Monday, February 1, 2016

January goal update

This year I'm trying something different for my goals. I picked one main goal for the month. This month was to get rid of clothes that I don't like/use anymore.

Annnnnd... I did it! Saturday my roommate served as moral support as I purged the closet. I get rid of two garbage bags full of clothes. Woohoo!

I still have ridiculous amounts of clothes, craft supplies, and just stuff in general. Oops. It's just a pain to move all that stuff (that I hardly/never use) from apartment to apartment.

Now for February's goal...
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Friday, January 29, 2016

I never know what to title these things.

LOL at that one time I had a blog and actually used it. It's super funny (and WAY embarrassing) to go back and look at this, but whatevs. This is me. That was me. I did say and do that, haha.

I've been majorly slacking in the journaling department lately, but that's fine. I go through waves of journaling via a blog, instagram, and old school pen and paper. I guess I'm maybe going to try this blogging thing out again. Hmm. I give it one week ;)

It's raining here in Provo, and I'm still at school, even though the kiddies left almost three hours ago, and I'm not even being productive. Instead I'm just looking back on the spontaneous road trip to St. George that happened a few weeks ago (and wishing it was that warm here). Be jealous you don't go on road trips 20 minutes after deciding to go (no need to be jealous, just go do it yourself -- you won't regret it).




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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Reflection: age 21

As I turn 22 tomorrow, it seemed fitting to do a little reflection of the year. So much that I never expected to happen, happened while I was 21. It was definitely a year full of growing, stretching myself, and new adventures.

I made a list of things I wanted to do before I turned 22, and I'm sure I failed miserably at that list (I could take the time to find it, but seeing as it will probably be hilariously frivolous and slightly depressing, I'm going to skip that). I have since forgotten most of that list, probably since the day I wrote it, but a few of the items on that list have stuck with me: something about reading books, reading conference talks/devotionals, and attending the temple.

And you know what? I can say that I'm very pleased with how those goals turned out. I've read a ton of shallow, unimportant books... and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.

Conference talks also get me and answer a prayer, worry, or question in my heart. I've even started reading a spiritual, nonfiction book (something I never expected to do, let alone enjoy).

And lastly, the temple. This year, more so than any year prior, the temple has become a part of my life. I have grown to love the temple with a deeper appreciation and desire to attend. I am so thankful for the opportunity to enter the House of the Lord. It is a place of peace and joy. And I feel honored to attend.

Here, hours before I turn 22, days before I graduate from college, and weeks before I complete my first year teaching, I am grateful and at peace. I have grown in ways I never expected. I know the gospel of Christ is true more than ever before. I know Christ in a more personal way.

I can't even imagine what another year on this beautiful earth will bring, but I'm excited for it.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some things I love

Sometimes I get busy and forget to do the things I love.
This semester, I'm determined to do more fun things.
And so far, it's going pretty well. Here's what I've been up to...

Read lots of books  --->   Madison's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
Drank a lot of Sodalicious
Crafted a little bit


Journaled a little here and there
Eaten too much popcorn
Spent some awesome time at the temple

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And spent a lot of time with my family and friends. It's been really great year so far.. 3 months down and 9 to go! They're going to bring some awesome things, I can feel it.

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