this is what college is all about...an occasional all nighter because you procrastinated. i hadn't done this for a while (pulled an all nighter). however, i am a professional procrastinator with certain things. this is a picture of me looking fabulous during my all nighter last sunday. the good news? i finished my semester paper!! i felt very victorious afterward and ended up being quite proud of the paper. later, i found this "how to" online that might have been helpful. my favorite steps? 2, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25. my biggest mistakes? my 20 minute naps turned into hour naps. so i guess it wasn't a true all nighter...more like write for 2 hours, sleep for 1. write for 2 hours, sleep for 1. good times? i think so.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I officially loved it :)
Running has really taught me a lot..
*I can do hard things
*You can do anything if you set goals and work hard!
*It's all in your desire...you have to decide you're not going to give up
It was really cool to have something where I could actually see my progress. And it's actually true, there is such a thing as a runner's high! I know, I didn't use to believe it either. My first 7 mile run though, I experienced it. I felt like I could run forever. That was the coolest run by the way...i called it the tour of my life! I ran past every apartment i've lived in in provo (i'm up to 8), the temple, the MTC, and my lab on campus. i'm such a dweeb but i actually got kind of emotional haha! it gave me a lot of time to reflect on my life (running is great for that by the way). i hadn't been back to some of those apartments since i moved and there were a LOT of good memories. if you're reading this, i may have thought of YOU at some point on that run. lucky you. lucky me. anyway, i officially love running! in fact, pops and i are going to run a half marathon together on may 30th! stay tuned. we're thinking matching lime green shirts. we'll see :)
Monday, April 18, 2011
i don't know what has happened to me...i used to be able to study for hours on end without getting very distracted. now here i sit in the good ol' harold b lee library trying to write a paper....3 hours in....i've had about 45 minutes worth of really good writing time...the rest i keep getting distracted! i see someone i know and get really excited, i get a phone call and talk to a friend for 30 minutes, i check for the dance class i really wanted to get in for spring semester (there was an opening!!) and register for it, i rework my spring/summer schedules to make sure i have time for everything, i change my availability online for my part time job, i check out all the photos of me from the half marathon (a post full of details coming in the near future) that the professionals took and want to charge me $40 for, i write my little brother a letter on dearelder.com, and pathetically...i've checked facebook 3 times. THIS ISN'T OK. i'm running out of time! ok now that this is out of my system, i am promising myself i won't get distracted again for one hour. for one hour i will be focused. for one hour i will dominate this paper. i can do it...
Monday, April 4, 2011
Well this past weekend was AMAZING. i got to reunionize with so many people i love. 1st stop: SISTER IRELAND!! my mtc companion :) She had driven down from Canada for conference weekend, so we got to have dinner together at Zupas. just hearing her laugh again made me so happy. i couldn't have asked for a better first companion on my mission. she taught me SO much about humility and diligence. she also taught me how to look at things from an investigator's point of view. I admire her so much and will love her forever!
next stop, WASHINGTON SEATTLE MISSION REUNION!! I wish i'd taken more pictures, but here are the ones i DID get. Me and Diane (aka sister bush) . . .
me and sister burch!
me with three of my companions: lacey (sister burch), diane, and kayla (sister sawyer)
and finally, i got to meet the Lee Family! Sister Lee was one of my last companions on the mission. She is still on her mission, but i got to meet her family! They came from korea to see General Conference. It was such a sweet experience to meet them, hug them, and talk with them. Now I know why sister lee is so amazing. Now i need to save up so i can go visit them in Korea :) They brought be that beautiful scarf as a gift from Korea!!
I think this is what heaven will be like, just reunionizing with all the people we love :)
Last Wednesday was a very special day! We dropped Josh off at the MTC :) I am so proud of the man that he has become. It's kind of crazy that he's this old! I remember when he learned how to walk. He is so ready and excited to be a missionary. Seeing him prepare and thinking about his first few days in the MTC has brought back a lot of memories for me. Half of me was sad to say goodbye, and the other half was very jealous :) I'm going to miss Josh's humor, piano playing/singing, teasing, peace-making, and overall goodness. Good luck, ELDER GIBBONS!!