Thursday, March 10, 2011
Since a large part of my day is spent vacuuming, which is obviously a one person job, I have found myself the owner of tons of alone time. At first, my thoughts were centered around the current events and drama of my life. I'll have you know that I tried to have those thoughts keep me entertained but after the third room of "I can't believe she said that" or "why is that boy so confusing?", it got exceedingly tiresome and my mind started to realized the monotony of the work I am required to perform. I desperately needed something to distract me!
That thought acted as a catalyst to the creation of what I nicknamed "Deep Thoughts While Vacuuming Hour." This title is a bit deceiving because it is not one hour but in actuality covers about four hours. Anyways. This is where I study out the deeper aspects of life. I have made, what I consider significant progress, in figuring out personalities of my friends. I also plot the course of my life and determine the best pathway to get me to where I want to end up. Religious doctrine I have never explored is examined. After time spent perfecting this inventive thought exercise I have created a very entertaining way to spend my day. It works! Time flies! Just know that at any moment during my work day, I may be attempting to examine the inner functions of your mind. oh I am such a Psych major..
One such day at work, my thinking hour was intruded upon by a larger Canadian woman. While I was going all Marry Poppins on her room, she returned to her hotel room to grab her camera. Innocent enough, right? Only should take a few, quick seconds. Well, when she entered she began to chat. I welcome any conversation do to the lack of human interaction involved in my job. Also, I was determined to provided a "Disney Level of Service." As we talked about trivial things such as where we are from and what not. She then began to unzip her hoody, revealing that she was wearing just a sports bra. um okay...I am feeling a tad bit uncomfortable. Then the next ten minutes of my life was spent listening to a detailed narration of all the pictures on her camera as she searched for a specific picture of a bird she had been following. I now know a lot about how her family celebrates Christmas. and everyplace they had been at while being at Walt Disney World. Yay me. Anyways, I started panicking as I remembered all the rooms I still have to clean. Then her toothless, honestly kind of creepy husband joins us and starts muttering words I can't for the life of me understand. Let's just say, I cleaned as fast as humanly possible, skipped a lot of stuff, and just got the heck out of there! ....awkward...
*Spending the day with my boy Bob Marley*
Not to brag but um..I am living the life. I get to spend my days off at the beach running on the sand and laying out with a soundtrack of relaxing Reggae. I have made significant progress on my handstands and sand volleyball. I almost have a tan I can return to Utah and be proud of. Something about the Sunshine state with its Palm trees, magical sunsets, and nightly fireworks has stolen my heart. Okay I am done bragging about my life. Sorry. It just had to happen.
A large majority of my "deep thoughts" have been centered around how the Lord really has a plan for each of His children. He guides us through different experiences and trials that are uniquely designed for each of us. I don't know why but I know that I was supposed to move to Orlando for these few months. Nothing shakes you like being removed from everything you have been surrounded with for your entire life. I have been forced to determine more clearly and more certainly who I am and what I stand for. The conclusion I have come to is that there are a lot of things I don't know, and will never know, but the one thing I do know for sure is that there is a God and He and His son appeared to Joseph Smith all those years ago. If that is true, then so is the rest. I have known that my whole life but never as surely as I do now. It would take a very long time for me to enumerate the ways I have seen God's hand in action since being here. Just know, there is a God and He loves us all.
----sorry for my churchy moment but. This blog would be significantly lacking in honesty if I skipped over the most important thing that has happened to me in Orlando.
Thank you. Thank you all who are my friends! Thanks for the phone calls, random texts, and Facebook messages that let me know I am loved and not forgotten about. Seriously I have been so blessed with all the amazing friendships in my life. Also, just know that if I tell you I love you. I mean it.
That's all for now folks! I'll try to remember to write on a more frequent schedule. Lots of love!