Sh@y's Proverbs

-To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the GREATEST accomplishment... Ralph Waldo Emmerson

-If at first you don't succeed, try not to act surprised...

-Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out!

-You can't fix stupid! Period.

-Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together!

-Attitude is a small thing, but makes a BIG difference!

-Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.

-Don't play games with a girl who can play BETTER:)

-The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think

-The BEST thing about chasing your dreams is... You can have as many as you want, and they can change anytime. Life is ALWAYS going to be full of surprises! In order to WIN the race, you've got to actually be IN the race!

-Our inside jokes, too many to name. When we're apart, it's never the same. When we're together it's nothing but fun. Replacing my girls, just can't be done.

-If she is amazing, she wont be easy. If she is easy, she wont be amazing. If she is worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you are not worth it!! Period.


Thursday, October 28, 2010


I don't know why I am blogging about this, because I feel this little comment is in-vain and will do nothing. I like most girls always ask the age old question...

"Why are men the way that they are?"

I wonder why guys never ask girls out. Are they afraid of rejection? Are they too shy? Are they cheap and feel dates are a waste of money? Are they scared? I've realized that the answer to all these questions is YES!!! My response to that is, SO WHAT!!! So what if the girl rejects you, she obviously isn't worth it cause she wouldn't give you the decency to go with you on a date. So what if you are too shy, girls find that cute and most of the time can pick up the non-verbal hints that you are giving. So what if you are cheap, there are numerous dates you can do that are cheap or even better FREE. Most girls (by most I don't mean all) will have fun no matter what you do! So what if you are scared, everyone is! Want to know a little secret boys???.... Girls are just as afraid and shy and scared and cheap as you are!! We understand!! We really do! We just wish that you would just try!! TRY!! In this world today guys don't even try!! They expect us to just go up and say hey I like you let's date... NO!! What happened to the chivalry? What happened to the men that actually tried? Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that girls are more strong and willing to ask guys out these days! But if you like us SHOW US!! Actions speak louder than words! I am tired... tired of trying and getting no where... tired of the only guys showing interest in me being creeps and scum bags... tired of guys not trying... tired of feeling intimidating! It's like this one saying... Girls are more beautiful then they are smart because they know the average man looks before he thinks! I am tired of all the guys going for the ditsy bimbos while there are just as beautiful girls out there who have brains who are just as willing to love but aren't annoying!! Anyways I don't know what sparked that ranting!! I guess I am feeling the heartache!! The feeling that the guy who you are meant to be with is dating the wrong girl. Or that all you good friends are settling for annoying girls but think of them as a "trophy girlfriend/wife" mostly a selfish arm candy!! I am looking for a guy who will love me for me... for all the goofiness, tallness, randomness, and the fact that I have a brain and use it! I want a guy who loves me more than life it's self! Cause when I find him, HE WILL BE MY EVERYTHING... and I better be his!! I've been holding out for the right man for me, and I hope all this heart ache will be worth it! As women, "we are looking for a few good men" So back it up army, we need them more ha ha!!

Here are the quotes that got me thinking this way...
"I hate it when you can't stop thinking about that one person...and deep down inside you know they probably haven't thought about you once"
"Dear Tummy, sorry for all the butterflies. Dear Pillow, sorry for all the tears. Dear Heart, sorry for all the damage. Dear Brain, you were right"
That last one is SO... true to my life!!!!
Gotta love quotes!! Gotta love boys!
Just a food for thought for all you single ladies!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deer in the Headlights!!!!

Man I just love life!! I love the simpleness of it, I love the craziness of it, and I love the curve balls it throws at you!! So the other day, last Saturday to be exact I was out doing stuff with my friends and I had left my phone at home. When I got home I had a text from this number I didn't know it said...
"Hey Shay would you be able to meet with Bishop Jensen tomorrow at 10:30?" I thought to myself... Um okay why do I need to meet with the Bishop, I already have a calling, they called me to be the Relief Society 4th Sunday teacher just the week before. My response to the text at like 1:12am in the morning...
"Sorry for the late response I left my phone at home, but yes I can meet with the bishop at 10:30."
To my surprise they responded at this late hour with "Sounds good".
I then proceeded to walk into the living room and tell my roommate Kristin that I had to meet with the Bishop in the morning so I would have to drive separately to church! She's was all "Don't you already have a calling?"
Yes, Yes I do you're just as clueless as I am as to the reasoning behind this mystery meeting.

Sunday morning come and I get to the church and I am sitting there waiting for the Bishop. They door opens and a mass of men come out of the office. Probably a meeting with the elders quorum presidency because I knew the men coming out were in it! The elder quorum president came up and shook my hand saying,
"Hey Shay how are you doing?" HUH?!?! How did he know my name! Quick back track... the week before when I had just gotten to church one of the guys from the elders quorum presidency opened the door for me and my roommate Britt and I as I said thank you to him, he said...
"you're welcome Shay" How do all these guys know my name?!? Of all the many people in our ward how do they already know my name!! Kinda weird! But anyway moving on with the story! So I then walked into the Bishop's office and Bishop Jensen was all smiles and so happy to see me while I still remained in the dark as to why I was there! He said...
"You're probably wondering why you're here" and I responded...
"I figured cause you just wanted to see my smiling face and you enjoy my awesome personality"... that got him going he thought it was so funny!!
"I do love your personality", he said. Well little did I know that they had another calling for me!! And by "another" calling I mean a NEW one!
"The reason I brought you here on such short notice is because we want you to be the new Relief Society President." he said nonchalantly. I honestly probably looked like a deer in the headlights! I was all...
"well I wasn't expecting that!" ha ha! Bishop then went on to tell me that he had this feeling it was me and talked to his counselors and the former R.S President and they all think the world of me and that further confirmed it for him and that's how I ended up there that morning!!
"Do you accept the calling, Shay?".... still thrown back I said...
"Of course, I'll do it, and I'll try my best!" He was so excited and said
"You are who God wants right now and with your outgoing personality I KNOW without a doubt in my mind that you'll do great!!"

I walked out of Bishop's office still in shock about what just happened... if it just happened... and then as I went to sacrament it hit me! I am now over ALL the girls in my ward! I am going be the on they look up to! I am the one responsible for them! I was all of the sudden so overwhelmed with feelings of excitement, nervousness, stress, and oddly LOVE, a new found love for every single girl in my ward. I don't know all of them, in fact I don't know most of them, but I have this love for them. I want to reach out to them, make them feel welcome, befriend them, and I want to give them ALL callings so they feel needed and important! Because to me they are all important! I feel so overwhelmed, but I know that Heavenly Father has given me this love for them! I am His tool in reaching out to these girls! I hope I do what's best for them, I hope I do what He wants me to do! I know I can't do it alone... I am definitely in some uncharted waters here folks... BUT I know I have help, I have the Bishop and his counselors, I have Sister Bergensen (who is AMAZING, I freakin love her), I have my mom (who has gotten me through many, many countless trials in my life), I'll have a Presidency (who will help me in all aspects), and I have a loving Father in Heaven who needs me and I need Him!
I know if I have a good attitude towards this that miracles will happen! I KNOW that to be a fact! I may feel like a deer in the headlights, and feel totally inadequate for this calling, but that's what's gonna make this fun! It's like I told my friend the other night... "Life is 10% what HAPPENS to you, and 90% how you DEAL with it. You can either be happy or sad, but either way life is gonna happen." So make the best of what you have, laugh at the stupid things, and know that life is good, it always has been good, sometimes you just lose sight of it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

G. CON!!!!!

SOOoo... this last weekend was the semi-annual General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!! To the left you can see that I actually went to this epic event! There you see me with some friends in the conference center!! One word... AMAZING!!! I have never- EVER been to G. Con live or in person... I have seen it many, muy, mucho times from the comfy couch in my house! Which don't get me wrong G. CON. is still just as amazing from the couch!! (in fact it's comfier cause you're in your pj's)

Let me just tell you about that adventurous weekend. It starts out with a month or so before my friend Chantel Olsen the pretty blonde in pink called and was all... "Hey you haven't been to conference before right?! Would you like to go, I have tickets?!" Of course I said yes (I may be blonde, but I ain't dumb) haha! SO for a whole month I was counting down the days and weeks until I could go up north to conference!! Well that day finally came and we all loaded up the CR-V and drove northward! I must say I just love being up in the 801... it's fun, it's hoppin, it's exciting, it's big, it's busy, and it's close to some really good friends!! I had a BLAST that weekend!! I found that the 7/11 in Provo is a happening place on a Friday night! I learned that when you take an old Crown Vic and run her without the engine being on causes her to act up and not start or reverse! :) I became well aware of the fact that it's cooler up there!! Jumping/getting thrusted out of a moving vehicle is DANGEROUS, but funny once my knees healed. Salt Lake is huge and fun/scary to drive in. I definitely found that the 35 some odd acres that the church owns in the center of Salt Lake is by far thee most beautiful place I have ever seen. I am amazed at the progress the church has made in the past 100 some odd years. I ALSO CANNOT BELIEVE the pathetic protesters that don't have a life and find the time to just waste away their lives in front of the conference center. I laughed as we walked by one guy as we were leaving and he said... "the Book of Mormon God is a racist God!" I was like really dude?! Just open your eyes and look around at the mass of people walking around... you have Polynesians, Africans, Latinos, middle easterners, Europeans, Australians, Antaricans, Canadians and everything in between who just walked out of Our CHURCH's (the ones who believe in this Book of Mormon God) conference... and... It was so moving to see that we were all different and diverse and beautiful AND all members of the same faith!! PLEASE GET a LIFE sir!! I also learned that the conference center is MASSIVE!! It is absolutely huge!! Ginormous!! It was sooo... much fun! I had a blast and enjoyed every second of that weekend!! Thank you Chantel for inviting me! I know you could have invited a number of other people, but I am grateful I was one of those people! Thanks Kristin, Brittany and Pierie for being there with me for my "first time". I haven't been to Temple Square either until this weekend!! I know shocker, I mean that's crazy every one's been to temple square!! "You don't deserve the right to call yourself Mormon!!" Heck yes I can!! I've been to Temple Square now!! Booyah!! And thanks to Zant for coming even though he was late, and almost lost his seat! He definitely made up for it!! All in all a..... GREAT/HYSTERICAL/MOVING/EPIC/ADVENTUROUS/BEAUTIFUL/GRANDIOSE weekend!!

Pics from the Trip for your viewing plessure:)
Adaiza's wedding reception

Big Chair in Beaver ^

Halloween store in the University mall