Inside Scoop: Why My Posts are Always Published at Night

The answer is simple...

I'm not coherent enough to post something early in the morning.

When I wake up, no matter what time it may be, I am seriously like the living dead. Like, really. I don't talk, I have to wait an hour until I can eat, I can focus (on most things. This excludes hardcore schoolwork.) but it's extremely difficult. Living dead, I tell ya.

I've been plagued with this disease since I was born. In fact, before I was born. My mom said that if she even TRIED to wake up before 7:30 AM when she was pregnant with me she would be throwing up all day.

I've also been trying to reign it for the past several years. I got a grip on it when I was taking a precalc class at 7:30 AM in high school. And then again while on my mission (strict bedtimes, that was REALLY tough).

It's weird to me, though. That my better work comes after noon, and my best work comes after 9 PM.

And thus why my blog posts are generally published late at night (or super early in the morning, depending on how you look at things).

And, in the meanwhile, I will continue to battle this terrible (but wonderful, but terrible) disease.

Now, music moment! (Since I've been posting music videos, might as well make it a tradition!)

This song is pretty popular and I just love it! Plus, to add to my enjoyment, the song was sung by One Direction, a new boy band. Look at how young these kids are (who are probably older than me...oh well)! But seriously, watching this video brought me back to the days of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.

It warmed my little heart.

Question of the day: Which of the boy bands (mentioned or not) was your favorite? 


Back to Knowing Absolutely Nothing

Just the way I like it.

I think WAY too much about things.

And by things I mean my future. Money. What I'm going to do with the rest of my life. Those things.

And by thinking about them way too much I don't mean that I'm a bum. I just have a lot of thinking down time.

Like at work- oh, by the way, I got a job- I make pretzels and pretzel sticks and little nugget pretzels all. day. long. It is the perfect breeding ground for thought about my future. 

And long car rides- I drive a lot these days.

And at night. That's been the worst. My mind stays awake long after my body says it is time to go to bed. My mind races. All I do is think... for hours on end.

And I forget. A lot. And sometimes I have to be reminded. 

And what, you ask, do I forget and need to be reminded of?

That I know absolutely nothing.

But that's ok. I have an incredible Heavenly Father that will lead me in the right direction. I just need to remember that.

So. A little glimpse into what I've been thinking about recently:

  • A Mission- my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) just recently had a change in policy. Instead of waiting until I'm 21 to go on a full time 18 month proselyting mission, I can now go at age 19. 
  • Boys (Men...)- #headdesk. confusion. complicated. love. calling in the nick of time. loss of focus. blech. And, of course, that makes a lot of sense...
  • School- to go, or not to go? To change majors, or not to change majors? To risk not being able to get a job, or not take that risk? To attempt to sell my two current housing contracts, or to just fulfill them? Those are my questions.
  • Work- I don't hate it...all the time...I just need to get into the swing of things. MAKE THOSE PRETZELS, GIRL!
  • Money- #rolleyes. confusion. stupid financial aid jerks. WHY DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND? paperwork. more paperwork. the same paperwork. blech. 
  • Money (Part 2)- WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? And how do I get some? Like, $10,000 worth? Totally and incredibly unprepared for this mission thing. I thought I would be married by 21. Look at me now...
Well. There's your little glimpse into my brain.

Don't you just love how disjointed it is?

Now. Switching topics.

I met the guy in this video below whilst on my mission in Illinois (where I played in the Nauvoo Brass Band). He came with the bagpipe band in July.

And holy cow. Can he play some pipes. Watch and be amazed!

Question of the day: Have you ever listened to an exotic instrument? Have you ever played one?


Rainy Autumn Days

Autumn in the east is the most beautiful time of year!

The sights, the smells, everything.

Today was a rainy and cold. The chill in the air was perfect though.

I love wearing sweatshirts and sweaters. I love walking outside every morning to an array of colorful leaves and crisp, clean air.

This morning I helped bundle up the little kiddies and we went to the store.

Other than that it was just a lazy, rainy, autumn day.

In other news....

I have a slight obsession with Sam Tsui. Check out one of his covers. Isn't he just wonderful?

*Question for you: which singer, songwriter, actor, or actress are you secretly obsessed with?