Goodbye 2007, Hello 2008

Over this past year, I've found there is more to me than I realized. I found out who I really am. Firstly, I thank my parents of course. I would be an idiot if I didn't give any credit to them. Especially for paying the money for me to go to EFY and Girls Camp. Also Youth Conference was amazing. (But that was also free lol) Those three things have helped me in so many ways; I'll always be grateful.
But I've found out more about myself than ever... I'm not as witty as Ryan or Jessica. I'm not as mellow and "forgetful" (why he didn't bring home any cheddar biscuits I still don't know!) as Jeffrey. I certainly don't and can't have as much energy as Katie. I'm not good with big words like Laura. (superfluous need i say more? lol). Mom once told me I'm the mix of everyone else. Often I think that I wish I could be more like this or that, but not lately. I like being a "balance" of some personalities. I have my funny moments. I most definitely have my sarcastic moments. Also, I'm pretty darn stubborn :) But, like my Girls Camp nickname; Sweettart, I'm sweet and caring.
I naturally get along with everyone (Even if I don't like you, you must be a pretty big jerk for me not to at least be nice to you lol) But although I have many "acquaintances" I've found so many more, closer friends this year. I really wish I could list all of them, but hey I can try, right?

oh dear here goes lol
Pretty much all of Fairfield Ward. I'm going to miss you guys on Sundays next year since my family is going to Harrison Branch now.
I wanna thank Sister Hickson and Sister Chapin most definitely. Sister Nichols and Sister (Emily) Rosenberg. Sister Rakes. Brother Richardson and Brother (Adam) Rosenberg. (Too many Rosenbergs, I don't want people to be confused lol) Even (dare I say it jk lol) Bishop Striebeck and especially Brother Unklesbay. Sister Striebeck. Whether it's YW, PP, BYD, BYC, and certainly the Kirtland Trip, you've helped me a lot!
From EFY, my counselors Sharla, Brie, and Joseph! Also Margie, or G'mama! And my whole group!! BEAR ANY GRUDGE.
Girls Camp was amazing. ALL 4th years are awesome. This past year was most definitely my favorite! I was going to do GC next year anyway, but this past year actually put real desire in me to want to go next year. Hopefully I'll get 2nd years next year -- be with my trio! Jessica (sister :D), Justine, and Laurel) My JL's were awesome -- Chelsea, Rachel, Carrie, and Valerie! Sister Manwaring and Sister Riggs!
Youth Conference. was THE BEST. Helped me SO much. Thank you to my group! Joe, Neal, Caden, Eli, Stuart, Becca, Stephanie, Brother and Sister Nakata!! All of you guys are amazing! (Incredibly sorry if I forgot anyone but my dad wants the computer so I'm trying to hurry)
Pretty much thank you to these people: (long list)
Aaron, Eli, Joe, Carson, Caden, Jake, Brigham, Amy, Stephanie, Erica, Emily C, Nathan, Alexi, Stucki, Craig, Davy, Charity, Emily D, Taylor, Amy D, Jill, LeeAnn, Kara, Courtney, April, Ariel, Amanda, Whitney, Whittney, Emma C, Leann, Mark, Becca, Brittany B, Neal, Nolan, Brian, Tanner, Liz, Christina, Alisha, Stephanie, Leslie, Shawn, Ethan, Bari, Andrew, Matthew, Spencer, Chris, Brendon, Emma, Kelly, Jessica, Katie, Clara, Brittany, Kayla, Kaylyn, Aimee, Jessica J, Andrea, Mikayla, Samantha, OH MY GOODNESS ETC! lol
Of course: Mama!, Papa, Ryan, Fejj, Jessica!, Katie, Laura

School just to name some:
Oriana, Cameron, Hannah, Josh, Bethany, Alex, Becky, Brandon, Chelsea, Ellery, Kaylee, Carol, Tangelica, Aaron, Brandon, Kristina, Puska, Kathryn, Alli, Samm, Sally, Emma, Leah, Hana, Michael, Ashleigh, Taryn, all 3 Megans lol, Samantha, Amara, Patrick, Steven, Alex, Taylor, Missy, Richie, Robert, Jeff, Maria, Brynna, Maddey, Eric, Robby, Kim, Nick, Ray, etc.

I'm grateful for who I am. Who I really am. What I have found out and what all of you have helped me find out about myself and what makes me happy and what pisses me off :)
It's been a great year. I'm a little sad to see this year pass, but excited for next year!!

Merry Christmas, btw.
Remember the True Meaning of Christmas everyone :)


My respect for my generation in society has...

just declined by like 15 levels.

I was at Lakota West's Mini Convention Sat. (JSA - so much fun :D) Well pretty much it was a ton of fun, met new people, got to hear debates, and yeah it was just fantastic. Well the last resolution is what got me. Ugh. The resolution was:
Prostitution should be legalized. (Pro - yes/Con - no)
First of all, SHOULD THIS EVEN BE A QUESTION?!? (morally)
But oh my gosh, they way they were debating, I thought I was going to be the only one who would vote con (I love Alex Branton! :D) It was absolutely ridiculous the points they made. Apparently, if I'm a prostitute, I'm going to have higher self-esteem if it is legalized. How am I going to feel better about myself knowing that the government that I live under is supporting a guy who is getting paid to have sex with me?? And cops usually don't take a woman seriously if they go and tell them that they've been raped. But supposedly by legalizing it, they will get benefits? Nothing is going to change besides the fact that now the pimps will be allowed/it will be legal for them to set up a prostitution business and get even more profit from sleeping with women. Not to mention that the new HIV vaccine got brought up (because of the diseases and STD's that get spread around with prostitution). And what makes me mad is when I'm encouraged to get the vaccine. (go ahead and 'advise' me to get it but don't encourage me like it's the best b/c you don't know me) Because now apparently now it's assumed that I'm going to get raped or that I'm a whore. Sorry pals, don't assume crap about me.
And even with all these points that the other side made, what made me mad was how people were joking about it. I mean seriously, where are your morals? I don't care if you were kidding, this is something that there should be no jokes about at all, anytime, anywhere.
So yeah, I don't care if your point is that "ugly people can have sex now," IT IS WRONG. no questions asked!!