Man in a Wheelchair

Readers, there might be something wrong with me... 

So, here I am, sitting at work. I'm listening to "One Tree Hill" in the background and scrolling through the popular feed from While answering the phones, this is pretty much all I do, everyday. Anyways, so I came across this image and was so touched immediately that I started to cry. 

I'm not sure if I'm just a crazy emotional girl or what, but this photo just touched my heart and instantly made me proud to be an American. I am so lucky to have a brother in law in the marines and a dad who was in the army. This country might be a little crazy and broken right now, but I still feel so grateful to be here. And I'm so grateful of the pride my elders have in their country. SO grateful.

Self Discovery Month

I was on a friend's Facebook page and found out that the month of May is Self Discovery Month. So, I don't normally do this, but I'll go for it anyway. Here's the Self Discovery Month questionnaire. More questions come out everyday, so I will update this post. But without further adieu, here's me : )

1) Do you love your job? 

Technically, I have two jobs. I work for the USU's IT department as a Student Support Tech and the main USU switchboard operator. I love what I do. I have learned so much from my job and love that its different everyday. I love the people I work with and the opportunity I have to get to know them. But yes, I love my job.

2) What is one dream of yours? 

I, like everyone else, have many, many dreams. So, I'll just name one. I dream to one day learn how to play the bagpipes. Seriously? How many people do you know that play the pipes?! I just think it would be a joy to play. 

3) What advice would you give to yourself 3 years ago? 
Lets see....three years ago, I would have been 19, freshly graduated from CEU and transferring up to USU. My advice would be to major in sociology because I would have been able to graduate quicker. Also, to focus on school and forget about boys. 

4) I'm open about myself to others if . . .
I feel respected and valued. 

5) What is the biggest mistake you ever made? What did you learn from it?
A mistake I've made is that I depend too much on others' opinions of me and not enough on what I think of myself. I hold my value to the respect I receive. I have learned that I don't need anyone else. Other people are fickle. But I'm with myself forever and as long as I respect myself, nobody else's opinion really matters. 

6) What period of your life did you like the most?
I loved high school and my first year of college. I got to know SO many amazing people and learned so much about life and myself.

7) As a child, what did you most often dream of doing or being when you grew up? What happened to these dreams and ideas?
Literally, since I was 2 or 3, I've always wanted to be up on the stage either singing or dancing. I always wanted to be in front of people. However, after being told that I was
not good enough and that I was too much of a show-off, I decided that it was no longer worth pursuing.

8) Whose approval do you seek the most?
Honestly, I don't feel the need to have approval from anyone, but approval from my family means the world to me!

9) If you were financially independent, what kind of work would you gladly do for free?
I think it would be really fun to work in an animal shelter....or SeaWorld.

10) How many close friends do you have?

11) What are three of your greatest weaknesses?
Food, cute guys that smell good, money

12) What is one current situation where you feel frustrated?
I'm really sore from working out and it hurts to move

13) Are you pleased with your inner self?
Not today

14) When do you feel inspired?
When I hear a great song

15) What are your three most important goals in your career right now?
Well, considering I'm not in a career yet.... 1)not getting fired, 2) learning as much as I can, and 3) surviving the stupid customers

16) If you were to receive an award, what would you want that award to represent?
Most likely to brighten your day

17) Do you seek out people who are similar or different from you?
Probably similar because thats where my comfort zone lies.

18) What does money represent to you?
I don't really understand this question, so I'll guess. To me, it represents the long hours I've put in at work and my dedication to being able to provide for myself.

Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Summer Time
  2. Koolaid
  3. Thunderstorms
  4. Long Hugs
  5. Old Movies
  6. Candles
  7. Chinese Food
  8. Reading
  9. Being Wrapped Up in a Blanket
  10. Forehead Kisses
  11. Alan Rickman's Voice
  12. Bad Puns
  13. Fried Chicken
  14. Laughing Til It Hurts
  15. Driving With The Windows Down and The Music Up