New is Exciting

Winter semester is off and running here at BYU, and so far, I’m enjoying it. The first few weeks of a class or semester is always the best. Everything is new: new people, new teachers, new classes, new material to be learned. And new is exciting. Don’t you agree? In a few weeks, the routine will kick in: less students will come to class, more students will be sleeping in class, students won’t want to do the reading or the homework. Everything just gets a little boring. That’s what happened to me last semester, at least. But I figure, it’s all about […]

Posted January 10, 2014
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Goodbye ’13

Goodbye ’13

Hello all, The year is quickly coming to a close – as in, the year ends in less than eight hours. Can I just speak for everyone and say how crazy that is? This year has come and gone in the blink of an eye, but it’s honestly been my biggest one yet. Here’s a quick nutshell for you: I walked the streets of Madrid, Seville, Toledo, and Granada. A monkey pulled my hair on the Rock of Gibraltar. I bartered in a Moroccan market and rode a Moroccan camel. I took three AP tests…and passed two AP tests *ahem*. I […]

Posted December 31, 2013
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Studious and Sick

Studious and Sick

I figured something out recently. It’s so much easier to keep your blog updated when you don’t want to be doing other necessary things like…I don’t know…studying for finals. Yes, it is that dreaded time of the year: Finals (*cue Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5…dun dun dun duuuuuuuuun*). Actually, for me, Finals week is next week, but I still have that horribly sad and kind of cold feeling inside that I’m sure everyone is experiencing. And to top it all off, I’m sick. My throat is aching. My head is hurting. My poor lungs are being hacked out of my body. (Shout […]

Posted December 10, 2013
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A Part of Who I Am; Type 1 Diabetes

Let me take you back in time to one year ago: December 6, 2012. This is a day I most likely will never forget. For some time now, I had been having problems. I was utterly exhausted all the time. It was really bad. By the end of the day, I just couldn’t stay awake, and I fell asleep in my 10th hour Chemistry class on more than one occasion…on more than one occasion a week. Then most day I went to work right after class as a child care counselor. I honestly do not know how I survived those months before […]

Posted December 6, 2013
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Moving Forward to our Promised Land

Hey, you wonderful people, you. I have just decided to enlighten you all with a scripture that I found while reading my Book of Mormon tonight. The scripture is Ether 6:5. But before you go running off to get your scriptures, I’ll just post the verse on here… First, let me give you some background. The Jaredites are trying to cross the sea to get to the Promised Land. They just built these huge barges to cross the ocean with and have left everything they’ve known behind, because they trust the Lord. Now, here’s the verse: And it came to pass […]

Posted December 2, 2013
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving: a day of gratitude, family, turkey, love, stuffing, pie, no school, naps, friends, and prayer. Thanksgiving is a day that now almost gets overlooked as Black Friday gains more and more importance in people’s lives. Don’t get me wrong – I am not against good sales. I have gone to some stores in the early morn’ at least these past two years. But, when I see tents set up outside Best Buy on Tuesday afternoon, I feel kind of sad for those people. In the words of the wise Ronald Weasley, that person “needs to sort our her […]

Posted November 29, 2013
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