Every single person on this planet has at least one secret that could break your heart. If we could just remember that, there would be a lot more compassion and tolerance in the world

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Will Never Use This Phrase!!

Ok I was just wasting my life away on facebook as usual for an afternoon with no job and no school when I got invited to join the group titled "Life Sucks; Then You Die." Now I have a lot of friends that use that little saying and I've even had teachers and leaders use it. I'm writing this blog post because I HATE that saying, and I think it is a completely destructive attitude to have. If life sucks then I die.... why bother? I've been through a time in my life where I had serious problems with depression and self destructive thoughts (before i got on my lovely bi polar pills) and I know what its like to think " life sucks then you die." But because I've been there, I can honestly say that there is hope! there is there is there is!! We all have trials, problems, and things that make life hard, but we all also have numberless blessings! It is what we focus on that makes us who we are, so do we focus on the negative and become negative people, or focus on our blessings and share love and happiness with the world???? 
So this is my plea to everyone that has ever used that terrible saying: next time the thought "life sucks; then you die" (or any thought like it) change it! Instead think of something like this: Life is a gift; and I will cherish every moment of it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


So I have some exciting news! I was accepted into the 2010-2011 company of the BYU YOUNG AMBASSADORS!!!!! For those of you who don't know what that is, its a group of some of BYU's most talented singers and dancers that put on a two hour musical review that travels all over the country to bring the love of music and the gosple to as many people as possible. Its an incredible opportunity and I am very blessed and lucky to have been accepted into the company!

Head to that site if you are curious as to what the young ambassadors look and sound like! you can also jump from that page to the mains site for more info! i'll be posting more information about performances and tours in the comming months! woohoo!!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Blessed With Opportunities

Once again I have found myself in the bad habbit of focusing on the problems in my life. Yes I have medical problems and things don't always go how I planned but I have been so incredibly blessed over the past few months that I have NO right to complain.
First I am blessed to be at BYU. I didn't expect to fall in love with this school because anyone who knows me well will tell you I'm not the overly religious type, but I love the people here. Don't listen to the stereotypes people say about BYU students, for the most part they are completely false! There are great loving people here and I have had an amazing year.
Second I am blessed to have been accepted into the BYU Music Dance Theatre program. Its an incredible program with great teachers and its not easy to get accepted. I'm so excited to start my first year in the progra this comming august!
Third I just closed a musical CASEY AT THE BAT at BYU. It was an amazing experience to be a part of that talented cast. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to workshop a brand new musical that has never been performed before. I can always say I originated a role in a musical now!!!
Fourth as if I hadn't had enough amazing things happen I was accepted into the BOSTON CONSERVATORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE!!! For those of you who don't know what that is, it is in the top 5 for music theatre schools in the country. It is like the Julliard of musical theatre. Thousands auditioned all over the world and twenty five boys were accepted and I was one of those lucky ones! I may not be attending because the price is so high (but keep your fingers crossed for possible scholarships) but I'm honored and blessed to have been accepted either way!
Fifth I GOT A SUMMER JOB! I will be in the ensemble of the WEDDING SINGER at Hale Center Theatre. I get forty dollars a night to do what I love and the show runs for two months in an absolutely beautiful professional theatre!
Sixth and most importantly, I have friends and family who care for me. I couldn't be doing any of these exciting things without their love and support. They are the greatest and most important blessing in my life.