Saturday, November 17, 2012

six ridiculous things about me.

1. If a good song is playing in the car when I pull up to my house, I will sit in the car and finish singing it at the top of my lungs before I walk inside.

2. I can sleep through four alarms ringing at the same time in the morning, no matter what time I went to bed.

3. I laugh when people run. Like when they're late to class or when they run across the street so cars don't have to wait so long for them before they can drive. I think it's the funniest thing ever. Running people look ridiculous. And I ridiculously laugh at them.

4. I love to teach classes and give speeches. It makes me super nervous, but I love to do it.

5. I want to be a mechanic. My professor rolls his eyes when I tell him that. He thinks I'm wasting my brain. I ask...what brain?

6. I'm finally getting a new phone this weekend. I think five years has been long enough for someone my age. Plus the microphone stopped working last week :)

I framed this a few months ago. I really like it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

i am a daughter of God.

I feel the need to like..brag. Or something. That I'm a full time student with midterms, and I worked 45 hours this week. I just feel. Like I never want to do that again. :)

Man things are good. I love where I'm at right now. I love my job, I love my major, I love my family, I have amazing friends, there is a juice cafe downtown (totally awesome), and I have tons of opportunities for trying new things. Possibly I'm becoming a workaholic.

Also. Watch this:

Isn't it amazing all the things I know because of who I am? All daughters, all mothers, all friends, all people, all daughters of God should know who they are and who they can become. Share it with them. I know who I am. I know where I am going. I know what I can achieve. I have many dreams, and every day I grow closer to them. I am constantly changing and perfecting myself. I try to have charity in all I do. I am a daughter of God.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

well peeps.

This is how it goes.

All my life. I mean like, since the time I was ten. I have had one goal. That was to serve a mission. But I had to wait. Till I was old enough. And that wait. Has been a long one. Really long. And it hurt. But now. It sucks even more. Because I'm old enough now. But I still can't go.

So. Yeah. That's how it goes.

Other than that.

Life is amazing. Better than ever. And it just keeps getting better than what it already is. I just try not to think about the fact that I could be somewhere else. Especially when everyone tells me I should be somewhere else. Or asks why I am still here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

too good to be true.

I was just sitting and contemplating the other day how unbelievably wonderful life is. Something so good surely cannot be true! The things I believe in--the things I know--it is amazing how right and beautiful they are. My life is too good.

This is what I did last weekend! It was a 5k color run. Nila and I ran the whole thing! That's right. I can run three miles. Bahaha. It was so awesome! I guess getting plastered with color is the new thing to do these days. I loved to run and be colorful at the same time. It was a beautiful run. We ran along the Spokane river for a little while. It was a wonderful day for a run, and a perfect way to end my summer!

School starts. Soon. Too soon. I'm really excited though! I just haven't finished everything that I need to do yet! Clean my room, register for classes, make various appointments--things I have been too......busy......for! I am taking some wickedly sweet economics classes this fall. I hope to be an expert on all things economics soon. I have a lot of learning to do!

Oh, on Sunday I listened to a talk by Elder Holland. It changed my life. He always inspires me to make changes. Changes for the better! If you haven't watched the talk yet, just go to It's right on the home page. You will never be the same.

I love you all! Namaste.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

math + people = economics.

PEOPLE!! I have it figured out!!!! I know what I'm majoring in! I know it's right this time! It has been confirmed. Finally. I haven't really known what I was supposed to do for a long time now, and no matter what I picked, I had doubts. I didn't feel like that major was right, so I chose another, but that one didn't feel right either. However, I've chosen now...and it's right!! What a relief. You wanna know what it is? Prepare to be the most suprised you've ever been. I know I'm more suprised than I ever have been that I like this stuff. It's ECONOMICS! What?!?! I know. I'm freakin out. It's so right though! I will graduate spring quarter. That's three more quarters! I could've been done by now if I had known this was the right major, but I learned a lot of things along the way that I wouldn't have learned had I not taken this path. So yeah. Economics.

Mostly I like math. (Weird, eh?) I also like the study of people. Math + people = economics. Kind of. Haha. Economics just combines everything I like into something I love!

It's great to know what I'm supposed to be doing with myself.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

cliche mother's day post.

This short speach gave me a new perspective on mothers! I thank all the noble women who take on the cause of nurturing and being a friend to others. I'm grateful for my mother. Like Sheri Dew, I feel that everything will be alright only when my mommy says it will :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I will give place no more for the enemy of my soul.

Love makes me want to reach higher and to serve--to make this world a better place for everyone. Lust brings me down. Makes me feel sick inside. I would rather feel love :)
"Whatever thoughts you have, make sure they are welcome in your heart by invitation only. As an ancient poet once said, let will be your reason."

"When we face such temptations in our time, we must declare, as young Nephi did in his, “[I will] give place no more for the enemy of my soul.” We can reject the evil one. If we want it dearly and deeply enough, that enemy can and will be rebuked by the redeeming power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, I promise you that the light of His everlasting gospel can and will again shine brightly where you feared life had gone hopelessly, helplessly dark."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

just one more.

One more year.

This time next year, I will be two months away from finishing and four months away from August 17th.

After spring quarter, I will have four quarters left.

After summer quarter, I will have three quarters left.

In August of next year, I will be old enough.

How many more ways can I say this? It's such a short time!!!!
Two awesome things coming in one year. Yessssssss.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

shining countenance.

A few recent moments in my life have changed me so completely, so wholly, and so amazingly that my life has not been the same since. I want to share a few of those moments with you today.

When I was eighteen, I had an institute teacher that converted to the LDS church at nineteen. At the time of the class, he was then forty-nine. For thirty years, that man had NEVER missed a day of reading his scriptures. Ever. He had such a light in his eyes. He was so faithful. He read his scriptures every single day. From that time on, I have placed reading my scriptures very highly. Not reading them every day is just not an option. There is so much good in those books, why not have a spiritual experience every day by immersing yourself in them? After that class, I was never the same. Something changed in me. A desire. A dream. To read every single day, until I was at least forty-nine, telling young people with the Spirit of God blazing in my eyes that I never missed a day reading my scriptures. How amazing and wonderful. How faithful and exemplary. I am not, and I will never be, the same.

I broke my foot during the last few weeks of my senior year in high school. Having a broken foot was then the hardest thing I had ever done. I felt hopeless, like I could not do anything on my own. I am a very independent person, and having to rely on others is very hard for me. However, something I have realized recently about myself is that I wouldn't change any experience I have had in my life. I would not change the things I have been through. God gives us trials, and He gives us blessings. All of our experiences are for our own learning on this earth. While breaking my foot was very hard for me, I learned a lot about who I was and about the Savior in those low times. I have a lot of trials in my life right now, but I am grateful for them. I do not let them get me down like I felt when I broke my foot. Breaking my foot taught me that.

I spent two quarters at Brigham Young University. How I miss that short time. Those few months taught me who I was--what I was good at, what I could improve on, and what I saw in myself. I learned to be completely honest in all dealings. One hundred percent. I learned that "all is well." I found my faith. I felt the Spirit. I attended the temple regularly. I experimented in communicating with others. I grew in more ways than I can tell. Yeah, I hated the "school" side of it because I hate school, but the months I spent at BYU were the best of my life. They were stressful months of working and studying late, but looking back now I see how much I grew then and how much that experience shaped who I am now.

I am changing a lot right now. They say these years are the prime of your life, and I believe it. Expect another post like this in the future--my views on life are definitely getting better.

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

as requested.

My little weekend getaway was the best trip ever! It was exactly what I needed and it was SUPER fun.

Before. Ish.

And after.

I hope you weren't planning on being able to breathe!

Love how this girl is getting hit in the face.

I also accomplished a life goal by going to the 50,000 silver dollar.

There you have it. Lots of driving, lots of fun! I didn't think about real life or have a care in the world the whole time. It was great! And while I ended up looking more like a diseased person instead of a pink Asian baby, it was one of the best times of my life :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

excited for a little spring break.

THIS IS WHERE I AM GOING!! As you can tell, I'm pretty excited! I'm going to look like this:

And I'm going to see these people:

And it's gonna be an awesomely fun roadtrip! SUuuUuper excited. Too excited for my own good.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Touch of the Master's Hand.

’Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile:
“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”
“A dollar, a dollar”; then, “Two!” “Only two?
Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?
Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;
Going for three—” But no,
From the room, far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet
As a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, “What am I bid for the old violin?”
And he held it up with the bow.
“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?
Two thousand! And who’ll make it three?
Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice,
And going, and gone!” said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
“We do not quite understand
What changed its worth.” Swift came the reply:
“The touch of a master’s hand.”

And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
Much like the old violin.
A “mess of pottage,” a glass of wine,
A game—and he travels on.
He’s “going” once, and “going” twice,
He’s “going” and almost “gone.”
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought
By the touch of the Master’s hand.

I couldn't not include the video (this is just the second half)