29 June 2010

"In Poverty's Vale, or abounding in wealth"

In every condition, in sickness in healthy. In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth. At home or abroad, on the land or the sea -As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand, as thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.

I may be in poverty's vale, but everything will be okay. Somehow, I will be okay. Somehow, everything will work out. I just don't know how yet. And I'm learning, I don't need to.

I had a lesson with The Sister's today, and we were talking about Matthew 7:24-27. And what I love about that scripture is that it says that those who build their houses on a sure foundation (the rock) they will have the strength and ability to withstand the storm. Those who do not have that foundation will surely crumble and fall. What I love most though, is that both the prepared and the unprepared will both experience the storm. That makes me feel so much more at peace, to know that the church doesn't prevent the storm, but it will give me every ability to withstand it.

The thing is, I was inactive for a while. Did things I'm not proud of. I cracked my foundation. That means I have a lot of hard work ahead of me to rebuild. And that scripture tells me how, to listen and follow His word. And in the meantime, while the storms build around me during the rebuild, I'll just have to have faith that I can withstand.

In other news, rereading Harry Potter makes me remember how much I love Harry Potter!

27 June 2010

Moving on up!

Tomorrow I begin my new shift, it's the back-up unit for our busiest system, which is all fine and dandy, except that more transfers happen than overflow 911's.

Thankfully, this is only a temporary transfer, then I get to go back home! I'm hoping to get to use this time to really learn cardiology and EKGs and in general, just learn a lot. I'm hoping. We'll see how it goes! However, this waking up at 5 am, not so looking forward to that. And just think, I want to start riding my bike! (crazy!)

The Alpha

Well good evening, blogging world!

Fear not that this is my first blog, it's not. I used to have a livejournal, which I'd had since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (so last week???) but it randomly deleted, and I decided that since all the people I know have blogs here, I would jump on the bandwagon and come here.

I can't promise I'll have anything interesting to put, or that it'll be done in any regular fashion, but here you have it. The obligatory "alpha" the beginning.

So, to start off, here are ten facts about me:

1. I am a Latter-day Saint
2. I am an Emergency Medical Technician
3. I live in Boulder (and love it!)
4. I have a teddy bear named Lucky Bear, who I've had since I was a day old, Thanks Tess!
5. I'm the youngest of three kids.
6. I am the shortest employee at my company
7. I love to do crafty things.
8. I am possibly the most stubborn person you might ever meet
9. Lilacs and Daisies are my weakness
10. I have a hard time slowing down for "still things." I keep moving.

Other things you might want to know about me,
Monkeys and turtles are my favorite animals
I read more than anyone else I know
I'm learning to play the piano and the acoustic guitar.