Friday, March 19, 2010

I LOVE my new school!

I started at UCMT last week and its AMAZING! I hadn't realized how much I missed the classroom setting and the opportunity to learn. From Professional Development I to Massage Basics to Anatomy I to Reflexology to First Aid/CPR to Acupressure, I love it ALL! I'm soaking it all up like a sponge. I have never had this excitement and need for more learning before and its GREAT! I enjoy every single one of my classes.

I especially love my Anatomy course. It is directly comparable to a first year Med Student Anatomy course! The author of our textbook is a professor at U of U and they use the same text book (only theirs say "Medical Student" and ours say "Massage Therapist.") How cool is that??? He is also the most accredited/published author at U of U. And my instructor? He is awesome! He has the teaching method of the energizer bunny on a freight train all hopped up on caffeine and its the best!! Basically, this class is INTENSE and I'm loving every minute of it!

MANY more details to come! :0)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

venting session

I'm not looking for comments or a response to this post because, honestly, you'll only be saying something because you didn't before and now you see that your lack of action upset me and you feel like making a lame attempt to apologize and rectify the situation. The people who I am truly speaking to probably will never see this post anyway. That being said, lets begin...

Frankly, I feel unappreciated. I don't have many friends and that's okay, but I try to show my love and gratitude for the ones I do have as often as possible (and appropriate). I put a lot of thought and effort into every post and, to me, it feels all for naught. I'm considering discontinuing my blog all together. Whats the point? I write a very thoughtful post about someone I love on their birthday, I post the link to their facebook page to make sure they are aware of it, and thats it. No response. No comment. I don't want much, just maybe a "thank you! thats so sweet!" or an "aw! love you, too!" or possibly even "thanks so much. I'm so glad we're friends." Am I just out of my mind to expect a response? I mean, seriously, is that crazy? Don't answer. That was more of a rhetorical question since I mentioned earlier that if you comment, it will just feel like "a lame attempt to apologize and rectify the situation." I don't mean to be harsh, I just feel like I poured my heart into those posts telling my friends how much I truly care for them and am grateful for their existence in my life for absolutely nothing. Maybe there is a truth to the idea that people would really rather lead shallow lives with very limited outbound emotion.

I'm done venting now. If you read all of this, I apologize for wasting your time.

P.S. If there is anyone who needs further explaining concerning this post, please read the comments. I thought everything I said was very straight to the point, but I have been informed that some of it can be misinterpreted. So please, read the comments.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Personality=

You are: The Teacher (ENFJ)

In general, ENFJs are lively and enthusiastic facilitators who apply warmth and vision to helping people and meeting their needs. They are aware of people's aspirations and develop plans of action to make those aspirations into reality. They like organization and closure. They are at their best facilitating situations that require interpersonal sensitivity. ENFJs are tolerant and appreciative of others, seeking involvement with them in life's tasks. They are able communicators who are liberal in showing appreciation for others.

You are clearly an Extrovert
You scored 89% in the direction of Extraversion, which means you are clearly an Extrovert. People who are clearly Extroverts are naturally active and social people. They spend lots of time outwardly expressing themselves through conversation, collaboration, or recreation. They draw energy from this sort of interaction and quickly grow restless if they have to spend too much time alone or not engaged in some sort of activity.

You are an iNtuitive
You scored 15% in the direction of iNtuition, which means you are an iNtuitive. iNtuitives like to discuss ideas and tend to approach new information intuitively, focusing on the "big picture" rather than specific details. They find the future more interesting than the past, because they can shape it. While they recognize the value of down-to-earth practicality and concrete experience, they tend to emphasize the importance of imagination and inspiration.

You are a Feeler
You scored 25% in the direction of Feeling, which means you are a Feeler. Feelers are caring, supportive, and appreciative. They naturally reach out to other people, preferring to cooperate and agree rather than argue over who is right. They are comfortable with emotions, both their own and those of others.

You are a Judger
You scored 6% in the direction of Judging, which means you are a Judger. Judgers like to keep track of things so that they're not caught off-guard or unprepared, and for the same reason tend not to leave a decision up in the air or an issue unresolved. While they appreciate flexibility, even a little spontaneity, they're most comfortable when they're in control.

If you want to find out your personality type, go here!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

another shout out... another best friend on her birthday!

Kacie Lynn:

Dear Mama Goat,
I love you! End of story. Not really cause I've got a lot more to say, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I miss you so much! I'm so excited for you today! The 21st birthday has been a long time coming for us. haha I'm so happy for you with how your life is going. Where you will always be Mama Goat, you have definitely changed for the better and I am SO excited for all that life holds in store for you. You are an awesome individual and an AMAZING friend. I will always be grateful for the friendship we have. Our life together has been so fun and crazy! I love you so much and I hope today, on your birthday, you are so happy and feel so loved. I hope you feel that EVERYday. :0)

p.s. This is about the ONLY picture I could find of the two of us so the fact that its not very flattering is NOT my fault. Just sayin... :0)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

shout out

To my best friends on their birthday!


I love you so much. We haven't talked too much lately, which is a shame since you live so close, but we will always be friends. I've known you the better part of my life and I am certain that, though things may come between us, they will never break us or our friendship. You have helped me through the toughest times of my life and for that I will always be so grateful. Not only that, you have stood next to me through all the exciting, fun times as well. You are truly my best friend and I could never replace or find anything close to the love I have for you. I love you, baby girl! I hope, on your 21st birthday, that today is one of the happiest, most fun days of your life.


You're so FREAKIN awesome! I'm so happy and so blessed to have had you as a part of my life the past 7 years and, hopefully, many MANY more years to come. You are the epitome of a best friend. The love and compassion you show towards your friends is remarkable and the humor you have is truly a gift. I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't been in my life. EVERY memory I have with you in it makes me laugh. I cherish each of them. I can't believe I actually showed you my face after that HORRIBLE allergic reaction! haha :0) You are a pillar of strength when I need it most and a comedian when I need it more. I am so grateful for you. Thank you for all you have done for me.