Thursday, November 26, 2009

He always opens a window

That's the last half of one of my favorite quotes from The Sound of Music. This thanksgiving it is the very thing I am most thankful for. This semester has been a rough one. Classes were hard, dating was... thrilling... and nothing seemed to be working. I spent a looooooooooooong time on my knees for most of September and October fighting through ideas about double majors, careers in music, and just general questions about what to do after I graduate. The more I prayed the more frustrated I got, because with every idea I came up with nothing seemed to fit, and every time I thought I had constructed my fool proof answer, I discovered I still had nothing to go on. With each idea that didn't work out I became more upset and more miserable. It was like I was doing everything I could think of, but I was still falling short.
Finally on fast Sunday at the beginning of this month I decided I would just listen, and just wait for answers. I listened all through church, I listened as I drove a good friend to the airport, I listened as I visited a friend in Salt Lake, and finally as I was about to leave Salt Lake I felt like I needed to go to Temple Square. I drove over, and decided just to walk around. As I was walking I ran into some sister missionaries and talked to them. While we were talking one of the sisters looked at me and said "you should go on a mission" I gave her my usual excuses that I didn't feel it was for me, and didn't really want to go. Suddenly as we were talking it hit me, and I wanted to go more than anything I've ever wanted in my life.
So, I'm planning on putting in mission papers at the end of next semester. I couldn't be more excited. I'm terrified at the idea of leaving for a year and a half, I'm nervous about a lot of things but I know this is the right choice.
This year for thanksgiving I am incredibly thankful for prayer, and I'm also thankful for all the "no's" I got. Without all of those no's I'm not sure I would have recognized the need to serve. Things in the weeks since deciding to serve have fallen into place. This semester is still probably my hardest yet, but it's all okay now. Some questions are still unresolved, but I feel more settled and at peace than I've felt in months.
May you and all those around you have a marvelous Thanksgiving. Remember to take time to think about what you are most grateful!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tallying up a day

For those of you who wonder why you never see me, here's a list of a few things I did today:

Wrote 2 papers.
Went to 4 classes.
Cried twice (today wasn't exactly the best day).
Attended 2 rehearsals for a total of 3 hours.
Practiced 5 hours.
Ran errands for 2 hours.
Went to FHE for 1 hour.
Avoided life with Amber for 1 hour.
Ranted against an evil TA and teacher twice.
Had an awesome roommate tell me life goes on twice.
Fought with my internet for one hour at 4:30 am.
Wished I had more time to go running 4 times.
Read my scriptures, text books, and a news article on something I don't even remember now.
Walked to campus twice.
Drove to Campus once.
Scheduled more rehearsals.
Slept, not enough.

Are you exhausted? Cause I sure am.

Friday, November 13, 2009

For all you book worms...

One of my teachers referenced this sight in class. I finally looked it up, and thought you all might get a kick out of my favorites. So, here are some classics that have been summarized to within an inch of their lives.

My first favorite goes to Shakespeare, because he's awesome:

Romeo and Juliet

Oh, Juliet!
Oh, Romeo!
Oh, Juliet!
Oh, Romeo!
Oh, Juliet! (dies)
Oh, Romeo!......Romeo?......Dangit.


And now for one of my favorite books from high school:
The Crucible
By Arthur Miller

Reverend Parris
Abigail Williams, you and your friends are in trouble, unless you can shift the blame to someone else.
Abigail Williams
She did it! He did it! They did it! Everybody but us did it!
Judge Danforth
Ah, now we are getting somewhere.
(Everybody gets hanged, which just goes to show how evil McCarthyism is.)


But my very favorite goes to Dante:


Some woman puts Dante through Hell.


*snicker* Have an awesome weekend.
Oh and for anyone who wants to read more of these (I promise they won't disappoint)

And finally, a note to those who park near me, if you can't fit your car into one space I may begin resorting to other parking tactics:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

But I figured...

That's my new favorite phrase. Probably because it seems to be an excuse for doing exactly what you want regardless of other advice/instruction.
For instance:
"I know the sign says your office is closed right now but I figured since the door was unlocked..."
"I know I had to do those questions for our study group, but I figured that my partner had it all covered..."
"I had to cancel, but I figured that you could make time later..."
"I know my LSAT and grades aren't high enough, but I figured..."

On a less snarky note, I'm taking my last test before Thanksgiving this afternoon. Let the celebrating begin! From here till Thanksgiving, it's just me, the practice rooms and my flute. Sooooo excited!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not Stressed... Not Stressed...

If you say it enough it's true right. All I want is to not have this happen when I get to the testing center:

On a non related note, day light savings really sucks this year. It's never bothered me before, but tonight when I left the HFAC at 6 and it was dark I was less than amused. Have no fear, I've worked out a solution to my problem. I'm just going to make sure to stay in the HFAC until nine every night and then when I leave and it's dark, I won't be irritated, because it's supposed to be dark at 9pm. Bring it on day light savings.