Monday, February 11, 2013


Seventeen years is a long time.  Having recently passed another milestone in my life, I have been mulling over the past years, my relationships with people, but mostly the ways I have grown and all the things I have learned.  And the good thing is, it never stops.  I am so blessed by the ability to constantly learn and apply the things I have learned, changing the way I view myself, the way I treat others, and ultimately the love I have for my Savior.

So here's to another year of:

Learning to spend more time outside, enjoying God's stunning creation.

Learning to really talk to people.  Not just skin deep, trivial, small talk kinda stuff, but heartfelt conversations where you laugh, and cry, and love each other.

Learning to keep climbing towards my goals, to shoot for the moon and land on a star, to follow my dreams.  And when the journey seems slow, pray and study the Scriptures to make sure my desires are aligned with God's word, and keep working, trusting God's will for my life.

Learning to spend more time with the people I love.  (Preferably while eating food that I love.  Like Thai Chicken Pizza.  Just sayin')

Learning to stand out. and not be afraid about what people think of me.

Especially when you look awesome like this chick.

And when you're wearing killer heels, everything is ok.  Even when that guy is staring at you like you're  insane.  You're not.

Learning to be silly.  I think I have this one down pat.  Life is short.

Learning to love fully and without restraint.  It's one of those things we can't live without.  And it's totally worth doing well.  When you treat someone with love, you are doing them (and yourself) one of the best favors I can think of.  Maybe they're hurting, or sad, or just having a bad day, but love can heal it all.  

Learning to think positively.   It really affects the way you act.

These awesome, gorgeous girls helped me understand the importance of being positive.
 And the importance of laughing more.   Like, all the time.   ;)

Learning to pray about everything.  Learning to give God everything.  All the honor, all the glory.  He deserves it.  I don't.

What are you learning?


  1. Love the pics, Eady! I miss you girls SO much...and that brings me to something that I've been learning: I need to be thankful and trust that God has a purpose for me moving away from all the friends I grew so close to over the years! It's hard, I even cry now and then, but I'm learning to trust God's plan for my life :)

  2. I love this post! So uplifting, fun, and a spiritually wholesome view for a young woman. My hope is that every young girl reads this and sees that the hope and joy within her comes from serving our Father in Heaven.

  3. You girls are so beautiful - inside and out. We miss seeing you at 4H :)

  4. I love you, Miss Eady!! So thankful you are in our life!!!

  5. Eady,
    You are so sweet, fun, inspirational, loving, caring... the list could go on and on! I am so blessed to have you for a friend!!! Love you dear. :)

  6. Oh Eady, you are just a dear! I think that post sums up about everything I need to be learning. Except, I think I have the laughing and being silly part down.:) Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. A very sweet post, Eady. Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

  8. I love you, you crazy, fun, amazing, beautiful girl!! I am sooo grateful you are my friend. <3