Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Dear Journal, Not only is today Sunday, one of my personal favorite days of the week, but today also marks three months that me and Trent have been dating. I can hardly believe it! Granted, he was in St Louis for about a month and a half of that time because of his summer job, but the fact still remains that I thought about him every day that he was gone and not a second went by where I wasn't thinking about wanting to be by his side. Ever since he has been home, life hasn't been perfect, but it has become glorified and that much sweeter. I rather enjoy the feeling of realizing that when it comes to relationships that you will never ever find yourself a perfect person to be with. You may be perfect for each other, but you are still both human and completely vulnerable to make mistakes. Perhaps the greatest joy I have found, however, is being able to care about someone and in turn have them care about me even through the mistakes, and the screw ups, and the ups and downs.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ten thousand yeaaaaarrrrssss! Can give you such a crick in the neck! No, it has only been just over a year. But that is still a very long time to not post a darn thing! So here we go! Dear September 8, 2012: It is seriously incredible to look at life in one year, and examine it and see how much it has changed the world around you, and most importantly how it has changed you as a person. This past year threw a lot of twists and turns and ups and downs and all arounds. There were times where all I could do was hold on for dear life, and hope that I would be able to make it through, even if I had my eyes squeezed shut just like on a roller coaster,or had my hands in the air while I screamed. This past year has taught me more than I could possibly put into words in one post. I only hope that even a fragment of what I have learned will be reflected in what I write from now on. A very wise woman once said that "Girls are poison until they are about 20." I think she was right! It's incredible thinking about how much I have learned about myself in the past few years, and feeling like now I can take on the world in a much more positive and optimistic way. Watch out world, this 20 year old has a grip on who she is. Here I come! This past year saw a lot of great times. I was in a few different shows, per the normal routine for me, my favorite production having to be Little Women. I found myself very blessed to have the opportunity to play the role of Beth, and in turn learn a lot of life lessons about the way we look at life, and the capability to love and serve others with all of our hearts. I'm not much of a reader, but music has clearly been something that always speaks to me. So when I found out that Little Women was now a musical, I couldnt wait to hear the music and see the story brought to life. Without fail, I fell in love with the story and lived every moment of the run of that show to the very end. I still carry the message and lessons that I learned in my heart.