Wednesday, January 11, 2012

a sad heart.

i went to dinner last night with a good friend of mine.  we went to noodles and company.  it was yummy.  as we sat there talking while we ate, i looked around the restaurant a few times.  i noticed a man sitting alone eating his dinner.  he looked like something was wrong or that maybe he was upset about something.  my friend and i decided to guess his life story.  my friend was facing me so he couldn't look at him while he told the mans' story.  he said that he was a p.e. teacher and he just likes to go eat out by himself after staying late at school.  never been married and not very happy.  my story for him was different...  i said that he just got a divorce and he isn't happy with his life and the decisions he has made.  this man made my heart sad to look at him.  we stayed at the restaurant for awhile.  i kept looking around as new people sat down.  all together i counted five people eating alone.  i didn't know people went out to eat at restaurants alone.  as i sat there staring at these people and guessing their life story, i realized that i am lucky to have good friends and family in my life.  i counted my blessings that night.  i so badly wanted to put those people all on the same table.  why eat alone when there are other peole sitting alone as well?  granted, some of those people were alone for a reason.. but i don't know that i could say that any of them actually wanted to be alone.  from the divorced p.e. teacher to the 50 year old computer programer who loves to read, to the lady in the sweat suit who went to dinner instead of the gym, they all made my heart sad and i pray that they can all find happiness in their lives.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

goodbye and hello.

2011 was a big year for me. let's see what happened..

i made many new, amazing friends.
i graduated from high school.
i started blogging.
i dated my best friend.
i got my heart broken.
i met my birth mom.
i learned so much about myself.
i turned 18.
i got a good part time job.
i met my birth dad.
i spent a week in lake powell with my birth mom and her family.
i watched my best friend leave for college.
i was the assisstant coach for Timpanogos Dance Team.
i took a night class at uvu for a semester.
i changed.
i moved out.
i got a twitter.
i graduated from paul mitchell hair school.
i've learned to juggle 3 different families.
i had a major hip surgery.

i'm so blessed and thankful for all the memories that 2011 brought me.  2011 will always be a year to remember. it will definitely be a hard year to beat.  but i'm ready for 2012 to go ahead and try! bring it on 2012!