once upon a time on a monday night is was like 49 degrees. so we hoped in the car and went to see the lights at the salem pond! later, falling fast asleep and waking up to feet upon feet of snow. (okay, that's an exaggeration) still! there was a lot and having to go to school in it wasn't the bees knees, or practice. and it definitely took me an hour to get home. AN HOUR PEOPLE!! i live 15 minutes from the school, maxxx!!!! oh well! because i really do love the snow and i'm super excited about! if anyone wants to join me in a snow dance it will be held later tonight! *please rsvp* i'll make hot chocolate!
late night rambling comin in hot! fair enough warning right?
well, i hope so.
life can be hard. everyone knows that in their own unique way. life comes at you fast. everyone has experienced that in their own flash of their eyes. life can be boring, or a drag. and everyone has felt that way also.
why am i saying all of this that we've all already heard? because lately life has been a little rocky. i've had to pull myself up many times in the past little while and i'm here to say it doesn't get easier, but it is worth it. the other day i was on pinterest.. go figure right? but get this. i read something that really did help me see that everything is okay. that whatever i'm feeling, good or bad, is OKAY to feel. and even better... completely normal. you are never the only one who is feeling that way, or that has felt that way. i promise you that.
"... Which is why I am not here to tell you tomorrow is another day. That the sun will go on shinning. Or there are plenty of fish in the sea. What I will tell you is; it's okay to be hurting as much as you are. What you are feeling is not only completely valid but necessary -- because it makes you so much more human. And though I can't promise it will get better any time soon, I can tell you that it will -- eventually. For now, all you can do is take your time. Take all the time you need." - Lang Leav
so, life is worth it. and the life you were given at least deserves a chance to be great. to be amazing. so let it.
"Today I want you to ask yourself one question. "Why not you?" Why not you to do something for work that you love? Why not you to have a healthy body? Why not you to have healthy love? Why not you to be, have, or do anything you have ever dreamed?! We are so quick to think others are deserving over ourselves. The truth is that we are all deserving SO WHY NOT YOU?!" - Jillian Micheals
sometimes a breath of fresh air, and maybe some familiar faces is all you need. or to sit down and read your favorite book, or quote. maybe you just need to go out and have a good laugh. whatever it is. do it. YOU DESERVE IT.
today. i'm thankful for the realization that I CAN.
i am normal.
i am loved.
i am grateful for all i have.
and i am sooo lucky that i get to love as many people as i do.
being a "missionary's girl" is an interesting journey.
anger from being apart, yet there really isn't anything better that could keep you apart.
total heart break from saying goodbye, but once those two years are over nothing could make you happier.
the sense of loss and loneliness, but the comfort of the Lord surrounding you and him.
i'm tellin ya, it's a whirlwind! an earthquake. a blizzard. and currently a typhoon.
lately on the news there has been mention of typhoon haiyan || yolanda. one of the strongest recorded storms ever to make landfall. reported to have killed 10,000 people in the central philippine province of leyte.
sounding a little familiar? well it's been all too familiar to me, and way to close to my heart. literally. the past week all we could do is sit and watch the news and wait for the mission presidents updates on facebook. talk about waiting for the storm to pass. sunday night all was well! i heard from my sweet elder. and of course he played it off like all was fine! although his area wasn't hit by haiyan || yolanda nearly as bad as others, he was still so concerned about everyone other than himself. i sure do love that heart of his! colton has been in the mountains for a while and was moved inland before the storm hit. the eight elders he was housed with all sat on the balcony and watched the storm day after day. he said that when he was able to go back to their place it was flooded but nothing was ruined. they spent the rest of the day clearing all the water out of houses and helping the people who lost their houses due to only being made out of bamboo. the church was opened for those people to stay in and regroup.
tons of service is needed and i wish so badly i could go out and help. i've always had a place in my heart wanting to go out and help after devastating disasters like this. maybe next year after school i will actually be able to do so. but until then all i can do is pray. i pray all those in loss and pain will be comforted because they sure do need it.
because when you're on a college dance you are usually practicing and performing at games, keeping up with school and grades, making sure you eat, oh and sleep! as much sleep as you can! #welovesleep
but tuesday night was not normal. it was a flippin' great night! #cornbellys #costumeparty #coldbutworthit
as a team we headed out to thanksgiving point, cornbelly's and had ourselves a little date night halloween party! we did a theme for the night which was famous couples cuz duh... who doesn't want to be fame fame for a night?!
a little food, hot chocolate, corn mazes, duck races, miley cyrus, macklemore, a cute date, and crisp air makes for a night that i definitely wasn't mad about!
here's to the start of halloween parties and super awesome costumes!
i hope you all dress up... dressing up is for everyone DUHH!!!
"I hope that someday, somebody wants to hold you for twenty minutes straight, and that's all they do. They don't pull away. They don't look at your face. They don't try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms, without an ounce of selfishness in it" - Jenna, Waitress i wish this for you. happy tuesday lovers! xo
year after year october 15th have been celebrated differently.
dress up party, hair salon party, movie and cake party, being woken up at midnight with sparklers flying in my bed, being in a castle at a park... they have all been what i call perfect.
even though the people have been different each year, one thing is the same - how blessed i am! i will ever forget the great celebrations i've had for my birthdays. and they just keep getting better and better.
i think the big TWO-ONE and i will get along just wonderfully!
may your days of importance *everyday* be just absolutely lovely!