December 16, 2011

bipolar yes.

 Not kidding when I say I am screwed for my finals tomorrow. I attempt to study and my mind immediately wanders to the fact that I will be home in 2 days/I will be leaving in 2 days. I have never been more reluctant to leave something behind. Yet, at the same time I have never been more excited for something! I am going HOME. And I won't be coming back.. Yeah call me bipolar?
 Seriously, Hawaii has been the greatest experience. I miss it already..

December 11, 2011


Today was my last Sunday here. I am going to miss this soso much, it's not even funny. And yes, I did tear up when they made everyone who's leaving get up on the stage in sacrament meeting and they sang to us this aloha song (not sure what it's called). They had us stand in a line afterwards and the bishop, followed by a bijillion members of the ward, put necklaces around our necks and smothered us in hugs and kisses. (sidenote: I LOVE it here when the boys from other cultures kiss you on the cheek as they go in for a hug. Definitely still catches me off guard, but it is the sweetest) And then again they sang to us in relief society "God Be with you Til We Meet Again". Hawaii has been the most amazing experience and it will always hold a place deep in my heart. 
 Love my sweet neighbor.
By the way, Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas) soon.

Oh and I went to my first surf comp! It was soo sick.
 Kelly Slater paddled up right next to us!
I seriously miss this already.

ps funny freaking story. LINDSAY LOHAN went to a BYUH house party last night.. and got her purse stolen? Haha I SO wish I had been social and went.

December 8, 2011

Cheers on every runner!

"Brothers and sisters, I testify that no one of us is less treasured or cherished of God than another. I testify that He loves each of us—insecurities, anxieties, self-image, and all. He doesn’t measure our talents or our looks; He doesn’t measure our professions or our possessions. He cheers on every runner, calling out that the race is against sin, not against each other."

Jeffrey R. Holland
April 2002

December 3, 2011

B E A utiful

It is a Friday night and wanna know what I'm up to? Just jammin out to Christmas music, eating my lunchable, with my hair on top of my head, in my room. Christmas music makes me so incredibly happy. Lunchables are childhood in a box. Yes I spoiled myself and bought a lunchable and an apple for dindin because the caf was BEYOND foul tonight. So I made Chanel come to foodland with me. BTW, don't feel bad for me that I am not out partying because it is by choice.... and maybe I'll go out later, maybe not. Haha I am so lame whatever.

Today's funnies:

-I am just getting over a cold and you know how your voice will randomly disappear post-sickness? Wellll, today I held the door open for this kid that was right behind me (mind you he was really attractive) and he said "hey thanks!" and I said "....squeak" yeah all that came out was a squeak. He smiled and went his way.

-This morning in biology, this girl came in SUPER late and tripped over the piano bench (I am a terrible person and find humor in injuries and embarrassing moments)

-When we had just got to the beach we hadn't seen anybody laying out, Chanel let out the most obnoxious screech and  "AHHHH BEAUTIFUL" and then we realized the soccer girls were like a foot away and acted so annoyed (oh the SOCCER GIRLS...they are the only people at BYUH that I've met and aren't very nice. Trust me I have made a goal to be on good terms with everyone and they have been straight up snobs. No offense ladies) But anyways, we smiled and went our way. And BUSTED UP LAUGHING afterwards.

-Coming back from the beach, Chanel and I always ride our bikes opposite ways and yell our next plans as we are departing. Soooo I said (too loud) CHANT LIBRARY TONIGHT! She didn't answer so I said CHANEL LIB TONIGHT K SEE YA! I forgot it was Friday and everyone in the courtyard was probably thinking losers. And our friend Jon was RIGHT there (who had made us pinky promise to come to his party tonight) Friday night schmiday night, I'll go to the library when I want to people. (Or I will stay home, eat my lunchable, and blog..)

-I like to sit by myself in the caf. Trust me the "meeting new people every single meal small talk" gets old FAST. So for lunch I went to sit down at my usual table and this guy I've never met was like "hey will you sit with us?" Strong accent btw so it took me a minute to understand what he said. I went and sat with him and his friend and within two minutes of talking to him I was majorly creeped out. After finding out I was transferring next semester, he asked "Will you stay if you get a boyfriend?". (He had already directed the conversation to marriage mutiple times also) I just laughed... He then would not leave me alone. He walked me back to hale 3 and would not leave. He said we are going out before I leave. Oh joy! He looks like he is 45 in case you were wondering. Oh and he is from New Guinea. (you meet people from the raddest places here. I LOVE IT)

Wellp my lunchable is gone and I have written a great deal more than I had anticipated. So I better get on fb, listen to more christmas music, and POSSIBLY make plans. Good night!

December 1, 2011


I think one lesson I have learned in college is PATIENCE. I must apologize for my last few depressing posts. Yes it was Thanksgiving, yes I was homesick. But, I have learned to be patient in tough times. I learned to be patient when I had no friends, no roommate, and was too homesick to call home. I learned to be patient when I felt alone. I learned to be patient when all I ate was granola all week because the caf food SUCKS. Patience is required, even living in paradise.

"Patience is a virtue"

Thanksgiving was an interesting one.. I woke up (emotional wreck thinking of home), packed for the weekend, then I went to watch Pirates with the ward. After that, we walked over to the stake center for our Thanksgiving dinner! To be honest, the food was much much better than I expected. (It was catered by the caf).. The weirdest part was that the majority of the people there, were people I had never even met before (people that aren't really in my ward). So basically I was with my friend that was visiting and a bijillion strangers. I had to force myself not to think of my family and the yummy foods we always have. (Couldn't help but criticize the mashed potatoes as I compared them to my Uncle Ken's).. Interesting first Thanksgiving away from home.

I'm embarrassed to admit that throughout all of that I just kept thinking "I can not wait for this day to be OVER". But my day was turned around as we left for Waikiki! 
 FOREVER GRATEFUL for this shopping cart.
 Bus, bus, and more bus.
 More waiting for bus!
 Black Friday.
 Massage train.

We got to shower with no shoes on! We slept in comfy beds. We ate real food. We laughed the entire weekend. We shopped. I am forever thankful for these girls for inviting me! BTW the girls that went were Blakely, Sam, and Roxy. (and Chanel came Saturday night). I have made such good friends here and have had soo many good times. Only 2 more weeks.... bittersweet.