Sunday, June 26, 2011

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I am an Introvert

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

{This made me laugh! I truly hate small talk, especially small talk on the phone! See friends.. I am not a bad friend, just different! I still love you! :) }

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

{ "They don’t interact for the sake of interacting." This couldn't explain me any better. I can so be somewhere with tons of people and feel no need to talk to anyone. I just don't need it. Doesn't make me rude (see below) or shy.}

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

{ "Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting." Explaines how I've felt! Especially High school years.}

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

{True friends of mine...consider yourself lucky! ;) }

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

{Once on. I totally like going out, but I always always always want to come home and recharge much sooner than everyone else! I always thought I was lazier than others, when really I just need to is crucial for me to go home and sit on the couch people...crucial! ;) }

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

{Oh how this explains me to a T! }

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

{I have always worried growing up especially in High school that people wouldn't accept me and my don't care anymore and I've never felt as free :) }

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

{And people always wonder why I am so recluse and reserved ;) }

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

{I get overwhelmed easily, especially in public places...and man...i HATE noise.}

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

So what did we learn here people?
Introverts are just as normal as you extroverts who have billions of friends and love being out and about with people! And that we are trying to survive in an extrovert world... so be nice to us!!
Oh, and hopefully my friends now realize I really do love them...I am just a really awesome introvert!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day Fourteen

Day 14- A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Haha don't you love that picture!
I can't imagine my life without this lovely lady. My mama is my rock. She has taught me everything and has been my best friend for forever. She is such a hoot and a rock star! If I can be half the mom she was to me I will be set!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day thirteen

Day 13- A picture of your favorite band or artist.

Mindy Gledhill is by far my favorite artist. I have never found someone who could sing a song like her. She is so talented in song writing and her vocals are timeless. Her music is the type that tells a true story and sticks with you. Empowers you and uplifts you. When I am needing a pick me up she is my go to artist. Love her!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day Twelve

Day 12- A picture of something you love.

I love love love my Camera. I am by no means a professional, but have enjoyed photography since I was kid. I have been taking classes on and off since I was 10 and love to learn more. This is just a fun hobby that allows me to be creative and have fun!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day Eleven

Day 11- A picture of something you hate.
Have I mentioned I HATE SUSHI. Oh how I hate sushi. Most foul, disgusting thing to ever grace the planet. Yes I have tried it so that entitles me to my opinion of how much raw nasty seaweedy gross sushi is. Yuck.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day Ten

Day 10- A picture of the person you do the most adventurous things with.

Just looking at these pictures makes me laugh. My sister Alyssa and I have always had such random adventures. From stalking boys in high school to saran wrapping items to road trips. She brings out the adventurous side of me and will probably be the only one to do that. Great memories with her!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day Nine

Day 09- A picture of a person that has gotten you through the most.

Without a doubt my Savior has gotten me through the most. I would be so ungrateful not to make this post about him. Life is crazy, it's hard, trying and wonderful, but without my Savior I would not get through those days without his help and blessings in my life. He blesses me with security, love, friends and family and all the things I need to make it through life.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day Eight

Day 08- A picture that makes you laugh.

Hahahahaha how can you NOT laugh at this picture. Summer after my senior year we spent countless nights in Kassi's bug. Top down music blasting and us acting like fools. This night was boys night. We dressed up as boys went to a party, got rained out and ended up at sonic after the rain stopped. I love Alyssa licking the corn dog in the background and Kassi eying the corn dog like she couldn't be happier. Favorite summer by far!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day Seven

Day 07- A picture of your most treasured item.

My most treasured item is my blanket. No that is not my blanket but you get the idea. I really had to rack my brain for this one because I have a few items I treasure but loosing my blanket would probably be the hardest because it holds so many memories. I have had it since I was 2 and it is worn, torn, holy and has seen better days but I can not lay it to rest for all the memories it brings to me.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day Six

Day 06- A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with.

Honestly I have no picture for this one. Usually people put a celebrity they love , but I have no desire to trade places with one. I would not love the lime light and I am positive I would miss my security and space in my normal life. I would love to switch places with an enemy though. No one is truly my enemy but I would love to switch places with a person who has hurt me a lot before. It fascinates me what is going through their head not only for my sake but because then I would be able to be a more patient person by learning more about them. Weird but soo true I would totally do it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day Five

Day 05- A picture of your favorite memory.

I couldn't pick just one picture to describe some of my most favorite memories. I had the best time my Senior year and summer after. These girls and I were CRAZY and had so much fun! Then I went off to Utah for two years and roomed with this lady. Julie and I are complete opposites but we had some of the best talks and adventures together. My experience in Utah would not have been the same without her and I wouldn't change anything about those times!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day Four

Day 04- A picture of your night.

The First half of my night(pretty much 3 hours worth) I spent cleaning. Deep deep cleaning the fridge. Dishes. Counters. Floors. Living Room. I know I live such a glamorous life.The rest of the night was spent walking this doggy of mine.
Yes he is eating a pop tart in the picture(he likes carrots too)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day Three

Day 03- A picture of the cast from your favorite show.

I absolutely LOVE Law and Order SVU. I seriously can not get enough of this show. It is by far the most addicting show. I watch it so much that it's getting easy to figure out the ending before the show is halfway over. My oh so sweet guilty pleasure :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day Two

Day 02- A picture of you and the person you have been close with for awhile.

This amazing lady is one of my Besties Ashlyn! Ashlyn and I met when we were 12. My family was moving to a new ward and I knew NO ONE. She was so sweet and so kind to me when I first moved and would always invite to play or sit with her at activities. As we have grown older we have stayed such good friends. I could not have gotten through half my trials without her. She is the best listener and always lets me vent to her no questions asked. She lets me be my pouty self when im upset and sets me straight when I need to be. Even though 10 years is somewhat short I know we will be friends for a very long time. Without her im incomplete she is a true friend!