Thursday, December 15, 2011

Getting checked out at the gas station by some random guy....

Yes people, alas, it has been a very long time since I've done a post. I just really need to figure out something I can right about every few days...any ideas? Anyone...?

Anywho, the last couple of days have been really awful. I've had some truly horriffic migraines, stupid boy drama, and I found out yesterday that reason I've had a cold for two weeks is because of a blasted SINUS INFECTION!!! Urgh...

But, something funny that happened me today happened at Maverik. After I came lolloping out of the store with my trusty jug of antifreeze I popped the hood on my car and proceeded to break the seal on the anti-freeze. Out of the corner of my eye I see some random guy around my age looking at me while he pumps his gas...weird...

I finish pouring the anti-freeze into my car and re-enter my car to leave. As I'm taking off my coat and scarf in my car, I can still see this guy peeking between the two gas things watching I drove away I just had to laugh. And laugh and laugh some more.It was something so little, you know, a guy being appreciative of the way I look on a day where I felt disgusting, but it made me happy.

Also today, I got to do a minute amount of Christmas shopping before being sick and exhausted took over, but it was really fun! I just adore Christmas gift shopping. I wish I had a whole lot more money so I could by everyone I know Christmas gifts. I love to put a lot of thought into what I buy my friends and family and it makes me happy to know that I was able to put a smile on their face, for however little time.

And now, for something more serious. I am tired and sick and quite frankly downtrodden and I'm starting to lose faith in the men of mankind, but despite all of this, I am happy. And no matter how much Satan is trying to make me worry and cry over what has happened to me the past couple of days, I'm not worried and I'm not upset because I know that Heavenly Father is taking care of me. No matter the outcome of the past few days' events, I know that it serves a purpose in creating a better, more spiritual, more fulfilled and happy me. No matter what, Heavenly Father is taking care of me, and because of this, I don't need to worry. I have nothing to worry about ever because I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....ha ha, JUST kidding. But really, this post is about my favorite things and what a difference they can make in my life; this post will also be about YOUR favorite things and what a difference they can make in YOUR life when the going gets tough.

As of late, my life has been one ridiculous roller coaster of a ride after another, one confusing and constant maze of uncertainty and fear and it's been really, really hard on me. Some things have scared me so badly that I didn't really know what to do with myself except pray; really hard and almost constantly. And even then, it only got me so far. Its hard to describe a feeling where loneliness and fear of the unknown are almost constant companions and your Heavenly Father is the only person you have to really rely on, including people from your friends and family groups. It's a scary thing. BUT do you know what I've realized after something I experienced this morning? My favorite things make a difference, they really, really do. I popped in a live version of switchfoot's CD "Hello Hurricane" and instantly my black mood vanished, singing along as I applied my mascara.  And because of this beautiful experience, I've realized that to keep Satan at bay, and to make my life a WHOLE lot easier, I need to fill it with my favorite things, with things that are good for me spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.

And so my good friends and loyal readers (whoever you are out there), this is not only my message to myself, but to you! I challenge you to make a list of your very most favorite things, no matter how ridiculous they are (even if that means singing a random hillbilly chase scene song while you drive, pretending to shoot people out your window with your fingers OR singing songs from The Lion King and Aladdin while you're shampooing your hair) and to look at that list of favorite things everytime you're having a tough time and to do at least ONE of those things on your list to make you feel better. If one or two just isn't doing it for you, plow right on through the whole dang list, if that's what it takes!

List of my favorite things:

1. Stuff that glitters.
2. Music from Switchfoot.
3. Arsenic and Old Lace.
4. Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert
5. Making myself pretty!
6. Shopping.
7. Cooking a feast (Cooking pretty much ANYTHING I can get my hands on.)
8. Singing
9. Dancing
10. Acting.
11. Embroidery/sewing
12. Playing the violin (I still need to get that darn thing tuned!)
13. Dancing like crazy to random nineties music (Ex: Aqua, Backstreet Boys, etc.)
14. Musicals
15. Picnics
16. Piper Bernadette!
17. Hanging with my theatre buddies at BYU-Idaho (or any of my BYU-Idaho buddies for that matter. The theatre ones are just incredibly good for making me laugh!)
18. Foreign films.
19. New books.
20. Hot chocolate from Starbucks.
21. My nieces and nephews.
22. Disney movies.
23. Facebook skyping with Beck! We have awesome dance parties! (I can only imagine what people are thinking if they happen to walk in on us...)
24. Going to the movies or seeing live plays.
26. Having an intelligent conversation with someone.
27. Road trips!
28. Reading scriptures
29. Listening to talks by Elder Uchtdorf and Elder Holland.
30. Going to church (I really do honestly love this. i don't know what I would do without it! My singles ward is AWESOME!)
31. Talking to my sister and brother-in-law on the phone.
32. Yoghurt and granola. Seriously people, I could live FOREVER on this stuff!
33. Trying new recipes.
34. Singing Broadway musicals at the top of my lungs. (I suppose this COULD go under singing...)
35. Going on walks with my dog, Charlotte. (I honestly haven't done this in ages, but I really do love it. She's such a sweetie!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You are NOT forgotten

"You Are Not Forgotten

As a child, when I would look at the little forget-me-nots, I sometimes felt a little like that flower—small and very insignificant. I wondered if I would be forgotten by my family or by my Heavenly Father.

Years later, I can look back on that young boy with tenderness and compassion. And I do know now I was never forgotten.

And I know something else. As an Apostle of our Master, Jesus Christ, I proclaim with all the certainty and conviction of my heart and soul—neither are you!

You are not forgotten.

Sisters, wherever you are, whatever the circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you, with an infinite love."

—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Eat, Pray, Love challenge #1

This week's things to work on? Do something for yourself and do it on impulse. When it pops into your head, DO IT; don't push it aside like it doesn't matter and don't push it aside with excuses about how you don't have time, you don't deserve it, etc. JUST DO IT. Luxuriate in pampering yourself in excess. Do it because you want to; do it because you deserve it.

For example, today on the way home from babysitting I wanted to go get a hot chocolate from Starbucks because I had not been there in a long time and hot chocolate from starbucks is one of my favorite things. EVER. SO, what did I do? I went to hot chocolate and got myself a small hot chocolate to drink on the way home. I felt like a rockstar. :) I looked like one too, even with my brown corduroy messenger bag from Aeropostale. I was in the ZONE! Also yesterday I had SWEETS! Yes, ladies and gentlemen (if you're here), I had gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! That'll hold me for a good long while, but the point is, I ate one because I wanted to!

Also, this is something I've been trying to do all week, girls (if you're reading this), take the time to get ready everyday like you're going to be ambushed by over-zealous papparazzi the moment you step out your front door. When you spoil yourself like this by giving yourself ample time to get ready, you feel better about yourself, guaranteed. Love you all, hope you're doing well. Remember, take it one day at a time. That's all it takes. One day at a time and work to love yourself for who you are in this moment.

EAT: eat/drink one or two things this week that you've been denying yourself. Go ahead, indulge a little.
PRAY: Work on your personal prayer. If you're not praying at all, pray before you go to bed. If you are praying, step it up a little and pray twice a day, once before you go to bed and once when you get up in the morning.
LOVE: Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you love you. Go on, do it. "I love you." Say it until you mean it. Doesn't matter if it takes a few minutes or a few hours to say it until you mean it, do it anyway. It's ok. Remember, GOD loves you, so why shouldn't you love yourself? He made you in HIS image.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The "Eat Pray Love" Challenge

I think that oftentimes, we're way too hard on ourselves. If we did something we're unhappy with or something we wish we could change, but can't, we dwell on it until we drive ourselves absolutely crazy and we're a veritable mess of the most negative emotions in our world. We see it fit to deny ourselves things that make us happy because deep, DEEP down, we think that we aren't worthy anymore because of the seemingly awful mistake(s) we've made. We look back and we wish, wish, wish and wish some more. Sweetheart, replaying those moments over and over again in your head aren't doing you any good.

But, my dears, contrary to that stupid, negative voice inside your head telling you "NO", YOU are worth it. You are worth everything that this beautiful world has to offer and more. Go ahead and have a good cry about what's happened to you; its OK. But then after that, accept it, embrace it, and move on.

Look forward to the future knowing that what ever has happened to you has made you a better person and has made you just that much more special. Look forward to the future and the blessings of life that Heavenly Father has promised you, knowing that you absolutely, without a doubt deserve them. Let's take this journey together!

"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones."

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

(Weekly tasks and fun stuff to come along shortly!)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Home Remedies- Facials!

Hey all, I know it's been a while since I've posted, but its been really crazy and busy! I thought I would post some home remedies that I use all the time and that have worked great for me!

Lemon Juice Toner-

Use two parts lemon juice to one part water. For example, use two teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of water. Use it as you would use your regular toner. Don't wash off and apply moisturizer after it dries. Continue with your regular routine.

Baking Soda Acne Mask-

Mix enough baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply to affected areas and let dry for at least fifteen minutes. Wash off gently with warm water.

Acne Tip:

Is your acne red and swollen and taking over your face? Apply ice to the worst areas for at least fifteen minutes. This will counteract the redness and reduce swelling.

And remember...DON'T pick! This just makes everything worse!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ensign Article Submission

This is something that I originally wrote in my journal, but one of my good friends convinved me to submit it to the Ensign. So, here it is!

"My whole life has been an experience in trials and I’ve had an especially hard time being patient for special blessings that Heavenly Father has promised me, namely, waiting for my eternal companion. With hardly any spiritual support from my inactive family members, and most recently my good friends, it’s been especially hard to keep my head up, to look towards the future with faith. But, regardless of my situation in life, I cannot lose faith; the gospel has made me who I am. It is my past, present and future and has gotten me through some of the darkest times I’ve ever experienced.

Without any doubts and with everything that I am, I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. With a fire coursing through my veins and burning in my heart, I know. I know it’s true. The blessings of the temple are real and they’re so close I can almost taste them. I feel like the temple is pulling me closer to it every day, the spirit whispering that it’s true. With every breath I take and with every step I take, my confidence waxes strong and my faith in Christ and Heavenly Father grows.

Even though I’m tired and even though I’m scared, I know that I can never give up. The blessings in store are too great and too important. I know the sorrow and grief and heartache that comes from rejecting the gospel and I will never go back to that place again. It is not only my future that I affect, but the generations to come. I have to keep going; one day at a time, one step at a time. I have to be patient and endure well and the blessings will come. I know that they will. The spirit tells me so. It will only be a little while longer and I know that I must be strong.

I wait in earnest for the day that I will look into a man’s eyes and know in my heart that he is the one I’ve been waiting for; I wait in earnest for the day that I will walk into the temple and kneel across the altar from my eternal companion; I wait in earnest for the day that Heavenly Father will send me the special spirits that have been waiting so patiently and been so kind and encouraging to me. I can’t wait to finally hold them in my arms; to tell them that I love and appreciate all that they’ve done for me during the hard times. For those days, I strive to wait patiently. For those days, I wait with faith.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Les Miserables

Okay people, I think I just might die. I am going to see Les Miserables in Salt Lake City on May 28th, 2011 in Salt Lake City and no one could be more excited than ME, of course, and my roommate and road-trip buddy, Abbey. And thanks to Abbey's superior twitter skills, after the show we're going to be meeting none other than Andrew Varela, who plays Javert! AH!!!!

SO anyone out there who's reading this blog or has just happened upon it, comment about Les Miserables or about your favorite musical that you've seen!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Life Size Barbie Gets Real Women Talking

Read this article! Its SO eye opening! This is what Barbie would look like if she were a real woman; 6ft tall, with 33 inch hips, an 18 inch waist, and a 39 inch bust!

Thoughts while preparing a Relief Society Lesson

I'm teaching Relief Society on Sunday and the lesson I'm teaching is from the Gospel Principles manual, lesson 29 "The Lord's Law of Health." I was looking up talks on and I found "The Body, a Sacred Gift" By Diane L. Spangler. It's beautiful and I think it's one that each Latter-Day Saint woman or any woman of any denomination should read.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Star, Idaho and other fun!

 Genius, I'm telling you. Pure genius! I'm going to make wheat-free biscuits tomorrow! YEAH! And possibly pancakes...and maybe pizza. I haven't decided what yet. Anyway, I'm in Star, Idaho visitng my oldest sister and her family for my spring break and it's absolutely wonderful! I feel so happy and safe here; like I can breathe! My sister and her husband are the nicest people on the face of this planet and they go out of their way to make sure I'm doing ok, hence the gluten-free bisquick! I really appreciate that they make food that I'm able to eat. And they fed me salad! YAY! I was really starved for fresh vegetables. Well, fresh anything really. Living on anything that can go on a corn tortilla for nearly two weeks does weird things to you. And I'm super health concious so it was killing me not to have a green, leafy vegetable of some kind with every meal. Anywho, I'm tired and I might read or watch a movie before I go to bed. Aufedersein!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Project End

Through these months of the semester, through January, February and now the end of March, I've come to realize how true this statement really is. I've come to know myself and appreciate myself and love myself in a way that I never thought possible. Through these tasks and several other contributing factors I've come to love myself for who I am. I truly love what I see when I look in the mirror and I wonder why I didn't ever see it before. It's an exciting, wondrous, liberating and life changing experience when you finally see yourself as God sees you. You see yourself not only for who you are in this moment, but for all of the wonderful possibilities that are open to you. I see my future self as a wife; someone who gets married in the temple despite all of the obstacles she's come across. I see my future self as a successful college graduate. I see my future self as a mother to truly special spirits that I've been waiting for my whole entire life. And when I see these things, I know and I believe because of the way that I now feel about myself.

I truly believe and have faith in the blessings that God has promised me and I'm now learning patience in waiting for them to get fully underway. But, I KNOW that they will happen. "Having faith in God includes having faith in his timing."

Monday, March 21, 2011

Task #6

It has been a glorious, but slightly boring weekend! There were definitely some highs (my roommate's birthday party was definitely one and so was my old roomie's bridal shower) but there were some utterly awful, brain liquifying, "I'm-going-to-die-if-I-don't-get-out-of-this-apartment-and-do-something" moments. ha ha Anyway, here are some new tasks to work on!

1. Celebrate Your Progress: Be happy when you make progress/changes in any sphere of your life using it as a stimulus to propel further quests for personal growth and development.

2.Rest: The body requires rest after stressful bouts of hard work. Once rejuvenated, you are able to think
clearly and be composed.
This is important in building a healthy level of self esteem. Now I know most of my readers are college students and you ask "Who the heck has time for a nap?!" And I say to you, MAKE time. For me, sleep or a good hour and a half nap is essential for my body to function properly. (Make sure you sleep the right amount of time. For example, If you sleep for only an hour, you wake your body up right in the middle of the process of deep sleep and you actually end up more tired than you would have been without the nap.)

3. Pay attention to what you eat! This really does help. Look at what you eat on a daily basis. Is it filled with bread, sweets and other carb loaded foods and dangerously low on fresh fruits and vegetables? Maybe this is why we're so tired all the time! Make an effort to start introducing fresh fruit (none of that canned, sugary crap!), fresh and frozen vegetables and lots of water! You'll have more energy, TRUST me on this.

P.S. Watch this youtube video. Absolutely AMAZING.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Well hellooo, lovlies! How art thou? Goodness, what an interesting week. The things I go through never cease to amaze me! :) I hope all of your tasks went well and that your self esteem is improving, bit by bit, piece by piece. I hope that these tasks are making as much of difference in your life as they are in mine.

SO, here we go!

1. Make eye contact: Looking away from people while talking to them signifies a lack of self confidence. Constant practice of looking at people while talking to them will improve your level of communication and boost your self esteem.

2. Talk to yourself in the mirror. Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but trust me. Think of something you don't like about yourself or something that you don't think to be true and say the opposite of it in your mirror, night and day. An example would be if you don't think you're beautiful, look in the mirror, look at yourself straight in the eye and tell yourself that you are beautiful. Positive self talk is a great way to jumpstart your self esteem. Even if it takes you a minute or two or even an hour to say it to yourself, that's ok.

3. BE SELFISH. Do something for yourself, even if you don't want to. Often times, a lot of us think of others and take care of them before we ever cross our minds. Work on that. It's okay to do something for yourself in a while. Treat yourself to a new book, a new journal, clothes/shoe shopping or a hot chocolate from Starbucks. It'll do you wonders.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Task #4

Do you ever just feel so grateful to be alive in your own body? Are you grateful for the miracle that is you from head to toe? I definitely am this week and it's absolutely glorious. Last week's tasks went really well and I think they made me become more focused. Everytime I started to compare myself to someone (which I confess, I do often) I glanced at the "Adam" written on the inside of my wrist and I remembered to think of his story and the miracle that we are here today.


Acknowledge compliments and constructive criticisms: Be gracious when receiving compliments or criticisms because they make you better person. It creates a sense of value and allows you contribute positively to the life of others.

Be Optimistic: Be optimistic that all life's events would create an experience which becomes very useful in the learning process of life. Adopt a positive attitude to life.

To continue with these thoughts I want to say a little bit more on attitude. The right attitude can do wonders for your day! If you wake up in the morning surly and angry and say you're going to have a rotten day, then you're GOING to have a rotten day. Be optimistic with the circumstances you have, even if they're not the best. For example, this morning I woke up and I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep. I've had a horrible cough for almost two weeks now and have had no time to rest to get over it because of school work. And the thought of walking up to the Hinckley that early in the morning when I couldn't get enough air into my lungs made me want to sob. BUT, I woke up and told myself outloud that I was going to have an awesome day. I even said it to my roommates this morning. And you know what? My day was AMAZING. Stressful, yes, but great nonetheless.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Task #3

This week went totally better than last week! It was still kind of a rough week (lots of crazy things going on! Super stressed) but my tasks went beautifully. It made me smile to think of what girl was going to find the note on the mirror (I left them mainly in the Snow and the Spori and in the Hinckley) and how it would brighten her day. Every girl, I don't care who you are, likes to be told something nice about herself once in a while. I also made some cinnamon bread for a relief society sister that was having a rough week and when I saw the smile on her face, it just made it all worth it!

SO, this week I'm going to try and keep at it with my random service tasks in addition to whatever else I'm doing this week. Service is a great, fool-proof way to feel good about yourself because in addition to changing someone else's life in the process, you're also changing your own. It's a win-win situation!

Also, there is something else I would like to mention before I give out this week's tasks. I discovered a wonderful coping mechanism that helps with bad thoughts. Whenever you think of how Satan won't leave you alone and the bad thoughts are near constant and you're getting overwhelmed, think of Adam. Satan worked overtime to bring Adam down to his level, but Adam acted like he didn't care; when he acted indifferent and Satan saw that he wasn't having an affect on Adam, he left. SO remember Adam. Write the name on the inside of your wrist so you have a little reminder to give you a boost when you're having a hard time. If you act like Satan isn't affecting you; if you act like what he's saying doesn't matter, then he'll leave you alone. It's as simple as that. Don't give him that power over you.

TASK #3-
1. Pursue something you’re passionate about each day, even if it’s just for fifteen minutes. This can be gardening, reading a bedtime story to your child over the phone if you have to work late, actively seeking out projects at work that generate passion, and so on.

2. Don't compare yourself to others. There will always be people that have more than you, but there are also those who have less than you. Focus on what you do have rather than what you don't have, and on what you can do well rather than what you can't do well.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Task #2: SERVICE

SERVICE. We're going to switch it up a little this week and instead of focusing on ourselves we're going to focus on others. Just this once. ;) Try to do a small service for someone everyday this week, it doesn't matter what it is. One of my service projects this week is writing anonymous notes and sticking them up on the mirror in the girls' bathrooms. Things such as "Smile! You're beautiful!" or "Grin, you're gorgeous!", "You're as pretty as a picture! God loves you just the way you are!" You never know what little thing will make or brighten someone else's day.

 "Be kinder than necessary; for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

P.S. Watch this video and listen!

Monday, February 21, 2011

End of week one, start of week two, more updates to come.

You know, last week's task didn't do very much for me to be quite honest. It was a REALLY difficult week; maybe the fact that I had a migraine every two days had something to do with it, at any rate, it didn't do much for me. I will post new tasks tomorrow, EXTREMELY soon, I promise! On my lunch break if I can! Let's hope for a better week, shall we? Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Love you!


SMILE! You're beautiful!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What I needed

I was skimming through my other blog posts and I found this one. I'm SO glad that I did. I really needed to read it again. It'll give you hope. It worked for me.

"Despite how my situation in life is right now, I feel surprisingly, almost eerily calm about everything. I know special things are in store for me and I can feel them gathering. This year has been one of the hardest I've ever had to go through. I've been in and out of the hospital with bizzare medical problems, had extreme trouble with finances, extreme trouble with school, and Satan has been doing everything in his power to bring me down. And things still are bad. But do you know what this tells me? That I am and was being prepared for something; something important that will affect the rest of my life.

I am READY for whatever God has planned for me. I am ready to go down whatever path He has laid out for me, no matter the cost. Because in the end, I know what's really important.

Even though things seem dark, I know I can't give up because I'm the key to all that's going to happen to me. I am NOT the only one that matters here. If I fall, who knows how many generations I will affect? Without me, the futures of many are at stake and I will be the one that has to answer to the consequences.

Pray always and be believing. Listen to the Holy Ghost, Christ and Heavenly Father. They will NEVER lead you astray. Have faith, be strong; things will work out. All trials work together for our good. Never forget it."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Task #1

February 13th, 2011
Task #1

Because I want to get things off to a good start, there will be two tasks to work on this week! I hope things go well!

Today was an ok sort of day. I had a little trouble this morning focusing on my good qualities and had quite a self esteem plummet, which hasn't happened in quite a while. It was really hard to focus at first in Relief Society, so I  recited the Young Women's theme in my head over and over again until I could focus my thoughts into something good. It helped a lot.

This Week's Tasks:

1.Be Thankful: Be thankful for things you have, people who love you and have spent time impacting your life.

Each day, think of three things you are thankful for and record them in a notebook or journal.
2. Put up a self-esteem bulletin board in a place where you can see it often and fill it with things that make you feel good: an email from a client thanking you for your great work, a photo of yourself that you like, a painting your niece or nephew made for you, etc. Refer to it often when you're feeling down or you need a quick boost.

Tip For the Week: Make an effort to realize and recognize when negative thoughts enter into your mind. One negative thought can quickly snowball into many and when this happens, it can be hard to get them under control and have your mind to yourself. When you recognize negative thoughts or feelings, etc. coming into your mind, recite something that is meaningful and spiritual and special to you. It can be a favorite verse of a hymn or even the Young Women or Young Men theme. This gives you something positive to focus on and before you know it, the bad thoughts are gone and you have peace of mind. It may take only once, or you may have to recite it over and over again for hours, but one thing's for sure, Satan cannot dwell in a place with as much light and spirit as that. Do whatever it takes to get him to leave you alone and recite whenever you recognize negative thoughts and feelings.


Friday, February 11, 2011


Hi, all. Yes, I am well aware that I suck-eth at keeping a blog, and I deeply apologize for those of you who are deeply absorbed in my random life. ;) Just kidding.

Do you know what a wonderful feeling is? When you realize that you are happy. That you are content with your life and there's not much you would change at the present moment in time. That's where I am right now. I have my bad days; everyone does. But what matters is how I deal with them. What matters is that I get back up and keep going after I've fallen down for the umpteenth time. I know that Heavenly Father has great things in store for me and I am SO excited. It's an exciting thing to realize and to actually KNOW that you've gotten to the place that Heavenly Father needed you to be at before He gave you your next big blessing. LIFE IS AWESOME!

Onto other things, I'm starting a project for my Interpersonal Theory and Communications class. I'm going to endeavor to improve my self-esteem and/or my self concept in order to communicate better with others. At the beginning of each week, I will post how I feel about myself at the present moment in time and then I will post a task (s) to work on during the week. At the end of each week I will describe my experiences, how well my task went and if doing the task improved my self esteem. It will be an interesting and exciting journey to take! YEAH! Let's get started! I'll post my first task on Monday! I hope you will all join in and tell me about your experiences too!