• 2018- "Unity" , strive for unity in relationships, work, and family. I sense that there will be an attack on unity, though it doesn't make sense how/what, but I need to strive "to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3(update later in 2018- I had no idea the magnitude)
  • 2019- "Fearless" , there are several unknowns, walk into this year knowing that God is sovereign and "Do not Fear".
  • 2020- "Thrive" , a time to blossom into a this new season/chapter of life. There has been a lot of grief and grieving, now it's time to discover yourself again and Thrive where you've been placed. (update 12/21/20- I didn't just survive, but I "surthrived")
jan 26 2021 ∞
jan 26 2021 +
  • Annie Hall (Annie Hall)
  • Leslie Knope (Parks n Rec)
  • Jo March (Winona Ryder)
  • Danielle De Barbarac (Ever After)
  • Hallie (How to Deal)
  • Bridget (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
  • Repunzel (Tangled)
  • Liz (Eat Pray Love)
  • Maria (Sound of Music)
  • Erin (Erin Brockovich)
  • Annie Banks (Father of the Bride)
  • Mulan
  • Andie Anderson (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
  • Hannah (Crazy Stupid Love)
  • Amy Poehler (as Amy Poehler)
  • Christina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Carrie (Sex and the City)
  • Hannah (Crazy Stupid Love)
  • Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
nov 24 2012 ∞
apr 21 2020 +

Things I would procrastinate forever if I could:

  • filling up my gas.
  • seeing road-kill.
  • picking up my dogs poop.
  • speed bumps.
  • paying monthly college loans.
  • shopping for a birthday gift that I procrastinated.
  • taking a standardized test of any kind.
  • opinionated social media posts.
  • unpacking.
  • making time to get my oil changed.
  • interviews (update: 4/2020, I have started to enjoy interviews)
  • responding to several texts at once.
  • checking voicemails.
  • first dates.
  • "Lost dog" signs.
  • parking meters.
  • doing taxes + paying taxes.
may 2 2012 ∞
jan 26 2021 +
  • Ms. Gillespie (1st grade) : I was the "slow" kid when it came to learning how to read, & she spent so much extra time w/ me outside of school tutoring me. She even came to my birthday party.
  • Mrs. Moses (5th grade) : She was 22 years old & the most beautiful teacher inside and out. She had a way of explaining things to me & making every subject fun. I used to daydream about her adopting me.
  • Mr. Pantalion (6th grade, math) : He made math so fun. He also always made me feel special & never made me feel dumb. He boosted my confidence & would always ask me to smile when I was hard on myself.
  • Mrs. Ziegler (7th grade, reading) : She had terrible breath, was grouchy, but she saw the good in me & encouraged me in a tough-love way. She died the next year from brain cancer.
  • Ms. Oke (art teacher) : She was a free butterfly. Beautiful olive skin w/ green eyes. One day she opene...
oct 6 2012 ∞
oct 22 2013 +
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  • You're only in your twenties for 10 years, don't rush it. And try not to get pregnant either.
  • You most likely won't find your husband in college, so quit acting like every guy you meet in class is "the one".
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up... ESPECIALLY if there's free food.
  • The ways that you are imperfect allow people to connect to you and love you even more. I found my life best friends in college this way.
  • Even if you forget to turn in an assignment, turn it in a day late anyways and ask the teacher to at least "make sure you did it right" or for "SOME credit rather than none". Every time I did this, I received full credit even though it was late.
  • Get your nose pierced, dye your hair funky, get all that out of your system bc you...
aug 29 2012 ∞
oct 18 2012 +
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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
  • Museum of Modern Art MoMA (New York)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York)
  • JFK Museum (Texas)
  • Holocaust Museum (Texas)
  • Ansel Adams Museum (California)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)
  • Museum of the City of New York (New York)
  • Dallas Museum of Art (Texas)
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Arkansas)
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Library (Arkansas)
  • Historic Arkansas Museum of Art (Arkansas)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago (Illinois)
oct 19 2012 ∞
jul 8 2014 +
  • Sky dive.
  • Graduate college.
  • Run 5k or half-marathon.
  • Take an adult ballet class.
  • Learn how to knit.
  • Go up on a hot air balloon.
  • Spend an entire day cuddling.
  • Attend my high school reunion.
  • Go to a bowl game.
  • Make homemade fortune cookies with my own profound, personal "wisdom/fortune" messages inside them.
  • Go one day completely without talking.
  • Visit the Grand Canyon.
  • Climb a mountain.
  • Be in a situation where I give out a test (teacher of some sort). Make the test where every answer is "C" & enjoy the show.
  • See the Statue of Liberty.
  • Invest in understanding myself by getting...
apr 20 2012 ∞
apr 7 2020 +
  • 1. Rode on the Missouri/Arkansas train (Sept.29)
  • 2. Wrote to a couple doing missions in Jordan (Sept.30)
  • 3. Went through "suicide risk assessment training class" (Oct.1)
  • 4. Met Bob Goff, the author of "Love Does" (Oct.2)
  • 5. Ate pizza w/ my younglife leader who drove 5 hrs to visit (Oct.3)
  • 6. House-sat w/ a new friend, Kayla Milner, & read pop-up books for bedtime stories. (Oct.4)
  • 7. Went to a poetry slam -- an adventure getting there it was. (Oct.5)
  • 8. Went to an antique store on the outskirts of town. (Oct.6)
  • 9. Missed my first yl leader meeting. (Oct.7)
  • 10. Watched "Patch Adams" for the first time. (Oct.8)
oct 3 2012 ∞
nov 6 2012 +
  • Wicked
  • Wizard of Oz
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia
  • Les Miserables
  • Chicago
  • Hairspray
  • Swan Lake
  • Rent
  • Dream Girls
  • Waitress
  • Once On This Island
  • Cats
  • A Chorus Line
  • Miss Saigon
  • Annie
  • Rent
  • Side by side
  • Shrek
  • Xanadu
  • My Fair Lady
jan 19 2013 ∞
jan 27 2021 +
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The best feelings in the world:

  • All green lights.
  • Forehead kisses.
  • The first bite in a meal when you're really hungry.
  • When the right person texts you at the right time.
  • Making a child laugh.
  • Earning someone's trust.
  • Compliments about your character.
  • Getting your hair washed by someone at the hair salon.
  • Watching people greet at the airport.
  • Taking laundry out of the drier while still warm and burying yourself in it.
  • When a child reaches up to grab your hand.
  • Laughing at an inside joke.
  • Mentoring a younger girl.
  • The day before leaving for a vacation.
  • Sex.
oct 20 2013 ∞
jun 2 2021 +
  • Don't speed minutes after getting a speeding ticket. You'll get 2 tickets in the same day.
  • Don't aim for a goal weight, aim for health.
  • Don't beg someone to stay faithful to you.
  • Don't avoid goodbyes.
  • Don't ignore your intuition or gut feeling.
  • Don't skip pre-marital counseling.
nov 12 2013 ∞
sep 9 2021 +
  • I have a great capacity to forgive.
  • I will encourage your growth spiritually, emotionally and physically.
  • I have a good feeling your friends & family will love me.
  • I have an adventurous spirit!
  • My brothers consider me "low-maintenance".
  • I can make you feel good about yourself after you've had a lousy day.
  • I can adapt to most social settings; I love meeting new people.
  • I make an excellent dance partner at weddings.
  • You need trips with the guys, and I'll need trips with the girls. I'll always encourage nurturing your friendships.
  • I can be serious or light-hearted in any given situation.
  • I have depth.
  • I am loyal and devoted.
oct 8 2012 ∞
feb 1 2021 +

What I did on my Birthday:

  • 1 year- In Garland at the old rental house.
  • 2 years- Same place as the first year.
  • 3 years- Allen, TX house.
  • 4 years- Bounce town.
  • 5 years- Bounce town again.
  • 6 years- Tea party and dress up at Kids Town.
  • 7 years- Pinata & games at my house.
  • 8 years- Discovery Zone.
  • 9 years- Planet Pizza.
  • 10 years- Paint party at my house.
  • 11 years- Chuck E Cheese.
  • 12 years- Swimming at Natatorium.
  • 13 years- Family party at my house.
  • 14 years- Family party at my house.
  • 15 years- My “Quinceanera”, at the Plano Center
  • 16 years- Got kidnapped and then got my car.
aug 24 2021 ∞
aug 24 2021 +

Some of the best decisions I've made:_

  • going to counseling.
  • doing Leadership Master's Commission first year out of high school instead of the traditional college thing.
  • choosing younglife over lifeteen.
  • picking the university of arkansas.
  • the friends I chose in college.
  • summer staff.
  • leaving the catholic church.
  • breaking up with C (bc I found my own faith apart from his).
  • dropping all my summer classes to go to camp.
  • living alone in an apartment.
  • doing an internship at NWMC psych unit.
  • dating Jesus.

Some decisions that seem right but the jury's still out:

  • getting a dog.
may 19 2012 ∞
oct 22 2013 +
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  • Playing fax machine w/ Julie Nelson, Alyssa Walden, Megan V, &other peeps just after I moved to Fayetteville.
  • Making britney spears videos w/ yocum girls.
  • Eating w/yocum girls every night as a "family".
  • Thirsty Thursday's with Gregg Stutts.
  • Starting Younglives & being part of this ministry.
  • Shopping day w/Cameron and Mari at the Pennacle when we lost track of how much we spent.
  • Getting library cards with Katherine, Mari & Cam and literally checking out the entire Fayetteville Public Library.
  • Meeting Sarah Ann for the first time.
  • Juno halloween costume & Catdog costume.
  • Having a ton of quiet time with Jesus in the dorm.
  • Playing football in the pouring rain soph...
may 7 2011 ∞
may 2 2013 +
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  • You grew up scared by something called "El Cucuy."
  • Others tell you to stop screaming when you are really just talking.
  • You or your family lights a candle for everything.
  • Your mother yells at the top of her lungs to call you to dinner even if it's a one bedroom apartment.
  • You can dance ranchera, cumbia or salsa without music.
  • You have at least thirty cousins. (or 100 if you're me)
  • You call your sneakers "tenees".
  • You can't imagine anyone not liking spicy food.
  • Whenever you feel under the weather, you compulsively dab on some "Vics" vapor rub all over your chest and inside your nostrils.
  • Tamales, champurrado, posole and menudo a...
may 6 2011 ∞
apr 20 2012 +


  • Annie
  • Norah -(Woman of honor; compassion; light)
  • Amelia
  • Josephine (Jehovah increases) (Nickname: Josie)
  • Abigail -(Joy of the Father)
  • Evelyn (Nickname: Evey)
  • Ellie -(Shining light; Sun ray; Noble; Exalted; Famous Warrior)
  • Margarot (nickname: Maggie)


  • Elliot -(The Lord is my God)
  • Roy
  • Jude
  • Boydstun “Boyd”
  • Matthew
  • Jack
  • Finn
apr 20 2012 ∞
jul 14 2021 +
  • A beautiful mind.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • Up.
  • Walle.
  • Pride & Prejudice.
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • High Noon.
  • Rope.
  • West Side Story.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Gandhi
  • Moonstruck.
  • My Cousin Vinny.
  • Life is Beautiful.
  • The Miracle Worker.
  • South Pacific.
  • Mask.
  • Saint Bernedette.
  • To Sir, With Love.
  • Midnight in Paris.
  • Sisterhood of the traveling pants.
nov 24 2012 ∞
jul 10 2014 +
  • "You are the most genuine person I know. Here's what comes to mind when I think of you / try to describe you to other people: warmth, a soft but strong presence, inviting, engaging, precious- you are like Robyn in the living at that whenever you are talking to someone you are fully present and make them feel valued and known. You do this despite what you are going through- you helped me and encouraged me even when you were experiencing significant pain. You are so worthy. You are also a total bad ass." (1.18.21)
jun 28 2021 ∞
jun 28 2021 +
  • yearbook signing
  • blockbuster experience
  • calling the radio and requesting a song
  • mixed tapes/burning cd's for crushes
  • MTV music videos at night
aug 7 2014 ∞
jun 2 2021 +
  • Speed dating coordinator.
  • Greeting card writer.
  • Tour guide.
  • Medical Social Worker.
  • Milieu Therapist.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW.
  • International Bum.
  • Professional Organizer.
  • Art Therapist.
  • Dance Therapist.
  • Ballet Teacher.
  • Dance Choreographer for musicals, company's, or TV.
  • Children's Book Author/Illustrator.
  • Novelist.
  • Missionary.
  • Life Coach.
  • Graphic Designer.
  • Part-time Substitute Teacher.
  • Calligraphy writing wedding cards/baby shower/etc.
dec 11 2012 ∞
oct 16 2020 +
  • Live in another country
  • Travel on the cheap (sopchoppy spring break 2011)
  • Confront a fear (my past-- during college)
  • Move out of your parents' place (2008)
  • Live alone (summer/fall 2012)
  • Live with roommates (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Get in great shape (easier now than later)
  • Splurge on a great pair of jeans
  • Apologize to someone you were mean to in school (Heather, 2010)
  • Have a guy friend who really is just a friend (Josh Cox)
  • Work in retail or restaurants (Sonic, Once Upon a Child)
  • Figure out what kind of wine you like (white wine)
  • Try an exotic food you can't pronounce (a...
may 19 2012 ∞
jun 16 2015 +
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  • What was my dog's past prior to getting her? (I got her off craigslist)
  • Do you ever wish you had parents?
  • Can you show me all the people who stole from me and what they ended up doing with all of the stuff? (just for laughs & curiosity)
  • Do you have a DVD of my life from beginning to end? And if so, could we watch it together & have a movie night?
  • Do you have dance moves? May we have a Father-daughter dance?
  • Can you show me my genealogy from the beginning up until me? Even better, could I meet them?
  • I know you're always watching us.. but do you ever feel weird watching your children have sex with each other?
  • Can I hear your laugh?
  • What language do you prefer speaking?
  • Did Jesus ever have to hold back from fal...
feb 7 2012 ∞
apr 15 2014 +

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  • "Gravity" by Kayla & Kupono. this dance is about addiction.. the girl being the addict and the guy being whatever it is she is addicted to.
  • "My Chick Bad" by Lauren and Twitch. Best hip-hop dance I've ever seen!
  • "Misty Blue" by Sasha & Twitch. A dance about a married couple losing the "fire" and trying to get the fire and steam back.
  • "Turn to Stone" by Melanie & Marko. A dance about being statues, and in the middle of the night, they come to life.
  • "I Got You" by Melanie and Marko. This is about a girl and boy who are best friends. His fiance breaks up with him at the alter of their wedding. His best friend comes to support him, and they both realize they are in love.
  • "If it Kills Me" by Jeanine and Jason. This is about just love in general.
  • "The Garden" by Courtney and Marco. About a guy not wanting his girlfriend anymore
  • "Fix You" This dance is about a son who is trying to help his mother who is fighting cancer.
feb 13 2012 ∞
may 2 2013 +
  • Don't buy any of your books. Waste of money. Instead, wait until the first day of class to see if you really need it, and if so, rent them from chegg.com
  • Go to as many tacky Christmas sweater parties as you can on the weekends before finals.
  • Buy a calendar where you can manage your time by the hour for the entire week. You'll most likely be more productive.
  • Make sure if you sign up for a hard course, you have an easier course to balance it. You'll be thankful come exam time.
  • Avoid bringing your car to school the first year of college, it will force you to get to know more people & get involved.
  • Get organized before school starts rather than after; because once it starts, it's all fast pace from there.
  • Find a mentor (preferable an older adult)-- they will be your best and most wise f...
aug 8 2012 ∞
aug 30 2013 +
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  • The "ping, ping, ping" Air Force Story.
  • His pencil story & his teacher not believing him that he was too poor to buy school supplies.
  • Every time we go to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico, he says "What do you want; they have it all!"
  • "Chiquis is Chiquis"
  • He always makes it a point to say which states in the U.S. were originally from a "Spanish root word".
  • Always starts saying phrases in French.
  • "Remember when we used to go to Jorge's track practice after school? Gah, it was like it was just yesterday. That's how fast life passes you by."
  • Takes the subway bag and blows it with air and then pops it on his head and shows my dog.
  • "If I 'twas the king of RRRrrroooof, of RRRRrrroooof" to my dog.
apr 5 2012 ∞
oct 22 2013 +

Movies that make me feel like I can conquer the world after watching them:

  • Mulan
  • Rudy
  • Legally Blonde
  • October Sky
  • Rocky

Movies that instantly turn my mood from bad to good:

  • Father of the Bride I & II
  • Back to the Future
  • Lizzie McGuire movie
  • Anchorman
  • Zoolander
  • Tangled
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Joe Dirt

Movies every woman should watch during their lifetime:

apr 27 2012 ∞
aug 30 2013 +