I was talking with a friend the other day and that friend told me that they frequently make contracts with themselves. At first I thought my friend was a little crazy and just ignored that idea, but once I started really thinking about it I really liked the idea.
So I spend a little time and made a list of things I wanted to get better at, or change about myself. The list wasn't very long, it only had about 6 items on it. I figure I have to take things one step at a time and I think I can accomplish these things if I really put the effort into it.
Once I was satisfied with my list I sat and wrote a letter about all the things I was going to do. Personally, I think it is some of the best writing I have ever done. I am really proud of it. And as much as I would love to share it with you I don't think it is a really appropriate thing to share.
I really hope I will be able to stick to the things. I have come up with a plan to freqeuently read my letter and do some inventory with myself. I also hope to find some way to visually display my list so that I can remember it every day.
I am really excited about this idea, what do you think?
"Just because some cute girl likes the same bizarro crap you do, doesn’t make her your soul mate."
I hope someone can name that movie but if you can't I will just tell you that it is from 500 Days of Summer.
It really has me thinking. There are some people that like the same "bizarro crap" that I like but that doesn't mean that they are my soul mate. And honestly, it does not even mean that we have to be friends.
I am not sure I even believe in the idea of soulmates. I think there are a lot of people on this earth that are a perfect fit for different parts of my personality. I can think of a few people that seem to be perfect for me but there are just a few little things that are not quite right.
Does that mean that I just haven't found my "soulmate" yet, or does it mean that you can't find someone that understands exactly everything about you?
Hmmm I am not quite able to articulate myself the way that I want to but I hope you are kind of understanding what I am saying here.
So I have been thinking about a lot of things. Mostly I have been thinking about how hilarious my car ride home was.
(This is mostly for me to remember)
Me and Andrew were really on one today. It was almost too much. We came up with what Eagle Electric really does. How if you live in a certain areas of Salt Lake it is basically North Korea. And then we saw a kid riding a tandem bike while texting.
Now I know none of that sounds funny to you, but trust me, it was hilarious. Almost as funny as Snuggie Texts. But that is a whole nother story.
(is that an appropriate thing to say? "Whole nother story?)
Wow I can not stay focused today. But here we are.
Now I can not really remember where I was going with this....oh well....
So I think Birthdays are pretty dang important and I am usually super good at remembering people's birthdays but I wasn't so good yesterday.
I got to church and asked Laurel where Andrew was and she said "He's on the back row. Its his birthday today"
If you didn't know I would probably say that Andrew is one of my closest friends. And I didn't remember his birthday!!!
By the end of church it was decided that I was throwing him a party.
I came home, told my dad I needed him to bake a dessert, and starting texting people.
For such short notice it was a pretty good turn out. And I think everyone had a pretty good time.
This is the only picture I took. Sad...
At least Jeff and Lindsey were having a good time.
Andrew, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are a great guy and I am so glad that you are my friend. We can be pretty sarcastic at times but when we get serious you have said some of the nicest things to me that anyone has ever said. You're the best!
So I have seen Les Miserables twice in London and I enjoyed it but I just didn't love it as much as everyone else always claims to love it. The music was good but it didn't really move me too much. That pretty much all changed when I watched this.
There was something about that that just melted me. Literally melted into a puddle...ok, not literally.
Then I proceeded to spend the rest of the night listening to this.
One time I had a church meeting on Sunday Evening and it happened to be right during the time my family was eating dinner. I expected there would be some left overs once I got home but this is what I was left with...
So I have tried my hardest to be politically active this campaign season so I should probably give some kind of wrap up.
I voted for Mitt Romney. By the time the next presidential election comes around I will be part of the full time labor force and I believed that Romney was going to give me the best chance to get a job. I believed that his economic plan was better for our country.
I did not vote for him just because we practice the same religion. It is sad that I feel the need to clarify that. When people say "You only voted for him because he is Mormon" it is extremely offensive to me. It makes me feel like you don't find me intelligent enough to make an informed decision. I may not be the most politically informed person but I still take the privilege to vote very seriously and did a lot of research. I voted for the person that I believed would lead America in the direction that it needs to go.
But I will say that as part of my LDS faith "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in
obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." (Article of Faith 11). So even though I did not think that Obama was the right person to lead our country I will do all I can to support him. And I wish more people would follow this same principle.
I believe that one thing we are really lacking in today's society is respect. There are many groups out there that are constantly talking about tolerance and I believe that tolerance is a very important principle. But it seems to only apply to certain people. I always feel that I hear people essentially saying "you have to be tolerant of my opinion because it is the minority but since you believe something different than me I have no reason to respect you". I try my hardest to be tolerant and respectful of everyone's opinion even when it is opposite of my own. And I hope that people will give me that same kind of respect. I will respect our President because it is the right thing to do and even though I did not vote for him I hope with all of my heart that he will lead our country in the right direction.
As you may know from my previous posts (Zambia) I went to Zambia during the summer of 2011. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and had changed my life completely. I love the people of Zambia and I LOVE this organization. They are doing so much good in a place that is really lacking.
One of the best way you can support this cause (without going all the way to Zambia) is to go to the Boutique they hold every year. They have some of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I want to buy just about everything they have. And I am sure you will too. It is a great place to get Christmas presents or whatever else you are looking for. Plus you get to help kids!
I really really encourage you to go. It is fabulous! And you know I will be there so could there be any drawbacks???
On Tuesday I went to my baby sister's Halloween program. Is she not the best vampire princess you have ever seen???
Very fierce. (and she came up with the idea all on her own!)
What a sweet baby girl. I just want to hug her face off all day.
On Halloween I was a little bored and ended up handing out candy for like two hours. Which is probably the worst thing ever. How do the kids know to come to your door literally the second you sit down???
All I wanted to do was watch Flipping Out! I can't help it if I want Jeff Lewis to be my best friend and I just think we would get along really well.
But I got around to going to a party. And lets just say I was the best flapper anyone has ever seen. I mean look at that.
And it doesn't matter if the feathers may have been hot glued to my hair accidentally....
Also, that dress is literally the most unflattering thing I have ever worn. And it was like an accordion.
But not as jealous as you are of the airbrushed tattoo I got...
I can't help it if I pick the best tattoos.
And although I may have put together the best flapper costume in five minutes, no one will ever be able to compare with Andrew and Laurel's costume.