Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bye-Bye May

Well, May is almost gone…and this month has been something else for surez. I am currently looking for a new place (surprised? Cuz it has only been like a few months since I last moved). But in the mean time, I should say…I am happy. I am happy knowing that even if nothing turns out like expected, I’m still going to be ok…and not just ok, but often better than ok. I’m kind of a drifter right now, but hey! I’m good at it. :) I’m like a hot air balloon (and not in the since that it’s full of hot air…I hope), but in the way that it’s kinda slow about things and enjoys the ride…

And don’t ask how I took this picture. It was dangerous, and I was 10min late for work…Never again.

Monday, May 24, 2010


This morning I woke up, and opened the blinds…to an unsavory sight…SNOW. It’s almost JUNE!!! This is weird. I sent a text saying "Welcome to Idaho!" with this picture to my mom and sister:
 I received these replies:
Mom: "80 here"
Mindy: "I think I will stick to Ohio!"  [This picture attached]

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It has been a tough tough week, here in Idaho. I have been staying with a loving and fun couple (Tim and Aly), and last week was extremely heartbreaking. Tim moved oil rigs for a living, and left just a couple weeks ago to start a new job. Last Wed night, Alyson heard the devastating news of her husband’s death, after worrying many hours as to why she couldn’t reach him. A few more details on the accident can be found here.

I didn’t get to know Tim really well, but from what I did know of him he was a bit of a jokester, a hard worker, great husband, and a very kind hearted man. It will continue to be a difficult while for Aly, and I hope with time she will be comforted in her loss.  As for now, she is taking it day by day, surrounded by many loved ones, and is stronger than she realizes. I admire her for it.

Lately I’ve been questioning my move, and if I am really where I should be. I’ve realized this week that if anything I’m here to help a friend in her loss. I don’t know how much I can do, but I know being here is better than not.  Please keep Aly in your prayers.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cake Day

Today is my 23rd birthday.
 It’s kind of a weird feeling. I never expected to be where I am today…but I’ve never been where I thought I’d be. This year has been a struggle for me. I’ve felt as though I’ve lacked a purpose. As though I haven’t been doing enough, and yet have been doing all I can. While I was going to school, it wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be, but I had a reason for being there, I knew it would come to an end, and I made the most of what I had. Now, for the past year I’ve been trying to fit all the pieces together, and they just still aren’t falling into place. I still have no clue what I’m doing with my life. I know where I want to go; I just have no idea how to get there.

I got so much comfort today while reading in the Book of Mormon. (1 Nephi 4) I need to have faith; be strong, and the Lord will provide a way. “And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do (4:6).” Is how I feel most the time in my life. “Never the less I went forth…(4:7)” is what I must do.

Life is just so great, and so hard. That is why we are here. This video is so wonderful in giving this message. I’ve read NieNie’s blog for a while now, and she is such a testament of having faith; being strong, and having the Lord provide a way:

I will be okay. I will be more than okay. My life is great, and I have a great work to do. Who knows, maybe I’m already working on it…:)