Thursday, January 27, 2011

For Ally

For all those who have never been to Rexburg before, they will have no idea what I will be talking about. However, if you have been to Antarctica or gone to hell when it was frozen, then you will have a better understand of my near death experience with Ally Wednesday morning. As you all know her and I have spent a whole lot of time together.. lately it has been early hours of the morning driving to school in Idaho Falls. This one particular Wednesday morning we were running ahead of schedule... for some odd reason. The roads were clear and dry...until... THEY WEREN'T!
The car in front of us was slowing down for an old man walking on the side of the street with his red reflectors on his hat and chest (so cute!) When Ally lost control! The car began to slide perpendicular to the road. Straight up 90 degree angles happened. We went from one side of the road to the other, about 3 or 4 times.
Words that came out of Ally's mouth "ok...ok...ok....we're ok..." So proud of her!
She has improved her driving skills since she let Jesus take the wheel on our way to the live nativity play in December. I know her heart was ponding, but I could not help but laugh. We survived! Our blessing of the ENTIRE day... if not the whole week... There were no cars coming.. in either direction. Which for that time in the morning, on a school day.. is a true miracle.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My life at a Glance

What has Poopsie been up to the past two and a half weeks? My first reaction is to say a whole lot of nothing! But that would not be true. And even though it is my blog, and I can do what ever I like, I wont lie. No reason to hide anything. So here are some of my "adventures."

This past saturday I competed in THE foursquare tournament on campus. Yes, I did say four square and yes, that is a game played in elementary school. (HEY! I'm going to be a teacher, I have all the excuses in the world). I showed up ready to have a good time, but oh boy did I come unprepared. These guys were legit! And yes, the majority of them were men. Intense men out to get everybody. My buddy Eric was the champion last semester and told me that I needed to be is heir. I was close... probably in the top ten... maybe. However, my competition was this one guy in my group (who ended up being Eric's roommate!). He was so out to get me! I know I'm cute and all, but holy brutal! I thought being a girl would give me an advantage.. try disadvantage! Ugh. He'd trick me and let me get all the way up to the queen square, then get me out and give some smarty pants remark like "sorry darling" or "better luck next time sweet cakes" or " If you win I'll let you take me out on a date." Where does this kid get off?! He was getting under my skin instantly. So you know what I did? Once I was out of lives (got killed) I kicked the ball and guess who it hit in the head? Yup, that cocky (not confident) kid. I smiled, did a shrug of innocence and walked off to change. Needless to say Eric texted me full of praise and compliments. I made him proud.

Monday (Presidents day) I went snowmobiling with a group of people from my ward. I was determined to go out and do something rather than sit and be sad (a little about that later). So we went. Let me tell you, it wasn't that fun. Yeah, I went out and socialized, but I was done after about 20 minutes. The snow had melted the day before, so it was wet... and cold. Which is a no bueno combination. Miserable a little. But I sucked it up and watched Veze (a boy) work his magic on every girl there ( I haven't decided if he is a smart kid or the girls are just idiots). Luckily I am a MILLION times smarter than any of the girls there and called him out on all his "tricks." Now I am on the "in" with him and know his secrets. Needless to say, the girls wish they could be me. But if any of you say Veze... you'd know it would be a step down for me =D Not to sound cocky... Let's call it confidence.

Next.. School! For one of my two classes, I get to go and be in the classroom all day, twice a week. Needless to say it has been rough for me. I am at a charter school which is great, but definitely has its challenges for me. Today (Monday) was a much better day, thanks to much prayer and support from special people in life. One of those perks is driving with Ally (holla) each day. We are both exhausted on our way there and exhausted on the way back. But luckily the way back seems so much shorter than the way there. Seriously, it really is!

I have a job! Yup. My last semester of school and I got a job. It has been a huge blessing in my life and I am grateful for all the one-on-one time I get with the most AMAZING teacher you will ever meet. Yes, Ally, be forever jealous. I made a whopping $84.48 dollars for 2 1/2 weeks worth of work, but hey! That is $84.48 richer than I was! It really is boring and sometimes I just want to look at here and say, "really?" but in the long run it will be helpful.

I've learned a lot about myself this semester. I've learned that I'm not perfect. Nor anywhere near it. I know we have all been there, but it hurts when you feel inadequate. For all you ladies, self-confidence decrease! Life is full of challenges and rough spots, but it is how you react, or don't react, that shows the world, and yourself, who you really are. A few words of Poopsie wisdom; Don't sit down and give up when it gets tough. Live life to the fullest. No limitations. Take risks. Be who you want to be, do what you feel is right, don't jump, when you only need to take a step.
During recess today I found this great quote. I have read it multiple times and want to share it with ya'll.

Face it, nobody owes you a living. What you achieve, or fail to achieve in your lifetime, is directly related to what you do, or fail to do. No one chooses their parents or childhood, but you can choose your own direction. Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome, but that, too, is relative to each individual. NOTHING IS CARVED IN STONE. You can change anything in you life, if you want to badly enough. Excuses are for LOSERS; those who take responsibility for their actions are the real winners of life. Winners meet life's challenges head on, knowing there are no guarantees, and give it all they've got. And never think it's too late or too early to begin. Time plays no favorites and will pass whether you act or not. TAKE CONTROL OF YOU LIFE. Dare to dream and take risks... COMPETE. If you aren't willing to work for your goals, don't expect others to. Believe in yourself!

Oh.. and Levi and I broke up
Life goes on

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I finally get it

Life is like a box of chocolates.... you never know what you're going to get =D I like what I have been getting lately.

p.s. Ally, you need to teach me how to make my fonts all different ways and arrange my pictures in a cool way. Bueno? Bueno!

p.s.s my fourth graders are great.... but my cooperative teacher... undecided.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Week of Classes

All I have to say about the first week of classes is emotional. Hard week. This next one will be better, I know it!
My advice to those who actual read my blog, be strong. Life likes to through new challenges at you when you least expect them, in ways you never thought could happen. Eye opening. The past five days have taught me a lot about myself. Self-evaluation is what some may like to call it, but I like to call it... growing up. I know I have always said that I am very mature and very grown up. Well... BIG SURPRISE.... growing up is a continuous thing. Ugh! Life never gets easier huh?
I know it is important to keep calm, shut off all the negative thoughts (you woman especially), keep a prayer in your heart, and those you love as close as you can.
Here's is to the next week, I know that it can only go up from here.

We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I want to be like..

In my travels over Christmas break I had much time on my hands to read a few of my friends' blogs. My all time favorite is Ally Mullin. I met her a year ago. Wow, I feel like she has been using me to save her a seat for much longer. Her blog is hilarious and if I knew how to put up a link I would. But I have decided that I want to blog like her. So Ally, I am going to give this a try. Random things and thoughts will be my first motive for posts.

First Ally-Inspired-Blog,

I have decided that Rexburg is a horrible place and I wish the sun would come and burn it down. It has not stopped snowing since I arrived this morning at 2 a.m. with Carol. It has not let up once. If there was something I could through a snowball at, that would cause it to stop snowing, I would!

When I got into my apartment I was greeted by a house full of snoring WOMAN! And me, being the lucky one, had the opportunity to sleep next to one on the couch. For those of you who have never been at my apartment, I have the best couch in Rexburg and it is flame resistant, so it wouldn't melt if this place was to be burned. Anyways, the woman on the couch, who I assumed was one of my roommates, ended up being on of their moms. Not only did a kick her in the middle of the night, but I might possibly has told her to shut up once or twice. Oops! Needless to say, we didn't make much eye contact this morning.

Other than that, I start classes tomorrow for my last semester of classes. That's right everybody.. I graduate April 9th!! Whoop whoop. Bitter Sweet for sure. Stressful, yes. But as Ally Mullin (my inspiration) would say, Keep Calm and Carry On.