4.30.2008

A Unique Time of Life

What an interesting time of life this is. Here I am, living across the country from my home and family, just for the experience and the education. I have met so many wonderful people, and with some I have grown very close. It is now getting close to summer and although a lot of my friends are staying in this area, there are some who are leaving and a few are not going to return in the fall. I think about the relationships I have with each of these people and it's crazy to me to think that, in all reality, I probably won't keep in close contact with very many of them. I think when I moved out here, I was so focused on creating a "new life" for myself that all the people I met out here just became a part of that life. It didn't really occur to me that they would be leaving and our paths would probably rarely cross. So, now that I have had this realization, the question is, do I put forth the time and energy to invest in relationships and friendships that are likely to just fade away? Most definitely. It may not last forever, but I am not going to miss out on something that could be wonderful just because it has to end. There are so many amazing people out here and I have truly been blessed to be around them. I am not about to miss opportunities for possible life changing friendships and experiences. I am going to use this time and try to live life to its fullest potential. College years are so unique and so wonderful. This is going to be fun. :)

4.26.2008

4.25.2008

Photos

Ok, so after an entire day of frustrating failed attempts to get a slideshow to work on my blog, I've decided to just post a few.

A Project Called Faces:










Slideshow (only works sometimes)

4.22.2008

Spring is here!

Finally! My goodness, it's about time! Five and a half months is much too long to go without warmth and color. Although the winter has its own beauty, I can't tell you how truly desperate I was for color. Last week when I saw the first blossoming tree it honestly brought tears to my eyes. And you only think I'm joking. I truly thought it was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen. In reality, it wasn't that beautiful of a tree and it's location was nothing special... it was just such a stark contrast to the dreary and dead city I'd been living in for so long.
Since the day I saw the tree, spring has become apparent all over. One of the best things is the temperature! It's been so nice outside. I LOVE that I don't have to worry about putting on a coat when I leave my house! Earlier today, I was laying on a blanket in a park in a short sleeve t-shirt! It's amazing!! Spring has also magically made people appear. There are people everywhere. There are always people at the parks, taking walks, riding bikes, or just sitting out in the sunlight. On BU campus, there's a hill you can see from Storrow dr., each day there are increasingly more people out there studying. It's so great! I think my favorite part is seeing all the children. I love seeing how happy they are to finally be able to play outside. And I love that they get their parents to play with them. I love seeing a dad and son playing catch or a mother chasing her toddler around the park. Spring brings so many opportunities for parent-child interactions because it's so much easier to find fun things to do. We are no longer limited to indoor activities. It's wonderful.
I can't believe Spring is actually here. I've been anticipating it for so long and now that it's here it seems too good to be true. But it is true!! Spring has Sprung and it makes me happier than I've been in a long, long time.

4.20.2008

The Beginning

Seeing as how this is my first post, I'll just tell you a bit about myself.

I am from St. George, Ut. I am number 11 of 12 kids. Crazy, I know... but I love it. My family means everything to me. I am so glad I have a big family and wouldn't trade it for anything. I have 25 (27 in June) nieces and nephews, and I love each one of them. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My membership in the church defines who I am and who I want to become.

Currently, I am a student in Boston. I am just about to finish a photography program at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. I chose photography because 1) I love people 2) It will allow me to have a business and still be with my family, and 3) I just love it. Another love in my life is dance. I have danced all my life; it is simply a part of me. Recently I merged my two passions and created a photo story about dance. Here it is if you'd like to see it.

P.s. the video kinda hides, so you have to hover over the area with your mouse until you see the play button show up.
video

So now you know a little bit about me... I'll try to make the rest of my posts more interesting ;)