Monday, October 24, 2011

New Saying to Live By:

Dont go to bed Dirty.

Pretty much means clean the dishes, clean my room/living space, and repent of my sins every night.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hows the captian doing?

So in the light of that other post i made about being more positive, i had a great day! i tried really hard to be as positive as i could. And what do you know?! i was walking this girl to her next class and when i turn to leave for my own class she calls after me and asks for my number!! Funny....that's only happened to me one other time! I stood there kinda dumbfounded then i composed myself and said "Of Course!!" i walked away from that smiling. I followed a simple prompting to stay positive and something just falls in my lap. I know i cant let this go to me head, i need to remain humble. This was purely on of gods tender mercy.  And im thankful for all he has offered and given me.

That aside, this sunday was really good! i especially want to tell you about a certain fireside i went today. This beautiful girl was giving a talk about what should be appropriate for men of the priesthood. and there are a few things i want to share with you: Virtue is the most attractive trait in a man. You cant fake it, it is so obvious when you don't have it. I need to be bringing people up rather than putting people down. Sam, one of my roommates comes to mind suddenly. If i work bringing people up i think in turn i will feel better thus be looking better. Also i learned that my appearance is everything, and i got this prompting : "The peacock effect isn't the effect of god". I'm going to try and work out a better look for me and try be more conservative.

I need a mirror moment.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A speech for my great grandchildren, just some things i think they should know about me.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pos-i-tive me captain!

Looking back now, i most definitely took for granted my wide circle of friends back home! I just spent this last weekend, here in the Land Of Plenty, really really lonely. I asked out three girls and they all said no, for one reason or another. I guess i should of expected this- hot shot know it all crashing and burning. I guess i should give myself some credit, i mean this is my third week out here, and i did do all the work in trying to put something together. eh. So in the light of this weekend, i have decided i have been way too negative. so i have decided that tomorrow i am going to focus on being extremely positive. im going to point out something i like about everyone i see tomorrow. Hopefully by uplifting them i will make even more friends and uplift my day in the process. ill tell you how it goes in tomorrows post.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I love this video

I need to turn the ignition of my life.

       Its currently 2:18am. My thoughts are keeping me up again. It seems like recently this has been happening a lot. My deep thinking is one of my greatest strengths and its also my greatest weakness. I feel like i am in a plateau in my life, I'm not really making any progress. I have been doing pretty good in school, but i am not really learning anything. I'm just going through all the motions. I love talking about things in class and adding my input but i don't feel like any of it is sticking. I date a lot of different girls, but i haven't really found anyone I'm really interested in or extraordinarily excited about. i wonder sometimes if the problem is really my attitude about dating and not so much if i have found the right one or not. Or maybe God is keeping "her" in a corner of my life until i have made the right decisions or hurdled the right hurdles.

    All in all, i want to feel like i am making progress in my life. So because of this desire i am making a list of goals for myself that i want to accomplish for this semester. Hopefully if i accomplish these goals, i will feel a little better about where exactly i am in life. Here are the goals:

1. Daily scripture (not miss a day even if its brief)
2.Feel the lord communicate to me daily
a. Eliminate wrong music b. Eliminate bad movies c. Don't tolerate bad language
3.Establish a great friend foundation
a. meet everyone in my ward, invite them over for Sunday dinner. b. remember you aren't going home again, this is your new home. make it a great place to live.
4. Be a fantastic student (don't settle for anything less than an A)
a. Priorities: God, goals, school, social
5. Get a 6 pack for christmas, become a  better singer, learn how to ballroom dance.
6. Be a more reverent you.

It seems like every time i make one of these kinds of lists they get bigger as i write them down. I feel like if i accomplished the goals on this list then i will have a great experience this semester. I pray that ill have the faith and confidence God wants me to have.