Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taken Aback- Part 1

When I started blogging again I said that I wanted to write many of the stories that I have, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Well my dear friends I don't go back on my promises.  This is part one to a very important, trying and wonderful portion on my life.

If you know me personally please don't ask questions the next time you see me.  There are reasons why I haven't told you about everything that goes on in my life... probably because I don't tell anyone about all that goes on in my life.  If you want to know more you can sit patiently and wait for me to finish my story. 

Let us begin!

Way, way back in March I happened to meet a really great guy!  I can't exactly say that we met each other back in March because we actually didn't meet each other face to face until mid April.  One would probably say that we originally got in contact with each other; oh the things that social media can do for a person!

We started chatting with each other and we had both mastered the art of flirting.  As we continued to get to know each other that first night we realized that we were both from the same hometown, both studying at USU and longed to travel the world.  It was apparent that we had a little bit in common, enjoyed talking with each other and maybe, just maybe wanted to continue to get to know one another.  That first night we chatted for a couple hours and in that short amount of time he felt the need to propose to me.  I wondered to myself who does this boy think he is?  We bantered back and forth until he managed to get me to say "yes".  We were pretend engaged and we had never met or talked to each other before!

I feel at this time that I must clarify that we didn't come in contact through lds single or, but by other forms of social networking (think Facebook). 

For days we spend all our time texting.  My mornings would start with either a text from him saying "good morning" or started with me saying "sorry I fell asleep last night".  There was quite a bit of time devoted between two people who had never met but we had clicked so quickly that I never thought anything of it.  After a week or so he mentioned that maybe we should get around to meeting each other and possibly go on a date.  I was a little worried but he seemed like a nice guy.  However, I thought that it might be nice for him to actually meet me in person before we decided to do something together.  I told him that on April 13 I would be in the TSC all day long volunteering with SAAVI at our annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.  Since I was going to be there all day it would be a great chance for him to stop by.  Secretly I was thinking that if we didn't get along that it would be easy to come up with an excuse to look busy and we would both go on our merry way. 

I had sufficiently Facebook stalked him so I was sure to recognize him when we met!  One night a couple days before the event my roommate and I were at the HPER waiting for our ZUMBA class to start.  I was wearing a ratty old t-shirt, spandex capris and my hair was in a nasty ponytail.  I was talking with a couple friends when out of the corner of my eye I see two guys pass.  For a split second I think nothing of it until things click and I realize that the guy I have been texting non stop for a couple days just walked by!  What?  He just passed me and I didn't go say anything or introduce myself?  What am I thinking?  My thoughts are frantic and I turn to my roommate Angel and exclaim "That was A.B.! He just passed by and I didn't go say hi".  After a little discussion we agreed that meeting a cute guy in my ratty t-shirt was probably not the best of ideas. 

Once I was done with ZUMBA I sent him a simple text telling him that I had completed one of the hardest workouts of my life.  I didn't receive a reply for quite some time and became a little impatient but I figured that he was still at the HPER playing soccer.  After an hour or two I get a text replying that he just got home from the hospital.  I was so sure that he had been playing soccer, why in the world did he have to go to the hospital?  Typing as fast as I can I reply: What did you break?!?  It turns out that the kid got hit in the head and needed stitches.  Go figure!  There was no mention of my workout and our conversation focused on him, his game and the row of stitches he had in his forehead. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another Grand Idea

I've decided to make a cookbook.  That's a good idea right?  I'm still deciding how I feel about it.  I do have quite a few recipes that I absolutely adore and even more recipes that I have adopted and made my own.  Wouldn't it be cool to get a rad awesome cook book made by a close friend as a wedding present?  Maybe I'm a nerd but I think it would be sweet!

Yep, that's about it.  I haven't really been up to much lately, just working on lesson plans.  I taught Relief Society on Sunday and had an Illustrated Talk on Tuesday.  I've decided that I do not enjoy teaching Relief Society that much but I love teaching fun subjects like Human Development.

I decided to do my Illustrated Talk on Erikson's 8 Psychosocial Stages and gave a 10 minute lesson to 20 of my peers.  I rocked it out... ya know, because i'm awesome like that!  Ever since I entered my major I was always worried that I wouldn't be a good teacher.  I don't always like being the center of everyone's attention and I tend to be too creative sometimes.  On Tuesday I realized that I'm going to be a freaking awesome teacher and I also found out that I love being a smarty pants and telling people what I know.  

The class thought my presentation went really well and everyone was happy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

thank you!

I've often felt like this blog is pointless and I feel that I have every right to think so.  My writing is random, honest, whiny and sometimes it's boring and directionless; but so am I, so my blog and I get along very well.  I recently decided to start publishing my posts again.  I wrote a couple posts over the summer but nothing that I ever finished or would even want anyone to read.  They were just a way for me to get rid of all the feelings that I had been holding in for so long.  The summer was quite the challenge for me!  I often felt alone and when I wasn't feeling alone I had the feeling that I was being strung along by someone very important to me.  

Once the school year started I found myself wanting to blog again. I noticed that I was happier than I had ever been over the summer.  My social life was starting to pick up when I would allow it to and I was busier than ever.  Being busy ='s being happy.

The other day I decided to make the commitment to start blogging again, it's a love hate relationship most of the time.  Day 1 I received a comment from one of my close friends saying she was happy I was back in the blogosphere and that made me happy that she cared.

However, a few days later I received a comment that brought tears to my eyes! As I sat in the institute building on my laptop I decided to see if anyone had commented.  To my surprise someone did!  The comment read:  
hey kelsey! i'm glad you're blogging again! i don't know you but I started following your blog when I was trying to decide what college to go to and you and your cuteness kinda helped me decide to go to utah state and I'm loving it. so thanks! have an awesome day.
There isn't anything sweeter than a comment like that.  I have no clue who this wonderful angel is and obviously I have never met her but I am so grateful that she took the time to write that comment.  

I by no means have a rad awesome blog and I never in my life thought that my ramblings would have any effect on someone.  Everyday the Lord blesses us in mysterious little ways and today I received a little blessing that I never expected.  

I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Your comment makes me want to continue to blog and share my stories!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pillow Talk

I feel that pillow talk is something that naturally happens when you share a room with someone.  Right as you get in to your warm comfy bed and your eyes are heavy is probably one of the few times when you're willing to let your guard down and allow someone to get to know you.  

When my roommate and I first moved in we instantly clicked!  She's cool and i'm cool and we're cool together.  We were able to talk with each other from the moment we first put our heads down on our pillows.

It seems that we have roommate pillow talk every night, or at least the nights when we are fortunate enough to go to bed at the same time.  Going to bed without each other just isn't the same; it's lonely without someone to talk to.  Just like with any girls, our late night talks revolve around cute boys.  Lately the discussions go something like this:
Kim: I want you to love him
Kelsey: [sarcastically] Okay, because it's just that easy!

Last night at 12:30 our conversation was no different from any other night.  We talked about the cute guy who fell asleep on our couch while I was playing with his hair.  We both agreed that it's not cool to watch a movie and have the guy fall asleep because then you can't cuddle at all!  Eventually we both got so sleepy we couldn't keep the conversation going.

Fast forward to 4am.

For some reason I am half awake when I hear Kim muttering to herself.
Kim: Wear the jeans
Kelsey: What?
Kim: Just wear the jeans
Kelsey: Kim are you awake?
Kim: Yes
Kelsey: You're talking about pants
Kim: I know, I must have talked about it with Ben
Kelsey: It's 4am, when were you talking with Ben?
Kim: The other night
Kelsey: Are you awake?
Kim: Yes!
Kelsey: You're talking about pants.

And sometimes we even talk in the middle of the night.