Thursday, November 20, 2014

Latest Thoughts 

Obviously this is a broad generalization. 

        As I have grown older I have come to some conclusions. 1- Everyone acts like they know what they are doing 2- No one knows what they are doing.  I think we all need to do a better job of remember these things. We expect others to forgive us, that we are human and make mistakes. But when it comes to others we cannot remember that they make mistakes. Everyone else is figuring this life thing out too.  This can be translated to relationships as well. We are all figuring this stuff out too. 

        I pose this question: If girls want a great guy to take care of them, and for them to learn and grow with. Why do they choose to share their life with these "project men" when there are better men out there. But most of the better man out their are forced to act like project men, because "if you let on that you like a girl they will freak out."  I think we are to the age where we need to be straight forward with people. If you like someone show it. Don't act like you don't, and hope that they might pick up on your "hints". You want something go get it. You guys want to know a secret everyone is scared. There it is out there. So now that we all know that, lets all stop acting they way were are and progress. 

       I will address a lot of this later in my Book. But I wanted to get some of it off my chest so I could go to sleep tonight. I accept that my gender hasn't made it the easiest on women, but I don't think playing games is the way to solve that. 

       Anyone who reads this feel free to give constructive criticism.  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Be who you are

Lately as I look around I get a sense that people feel the need to be someone they are not. Like someone is forcing them. Maybe because they feel it from society or something like that. But I am here to say that you have to be who you are. You can't do something, then do another thing. I understand progressing and always moving forward and things like that, but you can't use that as a crutch. Just like you can't party on Saturday and then going to church on Sunday. There are ramifications for all of our actions. Going to BYU-I right now I seem to hear a lot about the honor code, and how its out of date, and that these are different times. But i am on the side that, hey if i can do it anyone can. I am not the best at following rules. Also if you don't want to follow the rules, then you don't have to attend this school. Again no one is forcing you, its all about the choices you make. The only person who can force you to do anything is yourself. Its just like Religion all of the commandments we have are there for a reason and even though we don't understand them all right now there are reasons for them. 

Another view of this is isn't there more important things in this life to worry about than honor code, or what people are doing. Like being grateful for the simple blessings we have since we live where we do. Or the fact that we have such great schools in every state to attend, to help us better ourselves and our minds. I would say that my generation is getting to the point where we are so blessed that we forget how much we really have. Nothing lasts forever. So lets all be more grateful for the simple blessings that we all have, And BE WHO YOU ARE. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

             Some recent thoughts on life. 1- You have to learn to find the joy in small things. For example I have found happiness in just feeling the sun. It's the small things in life that keep us going. People plan these huge adventures and all this big events to make them happy, but in reality its just simple things that can help people become happier. Even when I hear a good song on my Ipod, its can change my whole mood. Most of the time it takes me back to a happier moment in my life.   Mostly I have realized that its about time. People make time for the things they care about most in life, whether its sports, relationships, or friends. The older I get the more I realize this. 

2- People are afraid. People are afraid of way to much in life. They are afraid of things that will make them happy. For some reason opportunities arrive to people and people recognize them. But then they self sabotage their situations. I realize that its almost too good to be true so they make it that way. LIfe doesn't have to be complicated but we make it that way.  When you stop expecting people and situations to be perfect, you can start to appreciate them for who and what they are. Situations are rarely perfect. But that doesn't mean you just stop. You can always change your situations. It makes me sad when people tell me they have done things wrong in their life, and you can see so much guilt in their eyes. Little secret for everyone. We all have, and if you haven't then I want to learn your secret. If we have made a mistake in our lives and all hope is lost then that would be very depressing. Luckily we have the Atonement.  One lesson that I have to keep re-learning is that we might know what we want. But God knows what we need. He also knows when we need it. You can't let your fear control your life.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

Puzzle Pieces

                    Its weird how things just kind of happen. We plan our lives out, but usually most of those plans don't happen. Or they don't happen the way we think. But the more my life has gone on the more I have learned to trust in God. I was planning on going to Utah State University. But I have recently figured out that it is a little out of price range. So I have decided to live at home this Summer, and hopefully work the same job I did last summer. I have learned that when you just go with the flow life is a lot easier. Even though this past year at Snow hasn't been the easiest I have learned some great life lessons here. I have also made some friends that I think I will have for a while. I have learned that you have to take time now to do the things you want to while you can. I want to take advantage of life while I can. This past weekend I took a trip to a place called Coyote Gultch. It was an awesome experience. I learned how much I have grown as a person, and how much love I have gained for nature. My group had a good amount of time to talk while we were down there. We talked a lot about money and jobs, and life. But I realized that you can make a ton of money doing something your good at, or you can make a decent amount and love what you do. The point of this whole rambling is that I have slowly come to learn what I want to do with my life......kind of. I know I want to be outside in Nature, and be able to teach people. So I have decided to get a degree in Outdoor Recreation. I have also decided to go back to Utah Valley University to do it. Now I didn't plan any of this months ago, it just kind of fell into place. I am grateful for everything I have learned at snow. It has changed me for the better.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reflection on Snow College


    My time at Snow college is ending, and many people I meet are sad for their time to end. I am not sure how I feel. There are a lot of things about this place that I love, and there are a lot things I don't. I feel like a large amount of the people here still have not moved on in life. Many they still have their same mentalities of high school. That is where I have a hard time connecting with them. I never really felt like I connected with most of my high school peers in high school, so I am defiantly not going to identify with them five years later. I never bought into the whole hormone driven social events. I would rather actually get to know someone. But it still amazes me when I observe how people interact with each other, and I don't understand. Life is just a game to people and they don't understand that its a serious issue. I know we live in Utah where everything is "fine" but really there are things that are bigger than ourselves. But off of that I have enjoyed my time at Snow College. I have learned a multitude of lessons both academically, and socially. I have grown so much in the past year. With all the disappointment just comes another lesson I have learned, and I am stronger for it. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I have come to notice recently how addicted people have become to their devices. Like phones, tablets, and things like that. I noticed this because I was like that. I was constantly thinking about other things, not where I was or what I was doing. I have recently moved a "dumb phone" and I like it a lot more. I feel like I am more connected to the world. Most of the things that are on these devices just are time wasters, ya they might be fun but think about what you can accomplish without these distractions. I see people walking ignoring all the great things around them. I think all these devices are doing are hurting us. Yes there are great benefits to them, but I think they do more harm then good. I will sit in a room watching television with friends and everyone will be on some kind of device. Company's say these things with bring us closer together and connect better, but I just see a lot of people becoming dependent on them, and loosing social skills. I also believe that these devices are not helping us to become smarter, I think they are just hurting us. I am not saying technology is even, I have just come to realize that we all could use a little less technology in our lives. People got along without before so I think we could now.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Lately my life has become super busy. It seems like lately all i do it just homework or work. But this brings me to my main point. You have to learn to enjoy the small things in life.  I have always been told this, as well has read it. But recently I have come to really understand this. I have found that the best moments in my life are when I am simply just listening to music and walking to or from class. Or another one of the great parts of my days is when I am just thinking about life, and what I want out of it. I am grateful that I am at this point in my life where I can still choose the direction my life will go. Now I am not saying that you should just settle in life. But I am saying that you should realize the the simplest things in life can be the greatest. I watched a movie the other day called The Secret life of Walter Mitty. If you have not seen this show I HIGHLY recommend it. I have watched it three times this past week. It is a simple movie but has a great message. You have to be able to go after your dreams, and do what makes you happy.  

“Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.” Gordon B. Hinckley