Tuesday, March 14, 2017


If I could use emojis on a blogpost, I would definitely be using the laughing/crying emoji right now because guess what?? I decided I love my IS 201 class. I don't even know why I'm saying that. I thought that class was going to be the worst class of my college career {no wait, that would have been the political philosophy class I accidentally took.} Nonetheless, right now we are building websites using HTML and call me a dork, but I love it! If I was still using this blog as a real blog, I would probably spend hours upon hours redesigning it using my own HTML.

I find it fascinating that you can just type letters and stuff shows up. And yes, I know that right now it looks like a website that hasn't been updated for about 10 years, but we're only on day two!

So, my friends, this is my story about how I learned to not judge a class until you try it. Maybe if I don't get into the accounting program I'll do IS {ha. I don't like it that much.}

Monday, March 13, 2017

MCOM #4: Share a Coke.

As a weekend assignment, we were asked to "share a coke." This means that we were asked to pay for someone's coke {or anything, for that matter.} Then we needed to write about it!

But first, let me tell you about Sodalicious. Socalicious is a little drive-thru restaurant dedicated to nothing but soda. They have delicious flavor mix ins, foam cups, and pebble ice. Basically, it's my favorite way to spend money. {however, I usually prefer a different chain called "Swig," but I was at Sodalicious for this experience.}

I don't really know what to write about for this experience. I went through the drive-thru, ordered my 24 oz. AK Special, paid, and then asked if I could also pay for the person behind me. The cashier gave me extra punches in my punch card for being nice, and I drove off. I have no idea for whom I paid, nor do they know me, but if felt nice! I got to drive away hoping that I made their day. Maybe they even decided to pay for the person behind them? If I had more money, I would always do that. As a poor college student, it'll probably be a few years until I can pay for random people on a regular basis... but at least I have a goal to work towards, right? Make enough money to buy people stuff.

So that was my experience. And I loved it!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

MCOM #3: "The Power of Introverts"

I love BYU because every week we have a devotional or forum. At one of the last forums Susan Cain spoke. Susan Cain is the woman that wrote the book "Quiet" and is known for her Ted Talk "The Power of Introverts." This Ted Talk has been one of my favorites for quite a while, so I was excited to see her speak in person. Before anything else, watch her Ted Talk:

Ok, now that you've watched it, I can tell you all about my thoughts,

Before my mission, I considered myself an extrovert. I'm not sure if it was because of my mission or because I've changed over time, but I would now consider myself an introvert with some extrovert tendencies {in her forum, she called this being an "ambivert"}. For the most part, I have become fairly quiet and I get energy from being alone. While there are times that I love being in a large group, I primarily prefer being with a small circle of friends. I find myself needing time to unwind and be by myself.

And that's why I found her forum so interesting. Here are some interesting take aways I got from her forum:

An introvert is someone that can withstand or even crave solitude.

Our society is a society of conformity. 

We often mistake being an introvert with being shy. Those two things are completely different. Even though I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, I'm not shy. I've pretty opposite of shy.

"Give yourself permission to be who you are at any given time."

"Get into the habit of figuring out what your convictions are."

Her who forum was so interesting. I love to think about how different every single human being is. We all have different convictions. Some people love being around people. Some don't. I don't know. I'm rambling. It was just awesome.