Monday, October 10, 2016

This Is My Family.

If for some unbelievable reason you don't know my family, now is your chance to get all the nitty-gritty details. On our summer vacation to Sun Valley, I took the opportunity to take some photos of the most important people in my life. I used the Yashica mat124g that recently acquired. Nutshell: I love my new camera, but I love the people featured in these photos more.

This is my sister. AKA Katie. She is a new mom, but has already mastered it. She is a therapist, an adventurer, and a fighter. She taught me how to dance. I sure do lover her.

This is my dad. AKA Poppa Smurf. He can do a great yogi bear impression. He is an accountant, a shepherd, and a wrestler. He taught me what working hard looks like. I sure do love him.

This is my brother. AKA Sam. Once he threatened to shave off one of my eyebrows. He is a student, a cyclist, and a dog lover. He taught me how to ski... really, really fast. I sure do love him.

This is my brother-in-law. AKA Jeremy. He is a new dad but still needs work on his dad jokes (Mike Creer is teaching free night classes, Dr. J). He is a golfer, a dentist, and a baller. He taught me to like Kobe. I sure do love him.

This is my mom. AKA Momma. She has crocheted enough blankets to cover Rhode Island. She is an accountant, a professional trip planner, and an angel. She taught me how to laugh. I sure do love her.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Prepared a Better Way

Internships. For the past 9 months I have fretted and sweated about finding one. I applied and applied and applied. SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, JPL, Sandia National Labs, United Launch Alliance, Boeing, Orbital ATK, Raytheon, BAE Systems. They denied and denied and denied.

In a nutshell: it sucked.

I was beginning the summer feeling like a failure. I was bummed. But I honestly believe the Lord had a different path laid out for me. A few weeks ago I heard back from a BYU research group that I had applied to. They wanted me to work with them over the summer and possibly on into the next year. AKA I was accepted. Accepted to work on a research group that is going to build a satellite. Yes. A satellite that will go into space. As in, it will ride a rocket with flames shooting out of it up into the sky until there is no more sky. And I get to help build it. My internship failures aren't looking too bad after all. Actually I am glad I got rejected otherwise I wouldn't have this opportunity. And this opportunity ROCKS.

The Lord has a plan for us. Many times we don't see it immediately. But he does.

Sometimes it takes a lot of rejection by the wrong people to get accepted by the right people.

Huh, maybe that will be my new mantra in dating...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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