Friday, October 30, 2009

I have no time left

I've come to a point this semester. I am ridiculously overwhelmed but I keep eeking by okay. Anyways, I just can't figure out what to do next and I can't concentrate and I feel so behind that I am so stressed that I can't do anything, so I do nothing. Productivity at its finest. Okay, okay, so it's not nothing -- I'm just blogging and working extra hours at work. Because my physical science is so boring. Anyone who knows me well will know why I can't do my physical science. We just started a new section. Can anyone guess what it is?

P.S. I sound like I'm terribly behind, but for most normal college students, it's not behind. It's completely on top of things. I just like being at least a few days ahead in my classwork and homework, but I'm not ahead. That's what bothers me.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


So, I just got a promotion at work! I'm now a student manager! YAY! I'm excited. Now if I can just stop taking advantage of more opportunities and spend time with Clayton and call my family and friends every once in a while, I'd be doing really well! :-) Anyways, I'm super duper excited.

Also, the weirdest thing happened this morning. My usual routine is: my alarm goes off at 6, and I get up at 6:30 (Clayton really appreciates that). I get ready for school, eat breakfast, and finish up homework, then crawl back in bed for five minutes at 7:30 so that I can try to get feeling back into my freezing fingers (I'm always freezing in the morning). I drag Clayton out of bed so he can drive me to school, and I'm at my Chinese class by 8. Well, this morning I was doing homework at the kitchen table and Clayton walked out at 7:15. It was the strangest thing. I've never seen him get up just because he wanted to before 9. And you know what? He said he liked it.

Oh yeah, our date was awesome last weekend. We went to five guys and the haunted forest, and I barely got scared. (Because Clayton pushed me through everything and got in between me and the "monsters"). Anyway, a great time was had by all. We've been trying to make friends, so we had a guy I know from work bring a date. Now we're setting the same guy up with a girl from Clayton's work to play games with us on Saturday. If only we could make friends with people that were already couples... Oh well.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I am so so so excited! I was selected as an arts bridge scholar for this winter, which means I will working with an elementary school teacher to create a project and integrate dance into her curriculum. I'll go once a week for an hour to work with the kids and I am just so excited! I never thought I'd make it. :-)

Also, Clayton is now feeling better. And that is such a blessing! I am not good at taking care of a sick husband, going to work, and getting my schoolwork done. It's just too much. But it looks like the combination of a day of laying around last sunday and taking the five medicines and vitamins I bought him at midnight Saturday did the trick. And I am so grateful I haven't caught it.

Finally, Clayton and I are going on a date tonight. After we watch the football game and go to the temple, we're going out to dinner and to the haunted forest. I am excited. I'll let you know how it goes. Probably next month when I once again find the time to blog... :-)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


First of all, I'm really not sure what in Utah I'm allergic to. I've just had a stuffed up nose since the day before the wedding and got tired of it so I went to the doctor. She said it takes 1 1/2 to 2 years in a place before you develop allergies. I've been here a little over 2 years and the flonase is helping. So, it's probably something in the air -- but I am not so curious as to go get tested to figure it out.

Also, I just wanted to get on my blog and write about how thankful I am for my body. I had some auditions today and didn't make it. :-( But it got me to thinking about reasons to be happy.

1. I can still spend the little bit of time I have everyday with Clayton instead of giving up even more time to rehearsals.

2. I am a dance major! That in and of itself is a privilege!

3. I ran 2 1/4 miles today and stopped because I had to go and meet Clayton -- not because I was tired.

4. I get to keep this body forever, so now I have the opportunity to explore what incredible things my body can do and understand more fully how body and soul are one.

That's just what's currently on my mind. Musings of a dancer that uses and abuses every muscle in her body on a daily basis. However, my body is my job, my homework, and what gives me what I love. I've gathered it's not the same for everyone... :-)

Why do people hate their bodies? Our culture has a mindset of being a mind and a body. Why not love your body and learn about it and care about it? Isn't it the whole purpose of being alive in the first place? But the devil does like to put down what matters most. The obesity problem is not only a health epidemic, but a spiritual epidemic. The farther your head gets from your body, the less you'll care about taking care of this great gift.

Trust me, I know life is busy, but your body is what you live life in. Why not love it?