Saturday, January 29, 2011

NYC Movie Moments

Living in NYC is SO GLAMORIZED!
"Look at all those pretty lights!"

I think that we can blame this on the movies!

People think you live in apartments like this:
But really they look like this:

And people think that you are always eating at fancy restaurants like this:
In reality its more like this:
(yep...my kitchen!...even though it doesn't look like a fancy restaurant- We make food that is AMAZING here!!!! AND it costs a lot less!)

And shopping looks like this:

Where it is really this…

No actually its more like this…
(yes that is my own closet…I don’t let myself go shopping, I want to, but I don’t have the money, so I need to make due with what I have!)

I LIVE in New York City…no I don’t go out every weekend, I don’t have glitz and glamour that is portrayed in the movies and I work really hard to make ends meat.

YET at the same time…I DO occasionally have what I will call
“NYC Movie Moments”

THIS…is one of them…

ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK IN THE SNOW!!!!




It was Antonio's first time ever ice skating! SO MUCH FUN!!!

It really was a very enchanting and BEAUTIFUL moment! That I am SO glad I was able to be a part of it all!


video

A group met up at my apartment after ice skating and we had ourselves a little party!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The past 25 days have been….

Fun
Emotional
Exciting
Heartbreaking
Healing
Uplifting
Happy
Confusing
Influential
Uplifting
Positive

These are just a few words that I would use to describe my Christmas break back in Utah.
I have spent time with my family. I got to see some of my best friends. I received some of the worlds BEST hugs! and I have had a lot of strange dreams…not sure why I remember them all of a sudden, I usually don’t remember my dreams.

You may see that my list has some contradictions…I supposed that it’s evidence of what it says in the scriptures 2 Ne 2:11 “For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.”

Even the best of times involve tears…although they don’t always have to be tears of pain and heartache…I love the moments of laughing so hard I cry.

Now my bags are packed…its only 1:30 am. This is an accomplishment for me! I am not good at packing…or getting packed early(ish). So to be able to get more than a 2 hour nap before I leave for the airport is not the norm for me…so what do I do instead of sleep…well write on my blog of course! HA!

And I am headed back to New York!...*sigh* SO MANY mixed feelings right now! =)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I am...

I am Real
I am open
I am honest
For the most part I wear my heart on my sleeve
I am a communicator
I like to let people know my opinion
I expect people to be these things in return!

I feel…
Disappointed
Not mad or angry
But…sad
and betrayed…
Maybe that’s too strong of a word but I mean it in the :
let down, be disloyal to, deceived/lied to
kind of way.

Please let me share something with you…

If you don’t want to be my friend, if you don’t like me, if you don’t want to talk to me….
That’s fine….
Just tell me
I will leave you alone
You don’t have to pretend
Actually that hurts me more than if you were just upfront and honest with me.