Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I was opened up to a new world today!

So, my friend Cebre and I had a pretty funny experience today. We are pretty much the same person...she goes to BYU, is in Math Education, loves singing, and is straight-up dork :) We spend our lives in the Math-lab (others refer to it in more vulgar terms hahaha), and while in the math lab, you meet a lot of...interesting people. Now what I'm about to say should not offend those in engineering, math, math-ed, or any other major that requires upper-level math classes. For the most part, people in the math lab (whether they be TA's or students) are pretty normal with a few weirdies mixed in. Today, Cebs and I decided to go to the Tanner building to each lunch, and we ended up doing our homework in there. While sitting a table, we had some people come and go, looking all dressed up in their business attire, and the shocker was they actually talked to us like normal human beings--not a hint of awkwardness or hesitation. Cebre and I would just sit there laughing because 1) We could definitely see a difference between those in the math-lab and those in the tanner building (awkward vs. charismatic, etc. etc. etc.), and 2) We felt completely out of place because we were not dressed up at all and everyone else was. I leaned over and told Cebre that I wanted to start being more of a people person and start dressing up more. I could never major in accounting or business, but I like the people that do major in that kind of stuff...they dress nice and aren't awkward--great combo! I want to reform the math-lab...from now on we could dress up in business suits and ties or skirts and heels, and we actually talk to each other (in a very NON-awkward way)...naaaw...I'm still a nerd through and through...I just now need to come to accept the fact that as a teacher I will have to wear apple sweaters and pants that are too big for me :) Just kidding! While it was a fun and new experience, I'll stick to my awkward buddies and the organized chaos of the math lab!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tender Mercies

I believe in Tender Mercies. For those of you who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you'll probably remember Elder Bednar's talk on the tender mercies of the Lord (he gave it right after he was called as an apostle). I've come to realize this semester more than ever the tender mercies of the Lord. I'd like to talk about one of them--friends. Friends are great! One friend in particular has been such a great sounding board for me. I feel like whenever I'm at my breaking point or just need a shoulder to cry on, she's always there for me. We are pretty much the same person...both obsessed with BYU football, love school, musical, out-going and fun-loving, but I think this person possesses a capacity to love...something that I'm trying to develop as well. She's a great example to me of being selfless, and she's always so aware of how everyone is feeling. I must admit, with school, church, social-life, etc etc etc of college, it's nice to know that the path we take, however hard or easy, long or short it may be, there is always at least one friend we can rely on, and always knows what we need--sometimes before we realize we need it. To this person--you know who you are--thank you so much for being there for me when no one else was. I love you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

An update on my life!

Holy cow! I sitting here with my roommate, Julie, and told her that I haven't blogged for about...ummmm...7 months. Ok, time to update my life! Winter semester turned out to be an epic survival of math classes and 15 ridiculous credits! I'm so glad to have that over! This summer was wonderful! I started up some independent study classes, hung out with my mom, worked, and hung out every night with Nick, Nate, Andrea, Scott, Matt, and other people from singles ward. All we did was watch movies, play scum, maybe get out of the house, but for the most part, we were lazy slackers! It was such a great summer. The only thing I wish I could've changed is that Meg and Eric moved down to Arizona, so now it's just me and Stephen and Brent in Utah...which is good, but football games aren't the same with Meg and Eric--I miss you both! Ok, this Fall, is freaking sweet! My classes are going very well, and keeping me very busy. I love all my roommates (Julie, Nikki, Andrea, Lindsay, and Patricia). We love apartment 99, and we're a very social apartment. I love my ward, especially my FHE family, and I feel like everyone gets along very well. I especially love the girls in my ward, and think they are all wonderful and beautiful :) Yes ladies and gentlemen, life is good, and I'm loving life right now! I'll try to be a little better about updating my life!