Sunday, January 26, 2014

I'M MOVING.

Hello all, all future posts will be at mermaidsandmuffins.com 

BUT DON'T YOU WORRY. I'll still keep all of the previous posts here and you can't come back and read them whenever your little heart desires (: 

Until next time, 
It's been fun blogspot.  
Love always, 
alex 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014: Devoted to the Moment

2014: Devoted to the Moment. 
E N J O Y   T H E    P R O C E S S   O F   C H A S I N G   Y O U R    D R E A MS.


       This life is one big adventure. One that I don't intend to miss out on. The process of obtaining our dream is just as important as the dream itself.
 And it's happening. Right now. 
W E ' R E    L I V I N G    O U R    A D V E N T U R E.



Year in review: 
I kept a jar of mistakes and magic. Something to look through at the end of the year. Here's what I found: 

1/13 Started out the new year by Blue Thunder leaving its mark on the Bairs drive way and pinky          promising with Skyler that we'd be friends forevs. And that's Kelsie Engagement ring..in his            eye.
         

1-7-13 I started college. (Took a leave of absence this same year in December. Whoops?) 

2/13 Bucket list #440- Sung a vocal solo. 

2-23-13 Was told I gave an audience chills. 

3-12-13 Bucket list #382 (Kams addition) Grow my hair out- Fit my hair into a ponytail!

3-13-13 Got accepted into The Young Americans School of Performing Arts (Also, denied the                   invitation... Whoops?) 

3/13 Bucket list #137- Saw the Ocean, went to Portland 


4/13 Nicolas said I must have been the best big sister line up in heaven. #MAGIC 


4/13 Actually won someone at Basketball. #MAGIC 
       I won't name names but...
   

4-19-13 Wrote an 8 page term paper on the federal courts in an hour and got an A. #MAGIC. 

Spring of 2013 Bucket list #385 (Kams addition) 'Read into the wild, really do this one' I really did                        that one. 

5-25-13 Shaping sound. Unreal. #MAGIC


5-26-13 Kam visited and both my sleeping and eating schedule was completely non existent ha

5-27-13 Got crafted and made a neat pot for Courts grave

5/13 Fixed my moms car and proved the whole family wrong. #magic 

6-1-13 Bucket list #368- See Twizzle! Thanks Jen! 


6-4-13 Bucket list #160- Go to drive in movie. Bucket listed that Biotch with Kam, Kels, Skyler               and Byron 


6-7-13 Bucket list #61- Watch the most beautiful sunset. I was visiting Courts grave and the sun                 couldn't have been more magical. 

6-7-13 Bucket list #204- Plant a flower garden. Casey came and help with that one. Week later                 Byron covered them with wood chips. Needless to say the flowers didn't come up ha. 

6/13 Bucket list #176- Walk the Canyon. Jacob, Byron, and Alfa adventured that one with me. 

7/13 Bucket list #217- Watch all the Harry Potters in a row. Justin's 13th birthday party. 

7/13 Bucket list #334 Be able to french braid. Thanks for letting me practice Casey ha. 
...I have pictures of this and numerous events stuck on my old phone. 

8/13 I ate a cool old school Diner. 

8/13 Locked my keys in the car for the first time and slept on Carsons couch. #MISTAKE 

8/13 Smelled leaves that smelled like Peanut Butter Cups. No joke, I actually compared. 

9-26-13 Bucket list #457- Drove a stick shift. BAM. Justin and Dad take all the credit. 

9-14-13 Bucket lists #110- Be a Bridesmaid. Two of my very best friends married each other! 


9-14-13 Bucket list #225- Decorate a wedding car! 

9-24-13 Bucket list #463 Longboard. Thanks Cars, I'm a total pro now haha 

9-13-13 Peach Queen Attendant, Community Service Winner, Academic Winner-Just your                        average BC princess. 
           


9/13 Bucket list #472- Sign Autographs. Totally did this on peach days haha

10/13 Locked my keys in my car for the second time ever. #MISTAKE 

10/13 Thriller 

10-01-13 Bucket list #276- Have an unbirthday party 

10-15-13 Bucket list #320- Move out

10-31-13 Bucket list #76- Be a ghost for Halloween 

Bucket list #231- Have someone compliment my cooking. Byron complimented my sweet and sour                 tofu (: 

Until next time,
Cheers to now.
Love Always,
Alex

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wake up, shake your dreams from your pillow.

Warning: This is one of those 'Go after your dreams lil gipper' posts. Summed up: You know that person/thing/dream you want? Go for it.

We need to go after the things we want. This article right here (click the here. Caution: Language) says exactly that. This doesn't just apply to people we love, even though we should go after them too. This also applies to life. Things we love. Things that make our hearts go boom. Go after it. Really, do.

Like, my goodness, I don't want to still be going to Utah State, being 'practical'. I knew when I applied to college, that's not what I wanted. SO WHHHHHHY? It was something to do. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but it was something. Something practical. It allowed me to answer 'What are you doing with your life?' 'Oh, just going to to USU for a degree in communication.' No one questioned me or thought I was crazy. They all thought I was a well put together young lady. Surprise, WRONG. Everytime I answered I hated it, I felt ashamed of myself almost. I knew it's not what I wanted. And it's not that going to USU is a bad thing. It just wasn't the right thing. For me. So guess what I did yesterday? I turned in my leave of absence. Why? To go after the things I want. Because we should.



I don't mind how it looks, because it feels so good. Isn't that the way it should be? We should be more concerned with how our lives feel, than how they look. Some people will think you're really cool. Some people are going to think you are crazy. It all boils down to you though. You are the one who knows what you want, you are the only one who knows how bad you want it and no one will be as sorry as you will be, if you don't go after what you want. So go do, go follow what  makes your heart go boom. Make the decision to go after the things you want. Or don't. It's your regret or your dream. It's your choice. It's your life, you're shaping it.

"People will kill you over time. And how they kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like 'be realistic." -Dylan Morgan 

Until next time, 
Go do. 
Love always, 
alex

P.S. Merry Christmas ladies and gents! Check out this Christmas Posts:
2010 Post
2011 Post: My yearly post devoted to Christmasyish stuff. 
2012 Post: The most real things are unseen.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

There are no 'ordinary' people



I've been thinking. And you know what? I think we need to think more highly of ourselves and others. It is important to remind ourselves of others not-so-bright side, not so we can feel better or less alone, but so we can have a better understanding, compassion, and caring for one another. There are no 'ordinary' people. Every person we encounter, possesses magic. We are all walking magic, and that's pretty fudgin' magical if you ask me.

I once read a story, and I can't remember where, of a man who died. In the afterlife he asks if he is going to go to heaven or hell and God tells him, neither. He tells him that he will be reincarnated. The man then asks him "How many times have I already been reincarnated?" and God answers "Many, many times. This time you'll be a little Chinese boy from 650 AD."
"I am going back in time? If I am constantly being reincarnated, have I met myself before?"
"Happens all the time. Every time you meet someone, you're meeting yourself. Everyone you're cruel too, everyone you laugh at, those you love, those you help. You are all of them and you've met them all. You are Abraham Lincoln. You are Mother Teresa. You are Hitler. You are the bum on the street. And one day, you will become like me."

I don't believe in reincarnation, but isn't that an interesting way to think about things? If we treated every person as if we were meeting ourselves we could be more curious and interested in them, we'd have a better understanding, more compassion and caring for one another. There's a reflection of ourselves in every person we meet, whether we like to admit it or not. Loving people, all people, is magic at its finest and I dare you to fall in love with a piece of everyone. They are magic, they are precious, they are a glimpse of yourself, they are teachers, they are students, and they are children of God; who deserve to be treated as such. It might look greener on the other side but just remember from the other side; your grass looks greener too.

Until next time,
Kindness is magic.
Love always,
Alex

Friday, October 4, 2013

You can tell them all, I'm a work in progress.


I am Alex. Not Alexis or Alexandria. Just Alex. And I just turned 20 years old. I work at a dance studio and various odd jobs. I am Utah State University student and I am completely discontent with college. My car, blue thunder, gets me from point A to point B. Despite my age, I still have the bladder of a small puppy and apologize in advance to anyone who goes on a road trip with me. Speaking of puppies, I have a wiener dog who loves my mom more than me. I like the smell of hardware stores more than the average person. My favorite thing to wear to bed is my oversized outdated tourist D.C. Sweatshirt and bunny slippers. Yeah, I still love to build forts. Like, let's just build a fort. Everyone loves forts. I have never had a boyfriend and don't ask why because I don't know. Maybe because I still build forts and wear bunny slippers. (Actually, that's pretty rad.. but..) Probably because I was homeschooled and awkward and then I decided I was going to conquer the world and I didn't need a boy to do that. One day though, I am going to be a kick capitol A wife and mom. I'm a motivational speaker in the works, so I am also going to be kick A at that too. I'm life hungry. I have a bucket list of 480 things to do before I die. As much as I think about living, I think about dying. As many of you know, I am living this life for two. I love when the seasons change. I want to visit the East Coast so bad. Mornings are rough for me. I can't cook yet, but I can bake like a champ. I love few things more than stars. I believe in random kitchen dance parties, singing loud in the car, shooting stars, and magic. Dance has my heart. I believe people are precious and important. They deserve to be treated as the child of God that they are. All of them. I view life as a grand adventure and I am making up the future as I go. I'll never settle for anything less than the life I am capable of living. I want my passion, heart, mind, and soul to the most beautiful things about me. I'm Alex. Just Alex. And I just turned 20 years old. I don't have it all together or figure out. The great thing though, is that I know exactly who and what I am; I'm a work in progress. Masterpiece, really. 


Until next time,
Cheers to 20 :)
love always,
Alex