Friday, August 28, 2009

college life... tender moments..

whew.. i survived my first week of college!! i was so nervous for it to start, but i must say honestly that i've actually been enjoying myself. i've had to get out of my comfort zone and actually talk to people, but it's been fun and exciting!! :)
my classes all seem pretty hard, and i'll have to work hard, but my professors make up for that; they are all hilarious and just all together great.
at first, i was a little iffy about my choir class also. it was hard the first day singing with the group. i went from a completely unified choral choir and a tight jazz choir to a completely random acappella choir. but, we're getting used to each other and the director and things are slowly but steadily heading to a great place!!
well, on a sadder note (ha) all of my byu friends are off to school and gone. :(
it was so hard saying goodbye and realizing i won't see them for months. i guess i always took for granted that they lived less than 10 minutes away and i could call them up whenever. now they're in a far away land, probably getting engaged as we speak. :]
i miss them so so much and i love them all! it's been a rough week noticing their absense. i've had to regroup myself a few times just thinking about it.. but, we're all where we need to be and where we're supposed to be.
although my friends have left, i'm so grateful for my knowledge of the gospel. i'm thankful for prayer, that i can drop to my knees at a moments notice, or say a prayer in my heart and the Lord will comfort me. the Holy Ghost truly is a miraculous thing, as i go through these rough times, i can feel His presence being there with me, as a guide and a comforter.
i love the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. :]
oh! speaking of that, i'm loving my institute class! my teacher is so excited about teaching us all about the Book of Mormon, and i've sort of caught on to his great attitude. the first day i couldn't believe that there were only like 15 people in the class and i knew almost half of them, but as the week went on, our class doubled in size! it made me very very happy to see people gathering in one purpose and for one love of the scriptures. it's just one of those tender moments. Tender moments i hope none of us take for granted..
my new goal:
be outgoing, optimistic, loving, studious, gospel oriented, an example, and happy. :]

Monday, August 17, 2009

california dreamin'...

mmm i love california. i just got back from a week trip with four of my closest friends. it was probably one of the best weeks of my life! everyday just consisted of the beach, laughter, books, stories, and one day even surfing! it was the perfect medication for my crazy life.

we bought some bracelets from a street vendor..
"don't fuss with the girls!!" :]

we watched the sunset one night and took pictures..
*thanks shera*


we got a little sun kissed.
]anyway, that was quite the adventure. one i'm sure i won't soon forget! i love these girls so much!

i started college today.. lame. actually, it wasn't bad at all. i actually enjoyed it a lot! my teachers seem pretty cool and my schedule is enough to keep me busy but not overwhelm me. i'm so excited to start this new part of my life... but also very nervous.

so many of my friends are leaving to college.
one of my best friends left today, and more leave wednesday.
i'm not sure how i've kept myself together, but i've been able to by some miracle.
i'm just waiting for the wall thats holding back all my tears and emotions to just bust open and leave me an emotional wreck.
dear reality, take me back to california. thanks.

Friday, August 7, 2009

official

well.. it's official, i'm engaged. for all of you who placed a bet on how long it would take, those who wagered for august just won!
WHAT!?
No, no, no, i'm just an official blogger. ha, i'm not too sure how this will end up being, but it's something new to do.
summer is coming to an end here in a little while and i'm not too happy about it. so much has been changing lately, and will continue to change. some of my best friends are leaving away to college, friends are coming and going, and people are just different. i'm supposed to be all "grown up" now, pshh give me neverland please! but really, it kind of stinks growing up, but ready or not, here i come! look out world.
this summer in brief:
i graduated from high school (quite the accomplishment, i know!)
i went on a tour with my choir to Germany and Austria. the hills really are alive there! I was almost lunch a few times to some hungry ones! but really, it was the opportunity of a lifetime! i loved every minute of it, and i'm going back someday... for real.
i was a "junior staff" this year at girls camp. it was my last official year, which is pretty sad. but i learned that "Life is good" which was our theme. it was such a neat experience!
i signed up for college.. weird! let me just be honest for a minute and say, i'm so nervous for school to start!
it's been a not so eventful summer, but one of my most favorite summers. next on the summer to do list: girls trip to california!! i'm so excited to take a few relaxing days and just lounge on the beach. :)