Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sabbath Thoughts.

Many people talk about how they feel insufficient all the time, especially here at BYU. It seems that everyone around you is better, even if you think you are good at something there is always someone that can do it better. I know I have felt this way, and I know many others have too because they fess up all the time (testimony meeting anyone…??) I was thinking about this today and I realized something: yes, that person may be better than me at that one particular thing, but guess what?
They can never BE ME.
No matter how hard they try. The Lord made me how I am suppose to be, and that person I am comparing myself to can never be what the Lord made ME to be. So it doesn’t matter if they got a better grade than me, or can play an instrument better than me, or can bust out a better dance move, I am who I am and I am proud of it.
So take time to thank the Lord today for making you you, and realize that no one can be as amazing at being you as you can.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Life of A Delta Employee's Daughter

Ok. I admit it. I am an airline brat. I can fly anywhere, anytime.
Its great.
But that’s not what I’m here to tell you.
I am here to tell you that in one weekend I went to St. George AND Atlanta, Georgia (that’s where I got the airline brat thing). Here is what I did:
Drove 3 hours
Hiked a mountain
No wait, hiked two mountains
Almost died on the second mountain
Drove 3 more hours
Slept for 2 Hours
Went to the Airport
Flew for 3 ½ hours
Partied it up in HOT-lanta
Polar-Bear swam in the pool
Got even less sleep
Flew 3 ½ more hours
Went straight to class

All in 3 days. I love my life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I get down on myself a lot because I feel like I am not a creative person. I can’t draw (unless you count stick figures), I can’t design anything to look cool, even my room decorations struggle. My lack of skill (p.s. that is also the title of an awesome song by The Early November) is extremely depressing, especially in the field I chose to enter into, and especially this semester at school.
I am an Elementary and Early Childhood Education major, and this semester is what is called the “arts” semester. I have to take dance. And drama. And music. And learn how to teach it all to children. Don’t get me wrong, its way fun, but it’s a TON of work. And especially so when I feel like I am lacking creative abilities. I not only have to learn how to teach these things, but I have to do it in a way that will be intriguing to children, while not loosing its academic edge. Sure, it sounds easy. IT”S NOT! For example, I spent a couple hours coming up with a lesson plan for teaching dance. A THREE MINUTE lesson plan. Not even a full lesson! That’s just a taste of what I do everyday.
But today I learned something very important. I CAN be creative. We watched the following video in one of my early childhood classes. It was definitely meant for me.
“Think again. And remember that you are a Spirit Daughter of the most creative being in the universe.”
I’ve been stressing a lot lately because I feel like I am insufficient in this major. I feel like because I thought I wasn’t creative, that I will never be able to be a good teacher. Heavenly Father reminded me today that because I am His daughter, I can be creative, I can be a good teacher. I may need His help, but I can do it all.
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