Thursday, January 9

Love one another

I have all the right juices flowing right now that I feel like it is perfect for a blog post!

I have been bullied in many forms all throughout my life, and I have been in COUNTLESS situations where nobody stood up for me. So I feel like it is my duty as a person, especially as my duty as a person who has been bullied, to stand up for those who don't deserve to be treated that way and as well to people who think that is okay.

I believe that everyone has a duty to themselves and God (if you don't believe in that then you can just stick with yourself) to do the right thing. This applies to EVERY situation. I would stand up for my closest friends and family, a stranger, or even someone who had wronged me. Which is much harder let me tell you.

The most important thing to remember is that we are all people living on this planet. We all have good days and bad, some more than others. We all feel sadness, anger, jealousy, and joy. Every single person you see feels those things, has people they love, and things they love and hate.

One rule I live by is to love one another. It doesn't say love only some people. Love only the ones who haven't wronged you. Love only people who deserve it. No. It says to love one another.

In Matthew 22:39 it says

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself"

So as you are remembering to stand up to those who are unkind, also remember that they are one of God's children as well. As Jesus Christ would say in Luke 23:34

"forgive them; for they know not what they do"

Until I write again..

Monday, January 6

Semester Two Here I Come

Today was very interesting. And short. First I had church and then got a manicure with my sister (since I am leaving to college to never return and she has loads of cash she doesn't know what to do with) After we got home she said "Not to be racist but I think Asain people are really good at doing nails." Oh, did I get a kick out of that one!

Then I had a shorter than usual drive (40 MINUTES!) You could say I was pretty proud about that. Driving gives me too much time to think.. and sing. While I was singing in the car a song came on (shocker) and I heard it with new ears

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say

You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low

Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Sometimes someone else's words can explain what you want to say better than you can. Which is very true in my case. Music always seems to touch base with me. It's funny because I have heard this song a thousand times and never really listened until, well, today. When it ironically applied to me. Well some of it, haha. I underlined the lines that really explained what I wanted to say. My favorite is "I guess that I don't need that though" because sometimes you can be blinded by the things that seem great. You have to take a step back to see what is really best for you.

Then I had to unpack! That was fun.. Let me tell ya. But it's good to be back here in Ogden. I am very excited for this semester. Good things are coming! Even though I kind of have no idea what classes I need to take like whaaa?? And I'll only stress about it until Wednesday when I have my appointment with my academic advisor. Yay..

Till I write again..

Sunday, January 5

Winter Break

This winter break has come and gone TOO FAST. I thought four weeks off school would make me ready and excited for school again but it has failed to do so. Don't get me wrong. I have always loved school but I'm going to really miss my friends and family.

With that said I am a tad excited for school to start. The reason is that I have decided to change my major! It's funny because I always said I wasn't going to change my major. Yet here we are:. Me telling you about my new major. It's not a huge switch seeing as I'm still in the theatre department but nonetheless it seems like a huge switch for me. I am now going to school to get a BFA in Theatre Arts Education (drama teacher) with a minor in music. I am really excited about this because this just seems like more of a fit for me and what I want to do in life. I want to perform and share my passion on stage BUT I also have always loved teaching. And remember how I like school? Haha. I am so excited for this change because it brings me closer to the life I want to live. (PS my major was Musical Theatre before, for those of you who didn't know.)

You see my epiphany happened in Sunday School. (Go to church kids, you learn things about your life) And all of a sudden I just felt like that was what I should do. Whenever I thought about doing anything but Musical Theatre a kind of dread feeling came along with it, but this time it wasn't like that. It was like "Ohh! Why didn't I consider that before?" It's probably because I'm so stubborn. Scratch that. It was because I am stubborn. And thus I was a changed woman.

Other things that happened during my lovely winter break:

I saw Frozen!! And of course I loved it! If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. I'll just say one thing about this movie that I feel is important. Disney is growing with the times and I feel as if this movie is relatable in so many ways. Most importantly they do not need the "true love" of a man to solve their problems. Queen Elsa doesn't even find a love. (Shocking right?) Don't overlook this movie as just another Disney princess movie!

WJHS Winterlude Concert! This was my first concert as an alumni and it felt so weird!! I loved hearing the choirs perform and singing O Holy Night with them was a treasure. I sure did miss my pal, Jeffery Brown, while we were there. In just a short two years he'll be there singing O Holy Night with us as well. I can't wait!! It was also great to see Kelly. AKA "Dad". He has helped me grow so much it's odd to consider him anything other than a family member.


First was sending a package for Jeffery complete with mug, hot cocoa, marshmallows, cake-in-a-mug mixes, hand warmers, candy, some pictures, and last but not least a letter! He is in Houghton, MI right now which is like the coldest place in the U.S. haha! Well it at least has the most snowfall a year, almost 20 feet! So glad that I don't have to deal with such a cold place but I hope my gifts help a little. I love my Jeffery! (I must, seeing as it cost $15.00 to ship the box!!)

Christmas Eve lunch with my girls! Oh how I love them. (: They say you lose friends after high school and the thing is it's not like you lose any because the ones that matter don't move an inch! I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends.

Good old family Christmas parties! My cousin Dani and I!

New Years!! Went to my college friend Brittany's house and brought along Ky, Mack, and Chris. Every year we always have a very interesting New Years.. haha

Actually met someone in person from Tinder!! LAWL

That's all for now! Till I write again..
~ Kaylee