Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Learning to Live, Laugh, and Love

Life has so many twists and turns. If I look back a year ago I would've never thought that I would've made it to where I am now. I have all the happiness in the world and everything that anyone could ever hope for. I've learned a lot as the years go by but mostly I've learned how to live, how to laugh, and how to love.

I've never lived as much in my entire life than in some of these cherished moments:
-Running from the massive tides of the Pacific Ocean at 1 a.m. Including getting swept under and my phone stolen.
-Spending an hour (mostly on my rear end) trying to do my first cartwheel.
-My very first solo performance and trusting myself enough to just sing.
-Blasting the radio as high as possible and driving below the speed limit just to enjoy the view.
-Running through the sprinklers, getting soaked, slow dancing to a cheesy country song, and then kissing my first love.
-Making it up to the top of the Y and looking over one of the most beautiful valleys I've ever seen and spotting the most temples I possibly could.
-Swinging underneath the most star-filled sky of my life and enjoying the midnight breeze.
-Spending a week with my best friend and realizing how blessed I am to have that experience with a few of the greatest people I've ever known.
-Chasing around my little sisters until we're all out of breath.

Here are some moments of pure laughter and joy:
-Any moment with my friend Trevor. I never stop laughing.
-Playing card games with my family and laughing so hard that Mt. Dew came out my nose.
-Tackle football in the snow with my high school choir friends.
-Brandy: "Oh no that poor pigeon doesn't have a left foot!" Ted: "Man that's so LAME!"
-Hearing my friend Amanda laugh. It's contagious.
-Watching the Youtube video of Glozel waxing her armpits with the S.O.F.F. girls.
-Directing my very first Choir.

Moments of pure Love:
-Being held in the arms of one you love while you do nothing else but be with each other.
-When a dear friend of mine got up during sacrament meeting and told me that she appreciated my friendship and that she loved me.
-The best hug of my life with my very best friend where I hugged him and he held my head to his chest.
-Sitting on a piano bench next to said best friend and realized how much he meant to me while he played a piece he wrote and I couldn't help but cry.
-My baptism.
-The first time, and every time I bare my testimony.
-When my parents wrote me a letter expressing how much I meant to them and why they love me so much.
-Family hugs and family prayers.
-Every moment I spend singing.
-Every moment I spend with those that I love.

I've been so blessed in my life and I'm so grateful that I've had these experiences to learn and grow. I love life and I love that I get the chance to keep living and just being Brandy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Loverly :)

So now that I've written about things that I don't understand, I figured I should write about things that I love. This will probably be a very long list since I'm very loving.
-Opera and Bel Canto singers. Especially Bryn Terfel and Luciano Pavarotti.
-Dancing in the rain and/or playing in sprinklers.
-Being at the ocean and running from the tides. (Even if I loose my phone in the process.)
-My S.O.F.F. Girls! They are stinkin amazing and have been there for me ever since I was a young lass.
-Twirling in flowy skirts
-Putting on lots of make up, curling as many of my hairs as possible, and putting on my nicest dress just to feel pretty and to practice my operas.
-Pork Salad. Enough said.
-Feeling like an adult but still being a kid inside.
-Disney Channel. Stupid shows but no gross and sketchy topics or commercials. Perfect.
-My best friends.

-My Chamber Choir Family
-My Actual Family <3
There are plenty of more things that I love but I have to run to class!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Will I Ever Know?

There are several things that I will never understand.

1. Advanced Calculus.

2. The female mind. (Yes, I realize that as a female I should be able to somewhat understand my own mind, but I don't.)

3. Why people have to send you angry emails revealing feelings that they kept concealed two years ago and then make you feel like crap because you never figured out that something was wrong and that you needed to fix it. Yes I see that you need to vent hurt feelings. But does it really make you feel better to hurt us too?

4. Why I struggle to get dates. Everyone always says how I'm amazing at flirting and that I'm really pretty and nice, yet it doesn't seem to deliver.

5. Why I can't just let people go. If someone makes it perfectly clear that they don't want me, why can't I just accept it and move on?

6. The full spectrum of Infinity/Eternity.

7. Why I'm a sucker for multi-colored eyes and voices that make my heart melt.

8. What the best part about Cafe Rio Pork Salad is.

9. Why I'm completely and hopelessly in love with music, and people that bring music into my life.

There are most certainly more things that I will never know or understand, but those are the things which have been weighing heavily on my mind. (Particularly #3, 4, 5, and 9) So the real question is what do I do now? Where do I go from here? Let's find out.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One Way Discussion

First of all I'd like to propose that you can never be too old for sponge rollers. Exhibit A:

Second of all I'd like to discuss (rather just type to my computer and not expect any replies back) my frustration with this cold that I have.

I am frustrated with my cold. I have two or three concerts every week this month. This is no bueno.

That was quite the one-way discussion right?!

Third I would like to publicly state that I have no idea what to do with my love life! The past seven months were spent being head over heels for someone to no avail, so now I'm trying to build a bridge and get over it. This specific bridge happens to be very attractive and I happen to see him everyday, so I really need to lay down the moves to have this guy work out! I'd rather not waste my time again.

So what should I do?
I haven't the slightest idea.

We'll see how this goes. Wish me luck!
P.S. If ye havest any tips or various flirtation devices that ye wouldst be willing to share, please...PLEASE...(pretty) PLEASE share!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Concerts? Concerts.

Here's a list of all seven of the concerts I have left this semester!

-April 10, Sunday, UVU Masterworks Chorale, the Cathedral de Madeline in SLC @ 8pm (free)
-April 12, Tuesday, UVU Chamber Choir, The Orem Public Library @ 7pm (free)
-April 16, Saturday, UVU Chamber Choir, Springville Art Museum @ 3pm (free)
-April 23, Saturday, UVU Chamber Choir and guests, the Ragan Theatre at UVU @ 7:30pm ($5 for students, $7 for everyone else)
-May 1, Sunday, UVU Chamber Choir, UT State Capital Building Rotenda (Holocaust Memorial) in SLC @2pm (free)
-May 12, Thursday, Wasatch Chorale, Covey Center for the Arts in Provo @ 7:30pm ($5 for students, $7 for everyone else)

As you can see it's a bit stressful... It's a good thing I love to sing!