Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Man alive!

So I feel very inconsistent it being November 15th and all and I haven't written (wrote, wrotten? I'm far too tired to be speaking...writing...) since the beginning of the semester!! Life has been so crazy! I hardly have a moment to just breathe. BUT. Nevertheless, I am having a blast! Things are a little overwhelming at times, but hey, that's completely normal. Right? I am currently in the most amazing musical behelded (excuse me) to mankind, "The Drowsy Chaperone"!! Yeah, sure, the title sounds sketchy for BYU-I, but those who judge by titles/book covers etc. will fail in life. Here are a few things I love about it: 1. The cast is AMAZING!! I love each and everyone of them. Not only are they all incredibly gifted and beautiful in their own ways, they are sweeter and genuine than any other people I have ever met. I have grown so close with them all these past few months! 2. The director, music director, stage managers, techies and everyone else that help with the show are all amazing as well. These people are on top of the ball 24/7 and really know their stuff! And they are all incredibly nice as well. :) 3. The script alone is hilarious. SO funny!! And all the actors just make it that much more funny. 4. The set, technical stuff and all the props are fascinating. It all comes very close to being Broadway quality. No joke. I've been to Broadway people, I know these things!! Ok, I guess it's like a step below, but it's pretty DANG good for Rexburg, Idaho! 5. I get to be a maid. And a monkey. And a CLOUD. Whoever wouldn't want those roles are seriously misled in life. I'm not even being sarcastic. I love being in the ensemble, it's the greatest! I'm so grateful for this show, the people I've met through it and the things I'm learning through it. The fact that it is making my grades worse, keeping me exhausted and cutting back on my time with roomates and friends, doesn't really seem to matter when each show is finished. :) If I were not in the show, I would probably come every night just to see it. This much is true. This is the end of this blog because I feel I have said what I need to say and if I have perchance left anything out, I will write it all at another time when I feel like not doing any of my homework at midnight. :) Goodnight, I love you, whoever you are.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Love it...love it all!

Why hello again. So much has happened in one week! Last thursday I left my home of 14 years with various things I need to survive for a few months and drove for 3 hours to BYU-IDAHO! I've settled in and I am LOVING it here!! I loved my roomates from the moment I met them and we are already becoming great friends! I can not go a day without laughing at anything they've said/done, they're hilarious and so so sweet! :) I've decided to start off my college career with a music-vocal performance major. So far, my life is being completely consumed with music. And it will only get worse, I know. I'm a little nervous, not quite sure why I'm doing that and not anything else, but I do feel like I will have a good growing experience, whether I continue my 2nd semester with a music major, or not. I just love to sing, almost more than anything else. And I love to bless and inspire people with my talents. I have been auditioning for a LOT of things! I auditioned for Collegiate Singers (the high class, audition choir) and was told that I had a small chance of making it in as a freshman, but to come back in a semester or two and I might be ready. (Basically, Bro. Kempton wants me to have more experience before I join..but he admires my skills and wants me in his choir in the future. I know this because he told me.) I auditioned for Women's choir and made it in. I auditioned for Voice Lessons-155 and made it. And I auditioned for 2 musicals going on in the area last night. "The Drowsy Chaperone" (by the school) and "White Christmas" (by Playmill Theatre). They told me I could only be in one, so the directors will talk to each other and decide which one I belong in! The stage manager for White Christmas was really nice and explained a lot of things to me. The directors of White Christmas really enjoyed my audition piece "Pulled" from the Broadway Musical The Adams Family. And they told me to come to callbacks tonight in dance attire so they can see if I can dance! The only dance instruction I have is from being in showchoir for 2 years in High School, but hopefully that won't be a detriment to me. It's better than nothing, right?!? And my (hopefully) last audition is tonight (during my callbacks bleeh) for Opera Workshop, which is required for you to audition if you are in Voice Lessons-155. I secretly hope I don't make that one because it's just another thing I have to do!! I've already had to drop two of my classes to make sure I'm not going to stress myself out my first semester. 14 credits seems like a good round number, considering all the extra things I have to do on the side!! ANYWHOO, that is my ramble. Hope you enjoyed. As for the rest of college, I really love it...I love it all! The campus is great, not neccessarily gorgeous, but it is nice. Besides the construction. And the hills..and the fact that our apartment is a whiles away from the center of campus (even farther from Snow building which is where most of my classes are!) But it's alright, I'm getting exercise, which is really good! :D Something I've been wondering this entire week is, HOW CAN SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE LIVE IN ONE PLACE?!? Honestly!! Every other guy I see here is attractive beyond all reason and practically all the girls are drop dead gorgeous! And everyone has such great style, I love it! I've never seen so many Toms in my life, either. Them mormons. Hahah :) I'm making lots of friends and meeting all sorts of great people. The homework hasn't gotten to an unbearable amount yet, it's tough trying to manage my time and prioritize, but I'm handling it. Kambam and I really need to get to bed earlier though. I don't know if I've ever stayed up so late every night for this long of a period! I'm usually exhausted during the day, but I find I can get my energy from lots of things, including prayer and faith that I can make it. :) The devotionals here are so good! And I really enjoy being able to feel the Spirit in most of my classes, if not all. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, students and teachers are able to discuss gospel principles and doctrine in any class and teachers can bear testimony of the truth of the gospel and how it relates to the topic being taught. I know that I am supposed to be here. I don't know if it matters too much what I'm studying at this point, what matters most right now is that I'm living the gospel, expanding my education, developing my talents and striving to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for reading, whoever you are! Peace and Blessins! <3

Thursday, September 1, 2011

:) Oh, yes, I'm smiling.

I think I've been shopping every day for the past 5 days (besides sunday). Preparing for college is quite the task! However, in the process, I am learning to downsize, recycle, downsize, give/throw away things I don't need, and to look at the sales! Finally got my D. Marona scholarship info figured out, so college will be good and paid for next week if they get their "papers" to the college in time! I've gotten to see a lot of friends this week which is always REALLY nice! My friends keep me sane. :) I will miss them dearly, as well as my loving family. But you know, life is good! I'm sthuper duper exthcited for college and all the adventures it will bring! I had the lovliest of birthdays this week! It was so great! I got a lot of happy birhtday greetings from family and friends and am STILL getting them! :D I think I appreciate the late ones more than the on-time ones, just because it makes my birhtday last longer AND the person actually cares enough to admit they missed it, but still wish me a happy birthday anyway. It's just great stufff. :) I got a lot of lovely things for college and I am feeling almost completely reading to head off!! :D Just one more week! Kind of bittersweet, leaving home is, for the first time. It will be tough leaving a lot of things behind me, but I'm excited to learn, grow, have fun, meet people and experience amazing things! Like I said, life is good. :) Do I make too many smiley faces?! I'm just a very expressive person when I talk, so I feel like in order for a person to know my expressions via text I have to use faces. :) :( :'( :') ;) xD :D :P :S :\ :| :3 <3 Do you know what I MEAN?? Haha Why am I always tired when I write these things. Well, I must continue to clean my room so I can start packing! Peace and Blessings, whoever you are!! From now on, when I say "whoever you are" (because I've been saying that in my posts I think) I'm just gonna say WYA. Okay?! Okay, good. I'm glad you understand. :) <----- Oh, yes, I'm smiling. "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling (Love that woman.)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

So much is happening!

WELL! I am in Holt, Michigan at the moment. Yes, I know, I am just a world traveler this summer, Wyoming, NY, Cali, Utah, Boise (hahah) and Michigan. Right now I am visiting my sister and helping her with her two boys and newborn girl while her husband is in Utah for the week. I've been here since thursday and let me say, it has been eventful. The boys are a handful when they're both together and even though the baby is precious, she has a reflex problem where she throws up almost all the milk she previously eats. :S But I'm glad I can come here to help. The younger of the two boys is 2 1/2 and he calls me his "friend". Haha I love it, he's so cute. :) OH, and I clean. EVERYTHING. I guess this is just my little taste of motherhood!!
Back in Idaho for the past few weeks I've just been watching more children (my brothers kids) getting ready for college, organizing my room, dating, taking pictures (always!), and taking some time to relax and hang out with friends/family. This has been a busy but exciting and relaxing (for the most part) summer. I like it.
So I went to the doctors the other day. Yeah...I have a heart murmur..whatever that means I'm not sure, but I don't think it's entirely uncommon. Once I get home, I'm going to get that checked out. And I got my very own inhaler complete with a splitter-thing that helps me breathe the medicine better..(yayyy hahah) It really is a blessing. Now I think I can start exercising more like I've been wanting to!
Welp...I am extremely tired so I'm going to end this now, but ta-ta, sweet dreams, and good night, whoever you are. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why must the waters flow so high?

I'm not sure if anyone really is going to read this but I thought I would go ahead and write my second post on my fairly new blog! I've been having a fantastic summer thusfar, a lot of relaxing, playing and some working-which is always good. I think I get the most satisfaction out of getting things done, even if it's not so fun working when you'd rather play. Make sense? Anywho, last night my friend Blair asked me to hike to Pillar Falls with her and some other of our friends at 8 this morning. We hiked down the really steep path (including much wilderness and annoying bugs the nearer you get to the river!) We finally reached the place where I've usually crossed to get to Pillar Falls and the water was flowing soo high! It was too deep so we turned around and tried going another way. We arrived at another place I've crossed last year with some other friends and the water was just as deep but this time the current was crazy because we were much closer to the falls. We wanted to cross so bad but didn't want to risk it. So, we turned around for a second time, up through the wilderness once more, and sat on a rock once we got to the top. In the meantime, (I've been saying that phrase a lot today...) Blair and Jana went venturing for another trail. They were in eyesight almost for most of the time, so we weren't worried about losing them. After about 30ish minutes they came back and told us there was another trail they could see from above that lead to where the falls were. We decided that we were too tired to try the trail and returned back up the incredibly steep path. I had incredibly bad breathing problems and I'm now convinced that I have asthma. I thought I was just being pathetic and really, really out of shape (which I am!), but it was very scary. Even when I was resting I couldn't stop my shortness of breath. If I do have Asthma, that really explains some problems I have with breath control in singing. I plan to go to the doctor's next week and check it out. At least I will be completed as a Nerd once I get an inhaler. :) We cooled off with cold hosewater and then went to Sonic and got slushiiiesss! And Mozzerella sticks for me. Yes, I've accepted that I probably gained back everything I burned off from the hike...hahah.
So sometimes I like to make symbols of things that happen in my life. I know it might seem cheesy/corny/cliche' but I think it's a good thing sometimes. I think that:
-the falls=things in life that I want to do/achieve
-the deep, current-filled water=some kind of barrier

I've been told lately that "God's in the driver's seat" and I really like that idea. It's true, though, God knows what's our best interest, He knows how we can become the best possible person we can. The deep water we can't cross, might be barrier that God places that protects us from something dangerous that lies in where we want to get. For example that could be stronger currents on the other side, water snakes, ticks...the options are limitless. haha. Well, that is my spiel. And this is the end of my post! TTFN

P.S. "I love a warm pig belly for my aching feet! Fat boys!! I love my fat boys." I'm watching Alice in Wonderland. It's soo interesting. I love Helena Bonham Carter, she's a weirdie but she's so talented and funny in this movie! And Johnny Depp is amazing too, I've always loved him. However, I dislike Anne Hathaway...and that is all. :P

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bloggy Blog

My dear friend Kambrie here is helping me create my own blog! I'm very excited and can't wait to update friends/family on my life. Yay!