One day.
What I'll be doing: Spending time with my family on Memorial Day.
Where I'll be: Hopefully in the mountains, but not at my house. I want to hike.
What I'll have accomplished: I will have finished my 25th text/email conversation with my dear August.
What I'll learn by then: More patience, even if it's a small dose. I'm constantly praying for ways to improve my patience lately.

One week.
What I'll be doing: Starting to work full-time hours! Yay!
Where I'll be: At work, or at home. Either of the two are very likely. What social life?
What I'll have accomplished: I'll have my new lens ordered. Oh my gosh, I am way too excited.
What I'll learn by then: How to cook better. My mom and I will have some bonding time.

One month.
What I'll be doing: Still working! It'll go on and on and I'll hate it but it will be so worth it, because my savings account will be fat.
Where I'll be: I'm gonna say I'll be spending time with Emily before she leaves for India.
What I'll have accomplished: I'll become a better sister and daughter.
What I'll learn by then: A whole bunch of patience, mostly through work. Foster kids...

One year:
What I'll be doing: Spending time with August! He'll be home by then.
Where I'll be: Just living at home, back from my third year of college.
What I'll have accomplished: Twenty pounds lighter with a really good attitude. Also, I will have accomplished all the goals I've made and will make.
What I'll learn by then: True love in person, and not just through letters.

Five years:
What I'll be doing: Just kickin' back with my sweetheart and kid(s). Working on my Photography business, and loving life.
Where I'll be: Probably in Utah, but hopefully living out of the country. It's not likely though.
What I'll have accomplished: Marriage, college, and baby makin'.
What I'll learn by then: Selflessness, how to be a good wife and a good mother, and true love on a deeper level than before.

Ten years:
What I'll be doing: Making lunches, sending my kids off to school, changing diapers, taking pictures for a living and loving my husband.
Where I'll be: Utah. I'll want to be back in Utah by this time.
What I'll have accomplished: Probably a lot of what my Patriarchal Blessing mentions, and also I will have become a great Photographer.
What I'll learn by then: How to be a great Photographer, and my testimony will be so much more strong.
Twenty years:
What I'll be doing: Dealing with bratty teenagers, and stressing out because we don't have enough money to send our bratty teenagers to college.
Where I'll be: Still Utah. It's a good place to be.
What I'll have accomplished: Dealing with bratty teenagers, and wonderful callings in the church.
What I'll learn by then: Important life lessons for the 40-year-old LDS house wife, and how to embarrass the heck out of my kids.

Thirty years:
What I'll be doing: Becoming a grandma, and seeing my kids grow up and move out.
Where I'll be: Utah. Or someplace warm. But probably Utah.
What I'll have accomplished: Happiness, mid-life crisis, being a mother, grandmother, and daughter at the same time, mostly everything on my bucket list.
What I'll learn by then: My life's purpose.


something spectacular.

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Tengo un gato. Se llama Holy Santos. Tiene tres hijos. Vive en el sol. Come la comida de los dioses. Estoy buena a veces. Me gusta llevar sombreros. Hasta, mis amores.


new blow dryer.

Today I am cold. Well, was cold. After I roughed it out in short sleeves upstairs for a while, I decided to come downstairs and blow dry myself with Sara's new blow dryer. I bought it for her yesterday. It's a funny story, actually...

I always use Sara's blow dryer, because I don't like mine. A few days ago, I was using it and my hair got stuck in it. Nothing happened. A couple of days after that, which was yesterday, the blow dryer was making a funny noise that got louder and more intense, until it finally just gave up and started to smoke. I turned it off, put it down, and backed away. The smell was horrible. I decided to go the store and buy a new blow dryer for Sara. When I got home, I put a note on the box that said, "Sara, I think I broke your blow dryer, so I bought you this new one. Don't try to turn your old one on; it might explode... Love, Megan." When Sara came home, she laughed at me for the note. During dinner, she asked how her blow dryer broke. I explained in full detail, and used sound effects, too.

Today I got excited about spending next summer with August. We've been talking about making a list of things to do together when he gets home, so today I made mine. It's long. Here's just a few of the things I'm really excited to do with him:
  • Build a fort and watch a movie inside.
  • Have an Office marathon. (Our favorite TV show!)
  • Jump on the tramp.
  • Go to a concert.
  • Make overs!
  • Tour Downtown Salt Lake City.
  • Play night games.
  • Go to a fair and watch fireworks.
  • Visit grandparents.
  • Go to a dance.
  • Watch submarine races at Utah Lake.

In other news, my parents come home from California tomorrow. I've missed them.


today and yesterday.

Today my dear friend, Erik, is leaving for the MTC. He has been called to serve in the Missouri Independence Mission. I'm so excited and happy for him, but at the same time, it makes me sad to see him go. I don't like change--especially the kind that involves my friends leaving me.

I stayed up late last night, writing him a letter so he would get one on his second day there. As I was writing, I was crying. Really hard. I can't remember the last time I cried that hard. I was thinking about all the many ways he has changed and blessed my life, and also about how much I'm going to miss him and his listening ears and positive attitude. He was, hands down, the first person I could go to if I was having a bad day or just needed someone to talk to, and he was always there for me. What a good friend. He's going to be a great missionary.

After I finished his letter, I checked my email and saw that August had sent me this video, with the words, "I loved this video and thought you would too. :)" As I watched it (not for the first time) my eyes filled with tears as I thought of how amazing this woman really is. I was then that I had a desire to go and read her blog. I read post after post, page after page, and I couldn't stop. As I read, I couldn't help but be excited to be a wife and even more, a mother. (I also really love the pictures she takes, and the way her house is decorated!)

When 3:45 AM rolled around, I forced myself to stop reading and go to sleep. After saying my prayers, I slid into my covers and closed my eyes. I was thankful for my bed. It's so big and comfy, and so much better than the student housing bed I was sleeping in for the past 8 months. My bed is my very favorite place to be in my whole house. It's where I sleep, where I think, where I read, where I pray. It's where I type, where I write and where I go when I want to be alone. Oh, how I love my bed.

Yesterday, on my way home from visiting with my friends, the sky was dark with clouds, and it had just stopped raining. While I was driving on Main Street, I couldn't help but pull over and shoot a few photos--something I've been wanting to do for a while. While I was doing so, a man in a truck yelled and honked at me as he passed by. It just made me laugh.

Today I think I want to cook something. Since I've been home, I'm been really good about baking desserts for my family, but since my mom and dad are in California visiting my sister, I think I want to put my cooking skills to use--that is, if I have any. One thing I like best about being home for the summer is that my mom has more ingredients that I, a lowly college student, had down at school. Excellent.


11:23 pm.

Hi guys! I haven't posted for a few weeks, and I don't know why. I'd say that I've been busy, but that would be a lie. Since school got out at the end of April, I've kind of just been bumming around. I'm working a little, but not enough to keep me busy.
I guess I'll post about what's on my mind. Behold:

Yup! It's August. Surprise! He's still on his mission, and he's still just as wonderful as ever. Every Monday on his P-day, he emails my phone, and we text/email back and forth for an hour. Today we talked about the same ol' stuff, and he also sent me some pictures that he took this morning in Queens. Do you like his tie? I picked it out. :) I guess it's safe to say that he's my boyfriend. I mean, that's what I've been calling him for the last month or so. He has pictures of me on his wall, and I blog about him, so I guess it's official, haha. It's a funny story of how we met, and came to be where we are now, some of which (the funniest part) he doesn't know about yet. But that's for another post. I just wanted to announce that yes, I am dating (or maybe "waiting for" is a better way to put it) my best friend.