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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Question #108

Q: What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?

A: When I was younger, I would have told you Christmas, hands down. Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE Christmas. There is something really special and magical about it beyond the excitement of presents (which I don't really get much of anymore) which is one of the big reasons why you love it as a kid so much. It is the season where everyone is just a little kinder, wants to serve more, there is special music and lovely decorations. It is just a beautiful and special and magical holiday.

However, now I have a lot of special feelings for many different holidays. I love Halloween... just because I am in love with fall and I have always loved dressing up and all the fun festive things that come along with it. I also LOVE Independence day. Fireworks are magical. I have pride and love for my country, so it makes that holiday really special. Plus I love summertime and everything that comes with it. I LOVE thanksgiving. A time to be with family and reflect on all of the things you are thankful for and all of the blessing we have in our life. I even love Valentines day... even though I don't have a Valentine most of the time... because it helps me reflect on all of the people in my life that I have that I do really love and appreciate. So.... it's hard to pick just one.

Question #107

Q: What am I studying in Seminary this year? Do I enjoy it? Do I feel the spirit there?

A: Obviously I'm not in Seminary anymore, so I will say I studied EVERYTHING in seminary. All 4 years, perfect attendance even. One thing almost everyone that knows me knows about me, is that I am NOT a morning person, so the fact that I got perfect attendance all four years means that I loved seminary. I loved my teachers and my friends in my class, I loved learning about the gospel in a fun way and it is where I really built my own testimony. So yes, I felt the spirit there... all the time. I'm so glad that I attended seminary.

Quesiton #106

Q: What are you frightened of?

A: Oh goodness. I'm frightened of a lot of things. I'm frightened of things that can kill me... like large or poisonous animals.... heights etc... Beyond that... I am scared of rejection and REALLY scared of ending up a lone. Maybe that seems silly, but I get so lonely and just long for companionship and want to experience marriage and kids and everything that comes along with that in life and am scared that I won't get to. I try not to worry about it, but it is one of my fears.

Question #105

Q: What has been my favorite family vacation? Why?

A: We didn't take a lot of family vacations growing up. It was either to go visit family, or it was to Dinkey Creek. I loved Dinkey Creek and I have to say that will always be a second home to me and something I hold near and dear to my heart. However, my favorite family vacation has to be when we went to Hawaii.

The reason being, because we never really took family vacations, it made it that more special. My sister was going to school there, so we were going to her graduation. We were all adults and getting a long pretty well at that point, we got to do a ton of cool things together and all experience it for the first time together (except Lori who had been living there). I celebrated my golden birthday on that trip (turned 18 on the 18th of December) and we knew it was our last family vacation together.... maybe forever, if not for many many years to come. Which is true... I don't think we have taken a family vacation ALL together since then. Why? My sisters Kristy and Jamie were both getting married within the next year after that. So you see.... it was a special family vacation. In the airport on the way home... my dad was even in tears over it (he does get more emotional as he gets older) it was very sweet. I will never forget it.

Question #104

Q: Do I like school? Why?

A: Well, I'm not in school anymore... and I'm not sad about that. I don't really miss it. When I was in school... I don't think I ever hated it. Sometimes it would frustrate me because I wished that certain things came easier to me... like Math or memorizing things and I wished I wasn't such a terrible test taker... but over all, I liked school. I liked going to class and learning new things. I loved the social aspect of it (can you tell I'm a total extrovert?). It was nice to not have the responsibilities of a working adult, but... there are also a lot of perks to that as well.

Question #103

Q: What do I look like?

A: What an interesting question. If you would have asked me this question when I was younger, I would have given a very different answer than I would today... because I was young and insecure and didn't like the way I looked. I was chubby with crooked teeth. I didn't like my pointy nose with my round face. I was so pale skinned that people would tease me about it. My feet are big and so on and so forth.

I look at myself differently now though. I see myself as beautiful. Not in a conceited way. Not at all. I still see many flaws in myself, but just that I have come to know who I am and love who I am and appreciate my uniqueness. Also helps that I got braces to straighten out my teeth, lost weight and grew into my features. :)

So now, I would tell you that I am an average height girl, with beautiful long brown hair and blue/green eyes (the only one in my family with both of those). I'm a curvy girl with a good fashion sense. I have beautiful clear skin... never struggled with zits. Now I think my fare skin keeps me looking younger. I'm not 31 but people still think I'm 26. Sure I still want to loose more weight and I still have bigger feet than the average girl, but I'm comfortable and confident in my own skin, and that is a happy place to be.

Question #102

Q: What's my best subject in school? What is my least favorite subject?

A: My best subject was always English. I'm not even sure why... but throughout all of my schooling, that was always the subject I did best in. I could BS my way through essays like no other. Math on the other hand... I couldn't understand it no matter how hard I tried. That and I would always just think it was pointless because I could just use a calculator for any math that I was going to use in life. Those never changed.... even into college.

Question #101

Question : Name a book you loved and tell why?

Answer: Answering this when I was younger, I would have said "The Hobbit". It was the first Novell I ever read and I fell in love with fantasy/action adventure books. Not that I have ever been that big of a reader and am still not. However, that book will always have a special place in my heart. My sister got me to read it because she told me she would buy me the movie if I had the book (this is back in the day with the old animated movie... which I still have) and now I am equally as excited for the new Hobbit movies coming out.

Besides the Hobbit, in recent years I fell in love with the Harry Potter books and the Hunger Games books. I know they are trendy and sometimes I don't want to like them because of that... but in all honesty, they are trendy for a reason. They are GREAT books. Very well written and I loved getting sucked into a new world.