Alright, so it's been a while since i've updated (shocker). There have been some blog-worthy events in my life recently so i'll do my best to catch everyone up.
1) Towards the end of July the American Idol auditions came to Salt Lake City. So...of course i went and auditioned! my friend Casey and I were some of the first in line to get our wristbands so that we could return the following day to audition. All we had to do was stay in my car in a parking lot all night and watch mean girls on my Ipod.....only to be harassed by a scary man who needed money for gas and would've given us anything he had...his luggage, his wallet, his license...and probably his wife. creepy. We sent him to the next car of people waiting in the lot for the dang auditions. We met some cool people in line while waiting. So...the audition day came...and we got in line..again...and waited...again. After shooting some of the opening shots for the show like everyone shouting "Welcome to Archie Town!" .... the audition tables were set up and even more lines were formed. I got in line and when i was about to audition they said ok, we're gonna take a break! so then...ryan seacrest comes out and they do some more filming. i was upset. I was so tired and just wanted to get out of that place and sleep for days. so like a half hour later i was able to sing for the producers...well one producer. So he rejected me as nicely as he could. said i had a good voice but was looking for the next level up....don't really know how you can get much higher than MY level of singing but whatever. :) KIDDING!
2) This last weekend I went to NYC for my first time. It was an amazing experience. I've always wanted to go there, and in a lot of ways never thought i would. I can now check that off the list of things i wanted to do. Casey and I flew out there on Thursday and stayed until monday afternoon. While there we went to 5 shows: Wicked, Little Mermaid, Rent, August Osage County, and Avenue Q. It was seriously amazing. I've always loved live theater and to be seeing shows on broadway was so cool. Never a dull moment. We stayed in an interesting little hotel, but it was perfect for the trip (http://thepodhotel.com/). We also went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and looked around for a while. That place is massive, could've spent days in that place. Also walked around central park and a few other places. Overall the trip was alot of fun, and i can't wait to go back. I made it back alive, must mean it was a successful trip.
3) I have finally decided on what career path i want to pursue, interior design. Unfortunately but fortunately BYU doesn't offer an Interior Design degree. So i've been looking into other schools and places to live etc. I have a few options but am still in the planning mode. In order to prepare to move somewhere i decided not to take classes this semester and just work. Fortunately a 3/4 time position opened up in the office where i work, which means i don't have to be a full time student to work here anymore. So i was offered that position and am now working full time in this office. It all seemed to work out perfectly so i'm feeling pretty good about things. The test will be to see if i can save enough money to get out of this place :)
that's about all i can think of at this point. It's interesting how life throws it's curves. Things you never think would happen, happen. Things you wished wouldn't happen, happen. Things you want to happen don't. But somehow it always works out. I've come to realize that. As much as we may hate what's going on in our lives, if we keep a positive attitude and include the Lord in everything we do, we will come out on top.
i came accross one of my favorite scriptures the other day and felt like it really pertained to my life right now.... alma 32: 27
27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
sometimes i get down on myself because i don't have a perfect knowledge of the gospel, and i'm not doing everything right in my life... and i think that's the case for a lot of people. But we are told that even if we have the desire to believe, then God will never let us down.
...that's all that's on my mind right now.