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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Craziness Behind the Smile

I'm sitting here tonight in my room watching a movie and I decided to make a list of random facts about myself... I don't know why I want to do this so bad but here I go. Some of these you might already know if you know me but some of these I don't share very often to people so maybe you can learn something about me and my crazy.

1. moving into my nanny job will be my 23rd move
2. I went to 11 different schools including 6 elementary schools 2 middle schools and 3 High schools (I understand the new kid! be their friend!)
3. I am afraid of becoming boring if I only stay in one place for the rest of my life even though I know so many people who are not boring and they have stayed put forever.
4. I have an obsession with Harry Potter. 
5. I am reading the second book right now.
6. I sometimes cast Harry Potter spells when I want to be lazy. Like when I want to turn on the light when I wake up I sometimes whisper lumos and if I lose something I normally end up saying accio a lot because its something to say.
7. I love the day its when the sun is out and I love the bright shiny sun.
8. I would be afraid to walk around at night if it weren't for the moon and the stars. They make me feel safe.
9. I am FREAKISHLY ticklish. It is so bad!
10. I want to speak at least 5 languages fluently at one point in time.
11. I am working on my 3rd language.
12. I want to touch every continent including Antarctica. there are cruises there I checked.
13. I cry at movies.
14. I cry when I am sad.
15. I cry when I am happy.
16. I cry when I yawn.
17. I cry when I feel any sort of over whelming emotion (yawning is not an emotion I know).
18. I am a very emotional person.
19. I cry a lot.
20. I love sad movies even though they make me cry ( I watch them when I'm alone in my room so no one feels uncomfortable)
21. I love country music.
22. I am afraid of being in a place where I have no one I can trust where I have no friends or anyone to care about me or for me to care about. I don't want to be alone.
23. I am afraid of commitment.
24. The longest I have known someone and I have talked to them constantly and hung out with them and were their friend was three years.
25. I have never been romantically involved with anyone in any way.
26. I love to dance around the kitchen when I do the dishes or when I cook.
27. I don't like getting help from people but I force people to let me help them sometimes.
28. My most recent favorite song is Anchor by Mindy Gledhill. It reminds me off all the friends I have had in my life that helped anchor me.
29. I collect hats.
30. My favorite movie changes all the time.
31. My favorite right now is Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium or maybe its Eldorado... or Nemo... I don't know...
32. I love to walk in the rain in my rainboots with my matching umbrella it makes me happy.
33. I love politics.
34. No matter their views I can't help but be a little proud when I see someone stand for something they believe in.
35. My whole life I told people my favorite color was red because its my initials... I recently found out that I really like teal more...
36. I sometimes make plans and I expect them to change or fall through... It makes me feel better though that I planned something.
37. The best part of my job is that I get to act like a kid without people rolling their eyes or looking at me funny.
38. If I had a son an daughter I would name them Charlotte (nick name Charlie) and Jude.
39. I love adrenalin rushes like jumping off of a cliff or roller coasters or doing really crazy fun things.
40. I hate driving fast.
41. I like to do things on my own because I don't want to give other people the opportunity to let me down because that is always makes me feel bad.
42. I LOVE dunking Oreo's in milk.
43. I am a loyalist. I will follow the person or the group I love until the end.
44. I try to always be happy because someone once told me to smile even when I am not happy because It makes you happier. That person was right.
45. When I write in my journal I write it to Anne Frank because she inspired me to write in my journal.
46. I aspire to do and be lots of things because one of them has to work out eventually even if some of them don't work out.
47. If I wrote a book I would end it with a sunrise because endings are just disguised beginnings.
48. I don't like to take my time on books because I think of books like movies and I hate pausing the movie lots of times why would I want to stop reading my book.
49. Sometimes I need to be reminded that people want to be my friend and they don't just pity me because I am the weird kid.
50. I love personality tests. I am an ENFJ on the Meyers Briggs test and a Yellow in the color test.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Beliefs

What I believe in:
  • Religion:
    •  Jesus Christ is the savior of the world
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church on the earth today.
    • Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and he translated gold plates with the power of God. That translation is the Book of Mormon.
    • The Book of Mormon is the word of God.
    • The Bible is also the word of God. As long as it is translated correctly. I believe the best translation in English is the King James version.
    • There are Prophets and Apostles on the earth today.
    • We are all spiritual children of God.
    • God loves all of his children. (any questions push the big orange button or go to mormon.org)
  • Politics:
    • Freedom of Speech even if the public don't like what they hear.
    • The Constitution. It has not failed us yet lets keep it going strong.
    • Small government. The national government should not create mandates for the whole country. if a state wants to create a law they should do it so you can leave the state if you don't agree with it.
    • We should take care of our planet.
    • We should listen to the real professionals and not politicians.
  • Life
    • Smiling is the best medicine.
    • Music is the food of love.
    • Its important to laugh at yourself.
    • Growing up is something you can always procrastinate.
    • you should always have friends that lift you higher but who also anchor you.
    • not being afraid to live.
    • twirling.
    • making sure the song stuck your head is good to dance too.
    • Experience life and learn as you go. What we learn and our experiences are all that we take out of this life.
These are mine. I am not forcing them on people. I just felt like listing them today.
Remember: A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. -Mitch Hedberg
see you later!
Rachel

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is as close to home as it gets!

Well I'm starting school back up again. I missed it soooo much! Walking campus is like being home again. I missed my family so much before I got off for my off semester at the end there all I wanted was to come back here but I know this is my temperary home. I guess Charlottesville is just a temperary home too. I love that Carrie Underwood song!

So now that I'm back at school I am totally getting back into the groove of classes. Im taking an intro to buisness class that I'm really excited about because its helping me decide where I want to go in International Business. I always love to have a plan even if they dont always work like I think they will. Like me being a music major... well now I'm an International Studies major lol. I have been reading a lot already for my classes. I love some of the articles for my Foundation Science class like Truth: the Foundation of Correct Decisions by Elder Richard G. Scott. I have also been trying to teach myself how to play the Ukulele with my roommates instroment. Right now I'm learning I'm learning You and I by Ingrid Michaelson. I love it!

I am loveing school so much! I can't wait to learn all of these things this year Its going to be AmAzInG!

Remember:  "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams

Toodles!
Rachel

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PUSH THE BIG ORANGE BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I have not written on my blog in a long time but there is no time like the present right? I am super excited about the new feature that I put on my blog. The big orange button!!! It says I am a Mormon cause I am! I hope everyone I know, knows that I am. Cause its a huge part of my life and I love it! Ok so what does this big orange button do? It sends you to my Mormon.org profile. I worked really hard on this profile so everyone should read it! I wrote a lot of stuff about why I'm Mormon. If anyone has questions you can further navigate the site cause its pretty awesome too. I love it! so yeah check it out!!! ttfn! 
Rachel

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Semester, New Goals.

Ok so I have not written anything in a while so I decided that I should probably write something. Now its the beginning of my second semester of college I decided I need to make some goals to make this semester not only productive but really fun too.
1. Go to the gym at least 3 times a week whether its zumba or in the actual gym running I will go!!!
2. Get better grades that I did last semester. I'm not saying that my grades were bad all a's and b's but I want to raise some of those b's up!
3. Go to the temple as much as I can. I really feel like I need to do this better I mean the temple is just up the hill :)
4. Talk to a stranger at least once a day. I hope I will do more.
5. Preform in front of people more. I need to get rid of my stage fright! Its not bad but its enough that I never sing my best when I am in front of someone I am intimidated by.
6. Do something really fun at least once a week. I love to do fun things but I realize when I get into school that I don't have as much fun to release some of my stress.
7. Study better. I try to study when I can but I realize I don't do it enough. I need to get better grades!
8. Go to bed on time. I realize that when I get tired I don't act like myself and I get all stressed and mean and I don't want to be that person so I am going to be better!!!
9. Learn to love to play the piano. I am taking a piano class this semester and I am not starting with a very good attitude about it. Its just so slow and frustrating but I know I'll get better :) I just need to learn to love it.
10. Try to be more Christ-like. This is always one of my goals and it will always be one of my goals.


Well those are my 10 goals of the semester and I am going to work on being better at them :)


and remember, There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.


TTFN
Rachel

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What to do...


Ok so its the final week of the semester and things are CRAZY!!!! I really just want to sit and do nothing... but thats not an option... Its all good though :) I have one week until I go and spend a week with my grandparents :D that will be FANTASTIC!!!! WHOOT!!!!
Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking and stuff about majors and what I want to do with my life. A lot of my music teachers have been using this talk by Boyd K. Packer called "The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord" (Its a great talk you should read it!) In the talk there is one line that always hits me.
“There are many who struggle and climb and finally reach the top of the ladder, only to find that it is leaning against the wrong wall.”
I know he is talking about how when we use our talents we need to make sure its for the lord and not our selves but i keep hearing it as what if you get your degree in music ed and you hate it... I mean I have never really wanted anything else other than to teach people how to love music but i dont know. What if this is the wrong path for me. So here is the plan. I am going to write down all of the things I could major in that I might be good at and why I would pick it. So here I go.

First Music ed. : I love to sing. I have been singing since I was a little girl. I remember singing as loud as I could in sacrament because I wanted other people to hear me. Yes I am not the next Judy Garland but I am no William Hung either and I don't need to be the best in order to teach. All I need is a love of music and a love of teaching kids. I have both of those. It would be fun to do that I would love it so much :)
down fall: I totally suck at music theory...

Elementary Ed. I love kids so much! and I have a little experience working with my sunbeam class at church. I would be a great kindergarten teacher. I am a kid myself in many ways. I would love helping coloring and stuff Down fall: I am afraid that I would teach some poor child something wrong and then they would be in huge trouble and not know anything.

Child Development: In the end I just want to be a mom. This would help me in that a lot but in the long run what would this major do for me if I need to get a job. Probably not very much sadly.

Communications: Here I could do something with broadcasting or journalism or something. I am not that strong of writer but I am a good communicator. If you have ever talked to me you know I enjoy communicating. With communications I could always minor in music then work for a radio company... that would be really cool! I think I would enjoy that.

In the end I'm not sure what I want to do... I will probably just keep going on music ed because I know I like that now... I just hope it works in the long run but if any one is reading this and you know me comment and tell me what you think sounds most like me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Multi-Culti

Last night we had a Multi-Cultural fest. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!! We had tons of food like Chinese chicken salad, Scones, Tequeras, and of course my Apfle Strudel! it was so yummy! We played games like this hand slapping game from Korea and my hands were SUPER red from in but it was still fun :) We also played Topf Schlag. Where you hide the bowl with candy and you have to guide the person to the bowl. I probably played it wrong but its how I remembered. I got to wear my dirndl and people looked at me funny that was funny. After that I spent about an hour speaking just German and no one could understand me. We also had one person speaking Korean and one person speaking Spanish. We all could not understand each other but we still stood in a circle and spoke our second language :) it was so funny. I don't remember how it feels not to be able to understand German, so when I spoke to my roommate in German and she laughed and said I have no idea what you said it kind of blew my mind. I'm so used to being around people who can understand German it still feels weird being around people who don't. I guess I'll just have to get used to it.


Well time to skedaddle back to class. Ta Ta for now
Remember-  Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor. - Jackson Brown


Rachel