Monday, July 28, 2014

The versatile skirt

So I leave in 2 days and only allowed to take only so many clothes with me.

So for those of you out there I'm letting you know now that you don't need 15 skirts and 20 tops to wear a different outfit everyday.

In fact you only truly probably need 6 skirts and maybe 10 tops and 5 jackets/cardigans!


So you get the idea, right?!!

totes for now!

Kimmy XoXoXo

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 things maybe you didn't know about me ;-)

So I thought maybe I'd do a get to know me post! Cause I don't even know myself sometimes :-P

So here we go......

1) I'm a hairdresser

Yes that's right peeps! Full fledged fully licensed cosmetologist! Went to Paul Mitchell in February of 2012 to January 2013. Learned a lot, made the Deans list, made a lot of new friends, went to Caper, and broke free of my old life.

I guess you could say it changed my life.

I was starting to go down a path I didn't want to go. With people I didn't want to be friends with.

I freezed my tracks, made some split second decisions, found a apartment, and hit the road to turning my life around! Thank goodness Heavenly Father was always there, even when I didn't realize or had pushed him away!

Number 2!! I have a twin sister!

And I don't mean a friend that is like a twin sister, I mean born 3 minutes apart, identical, opposite personality twin sister.

see isn't she the cutest!!

Shes also my best friend!

We have the best of times together!

I love her more than anything!!!!

okay now number 3) I'm a vegetarian.

I used to eat meat. But that year I was at Paul Mitchell I also changed my eating habits.

Cut out all fast food, meat, most candy,  and all caffeine.

I started exercising, eating healthy, and it changed my attitude. I became happy, less moody, a better person so to speak.

Anyways number 4) I play the violin and piano.

Yes its true! My true passion in life is my music! I am giving it up for 18 months of  my life to serve a mission. But its worth it!!

Music is my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Number 5) I have a weird personality and strange fashion.

Haha! I've always worn what I wanted to do, danced when I wanted to, sang when ever I felt like it, laughed during the most inappropriate times.

Essentially my life is a living musical! XD

I used to imagine it in black and white tho..........

Or a silent movie XD

So there we have it!

Hope this post wasn't boring or anything :-P

Now I wanna hear from you guys!

Comment below, tell me something I maybe didn't know about you. Cause I wanna hear about it :-D

Kimmy XoXo


Monday, July 14, 2014

Connection: Mexico

My life story :-)
I can't wait to get to the CCM. And to serve the people in Idaho!
I know that this gospel is true! That the Savior died for me, so that I could repent and one day go to live with my Heavenly Father!

I only have 5 more days of work left.

I feel like everything is happening so fast!

If I blink I might miss a moment! A moment seeing my mom smiling. A moment laughing and goofing off with my best friend. A moment of being able to work with my dad!

Those moments in the morning where I can just lay there before forcing myself to get up.

I'm ready to embrace the whole missionary life.

Excited really!

Nervous, yes!

Scared, nope!

Prepared, I hope!!

So in 16 days I leave for the biggest adventure of my life yet!

Kimmy XoXoXo

Friday, July 11, 2014

Focus on the why, not the where.

 I've learned a very valuable lesson.
Sometimes we (And I also mean me!) get too caught up in the "Where will I go to serve my mission?" Instead of "Why am I going?"

Its a good question. Every current, future, past sister (and elder) missionary should ask themselves this question.

I did.

It has changed my perspective on everything!

So why am I serving?

Why did I want to go in the first place?

I had sort of pondered serving a mission late last year.

Then after my beautiful sister got married in January, I really put a lot of thought into it.

I talked to my branch President, worked countless hours on my papers, pulled those pesky wisdom teeth, and submitted my papers.

Not even 3 weeks later I had my mission call in my hand!

Now lets all face it, you're first thoughts were "Where am I going!?" (Guilty person here XD)

Family and friends gather in person, via phone or skype.

They all ask the same question... "Where?"

Not once since receiving my call to serve has anyone asked me "Why?"

So I'm asking myself.

And I'm challenging you all to do the same.

Being called to Idaho I had mixed feelings. I felt that I wasn't good enough to go to a foreign mission.

I got to caught up in the where!

"You are not called to serve in a place, you are called to serve in place of the Savior."

Never before has a statement been so true!

Jesus Christ spent his whole life serving others, teaching, healing, comforting, and being the biggest example to all of us.

He said to our Heavenly Father "Not my will but yours be done"

If he could give his whole life, suffering all that pain! For us and for our Heavenly Father.

The least I can do is serve for 18 months.

Trying to be a example like him. To serve the wonderful people in Idaho.

So why am I going??!

Imagine you discovered a beautiful and delicious cake, would you want to hide that cake and keep it all to you're self. Or would you want to share it with all you're family and friends?

The gospel is just like that cake, its beautiful and amazing! I want to share the gospel! I see how much it blesses my own life. I want others to have that same joy, that same blessing! I can't imagine my life without it.

I want to share with every single person in this world! I want them to realize that hey this is the best thing ever!!

Idaho needs missionary's just as much as Argentina  or China.

Just because you get called stateside does not make you less of a missionary!

Heavenly Father knows where we need to be! He knows that I'm needed in Idaho. He knows that I need to learn spanish.

I don't know why, maybe I never will. But I know that its where I need to be.

I leave in 18 days and as each day passes I get more and more excited about going to Idaho to share this wonderful gospel!

Remember its not about where we are going. Its why and what we will be doing that counts :-)

Hey I'm getting better at this blog thing ;-)

Kimmy XoXOXo