what i hope to accomplish by the end of this summer..wish me luck
watch a sunset, once a week
sleep under the stars
have a summer fling
read a book
try five new restaurants
try all baskin robbins flavors
go to the zoo
stay up for 48 hours
beat the million setlist song on rockband
give food to a homeless man
dance in the rain
learn how to play golf
have a picnic
say yes to everything for a day
steal a street sign
lie in a road and watch the lights change
write a rap
rollerblade through liberty park
sneak into a pool
race in shopping carts
be in two places at once
go thru a car wash
message on an overpass
buy person's meal behind in the drive thru
throw a surprise party
race paper boats
go to the museum
and the list goes on and on. this is just the most interesting ones that i wanted to share with the blogging world. i am up to 66 on my summer bucket list and i look forward to experiencing everything i have put on this list.
utah has turned into seattle. and i am not complaining at all. as much as i love summer and laying out, i have found comfort in the recent downpour of water. rain. it replenishes our earth. it provides us with beautiful flowers. it keeps our rivers and lakes intact. it gives us the opportunity to sing and dance with no worries (with tap shoes, if you would like). it has started a fashion trend=rainboots. it has formed puddles that we can play in til we are soaking wet. it gives us sweet music to listen to as it pitter patters against our window.yes, rain may be gloomy, but it also gives us the chance to be grateful for the sun as well. and it's sorta nice to have a break from the billion degree utah weather that occurs in the summer. so rain rain don't go away. you are fitting my mood perfectly right now. keep coming until i decide that clouds are not the best therapy.
the first thing that stuck out to me in this picture was the anchor button. that's all i saw. out of all these buttons, that was what my eye was drawn too. anchors have become a huge part of my life now. they resemble delta gamma and embody hope. each time i see one it inspires me to keep that hope within myself alive. who knew that an anchor could hold so much power.
it's may 2nd and snow has fallen. i am sorry, but did i ask for an early christmas this year? i think not. i asked for some sun and the deeg roof. but that is not going to happen this year. pro about the awful weather. finals week has decided to visit. 3 exams and 2 papers. i may just dig my grave now. or i may just ace my finals - ha ya that was a joke, i am taking comedy classes-and that wasn't very funny. this is what 2 cups of coffee and 1:22 am blogging does to you. looks like it is going to be an all nighter. see you after chemistry, research methods, and world music have destroyed my life. xoxo blog world.
ingrid spoke to me today. she tends to do that a lot. i have been thinking a lot about my home aka sandy. i know it's only twenty minutes from my humble abode of the deeg, but it has gained some very special importance to me this semester. i never realized how much i take for the granted the beautiful place i was raised in. at one point i thought my life had moved up to the u, to the big city of salt lake, but now i am realizing, my life is still residing in sandy and i am so very happy it has waited for me there. every time i take the drive to foothill blvd, hop on the i-215, say hello to suicide rock, pass the ocean and molcasalsa, take a glimpse at all the fast food joints i kept in business as a high schooler, then take that right turn onto creek road, i realize that i am home and it's comforting. it's that safe zone that some don't get. i use to hate this drive. and now i cherish it and do everything in my power to stay in that bubble. the people that love me most. my parents and nerdherd. they reside in this small bubble and it's nice to know that i can always just take a twenty minute drive to return to it. i have never been so ecstatic to enjoy my summer in sandy. i forgot how much i love the nice weather there. the trees are different, almost like they carry an innocence (ya that sounded way crazy i know) i'd like to thank ingrid and her great song "are we there yet" for helping me remember where the heart is, and that i have definitely found my home.
An outer body experience can be defined as the process of transiently separating the consciousness (spirit) from the physical body, such that the person and world are observed from outside of the body. I read more about this experience and found it occurred mostly in the cases of religious and spiritual situations, however for me it does not quite match up with that. I feel as though I am watching myself grow into a woman (not just a girl, but a grown woman) I can see my thoughts changing. I am grasping things from a better perspective, I am learning to take things with a grain of salt. I can literally see myself changing, not just feeling it. I feel like a bystander watching this transformation and it is rather exciting. That slump I have talked about...yes I am still in it, however, I have made some changes recently within myself, at least I think I have, and it is interesting how I feel. Refreshed. That's a good way to describe my feeling. As confused as I am about life, I also have this arms wide open mentality that I haven't had and it is somewhat comforting...and frightening at the same time. I never thought that I could learn more about myself. I thought I had figured that part out. But with each lesson I learn, I find that it builds me up into more of a person, every trail I go through gives me character, adding to Katelyn (yes, I just referred to myself in third person, it's that whole outer body deal) Okay, so maybe I am a late bloomer and everyone has already experienced this part of their life, but I just wanted to ramble about it. Even if my rambles aren't read, it's nice to sort it out. If you do read this, I apologize for my jumbled thoughts. Hope they are semi entertaining.
i am a daughter, best friend, and sister. i tend to be pretty ambitious. i am a member of delta gamma at the university of utah. i wish i lived by the beach, but i know i would miss the mountains. i love the sun and the rain equally, but hate snow. i am a utah (wo)man always and forever. and i am definitely a dreamer.