Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thoughts on my life.

I was just thinking about some things the past couple of days , and I guess this is why I have a blog. A few nights ago I was unable to find sleep even though I was quite tired. Im trying to do the right things to feel good about my relationship with God and my beliefs, so as I was lying awake I reached for my spanish scriptures from my mission. I am trying to work on the language that I have lost in the past two and a half years. It didnt take me long to realize that as great as my pronounciation is, I had little idea what I was reading. So as an alternative I reached for my college journal. I did so because that is where my patriarchal blessing has been located for the past 6 years. It was refreshing to me to read some of the promises that were given to me so many years ago. As I read it, lots of things crossed my mind. There are lots of things that I want to havein this life. They arent material things, but it was refreshing to read that they were included there.
After I folded it back up and tucked it in its envelope, I opened up my journal to read. It was funny to read about some of the things I had forgotten about my first semester of college. Lots of memories rushed back to me. Some good, some bad, some embarrassing, but all things that I feel I had grown from. I thought of the good times that I had, and a lot of just poor decisions that I made. Sometimes I wish that I could go back and change some of the things that Ive done. Wish I would have worked harder. Wish I would have made a better choice. Had a better grip on the things going on in my life. I feel that even though I wasted some great opportunities, I still have a lot more ahead.
Optimism is something that I have developed in my life. I had to learn to be happy and I am glad that people notice that I try to enjoy each day. I can only build on the things that I have learned. Im so thankful for my family and friends that help me be a better person. Im grateful for the knowledge that I have through the gospel. It helps me keep in perspective what is really important. I love the simple things I have. I have learned that if you cant have joy in who you are, nothing will ever make you happy. I hope that you know how loved and important you are.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rain Rain!

It feels like it has been raining in Atlanta for the past 3 days. It has been especially bad in the last 24 hours and there has been a lot of flash flooding. I spent a good bit of time today with the side door open just listening to the rain and doing some reading. A lot of major roads were shut down this morning and through out the day due to deep water. We avoided the bad rain for a while here at the house, but mid-afternoon it unleashed on us. I had a chance to do some service for a woman in my moms church congregation. My sister, Kasey, brother Adam, and stepdad, "Wild Bill" dug a drainage ditch to stop water from seeping into this sisters house. It was pooling up so we gave it a place to go. Throughout the night, as it went on, I made my way up to friends to watch the season primere of Big Bang Theory. It is my favorite show and was great as usual. After watching a few episodes of last season I made my way home to find that the river had swelled and I had to find a substitute for the usual last 3 miles home. I have to cross the Yellow River a couple times and could see that it was extremly high before I got to the closure. Some of the wetlands had flooded across the roadway. Im tempted to go exploring in the morning.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Duhks You Don't See It currently my favorite song

If I could show you how I feel I’d hear sweet heaven sing your song
But I watch you from afar And my luck keeps draggin’ on
Well you eyes keep me up all night you know they’re stranded on my mind
I want to get to love you one kiss at a time

But you don’t see--you don’t see it,
you don’t know --you don’t feel it,
you don’t come you don’t suffer you don’t fall like the rain.
Love has so many faces; and I wonder what my place is.
Before you get to love me, a few hearts have got to break.

Wish I could set your nights on fire.
Wish the passion there were grown
Everybody loves you and I’ve strung my heart along
I can’t wait forever I can’t break my hear like that
So why not call me in off your worn out welcome mat



Sunday, September 13, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things.

Today is a fabulous day. It is not only Sunday, but it is the first sunday of football season. Also today I decided to start a blog. Since this is my first I will catch you up on me. I was born in Atlanta in 1985. Im the oldest of the 5 kids my parents had together. I also have 2 younger step siblings and 2 younger half siblings. I live in the same town I grew up in. I spent one year at Southern Virginia University in 2003. I played football and baseball and did improv comedy. It was one of the best years of my life.
After I left school I moved to Long Beach California to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a life changing experience. I learned much about myself and the purpose of my life here. There are a lot of days that I dont live up to some of what Ive learned but that is the focus of the next few years of my life.
Things have been interesting since I got home from my mission in May 07. Ive had a couple sales jobs and have lived in a couple of states. I saw the last Yankees-Red sox game at Yankees Stadium, and drove across the country twice. Ive really learned to live my life to the fullest in the last couple of years. I figure that I only get to do this once, so I might as well do it right. haha
As of right now in my life, I work at General Mills here in Covington. I like what I do but im not sure I could do it for the next 30 years. Im working on getting a degree in business so that I can increase my options for the future. I would love to end up as a football coach at a small college somewhere in the south, but I have to get that paper first so I can teach. Other than that I spend time with my family or trying to remodel my house. Its old and they were drunk when they built it, but I love it and hope that I can get it looking great soon.