normality?

i think it’s about time to get back into the normal swing of things..we’ll see how it goes. these past two months have been the longest months of my life..like ever. but it’s okay. i’m working on things and trying to […]

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m i a

i’ve been a little mia the past few weeks..sorry. so much has been going on though.  i had classes, i work, and i’ve had a lot of family stuff goin on. i’m totally slackin’ in the ‘writing/blogging’ department. but oh […]

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"too much"

i don’t really like being praised for joining the church. it was a huge deal, don’t get me wrong. but it was not “too much.” sure, at the time it was really hard. and i didn’t think anything could ever be […]

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self worth

often times, we don’t give ourselves enough credit. we are beautifully, wonderfully, and fearfully made. { Psalm 139: 14 }God doesn’t make mistakes. no, we aren’t perfect, but we are perfectly imperfect. Heavenly Father does not expect us to be perfect, but […]

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it is quite wonderful

today i left my apartment at around 3pm and didn’t get back until 8:30 or so. and what was i doing? just exploring orlando and being a photographer for the day. i started over by lake eola, which is in […]

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more about the 'we'

we { basically the whole population } are so worried about the “i,” that we don’t realize that what we do and say affects other people too. i am just as guilty of this as everyone else. it is a beautiful […]

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kindness matters

be happy. be kind. be loving.growing up means letting go.it’s time to let go of hard feelings, bitterness, and selfishness.i know, it’s hard. especially because doing most of those things means letting go of yourself. it means letting go of […]

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I have some explaining to do

the past few weeks there has been a lot on my mind. i’ve been trying to get all my mission stuff together, spending time with my family, with my friends, and just trying to do my own thing. i kept […]

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[ f o o d ]

i can’t really believe i’m about to write about this…it’s been something i wanted to hide and never tell a soul. but i feel it’s important. and apparently it’s eating disorder awareness month..so…here goes nothing..it has always been a touchy […]

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Dear Sister Knowles,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the AUSTRALIA SYDNEY SOUTH MISSION! It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of { 18 months. […]

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