Monday, February 20, 2012


I'm procrastinating reading papers for my readings in biotechnology class. I don't care about biofuels or the genetics of rice. I don't want to read about you!!

I found another "sometimes" post. So I'm doing that instead. Enjoy.


It's hard for me to read papers I have no interest in whatsoever. (biofuels and plants!!!)

I'm reminded of how much I love my friends when they don't think I'm insane when I turn into my crazy, late-night, exhausted self. 

I feel self-conscious when I lead the music in church

I am mildly dishonest when I hide what I really think about some things.

I can't imagine a world without summer. I can't wait, I'm so done with winter. 

I'm surprised that I still have hope for some things. 

I get a little too easily wrapped up in checking my email for news from schools.   

I indulge in guilty pleasures like watching Once Upon a Time and eating far too many treats.  

I wish all things in life were as wonderful as a sunny day with the whisper of spring in the air.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

happy feb 18!

Today has been a great day. I worked on my talk for church tomorrow and played ultimate. I also had a ton of fun with friends last night.

I've been feeling pretty lucky the last month. (Minus the four days this week where I was a complete and utter stress case). Here's why:

  • I got a scholarship from Myriad genetics. Keith nominated me and I had no idea. Here's a picture they sent with the thank you letter:

  • I went to Michigan and got to see Chelsea, play whirlyball, and experience my first interview weekend (I got rejected but, oh well)
  • I went to New York City. I interviewed at Columbia and didn't like it AT ALL. But, I hung out with Brittnee, went to Mary Poppins, went to the Met, ate NY pizza & cheesecake, and took in the wonder of NYC.
  • North Carolina. I LOVED UNC! The campus is beautiful, the people are nice, the apartments are reasonably priced and nice, the research and faculty are awesome, and there are a good number of church members. Now, if they could just give me their admission decision, that'd be great! 
  • Boston. Our hotel had rubber ducks. AWESOME. I wasn't super impressed by the program at Boston University, but I met some awesome people.
  • I was awarded an ORCA grant.
  • My friends are amazing.
  • I am increasingly grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I know it is true and I cannot imagine life without it. 
  • My brothers are the best missionaries out there. 
  • My parents are an amazing strength to me. I'm so glad they are always there to listen to me and calm my stressed mind. 
  • I can run, play frisbee, eat, and I live in a safe place with a roof over my head.
What else can a girl ask for??