Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cool people.

Once upon a time (sometime last year), this girl was in my seminary class. I always thought she was absolutely amazing and really super spiritual. I never really told her any of this, but I feel like we used to say hello to each other in the hallways. Anyway, she wrote a pretty durn fantastic post that I thought was AWESOOOME! It's about fear vs. faith and living in the moment. Being spontaneous. I guess, let's be real, actually LIVING.

Check out that post ---> HERE!  (no really, go read it)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

and sometimes I get a little lonely...

It's really hard growing up. It's even harder when you have to do it alone{ish}. I mean, of course I've had my family around and all, but sometimes, a girl just needs her friends. I haven't seen them since... basically graduation. And it's been super tough. I feel really lame, a lot. Especially when I get on facebook and everyone is posting status' and pictures about them and their friends doing crazy fun things, going to peaks, or even just hanging out and watching movies/tv together. Sometimes I wish my friends were like that, but we aren't. And sometimes I wish they didn't live so far away, but they do. And sometimes, I really just want to be a crazy, silly, teenager... but I don't really have anyone to do it with, and that really sucks.
Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They have blessed my life in innumberable (is that even a word?) ways and I will be forever grateful to them. But, I've watched 5 1/2 seasons of The Office this week. THIS WEEK.
I just... I've never even been to SUMMERFEST, for cryin' out loud! Ever!
I guess I'm just feelin' super lame tonight.
And facebook is enough of a pity party without me adding to it.
And I had a bit more to say than a simple status.
And notes on facebook are lame.
Then again... I'm a little lame too.
Feel free to join in on my pity party!
It's not THAT bad...
I think I'm gonna go hang out at the cemetery now...
Don't judge.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"The Unicorn Club"

Cheers to a sliiiightly controversial/political post, if it's too blunt for you well... then don't read it.

Just to preface this post, I'll let you in on a little something... I'm LDS. Otherwise known as "Mormon", a nickname that we are commonly known as because we read {and believe in} the Book of Mormon. We believe in Eternal Families {yes, being with your family and loved ones even after you die!}, and we also believe that marriage, especially of the eternal sort, is between a man and a woman. Now, we believe in [AGENCY] too, and [REPENTANCE], both of which I personally feel are a big part of what I want to say today. {I'll try not to be preach-y.}

Once upon a time, a BIG current event right now is [[Gay Marriage]]. And everyone thinks its this huge deal and it's a slippery slope and blah blah blah. Well, here's my opinion: Let them be wed! It's their life and they can make whatever choices they want to make. And guess what? It's not MY place to judge them for their choices and actions and how they want to live their life, just like they shouldn't (and probably don't) judge me for how I choose to live my life. Now, this isn't to say that I disagree with my church, because on the opposite hand of my thinking it's okay for gays and lesbians to get married, I wouldn't want them to get married in the temple. It's totally different than what they really want from the marriage thing anyway. But really? Let them be able to visit each other in the hospital. It's really not THAT big of a deal to let them do that. And all those other legal things that is really all they mostly want from the whole "marriage" deal.

Anyway. Here is a blog post that I came across on Facebook, and it's pretty amazing. It's about a man who is homosexual and also happily married. To his WIFE. I had always wondered about this, whether it ever happened, how they did it, how the wife felt, etc. And their post gave me a little insight into it and is also just a really cute story. Here it is if you'd like to also read it and be COMPLETELY amazed by their story. I think it's adorable. :) (also where the whole "Unicorn Club" thing came from. I wasn't aware that this was a thing until I read it.)

I'm Christian Unless you're Gay is also a blog post about gays and Christianity... it was controversial enough that my humanities teacher had to get approval from the principal to have us read it as an assignment, and he was SUUUPER reluctant to let it happen. Personally, I love it. I think it's not just about gays and how we treat them, but about how we treat people who are simply DIFFERENT than we are.