Her World

The world is a huge place. My world? It's small in comparison. However, I'm lucky to be in this small part of this big world. Most people don't know how lucky I really am. Those who do -- thank you. You know who you are.

What you see is not what you get. Heads up.

Some of the hats that I wear: I'm a college student, an assistant, an archivist, a docent, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a best friend, a teacher, a writer. I'm a dancer, an actress, a singer. I've become more of a fighter and less of a doormat. I'm a good driver most of the time. I'm a shopaholic when I have the funds to do so (and sometimes even when I don't). I'm a cook and a baker, particularly of the chocolate chip cookie. I'm the one making smart aleck remarks. I make friends because I'm intrigued by personalities, but I'm the quiet one at parties; I'm the loud one with my closest friends. I quote movies. I watch Netflix. I read books sometimes, but prefer to nap if I have leisure time. I'm an in-class texter. I'm the girl who thinks she's smiling when she's not. I'm the girl who thinks too much. I'm the girl who loves with all she has, even if she shouldn't. I'm the girl who loves to love.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I don't know where I would be without my faith.

I do the best I can to live a good life. Some days are better than others. Some days I fall on my face. On those days I am grateful for my family and friends who help me on my feet.

I believe in Christ. I love him, and sometimes I know that he loves me. I'm forgetting that less and less these days. He, however, never forgets.

My blog is pretty much my journal because I type faster than I can write. It's also easier to include pictures in a blog post than it is to print pictures and paste them into a book.

Once a friend told me that I'm "a really loud happy person with a thin shell who thinks she's more shy than she is so she won't let herself break through!" And sometimes, that is true. After the last year, that's changed a lot.

I've realized something. Trying to live this life while loving it at the same time is, naturally, rather hard. However, I'm finding it worth it.

I'm the luckiest girl in the world.