penny, something that was probably so insignificant to someone in which case they probably carelessly tossed it on the floor, then here I am thinking its lucky and letting something simple make my day. This just reminds me of a quote I wrote once. It said, "happiness is made by the simplicities in life." The smiles of a stranger, the kiss on the forehead, the whisper in an ear, the flower peeking up between cracks in a sidewalk, the laugh of a child, and even the heads up penny on the floor of a coffee shop. I am so grateful that I can notice these simple moments, I find such happiness within them. If you're ever lacking happiness in your life, take a look around you and pause the busy movements of this world to find the simple joys. You will start to realize how happy you truly are..<3
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A new friend of mine recently mentioned a quote about hitting rock bottom. I smiled really big when she mentioned that once you get there, the only direction left to go is up! Reflecting on this conversation I thought about the last year and how I unintentionally hit rock bottom, and man did I hit hard. I went through some rough times and I was on my knees more than a few times. I often wondered why me as I rolled out of bed early every morning either killing myself in the gym or going to early morning classes. I lost happiness and comfort in the simplicities of life and I was often hit with stressful situations. I just tried to keep my chin up. A change in this way of life started when I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Singapore! Singapore was probably one of the most amazing places I could have ever traveled to at that time in my life. The country was just pure and clean and the people were all so different but that didn't matter, they were all so beautifully nice and helpful in every way. Being in Singapore and away from my natural sense of the world was the perfect place to heal and listen to my heart and look into myself at who I am and what I want out of life. It was such a beautiful time of reflection and a fresh start on life. As my time in Singapore came to an end, I felt refreshed and ready to take on my life waiting for me back home. I walked off the plane with a smile on my face and a brave feeling of growth and accomplishment. I knew life could only get better than it had been. Taking this blog to reflect back on how my new life has turned out makes me amazed at how prayers are answered and gives me a firm testimony that if you patiently endure trials, they do in fact make you stronger and more able to take on the world. I have been back from Singapore for exactly one month and in the last month I have had more amazing opportunities than I can count on two hands. My first amazing opportunity was the chance to go back to my wonderful job working at Striders running store. Running is my relaxation and my way to cope with everything so being able to work around that atmosphere everyday is so amazing and I am so grateful for that job. My second amazing opportunity is the chance to start my certification process for personal training and deciding that working out is what makes me most happy and teaching others about health and fitness everyday will make me wake up every morning with a smile on my face excited to get to work! My next amazing opportunity was the chance to be contacted by Urban modeling agency and have faith and comfort by prayer to sign with them as a model. Through that I was also hired as a scout for them and it is a great opportunity for me to use my networking skills and open doors for young aspiring models and actors! I feel so privileged to be apart of that! The best opportunity I've had while being connected with Urban is making new friends that have opened many doors. But the biggest blessing I have received through all these amazing moments in the past couple months is the reassurance that Christ lives and loves us and has felt our pain. He has guided a path for us that we can humbly follow. This life is tough so we can gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to understand Him. I am full in my faith when I say that everything in fact does happen for a reason..
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Mary J. Blige, you did it again! The first time I heard 'The living proof' I just closed my eyes and tears welled up. This song feels like a plea of my life. I have been through a lot of very hard times in my life and those hard times have taught me to be strong and use the lessons i've learned to teach those around me. I would not be who I am without the trials I have seen and I want to be a voice to those around me and say, "I am the living proof". Enjoy;