Getting My M.R.S

I remember in elementary school when I would lay on the bottom bunk bed with my blue and white starred comforter thinking about the day I would get married. I had so many ideas to make my wedding day the best day in all the lands. I had planned a huge bonfire in the backyard... Continue Reading →

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The People I Find: Kaitlin

I met Kaitlin around September while teaching Sunday School at our Church. She is a delight to be around and has been through some hard things. This is a difficult card to be dealt in life, but Kaitlin has optimism and is more concerned for her sisters. No matter the religion you are, keep them... Continue Reading →

The Ag-Gag Selfie

It is a well-known fact amongst my friends that I am not an animal lover in any way. I would literally have two sets of quints before letting a dog or cat (and maybe a fish) into my house. I don't judge others who do, it is just a love I never developed. The closest... Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Professional Communication

“Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success.” -Paul J. Meyer Like Paul J. Meyer stated, communication is the key to success.  Communication happens around us daily even when we are not completely aware of it. It can happen through facial expressions, body language, and through a lack of listening (bored,... Continue Reading →

The People I Find: Emotional Abuse

I met this girl quite a few years ago, she wanted to share her story but wanted to remain anonymous. Emotional abuse is real and can take a toll on you and your life. If you are experiencing this, please seek help. Here is her Unknown Story: People hear about physical abuse in relationships a... Continue Reading →

The R-Word

I want to speak about a somewhat taboo topic, disabilities and mental handicaps. I want to introduce you to someone who I love dearly and consider my good "pal" as he would say it. His name is Uncle Bret. He is my Uncle, and everyone I have introduced him to consider him to be their... Continue Reading →

The People I Find: Christina

I know this woman as Sister Evertsen. She served in the Rochester, New York Mission with me. She was always looking out for others and making us feel at home. I remember one time when Christina and her companion took my companion and I shopping on a P-Day to prepare for the colder months. My... Continue Reading →

I Was a Bully.

I was a hellion growing up. I was not always a nice goody-goody girl, I had a mean streak. I remember walking home one day with two other boys. These boys had hard lives and were a little rough around the edges, they had an idea to start throwing rocks at people going past. It... Continue Reading →

Featured in Perspectives

Today, I am flattered. I was looking through some old Utah State things and found this gem. I had no idea it had been published. They had approached me during my Senior year of college about featuring me in the magazine, but I didn't know it really happened. The Perspectives Magazine happens once a semester... Continue Reading →

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