Tuesday, March 30, 2010


As I was walking home from class Monday night around 6:30 p.m. the Provo air was filled with smoke. When I got home I told Blake to put on his shoes cause we were going on an adventure!! We hopped in the car and just started driving towards the smoke. I don't know why this was so exciting to me (maybe I'd been studying too long and needed an adventure) but apparently it was exciting to hundreds of other Provo-ans because when we got to the edge of the field there honestly were hundreds of people parked along the road and standing along the edge of the field. Kids were racing their scooters and bikes to the scene. Any way I just thought of the movie Field of Dreams where the guy builds a baseball diamond in his field and people just drive there instinctively. It was actually pretty eery and we felt silly getting caught up in the whole thing...especially when I made Blake take a picture out the window just in case I wanted to post about this. At first Blake and I thought these people must not burn their field very often because in Idaho and Southern UT fields are burned--on purpose--every year so we are used to it. I guess it was a lakeside wildfire that caused several homes to lose power: Power Interrupted

Sunday, March 28, 2010


So the official countdown as of today is 26 days until graduation! Ahh! So crazy to think about. Half of me is SO ready to be done and the other half of me is sad because it's what I've been doing for 18 years of my life. My list of things to do with my post-graduation life is getting longer each day. A few of those things include: read, sew, expand my gluten free menu, work as a Social Worker and actually get paid for it (not that I haven't loved my internship but 480 hours and no money to show for it...oh well), take up photography, visit my sister and new brother-in-law (almost) in Kanab--and the list goes on and on. I thought I'd share the newest picture of my count down chain. Blake and I are just doing homework and projects like crazy and that's about as exciting as our lives are right now. I spent 20 hours at the library in the past two days...but I now have 9 pages of my 17-20 page paper done...woohoo! I just have to keep reminding myself that in about 3 weeks I will never have to do homework again!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

If you could see what I see....

I am currently doing an internship at a community service agency in our area. At our agency we meet with individuals who are in need of some sort of financial assistance. We have funds to help with rent, transportation, clothing, work, education and so much more. Many people come in and out of our agency and receive help. Sometimes they express gratitude and sometimes they don't. Either way I am grateful to take part in the great work that takes place in this agency. On occasion we will have individuals come in and express sincere gratitude for the help they had received from our agency and other such agencies in the area. These individuals are so grateful for a second chance that is made possible through community agencies. This happened today and I was so touched when an individual said that the people and agencies in his life would never know how much of a difference they make. Today I remembered why I am a social worker. Today I thought that if people could see how much of a difference they could make in the lives of those they serve or in the lives of those who are served by the agencies to which they donate they would give a little more of their money, their time and their love.