Friday, April 23, 2010

American Honey

I keep on getting these new theme songs.
Right now, my theme song is American Honey, by Lady Antebellum. It's at the bottom of my playlist on the right of this page if you'd like to listen to it..

Well, today as I listened to this song, one of the sentences stuck out at me... where it says, ".. She couldn't wait to get goin', but wasn't quite ready to leave.."

I know how this feels.
I can't wait to get going.
There are a lot of reasons for this...
I sometimes feel like real life will start when I get going.
["Get going" can be defined as moving to a University. Living away from home. Growing up.]
Sometimes, I get lonely.
I imagine moving away as something that will magically give me close more permanent friends again.
I sometimes fear that me not 'going' has made me miss out on valuable growing up experiences.
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I get so, SO antsy in this small town life.

But the thing is... I know I'm not ready to leave.
Every day, I find I've been blessed for staying in Jerome.
I know this is where the Lord would have me be, for this bit of time.
I have some 'growing up' to do here.
I need my family.
There are people here that will help me to become the best Becca I can be.
There is still a lot to learn.
Patience, for example. :]

I know the Lord would have me be here.

Now this is where choice comes in.
I am going to choose to remember my Heavenly Father, and my family. They love me. :) I know it. I also am going to choose to love wherever I am. I may get lonely, and antsy, and want to get going... But I know I'm not ready to leave.
I've got things to do still, and a lot to learn.

This is going to be a party. :]
Because I am choosing it.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Copy Cat. (With a few additions :] )

As many of you know... My whole life, I've wanted to be just like my older sister Mary. Why? Who knows?! That's a mystery to us all. JOKE! ;)

WELL. There are a lot of reasons. Mary is....
Beautiful. She loves people pretttty unconditionally. She is very creative. She's interested in learning new things. Coloring. Doing handstands. Writing. Art. Music. She wishes her life could be a musical, and sometimes it is. She likes to pretend she can dance. She will forever be a five yearold at heart, and the most important things in her life are her family (I'm included there) and her Savior. Really, ask her, and she'll tell you how it is. Okay, okay, and maybe London too.

So! Back to me wanting to be like Mary... Sometimes, I act on that desire, and SOMETIMES, it's called being a copy cat. Like now. If you look at 'Mary Christine's blog on the right side of this very page, you'll find out why I'm a copy cat. ;)

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One year, seven months, and twenty-eight days. That's how long I've been living in the Magic Valley.

Things I didn't expect to fall madly in love with:
1. The stars at night.
2.Sllllllllloooowwww traffic.
3. The odd smell of the country :S (Don't hold that against me!)
4. Squirrels. Everywhere.
5. Everybody going to every game even when they aren't related to anyone playing.
6. My 80's home.
7. Falling asleep on the back porch.
8. My parents knowing EVERYBODY. (All my friend's parents)
9. My mom being a teacher for my senior year of high school.
10. Beautiful fields full of wheat, and corn, and barley, and potatoes, and everything else they grow out here.
11.The Twin Falls Temple.
12. The sunsets.
13. My family.
14. The College of Southern Idaho (Sometimes :] )
15. Five dads. Sometimes six, and sometimes even seven!
16. Rocky Top Cloggers
17. 50 cents for allowance.
18. Napping on Gma's couch.


Things I didn't expect to miss:
1. Playing in the park.
2. The Jordan Parkway.
3.Going on dates sometimes twice a week.
4. School Spirit.
5. Holding hands with girls in friendship.
6. Living in a circle, (Coldesac?)
7. Not having to explain my humor.
8. Three musketeers, dynamic duos, soul mates, being in a 'sisterhood', triplets, quadruplets, partners in crime.
9. Gazebos
10. Having a smaller house and falling asleep in the very middle of it.
11. 'Ratio' discussions in Sunday school
12. Competittttiiiivvvvve clogging.
13. Sharing a room.


Things I surprisingly don't miss:
1. The IMAX theatre.
2. Shopping places alllll over.
3. Eh, lets be honest. I surprisingly don't' miss some people :)
4. Being younger than 18
5. Club fees.
6. Jamba Juice. (Well, sometimes I do, but if I don't think about it, it's alllll good.)
7. Being soooo busy and spread soooo thin.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another New Post

Sometimes... I feel a little obligated to blog. You ask Why? Well, I honestly don't know. I could begin to analyze this. ... . But I'll spare you. :) ALSO - My apologies if it's scattered and hard to follow. I guess if you don't like it it's your fault for reading it, eh? :)

I just got finished writing Mary a novel of an email. In it, I said, "...What else shall I tell you....? School is going well. It's pretty tough. Just because I'm a busy girl and it's a pretty tough task finding the time for all I would like to do. I also realllllly like not going to class. That can be a problem. I'm going to run a 5k tomorrow at 9:am to make up two absences for my triathlon class.. I love our family. I miss them. I'm barely home and I DON'T LIKE THAT. I'm not home, because I'm always working or schooling or instituting or ambassadoring. LIFE! It's a beast, but Mary, I love it. :) I love you."

That's what has been mostly on my mind these days.
School=Hard work.
Time=Not enough to go around.
Attendance=I could definitely do better.
Family=I miss them a lot. Even though we sleep in the same house.
Life=It's a beast, but I love it.

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That's a little of how I feel today.
Overwhelmed.
I shouldn't let these silly stresses get to me. After all, the sun is shining again, and daffodils are in bloom. :)

Life is beautiful.















This photo is brought to you, by me, from the lovely Himalaya Mountains in Chamba, India. November, 2009.