Monday, October 8

Highlight Reel Moments

Man, it's been some time since I've last posted.  Blogging can be difficult sometimes because I feel like I don't have much to say.  Or I may compare my blog to other beautifully written blogs and think to myself  "I'll never be as interesting as her."

But really, to me, blogging is not about how beautiful a writer I am, or even how interesting my life is.  This blog is about having something to look back on and remember "Hey! I remember that experience!".  Or maybe even a place for me to share the things I love with people I love.  This is MY blog, so it should reflect my life and my passions.  Another thing that kind of reminded me that I needed to blog and really hit close to home for me was this:

Good As Gold Blog

That's something that I really used to struggle with because my makeup is never perfect, my outfits are seldom runway ready, and my life is not all about tea parties and amazing photo shoots in a sunny orchard.

My life is full of false eyelashes, because mine are not long or thick.

It's full of Kraft Mac & Cheese, because as much as I love cooking good & fancy food, I just don't have time.  To be honest, I love Kraft Mac & Cheese (but really, who doesn't?).

My life is full of stressful moments and a face that will break out if I don't thoroughly wash it every night! 

It's full of vent sessions and some moments of crying to my boyfriend because I have poor me syndrome (aka PMS).  Usually these crying sessions consist of me being sad that I'm not crafty, I don't know what to choose as my major, or the dinner I made for us the night before just wasn't as good as I had hoped.

However, I love these moments in my life, because when I do have those "highlight reel" moments, I am grateful for them.

LDS General Conference was this last weekend, and although I didn't get to listen to all the sessions, this year's conference felt a little different.  Excuse the cheesiness (I hate emotional moments, this post is unusual for me), but I was just so full of gratitude for my family, my amazing and motivational boyfriend, and for the light that the gospel has brought back into my life.

I am appreciating the reality of what this life is about more and more each day

and I love that even when my hair is a mess, my laundry isn't done, and I'm tired of the homework I'm supposed to be working on, I know that it's all good.

My point?  Life is definitely worth living for those highlight reel moments, but don't be discouraged if all of it isn't that way.  Nobody's life is.


  1. It really is true. Why do we do those things to ourselves? It took me a very long time to stop comparing my life to others and just enjoy what I have :)

  2. Thanks for this post. So funny how we all can feel this way. I love reading your blog and when my google reader says you updated I get excited. You are amazing and I'm so proud of you and to call you my cousin. Love your guts and thanks for lifting me today!