Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Twenty Five

So it is the eve of my 25th birthday and I thought in celebration I would write down 25 things I am grateful for. Enjoy!
1) I am thankful for the missionaries who brought the gospel into my parents lives. I love the gospel so much! Because of those missionaries I(and countless other people)have the gospel as part of their lives.
2) I am thankful that I live in a country with so many freedoms. I am particullarly thankful to live in a country that allows me to obtain an education and allows me to finance one.
3) I am thankful that I have had so many life experiences. These include living with crazy roommates, having a big family, and living in the country.
4) I am thankful that I have developed a love of reading. Alliteracy is a really big problem in this country. Luckily for me, I have had people influence me in my life and teach me how to love reading.
5) I am so thankful for the internet. I can google anything in the world I want to know! I don't know what people did without it!
6) I am thankful for airplanes. This makes visiting my family back home in TN so much easier. I love them and miss them.
7) I am so thankful for my neices and nephews. They are much younger than me and still manage to teach me some of the greatest lessons I will ever be able to learn. I miss being around them so much!
8) I am thankful that I am a dreamer. I love to dream. A good dream can make even the gloomiest day seem a little better. I believe in dreaming big!
9) I am thankful for a place to live. I often complain about it being a mess, but at least it is a roof over my head.
10) I am thankful that I am able to talk to a member of my family every day. As mentioned earlier I really do love them. They are a big part of my life.
11) I am thankful for good advice. I don't always want advice at the moment but I will still listen. I like being able to make more educated decisions.
12) I am thankful for heartbreaks. I know this is odd but I know that I will appreciate true love even more when it finds me because I have experienced a broken heart.
13) I am thankful that I have a job especially when the economy is so bad.
14) I am thankful for the news. I really love watching national news. I especially love reading about Pakistan.
15) I am thankful for teachers that are passionate about the subject they teach. Their excitement about the subject is often contagious.
16) I am thankful for good food. I love to eat. Ice cream and smores make me so happy!
17) I am thankful for prayer. I really do know that Heavenly Father hears my prayers. He answers them as well. It is nice having a friend that understands met hat I can talk to any time of day.
18) I am thankful that my body functions well. Not everyone is blessed with a body who functions as well as mine. Some people loose their senses while others loose the ability to use extremities.
19) I am thankful for love. I am thankful that I know that I am loved and that I have the ability to love other people.
20) I am thankful for good friends. There are few things as valuable as a friend who will listen to you complain and cry and still want to be your friend.
21) I am thankful for the small conviences that I often take for granted. Rather this be a razor or toothbrush. Could you imagine our world without them?
22) I am thankful for good media. I like to be able to relax infront of the tv every now and then. I really like sitting back and watching The Office!
23) I am thankful that I have a car. Not everyone on campus is this blessed. Having a car really does make my life easier.
24) I am thankful for good jokes. I really do love to laugh. Laughing rejuvenates the soul.
25) I am thankful for another birthday! I am glad I made it to be a quater of a century old!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Living My LIfe

So, life is pretty crazy for me. Most people know that I never dreamed I would in single and in school at almost 25 years old. I tease and say I am going through a quarter life crisis. I really always thought I would be finished with school and married with children by now. It is funny how life doesn't turn out how you plan. It can really throw some curve balls at you! For those who don't know, I changed my major to elementary education. I will be finished in two years. I really do love children. I think this career will be great for me because if I don't have children the children I teach will become my own and I will care for them deeply. If I am blessed enough in this life to become a mother the schedule of a teacher will be perfect for me and my family. I am thinking that I want to teach out of the country when I finish school. I think it would be nice to travel the world. I figure if I am young and single I might as well do it! Instead of complaining about being single I think I will embrace it. I have to believe that Heavenly Father will allow the right boy to find me at the right time. Because I am not patient this will be super hard. The boy better be worth my wait! Anyways, speaking of embracing being single, I got myself the best birthday present ever! I am going sky diving on Monday. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. It is something I have always wanted to do so I am doing it. I don't think I would take the risk if I had kids so this is the ideal time in my life to do it! Other than that simple fact my life is pretty mundane. I wake up, go to school, go to work, and do homework. It is kind of lame but it is what I do. I am learning to love life and to embrace every second. I will let ya'll know how my skydiving experience goes. Wish me luck!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Menstruating Men

So I had to write a short essay for my English Class on anything that was on my mind. This is what I came up with.

I hate men! They are so illogical and immature. Then they turn around and say that girls are emotional. We girls have an excuse to be crazy and irrational. That excuse is a little something called hormones. It is true that boys have hormones too, but let’s be honest; they don’t fluctuate nearly as much. As females, our hormones go up and down. It is nice to have an excuse when we start crying over something as minuscule as burning our one dollar Tony’s pizza. However, it is ridiculous when a grown man starts acting like a menstruating fourteen year old girl. When with a boy who can not make up his mind or gets over defensive when we tell him he needs a haircut we want to look up and yell, “Are you normally such a jerk or are you menstruating?”
Boys, grow up! Stop acting like little girls. We don’t want to go out with our little sisters. We want to date real men. We want men we can have a stimulating conversation with. The problem with this is that men say they want an intellectual woman. However, the men get offended or intimidated if a girl appears smarter than them on a date. Men, stop acting like ten year old girls and make up your minds! In short, you don’t menstruate so stop acting like you do.