Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Real life of Michelle Chapin.

I want you to know my life is really hard right now. I seriously have to pack to be gone for the next 12 days. Geesh. I have to fly to Reno tomorrow to go hang out with one of my best friends    coworkers (but really best friend) and then drive back to Rexburg with her. Then less than 24 hours after we get back I am turning around and going to Vegas. Both are "work trips". Vegas, we are going to a conference. I am going with my other friends... Coworkers. My job is in credibly demanding. I am going to be so exhausted after playing wokring for the next 12 days straight. Phew! I seriously don't know what I am going to do..

Lucky? I think not!

Some people believe in being "lucky" others believe in karma. I believe in a little of God. I think that sometimes we may thing we are "lucky" and we just got something because of no reason at all but luck. I don't believe that. I believe that good things happen to good people (sounds like karma... but wait) because God has a plan for that person. I believe it's not luck at all, I believe that God intended for that to happen and so that is what happens. I am pretty sure this isn't making any sense (Surprise, Surprise). So lets go with my family for example. I believe it was in God's plan for me to go and be with my family here on Earth. It was not "luck" or karma because I was good in the pre-mortal life (Confused? Go here). I believe it is just God's plan for me. So am I incredibly grateful for my family? Yes! Am I so blessed that my family is absolutely amazing and that they love me for me, and accept me for who I am; and that they love my friends and have always accepted my friends? Am I blessed/ grateful that my parents encourage me to follow my dreams? Yes. I am extremely grateful! It's not luck/ karma. It was all predetermined that it was going to turn out like this. So when a great job falls into your lap it's the same thing. I am not lucky. I am not an incredibly righteous person so good things always happen to me. This is just my life. So this all comes from several people over the last week that have told me that I am super "lucky" to have everything I have. I know I am incredibly blessed. I know that I probably take things for granted, but its something I am definitely working on. I just think its funny when people look at other people's lives and are jealous. Yes, I wish I had somethings in my life that I don't (mostly money... don't judge I want to do good things with it..) but no one is going to hand me millions of dollars and say 'go be free'. And if they did I wouldn't hate that but I do fear I would turn into Kim Kardashian over night. I guess the moral of this long rant is that if you want something in your life go get it. If you don't want something in your life change it. I am 25 years old. I am a mormon girl who is still single. Is my life perfect? Hell no! (See I am not perfect!) So stop thinking everyone else's life is perfect. Go and be grateful for your life and your plan. Because God made each of our plan catered to us and what we would need and want. So please, stop being so jealous and wishing you had better luck, because girl, we make our own luck! Amen.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dating 101

My dating/ love life is not something I usually like to talk about. I usually don't tell people when I have a boyfriend. I REFUSE to put it on Facebook and I just don't think it's anyone's business. But I am fed up with this dating crap and I am about to explode. I have had a few really amazing boyfriends that I loved being with but for some reason or another we ended it. So I know there is hope... however I don't think hope exists in Rexburg. I think Rexburg has the pool of idiots. And by idiots I mean desperate, brain washed mormon guys who think that finding a wife is like a job interview. Let me give you a few examples of the guys that surround me in this fine town. So I see a lot of guys everyday at my job. When I cut their hair they make the small talk and ask me how long I have done hair, how long I have been married, and am I still going to school or not. Those are the questions. Always. I have no ring on my wedding finger, so I am not sure why they always assume I am married but it is annoying. I always smile and say I am single. They always look like a deer in headlights until I say some witty comment that makes them feel like less of an idiot. A few times, once the guys get to know me a little better, always comment on how they are confused why I am not married. One guy like had a full on debate with me and kept asking me why I wasn't married yet. His words exactly were "it just blows my mind that you are 25 and not married. It just confuses me!" Thank you. I mean, that was the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me. NOT!!! I know he meant it well, but that didn't come across exactly how he meant it. But come on!! So move right along. Last night I get a text it says: "I hope you had a great day" Who is it from? Good question. I have NO clue. So I am trying to be as nice as I can and ask who it was. Got the name... facebook stalked him.We aren't facebook friends. I don't recognize his name or his picture. So how does he have my number. I classily (its a word... look it up in my dictionary!) ask him how we know each other. Oh perfect we were in the same ward together for one semester (4 months) we never talked. We never hung out. And he got my number from the ward directory (does he still have that... we were in the same ward 2 years ago.... .creepy!?). Perfect. We definitely have ward directories for you to get a date. Thank you! So he starts texting me what I like to do, my hobbies, etc. What is this a first date via text??? Seriously. I know there are good guys out there, because I have met them and dated a few of them... but come on!!! I know they say you have to kiss a few frogs before you kiss your prince... but the thought of kissing a frog grosses me out. I would rather just wait for my prince. Is that so wrong?? Man I really love dating!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This Day in History....

August 2nd has some pretty significant events... such as:
  1. 1990- Iraq invades Kuwait
  2. 1776- Delegates sign Declaration of Indepedence 
  3. 1939- Einstein urges U.S. atomic action
  4. 1589- King Henry II dies
  5. 1552- Treaty of Passau gives religious freedom to Protestants living in Germany
  6. 1819- First parachute jump from a Balloon in New York City
  7. 1847- First steam boat launches in San Francisco Bay
  8. 1914- Germany invades Luxembourg
  9. 1923- Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes President
  10. 1983- Nicole Renee Chapin was born!
Happy Birthday NICOLE!!!!! 

I have THE most amazing sister in the whole entire world!!! I love her so much!!! I am so grateful for her and her example and love for me! I wish I could have been there with her today spending the day with her!