Monday, April 30, 2012

No Responsibilities

I love being at this point in my life. It is so much fun. I'm getting ready to go into my senior year of college... (WHAT!) and I have a job, an amazing group of friends, no classes, and lots of friends getting married. So this past weekend my friends and I took a road trip down to St. George on Saturday to go to some friends' wedding reception. It was awesome. I loved being able to drop everything just to drive 4 hours one way for the sole reason of seeing some friends on their wedding day. I like being able to take advantage of this lack of responsibilities we have right now to just drop everything and go. I know that some day, a day that is gradually approaching, I will have obligations to others. Obligations that are more important that what I want to do at the moment. I love being able to have these spontaneous road trips and experiences like it so that when I do have to be more responsible I won't feel like I am missing out on things.

 CJ and Katie Neser. These two looked so ridiculously happy, it made me a little jealous :) Everyone is happy on their wedding day, but they are one of those powerhouse couples that makes you feel that happiness when you look at them. It makes you think, wow I want something like that someday.
our group that drove down, switched up cars, and drove back. So much fun :)

Their send off, I love these lanterns

I seriously love these girls! They are both going on missions this summer and I'm going to miss them terribly

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Something to Smile About

Today was one of those days when I had to look for things to smile about just to keep me going. It was a rough day to get through. You'd think that it was going to be a good day considering I took my last final this morning but I woke up sad. I didn't get much sleep last night and I didn't get any studying done either. Then on my way to my final I felt the need to do something that just made me more sad, it might have been a little bit dramatic to do, but I felt like it was necessary. Then I walked to my final, on the way it started to rain. I got my test... the first question was about something that I had no idea what it meant. There was a concept in another language that we were supposed to talk about, I didn't even know what language it was. That combined with everything else almost made me burst into tears right there. but I didn't. that would have been embarrassing. I ended up guessing what language it was and the deducing what it meant. I found out later that I was right, luckily, it was German. From that final I went to go help my class finish a movie that we've been working on. The sound guy never showed up or even contacted us, so we didn't get to finish that. In all, I was just zoned out today. On my way home I called Chloe and she happened to be home. I haven't seen her in a few weeks so I went over there. That's when my day turned around.

Chloe is one of the greatest people I know and the best friend a person could have. She was busy writing a paper but when she realized that I needed help she stopped and gave me a huge hug. From there I started finding things to smile about. The little things that could get me through the rest of today and probably the next little bit while I adjust to my new normal.

I have amazing friends like Chloe and her roommates.
We went to the corner store and bought a bunch of candy, Chloe's suggestion
I leave for London exactly 2 months from today. (I wish it were sooner though)
I got my new study abroad backpack today, I quite like it. I've had my other backpack since I was 17.
People shared their pizza with me today
I got a high score on my phone game that I have been trying to play recently
My teacher wrote a really complimentary note in my class binder before he handed it back
only one essay stands between me and the end of the semester
I get paid tomorrow
My little sister called me today and we got to talk for a while
Despite everything, through the sadness, I still feel peace and I am mostly thankful for that