Sunday, January 25, 2015

Teaching Young Womens

Fun fact: I was called last week as second counselor in the Young Women's presidency in my ward. That morning I woke up knowing I was getting a calling and as I get ready for church I just knew I would be put in young womens. And I was right. And I was very excited and then I went to class and realized how incredible these girls are and I felt incredibly intimidated and unworthy to teach such sweet and amazing girls.

But it's my calling and I'm still excited about it. While still feeling not good enough. I'm working on it.

Today I taught my first lesson to the young women. There were three girls, six leaders, and the bishop. We're really lacking in active young women in our ward, but some only go to mutual on Tuesdays and are still just as sweet and amazing.

To say I was nervous is an understatement. I was shaking, I was terrified, I felt completely inadequate, and I stood in front of those girls so scared I wanted to run. But I did it!! We blew through what I had planned much quicker than I had thought but the bishop helped fill in the time and, obviously led by the spirit because I would never have been able to do it on my own, I was able to remember scriptures and quotes and find them quickly on my Kindle Fire to share (thank goodness for the Gospel Library app).

I think that this will forever be something for me to work on, and that's good. I think that as a member of the LDS church I will forever have the opportunity to learn and grow and progress. Honestly, that's one of the greatest things about this church, that we never stop learning.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New URL!

I'm doing all new things this week aren't I? New laptop, which I'm not using because it's having issues after one day... and now my blog officially has a URL!!

We are officially at:

It took me so long to do this because of money issues and it was difficult to get the URL I wanted, but I like this one a lot and I am so happy to have it now!! All my links and everything should be transferring over well, but if you see any issues please let me know!

I'm very excited to finally be a .com! And hopefully I'll get back into blogging regularly soon, once I figure out my new laptop... I'm irritated, but I'm trying to make the best of it. 

Anyways, I hope ya'll are excited about the URL too. I really think this will make things better and easier for me, so thank you for being patient with this super long transition but I'm so glad everything is finally worked out. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I don't know if ya'll recall last January when I told you my laptop broke. Well, it's been a whole year, but guess who finally has a new laptop?!?

I'm freaking out with excitement!! Hopefully this means more blog posts right? Because I no longer have to compete with Chris for computer time or feel judged when he's sitting there staring at me waiting for his turn. This laptop is all mine!

It's a Lenovo Yoga something. It's little and folds back to also be a tablet, which is exciting. I've never had a laptop this little before so it's taking a little getting used to, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon. And if I want a bigger keyboard or screen I can just use Chris's.

So I don't have a real post today, I'm just informing you that I have a laptop of my own now, so posts may start coming back around here (it's been a while, sadly). To celebrate my new laptop, here is my absolute favorite video, which perfectly goes with the title of my blog. Enjoy!

Oh my gosh I love this so much!! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My 2015 Theme Song

In high school I always picked a "theme song" for the year. A song that helped inspire me throughout the year. For example, the year I graduated high school and moved away for college, my theme song was "I Have Confidence" from The Sound of Music, because I wanted to build more confidence in myself. And honestly, it worked. My confidence level between high school and college went significantly up.

I haven't picked a theme song for a couple years, but while at work I heard a song that literally blew my mind. It's the coolest song in the world and it is the perfect theme song for my year. Prepare your speakers to just blast this song in your face, because it's the greatest song to blast out loud. Love it!!

Butterflies and Hurricanes by Muse

I've never really listened to Muse until recently, but they are pretty much amazing. Seriously though, why have I never listened to Muse before??? I'm so glad my husband recommended them, because they blow my mind.

Here is why this is my theme song. Besides being a very powerful song, it has wonderful lyrics that perfectly describe what I want to accomplish this year.

"Change everything you are and everything you were" 

This quote is not part of my yearly theme in it's entirety.  But as I shared yesterday, one of my New Years Resolutions is to "become the person I want to be". Which obviously involves change. I don't plan on changing everything I am and everything I was, but I want to change what I do, what I stand for, and what I work towards.

"Best, you've got to be the best, you've got to change the world, and use this chance to be heard. Your time is now."

I want to be the best person I can be. I want to serve others, I want to make a difference by sharing my experiences, my stories, and my life with others. I want to blog, to make videos, to share myself. I want to be heard. I want people to listen or read to what I have to say. I want to be the best that I have ever been. And I do believe that this is my year. 

"Don't let yourself down. Don't let yourself go. Your last chance has arrived."

Too many time have I sabotaged myself. I have always been my own worst enemy, telling myself I'm not good enough, that I can't do something, letting myself down continually until I'm broken. This is the year I stop sabotaging myself, I stop letting my depression control me. I'm so much better than that! I can do things, I can accomplish things if I would just give myself a chance! It may not be my last chance, but it another chance to do something and make myself the person I want to be.  

See? Isn't this song perfect? 

I am so excited for this year. I'm going to make a change in both myself and work towards changing the world. Things are going to be different. So be prepared because by the end of this year, I will not be the same. I will be unstoppable. 

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