10 First World Frustrations:

Getting all kinds of comfortable in bed and realizing you forgot to turn the hall light off, or grab the drink you left on the counter, or plug your phone in to the wall wayyyyyyyyyy over yonder. ( For girls or open-minded guys) Curling or straightening your hair and realizing the mechanism decided to turn off on you mid way through so you gotta’ go back and turn it back on and patiently wait for it to heat up again. Going to get ice and noticing there is none, so you have to pour yourself a sad, fridge-cold beverage that...

Im That Girl Now

I never thought Id be that girl. I didn’t ever want to be. I still don’t. But, it’s happening. Wanting something you cannot have can piss anyone off. Ironically, it makes you want that certain something even more. Why is that? Is it the rush of the chase? Is it the exhilaration of the forbidden? Whatever the case may be for me, I don’t like it. I find no rush in it, no  exhilaration. Just pure frustration. I lay in my room at night, always catching myself thinking about it. I have a quiet moment alone and moments later its...

Simpatico

I looked down to watch my step while listening to everyone’s footsteps pounding and scraping to find placement in the mushy-green rubble of the ground, while still trying to keep ahold of the pile of blankets weaved in between my arm and point my dim flashlight to the right spot in front of me, providing just enough light to insure my safety for my next step. There were fourteen of us, all girls, being led thru a narrow, rocky dirt path to the wide open grass hill, surrounded by tall oak trees, creating a small circle view of stars, as...

Try This

Running errands, late night school work, messy apartments, little money in your wallet, and prissy roommates that always seem to give you some kind of hard time. That’s an awful lot to take on in one day, isn’t it? Sure you can try just laying down, watching your favorite show or listening to your favorite music to calm you’re hectic mind. But, are you really relaxed? Or are you just floating around in ignorance and trying so hard to block out the fact that your mind and body are aching. Where is the relief? Where can you turn to, to...

Banana Flavored Pretzels

Im sitting here at my table listening to Coldplay’s song “Yellow” and its rushing back this vivid memory of my dad and I, when I was about 13 years old. We left to the “store” in my  most favorite car my family has ever temporarily had, a green Jeep Wrangler. My dad and I always left to the store together, not because he needed my assistance or he wanted me to push the cart, but because of the fun drives we would take before and after. He would blast Coldplay, Chris Cornell, or The White Stripes while we drove through...

People Change, People

People change. That’s how this life works. If people didn’t change, this life would be pointless. Life is meant for experiencing. You live and you learn. If people didn’t make mistakes and learn from those mistakes and shape their life and their decisions accordingly, they would be the same. If people didn’t have the opportunity or self capacity to change, life wouldn’t be life. Everything about nature revolves around changes and cycles. Without these cycles and changes, all things would cease to exist. My free ranged point that Im trying to make here, is that, people do and can change....

He Will Mold Your Life And Change Your Willing Heart

Moroni 10:32 helped me realize the intense beauty of coming unto Christ. He promises us eternal life and true purity and godliness that eventually lead to PERFECTION. I can’t fathom what being perfect will be like, but I imagine, of course, it will be the greatest most incomprehensible experience. There was a song in my last year of girls’ camp that stuck with me ever since I heard it, entitled “Come Unto Christ”. I believe it was that year’s youth theme song as well. And I remember the lyrics that explained, “He will mold your life and change your willing...

The A.M.

Its 3 o’clock in the morning. Im just laying here with my lamp still on. The bulb is probably so intensely hot that if you went close enough to it you could hear it simmer. Ive had that lamp on ALL day (needless to say). Im currently thinking about the meaning insomnia. Dictionary.com defines it as the “inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep;sleeplessness.” Now I know I am definitely an insomniac. I cant remember the last night where I actually fell asleep before 1am. Most people would say this is sad, or unfortunate....

The Beauty of Simplicity

I roll down the window and a gush of wind whirls at me, tossing my hair in fifty different directions. I shake my head and pick away every stray strand from my face. Once all cleared away, I am able to focus clearly on my view; the open road ahead of me and the beautiful scenery of continuing orchards stretching out-to what seems to be- infinity. A slight smile begins to form on my face when I realize that there are no cars ahead of me to block my view, no cars behind me to pressure me to press harder...