Archive | January, 2011
31 Jan

I think it’s really important that we wander; especially at this time in our lives, when things are new, exciting, scary, crazy and raw. I think that we need to look, search, collect, give, and love anywhere and everywhere we can. I am learning that God’s path for me isn’t necessarily craved through the ground, with flashing lights and bright arrows pointing the way; But rather the wandering is the path, at least when you wander with the Spirit.

I have been thinking about what “God’s will” is for my life, as we all have I am sure, and it is perfectly well that we do. But I think I make it out to be something way more complex then it is. It’s something simple, as Jesus stated it in Matthew 22: You shall love God with all your heart, soul and mind… and love others as you love yourself. There is no identity that we need to search for, or job description that we need to fit under, or smooth and easy path that we think we are missing out on. God’s extraordinary will is a continuous ordinary day to day following of Him and his word no matter where you find yourself.


I Love My Vi Jay Jay

31 Jan

…and so do the 400 women and men who came to the Vagina Monologues this weekend! I know you guys were a little surprised when I told you I was in the Vagina Monologues (the what monologues?!) but it’s a hilarious, sad, honest, sweet, ridiculous, and serious show full of wonderful monologues about love, birth and orgasms. It is a show full of terrible monologues about genital mutilation, prostitution, and abusive fathers, mothers and husbands. It is a show full of hilarious monologues about tampons, hair, and what we call our vaginas (coochi-snorcher?!).  It’s a show that three months ago I knew nothing about, and a show that I am now very happy to have participated in. I already can’t wait until next year’s auditions!

Lots of hugs!

I bought a button for Kirsten :)

The button says “I ❤ my Vi Jay Jay”.

It’s a little difficult to see in this pic.

You Can Do Anything

26 Jan

Do you remember around this time last year when it felt like the possibilities for your future were endless? I can recall feeling like there were so many options it would be impossible to choose just one path. Not only were there so many schools to choose from, there were residences, programs, co-op, con-ed, gap years and victory laps all to consider. I made a lot of choices last year, and I’m happy with the ones I made, but lets face it. It’s easy to get stuck on the conveyor belt of life. To say; “Well, I wanted to learn this stuff a year ago, so I’d better stick with it now.”

Today I went to an info session for first years who need to declare a major. And it opened my eyes up to a whole other world of choices to make. Was I overwhelmed? Stressed? Did I say to myself; “Not again…”? Nope. I got excited.

Of course, there’s always the option of switching schools, programs, majors, dropping out… but I don’t want to, I’m happy with all of those things. Still, there are endless possibilities beyond potential majors. For example, I want to do at least one exchange. The list of possible schools to attend, possible countries to move to is endless! And today I learned that even if a school is not on the list I can contact that school and get special permission to go anyway! It doesn’t even have to be out of the country. Apparently a Psych major from a few years ago did the winter terms of second and third year at UBC so that she could do some awesome skiing!

So I guess the point of this post is not to box yourself in. Consider every option. Today I questioned weather or not I’m really that into Psych. I only had to think about it for about two seconds before I decided that I love what I’m doing and I want to stay right here, but the important thing is that I thought about it. I gave myself that chance to change my mind.

“Dwell in possibility” -Emily Dickinson

be free

24 Jan

Remember to fly above this world, to not make treasures here on earth where moths and rusts destroy, but to build treasure in heaven, to take time to bring the Kingdom of God here on earth, to smile at a stranger, to walk barefoot, to give a hug, to share your second coat, because you really only need one. To go wherever the Spirit dibs and flows, to feel it’s wind in your wings, a comfort. To feel the light yoke of the Lamb. Be free. Be free of anxiety, be free of disappointment, be free of resentment, be free of what ifs, be free in His rest.


24 Jan

After Jasmine’s prompt, I decided that this blog needed a little refreshment. I hope this layout will do… Feel free to change it yourself. (:



24 Jan

I have another blog that I sometimes post in, where I wrote the following blog a couple of days ago. I want to use this blog though and be able to interact and share with you lovely ladies!

so i sat home all day today, and i struggled with the thought of not wanting to waste my day. but I don’t know how to avoid such type of day, because what constitutes a wasted day?

does it just boil down to how you feel at the end of the day, or how you feel at simple moments during the day? why do we so often place the emphasis on how we feel at the end of the day, whether we were satisfied or not with the events that transpired? Rather then summing up the moments and grading these moments with a tally of the correlated happiness… It’s like life is a constant ending, a continuous ending of moments.

I want to look at each finished day as a continuous beginning of the beauty that I am so blessed to have been given that day. And to remember that it is not finished. To live with a hope of something not yet attained, but slowly being attained every ordinary simple, yet magnificent day.

An Awesome Sunday

23 Jan

I hope you girls are having  a wonderful Sunday afternoon. This morning I went to the early church service with my friend, Sarah, and then we met a bunch of other friends for breakfast at Cora’s. It was a nice morning. Now I’m just off to a dress rehearsal for the Vagina Monologues! This video is a little on the long side, but it’s totally awesome. Gotta love Neil Pasricha.

[UPDATE: I realized today that the link I first posted was broken. Here is another link to the same video. Enjoy!]