Me, Myself and I

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Culture.

I've been thinking a lot about the past and the future. 
I keep trying to stay in the present, but it's difficult.
School doesn't even feel like an option and I've stayed home for the past two days.
But I have been... cultured.
Wednesday I went to the Art Museum 
I sat on a bench and wondered how people can be intrigued by modern art.
That wondering didn't last long for I was suddenly drawn into the most amazing painting.
It spoke to me, it was me.
Thursday (today) I went to the Provo Temple.
It is magnificent.
On the way home, I stopped at the cemetery and thought about things.
Mostly the future and the past.
I wondered about the people buried there and what their lives had been like.
I thought about where I would like to be buried, or if I want my ashes thrown into the sea.
I feel good though even if this post may seem melancholy.
Just thinking a lot can bring things into perspective. 
Can open a window of thoughts you can fly with.
It's freeing in a sense.

"A human life is a story told by God" - Hans Christian Anderson

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

100 things I love...

  1. Having a purpose in life 
  2. Receiving/Giving a Thank-You card
  3. Reading my scriptures
  4. Singing in the shower. loud.
  5. Driving fast. Not getting caught
  6. Playing the piano
  7. Winning board games
  8. Listening to music. Especially K-love!
  9. Rainbows after rain
  10. Getting 100% on a test/quiz or assignment
  11. Going to the temple. early.
  12. Having a clean room
  13. Celebrating birthdays
  14. Watching movies for hours
  15. Drinking water
  16. Putting on lotion
  17. Painting love
  18. Wearing toe-nail polish
  19. Being trusted by someone I respect
  20. Taking walks in nature
  21. Being listened to & cared for
  22. Putting on my make-up
  23. Expressing myself through photography
  24. Fudge covered granola bars
  25. Harmonizing
  26. Swishing basketballs
  27. Spiking volleyballs
  28. Beating Levi at anything.
  29. Smelling flowers
  30. Being taller than everyone
  31. Reading in the sunshine
  32. Going to plays
  33. Listening to people
  34. Julian Smith YouTube videos
  35. Silly Zumba dancing
  36. Writing in my journal
  37. Complimenting a stranger
  38. Buying bargains/on sale items
  39. Looking at photography blogs
  40. Learning. Especially self-discovery 
  41. Devouring yogurt covered pretzels
  42. Listening to someone play a musical instrument
  43. Watching the T.V. show MOnk
  44. Giraffes with long necks
  45. Going on a picnic
  46. Delivering flowers to someone
  47. Counting pennies
  48. Watching people. Especially the awkward ones
  49. Laughing with Kaya. Arisa. Levi. Adam. Ken. Ki.
  50. Decorating my room
  51. Figuring out technology
  52. Holding bunnies
  53. Traveling to new places
  54. Earrings
  55. Swimming like a mermaid
  56. My grandparents
  57. When my alarm clock is broken
  58. Having friendships
  59. Seminary. Saves lives!
  60. People from other cultures
  61. Baby pictures. SO cute
  62. Yoga mats and weights
  63. Outside weddings
  64. Clean clothes. No need to do laundry
  65. Hugging my mommy
  66. Watching sad music videos
  67. Fresh out of the oven pizza
  68. Sweet perfume
  69. Seeing someone singing in their car
  70. Planting flowers
  71. Putting gasoline in the car
  72. Breaking fortune cookies in half
  73. Collecting temple info cards
  74. Singing happy b-day off-key and loudly
  75. Bowling. and winning.
  76. Going on a date
  77. Being given a gift
  78. New clothes I forgot I had
  79. Talking on the phone 
  80. The color yellow
  81. Thinking about the past
  82. Thinking about the future
  83. Giving service to someone
  84. Getting insight on a question
  85. Watching General Conference
  86. Stained glass windows
  87. Presents 
  88. Puppies with bows around their necks
  89. Playing games. All games
  90. Freedom
  91. The smell of vanilla
  92. Milky chocolate
  93. Throwing snowballs at people
  94. Getting hugged by those who love me
  95. Being appreciated by others
  96. Scarves in the wintertime
  97. Sleepovers. Especially with Kaya.
  98. Finding great quotes
  99. Having a testimony
  100. Blogging.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Best Friend Chaffetz

I almost forgot to mention...
"Youth Community Citizenship Award"
On Tuesday last week, I was privileged to receive an award given by the Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz! It was an awkward ceremony with a brief speech by the big J.C.
He told some stories from his younger days about how you need to grab every opportunity and hold onto it. You never know what doors will be opened for you.
 It was great to be acknowledged in this way. My school selected me (or more accurately, my school secretary Mrs.C.).  Lots of schools in Utah each had a student being spotlighted with the procedure being: Call your name and school, who recommended you and then have your picture taken with Chaffetz.
Both of my parents came along with a quick trip to Wendy's afterwards.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." -e.e. cummings. (1955)

Flow with faith part 2

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flow with faith

"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit."
-Emmanuel Teney

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Julian Smith IS SOOO FUNNY!

I haven't ever laughed this hard while watching  YouTube videos.
EVER.
In my life!
Give them a shot and tell me what you think!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Portraits of a GIRL

 Spring Break has gone by to quickly. 
I graduate in one month and eight days.
Spencer W. Kimball:
"Working toward perfection is not a one time decision but a process to be pursued throughout one's lifetime."

Anyways...This week.. 
I really wanted to go driving
I took this picture of myself on the free-way while I was going quite fast.
I went to go visit Kami.
Michelle and I hung out.
My hair was going crazy that day cause of an earlier temple trip with my parentals.
Her ring is musical notes to the song "Choose the Right."
Kamilynn moved to Alabama.
Don't ask me what's in Alabama because I have no idea.
She left Saturday with only one suitcase and a carry-on.
Today my visiting teachers came to me for the first time!
We had a quick session of "Kelsey in 90 seconds" after "Linger Longer."
I told them the basics:
I love the color yellow!
I could live off Oreo Milkshakes!
Photography is my passion!
Volleyball is my sport!
and I'm turning 19 in less than three months...woot woot!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Three Words...

These are an excerpt from another persons blog but I loved everything that was said and just needed to repeat it! :)
Three-Word Phrases, can be tools to help develop every relationship.
There are many things that you can do to strengthen your relationships. Often the most effective thing you can do involves saying just three words. When spoken sincerely, these statements often have the power to develop new friendships, deepen old ones and even bring healing to relationships that have soured.
The following three-word phrases can be tools to help develop every relationship.
Let me help:Good friends see a need and then try to fill it. When they see a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they jump in and help out.
~ I understand you:People become closer and enjoy each other more when the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know – in so many little ways – that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship. And this can apply to any relationship.
~ I respect you:Respect is another way of showing love. Respect demonstrates that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds and become closer friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships.
I miss you:Perhaps more marriages could be saved and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other “I miss you.” This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved. Consider how important you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say “I miss you.”
Maybe you’re right:This phrase is very effective in diffusing an argument. The implication when you say “maybe you’re right” is the humility of admitting, “maybe I’m wrong”. Let’s face it. When you have an argument with someone, all you normally do is solidify the other person’s point of view. They, or you, will not likely change their position and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying “maybe you’re right” can open the door to explore the subject more. You may then have the opportunity to express your view in a way that is understandable to the other person.
Please forgive me:Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
~ I thank you:Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.
Count on me:A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship. It is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating “you can count on me.”
~ I’ll be there:If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase “I’ll be there.” Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and us.
We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.
Go for it:We are all unique individuals. Don’t try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how far out they seem to you. God has given everyone dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only.
Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to “go for it.”
I love you:Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person’s deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words: “I love you.” Love is a choice. You can love even when the feeling is gone.
By Deena Munsamy
Macronamystic Coach
“I Choose Today to give Myself the Best Life Ever”

Friday, April 15, 2011

Valedictorian Speech?

Could this be me?
http://www.whoisthemonkey.com/videos/18/funny-valedictorian-speech

Thursday, April 14, 2011

15 months until i'm 20

You are 18 years old.
You are 225 months old.
You are 978 weeks old.
You are 6,848 days old.
You are 164,366 hours old.
You are 9,862,003 minutes old.
You are 591,720,199 seconds old.
Your lucky day is Monday.

Your lucky number is 2 & 7.
Your ruling planet(s) is Moon.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Capricorn.
Your opposition number(s) is 8.

There are 91 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 19 candles.
Your birth flower is DELPHINIUM

Your birthstone is Ruby
There are 255 days till Christmas 2011!
In 1992 there were approximately 4.1 million births in the US.
In 1992 the US population was approximately 248,709,873 people, 70.3 persons per square mile.
In 1992 in the US there were 2,362,000 marriages (9.2%) and 1,215,000 divorces (4.8%)
In 1992 in the US there were approximately 2,148,000 deaths (8.6 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BlogLovin'

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Spring Break Agents

So far, so good.
I think that my actual call in life is to be a CIA/FBI or something scary agent.
It's a perfect ideal job for me!
Chase after bad guys, gun' em' down then get paid for it!
Plus you do it at all hours of the night.

I love being eighteen.
You have no curfew and
you can just be a teenager.
It's perfect.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

straight and simple

If I ever need to go undercover or become a FBI agent, all I would have to do is straighten my hair.
That's all it takes to turn me into another person.
What if we could each turn into someone else, just for fun. Maybe for a week or so...
Who would you change into?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

K.A.Y.A

hi.
this is kaya.
she is one of the greatest people  person ever.
she'll be there for you when you laugh.
when you cry.
when your leaving the state.
when your coming home.
she'll listen to you, even when she has tons of other things
on her mind.
She knows your weaknesses and helps them become your strengths.
She'll support you like a proud mamma, cheering you on until the end.
No matter what, she wants you to succeed.
She can look in your eyes and tell right away that the day hasn't been going so hot.
She'll hug you when your mad.
She'll bake you cookies when you are crying.
She'll eat 1/2 the dough, but still bring over some cookies.
She has been the angel that i've needed.
She's been the constant in my unconstants.
She's brightened my life and helped me enjoy the moments.
You have no idea how much I adore you.
thanks kai.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Life as a Koala

The koala is broadly similar in appearance to the wombat (its closest living relative), but has a thicker coat, much larger ears, and longer limbs. The koala has large, sharp claws to assist with climbing tree trunks.

Koalas spend about three of their five active hours eating. Feeding occurs at any time of day, but usually at night.

 Like wombats and sloths, the koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day, sleeping most of that time.
Why can't we all be more like Koala's?