Friday, February 25, 2011

got my hair did.

So, I got my hair done today!! My sister Becca told me this weekend that it looked gross. And she was right. My hair has gotten SO LONG in the past few months that it was super scraggly at the ends. Besides, I did my annual dye-it-black-and-let-it-fade-to-my-natural-color thing at Thanksgiving, and it had faded weird.
I got it done today! And the coloring is a little wild, but I'm obsessed with it. Hooray for changing it up a little!


I need to start documenting my life in the form of photos.


Hit the Reset Button!

My family is incredible.

I think that is pretty much the sentence to sum up last weekend with my mom's side of the family in
{Brian Head, UT}
It was so fun! Despite getting a minor concussion on the first run of the first day of snowboarding, getting basically snowed in on the second day, and getting a fatty snowball to the face at an impromptu snowball fight on the third day (I was an innocent bystander, with cotton leggings and a snow coat on, filming the thing), this weekend was a much-needed break from the sad funk I had been in.

After going through a very saddening (but necessary) break up a couple of weeks ago, I had been in a sort of strange state. I had pretty much been in one relationship or another for the past year, so consequently I have lost regular touch with many of my regular friends. While I very much miss them, I haven't felt too up to the task of regaining those friends yet. So, I have had a lot of alone time and not much to do with it. (Que finding new shows to watch on Hulu)...

{But this weekend was exactly what I needed!!!}

With my obscenely incredible family surrounding me, lifting each other up and generally just being awesome, I was reminded of what I am striving to achieve in my life - the ultimate source of happiness and progression - obedience and a commitment to the Lord. How lucky am I that I have such amazing examples surrounding me! I am back on track, I am actually doing school work, and I cleaned my room. Not bad (ask my mom how significant the cleaning my room part is).

Anyway, just a little {{THANK YOU}} to my family, to the way they strive to live their lives, and to the way they inspire and encourage me to be the best I can. And ESPECIALLY to my {GRANDMA SEDGWICK} for putting it all together and for her wonderful example - she's going on a mission! What an amazing legacy! I'm just lucky to be her progeny. Way to go, Gram, you're incredible!!!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Can't I Leave Yet?

So, I'm sitting in the library, trying to get some studying/homework done, but all I can think about is my family's trip to Brian Head this weekend! Seriously, all that stands between me and that weekend is tomorrow and everything I need to prepare for it.... which happens to include my first exam of the semester. I don't know how all of my classes went this long without a single exam, so I should feel lucky, but did it have to start TOMORROW? Come on. All I want to do is go to class tomorrow and feel free and easy and then drive on down to meet up with the fam, but NO, I must take an exam. Boo. My motivation is waning. Well, according to a previous post, it has been waning for about 6 months now. On top of it, this exam is for my Political Science 110 class - a prerequisite to my major (I am in my second-to-last semester) and I have taken entire courses on some of the topics in this class. So naturally, I feel like it's not my most interesting or productive class. Alas, I must endure. I think it's just so bad because I am so excited to see my fam.
Man, they're great.

Now, before you start to think that I am hopeless and I won't get through this winter (which is not really a crazy notion and I've thought that myself from time to time), I will share ONE ray of light in the midst of this freshman-level-ridden, snow-storm-darkened semester...

My roommates and I bought plane tickets to HAWAII this week!!!

hooray!! I am seriously SO STOKED for this trip. The prospect of going back to beautiful...

...will help me prevail over this wretched time of year they call ...winter... And who knows, maybe I'll have made some progress by the time we go and have someone to miss back home... should I be looking forward to that too this semester? ...maybe not. I guess only time will tell... Until then, this actual double rainbow (which I captured during our family Thanksgiving 2010 trip) is what I actually know is in store for me. Not too shabby.

New Resolve!

I realize that my posts for the past year have been very few and very far between. That is going to change. Though nothing super exciting happens in my life, my sisters and mother (love you guys) like to live through me. So, my new goal is to make this blog a frequent outlet and updater... like it was meant to be in the first place haha. Stay tuned!