Sunday, September 25, 2011

Polygamist Dating: too bad that was hundreds of years ago. Get with the times, Samuel! :)

Everyone needs to go on a good adventure every once in a while. This is what my Friday night consisted of this past weekend....can I just say, I love my friends?! We had so much fun and it was good to de-stress and just enjoy life and being silly with people you love :) Hope you enjoy this video my bestie Samuel made. (He's good, huh? Not to mention the sweetest ever! He took us all out for ice cream after the concert 'cuz none of us got asked to go on the institute date night). Love you, Sam!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Addition reactions of aldehydes and ketones.

The following pictures depict the way I'm feeling at the moment:

I have never had to work so hard for something I want so badly. And even then, when I work hard to study to try and learn the material, it doesn't always come. I'm feeling a little overloaded and almost at a breaking point..

Right now D&C 121:7-9 is on my mind:

7 My son, apeace be unto thy soul; thine badversity and thine afflictions shall be but a csmall moment;

8 And then, if thou aendure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thybfoes.

9 Thy afriends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.

I really hope that this trial in my life only lasts "but a small moment." But if not, I'm sure glad to know that I have good friends and a loving family standing behind me and giving their encouragement and support. I love you!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day!

Today has been a good day (not to mention the weather is absolutely gorgeous!) I'm grateful to be alive. I enjoyed a good time at church this morning and then later I changed into my Mr. Potato head scrubs and went over to a nursing facility here in Cedar and volunteered there for about a little over an hour. The things I did were very simple, yet you could tell how special it was for the residents.

I simply cannot wait for the day I walk across the stage, getting my diploma to become a nurse, all my hard work and tears paying off. Nurse Kelsie.. I like it! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Case of... Bipolar?

Just like little Emerson in the video, some days I don't know whether to laugh or cry, whether to be afraid or confident. Today would be one of those unsure days.

Now, I try to stay strong in all the situations I'm put in, but sometimes it is just so I'll give myself permission to cry. Crying can be very therapeutic, you know. It relieves so much stress that builds up inside. But then again, being happy even during the hard times, can be therapeutic as well! It makes you stronger.

But I haven't given in today.
And I'm proud of myself for that.
Now I just have to start over tomorrow and the next day and the next. Just take it all one day at a time...
Go Kelsie, go!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

No One Likes a Frowny Face

I just wanted to write a new post 'cuz I haven't blogged in a while. School keeps me pretty busy (like a full time job!), and then when I'm not doing homework or sleeping I wanna be out playing and relaxing! Blogging doesn't really cross my mind in those moments...

I just wanted to take a quick minute or two to share something with you (whoever "you" may be...). There is a friend I have that I met down here at SUU this year, and I have become good buddy-buddies with him. Last week he sent me a text when I was stressed and not up to par. All it had was this picture:

One simple picture. Yet it said so much. I love it! It was just what I needed that day (and gosh! It looks so much better blown up big on the computer compared to on my phone :)) This picture really made an impression on me. It got me thinking; I know that I am generally a happy person but I sometimes have my days, or am not the happiest when I'm stressed. I decided, "how neat would it be if I could live my life like this?? Always being happy and a light (example) to everyone around me every day, no matter the circumstance!?" I think that is how life should be lived, no matter how hard it may be. The world would be an even suckier place if we didn't have any "glow balls" about us! So my new goal right now for life is to be one of those glow balls--to always be carrying around a Pocketful of Sunshine to share with others. I want to make those dark, dreary, dull balls around me happier, just from knowing me....I wanna spread my light!