Tuesday, April 27, 2010

on becoming a grown up

I really don't feel like I'm there yet. Sure, I'll be 22 in a few months (5 to be precise) and I'm nearly a college graduate, and I live on my own and pay for my own stuff (with a few minor exceptions), yet somehow I don't
feel like an adult. Adults are older people who have real jobs and who have their lives all together and have reached their goals in life and fulfilled their dreams (although by this definition I don't know if anyone is actually a grown up). And I know this is going to sound rather trite but- I think I'll feel more like a grown up when I actually wear (and pull off) lipstick. Is that totally weird? I remember being a teenager and playing around with my mom's makeup and putting on lipstick and thinking I was so cool- but that I looked totally weird wearing it. And now, years later I'm in college and I still feel like I can't wear lipstick. It's for women and moms. Of which I am neither. And yet I am secretly dying to wear it. I think it's so glamorous and romantic. Just the right shade of red- I can picture it now. And yet I don't really foresee this happening anytime in the near future. I'm far too self conscious and I'm not quite sure I'm ready to be a grown up just yet.
ps- don't all these women look fabulous with red lipstick? I love it!

a hole in my heart

See that girl in the middle? Her name is Alisa Suzanne Hardy. And I miss her like crazy. She is approximately 6000 miles away in Chile on a mission. She won't be back for about another year. But today as I was looking through pictures I had an incredible aching in my heart for one of my best friends who has missed out on so many major events since she's been gone. She is one of the wittiest and smartest people I know and can always make me laugh. I've missed having her around to take pictures and tell stories and to play tennis with and to discuss work with. But I know where she's supposed to be- I just wish time would go by a little faster so I could see her again.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

j'ai fini

image spotted at cup of jo
I have officially completed all of my foreign language requirements. And let me tell you- it feels good. NO MORE FRENCH CLASSES!

Friday, April 16, 2010

one of those days

I woke up at 6:30 am, was on campus at 8:00 am in a cubical on the fourth floor of the library, studied for approximately 2 1/2 hours, met with my postmodern lit. professor at 10:30am to discuss my final paper, took a final from 11:00am-1:45pm and am now at work until 5:00pm. All I want to do is pull a George Constanza and crawl under my desk and take a nap. Oh George ...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

i get by with a little help from my friends

These are some of my very favorite people. I love all of them and I'm starting to get rather sentimental when I think that after this year everyone is pretty much going their separate ways.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

just your average weekend...

This is Natalie. She's getting married. And we threw her a bridal shower this weekend.

We really like to eat- 3 quiches, amish oatmeal, sweet rolls, and lots of fruit.

Candy Lou made the beautiful decorations- she's so crafty. I love it!

This pretty much sums up the afternoon- lots of food and lots of laughter.

Later that afternoon Jamie and I went to our ward activity and then hit up the park and went swinging!

Overall- a great weekend. Now on to finals . . .

Thursday, April 8, 2010

if only...

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... this were me. It's a beautiful, sunny day. And I have been stuck in class, at work in a windowless basement, and soon in the library. I have one 9 page paper (which I have yet to start), one big project, a presentation (in french) and a final to study for and take- all before Monday. Wish me luck- and hopefully someone is enjoying the beautiful weather for me!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

i'm leaving on a jet plane

I'm not actually leaving anywhere-yet. But I want to. I've been day dreaming lately of everywhere I want to go. I'm itching to go explore somewhere new and different. Like my friend Amy said- I need new sights, and sounds and smells. That's the best part of traveling- discovering a culture different than your own.

Thailand, India, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Ghana, South Africa, Colombia, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Israel, Greece, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Costa Rica, Norway and Finland- the list could go on.

I had really wanted to go to Thailand this summer but realized that would completely drain my bank account, leaving me broke for Fall semester. Instead, I'm (hopefully/probably) going to the exotic lands of Seattle, the Grand Canyon and Chicago. These lovely United States will have to suffice for a little while longer.