powerful women.

26 03 2011

This morning was the first Utah Blogger Meetup organized by Sweet Life in the Valley and hosted by Blickenstaff’s. I’m ALL about social media. I knew Blickenstaff’s would benefit from getting as involved as possible in various online communities since the store opened last May.

The event was a big success. We had about 30 women show up. It was interesting to talk with them about the various topics they blog about and how they got their start. Some women were veterans of the blogosphere, starting their blog years ago, while others were relatively new to the game.

One thing linked each of these women.
Drive. Determination. An eye for success.
Some of these women have accrued thousands of followers.

Check out LoveStitched, Sweet Life in the Valley or Oh Sweet Basil.

I’m still relatively new to this community of women. I am continually meeting and making new blogging friends and with each new blog I follow I find out there is so much more to learn. I feel like I am playing catch up! (but I’m falling further behind).

When these women speak, people listen. Not just local women, or LDS women, or Utah women. Women worldwide follow these blogs. They learn from them, follow their lives and cash in on their great giveaways!

Word travels so quickly with our technology. If only they had been able to capitalize on blogs centuries ago – Mary could’ve just blogged about it…
“And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead…” (Matthew 28:7)
Just kidding. Some things are better done in person.

Meeting all of these wonderful ladies this morning has only fueled my desire to become better at this whole blogging thing!

? I’m curious to know what you like/don’t like about things right now. What would you like to see more of or less of? Suggestions, comments, criticisms, advice?





strep throat part deux.

18 02 2011

There is only one sickness worth having:
pink eye.

Here is the great thing about pink eye. Pink eye is great because it’s wildly contagious BUT you don’t actually feel sick.

This was the sickness of choice I would fake growing up (whenever I could get away with it). I would have to stay home – BUT I’d actually get to play and do stuff.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about sickness lately, only because I have been/still am pretty sick.
Worst winter EVER.

In the history of Utah winter’s this is the first winter I’ve gotten this sick.
This would happen, seeing as how this is my first winter on my own health insurance.

LAME.

I just got back from the doctor.
2nd visit in 2 weeks.


Somehow I managed to get strep throat again.
This time around the doctor upped the antibiotics.

Let’s hope second time is a charm, because I am not excited about trying this a third time.

I know there are people with much worse situations than mine, so I should not complain. And I am so grateful for everything I do have…

I am definitely going to do a better job of remembering those with sickness in my prayers from now on.
“And remember in all things the apoor and the bneedy, the csick and the afflicted…” (D&C 52:40)

?What’s the worst sickness you’ve had?





1 12 2010

When I first moved to Utah I hated it.
I grew up in Texas and finished up high school living in Singapore.

I felt like I moved from an island filled with opportunity to an enclosed land filled with cookie cutter mormons.

I was right….
and wrong.

When I step outside I am completely surrounded by mountains and there are definitely some straight out the oven cookies living here.

But there is so much more…

There are kind, sincere, genuine people here…

And the mountains?
Well, they’re pretty cool sometimes too 🙂

“the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains…” (2 Nephi 12:2)

Good thing I had a change of heart because it looks like we could be living here for awhile…

? Would you ever live in Utah?





judge.

27 10 2010

I judged my first competition tonight.

Last month I won the “Life Elevated” competition at Muse Music.
This month I was a judge.

“it is given unto you to judge…” (Moroni 7:15)

It’s a small event in a small venue –
but it’s great for the bboy scene around here.

As I sat in the chair next to 2 bboy’s in the area that I have a lot of respect for I had a brief glimpse of what it feels like to “make it”.

In a group of my peers (filled with individuals I admire and respect) I was the given the opportunity to judge, to show that my opinion meant something.

It was a special experience.

? Have you ever felt respected by your peers within a certain subculture?





Power trip.

18 05 2010

Dear Utah Authority Lady,

Next time you come into the store I would appreciate it if you would smile when you talk about shutting things down (for no legitimate reason).

Oh and it would be nice if you waited to flash your badge around until we are all done helping the customers.

Thank you for your future kindness (the complete opposite of what you demonstrated today).

Sincerely,
Kyle Aldous

Yep.
A rude lady from the state came in and got upset that the scales we measure our candy with were calibrated slightly in favor of the customer. (yeah, that’s right, the customers were getting more than they were paying for)

We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion. (D&C 121:39)

Of course the lady may have just been having a bad day and taken it out on us, so I prob shouldn’t jump to conclusions.





I’m back.

10 05 2010

I drove into Utah early early early this morning.

I’m unpacked and back in my old room. (at grandmas)

It was a surreal feeling unpacking – I can remember clearly packing everything up.

I was different.
Life was different.

When I left I was:
Broke.
Single.
Unemployed.

And now I’m:
Broke.
In a relationship – with my best friend and love of my life <
Employed.

Nice! Hopefully with the new job I’ll be able to quickly change the broke part.

The biggest difference between November and now?
Spiritual.

The fire is back. I’m studying and obviously writing and I’m looking for any and every opportunity to improve.

We all have high’s and low’s – the key is to ride the high for as long as you possibly can and keep the low’s to a minimum.

Easier said than done.

“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” (2 Nephi 31:20)


? How do you keep the spiritual fire alive?








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