Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh the Roller Coaster of life...

I've always heard this term, but never really thought about it until today. First off, I love roller coasters- I love the butterflies as you go up and down and the excitement it creates. Would the highs and circles of roller coasters really be as fun without the steep drops and if it never really went low? Of course not... Obviously it's the same with life. Pause... I know I sound super cheesy in saying all of this, but I really do believe it.
Anyway, this past week has been so emotionally draining, but also so emotionally uplifting. I have felt sad, stressed, and upset along with comforted, peaceful, and ecstatic. About a week and a half ago I said to a roommate- life is so unbelievably perfect right now that it makes me a little nervous- I really hope nothing goes wrong- however, I realized I was so wrong in this statement. I need to embrace things going wrong because it means that is all the more opportunity for me to be all the more happy and grow even more.

Trials are something to be grateful for because they bring us so much closer to God. Some things are not appropriate to share with friends or you feel would be a little annoying to them, therefore, who better to talk to than God? There is no time limit or office hours of when we are aloud to talk to Him. He is truly the only person who can understand and has  pure love and support for us in what is going on.
However, with a bit of a rocky week, came so many blessings and fantastic things! First off, Saturday and Sunday were general conference. For these two days, we get the privilege of listening to authorities of the church give us advice that helps us to live life to the fullest and be happier than we ever could have imagined.  There is the link to one of my favorite talks given over the weekend. The whole two days were so inspiring and made me want to try so much harder.
Second off, I get to spend all day, every day with some of my favorite people in the world!!! My roommates! They are some of the best girls I know and am so grateful for them.
Also, even though it was a bit of a stressful week with school, I am so grateful for that stress because it means I am being pushed to my limits, which means I will get stronger and smarter! I love school and am so grateful to attend BYU.
So many other great things happened, but I am a little tired so I'm going to sleep, but the main point is just that I am so grateful for the opportunities we have to embrace life. :)
Ps: I will upload pictures as soon as I figure out how haha


  1. Awwww I love you! Thanks for the roomie shout out! You're amazing Christianne!!

  2. Christianne, it's so good to hear from you! I'm glad you found me in my own little corner of the internet. I would love to catch up with you and Terra, we should set that up. Thanks for saying hi, stay in touch. - Jess

  3. Christianne! How great is this! You have a blog?! Me too! I am now going to keep up on yours because I think you are the greatest! You are so sweet! Thanks for being such a great friend to me and everyone around you:)