Monday, December 13, 2010

Tis' The Season

I love the entire Christmas season. Not just for gifts...there are plenty of reasons why i love it so much. It's the time of year to forget troubles and just love one another.According to the movie "Home Alone":
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

I thought I'd share reasons I love this season.


First and foremost, Christmas Tree:
Christmas Lights:Holiday Food/Candy (my mom makes!):
"White":Santa's at Malls (just malls in general at Christmas time):
Snuggling:
Winter Attire: (including the "ugly sweater")
Playing in the snow:Hot Chocolate:
Christmas Music, Christmas Movies, etc!
Well, as you can see, Christmas season is bomb. Although, I personally am not the biggest fan of snow/winter (hence me living in the warmest place in the state) but I love the feelings that come with this season. Christmas spirit is everywhere...and I love it.
And I know this sounds cliche...but what will you give Christ this year for Christmas? Help someone out:)

Live Lucky (no not the golf brand)

Around my neck..since about...sophomore year of high school, I have had this pendant...it's varied in sizes and looks over the years...due to it's use and caused me to get a new one...alas the object remains there. It's the:
CLOVER.I LOVE clovers sooooo much. I'm not really sure why... but I just love the idea of luck.
In my life I've not been the luckiest person..and so when I decided to wear this symbol I decided to "make my own luck." I still am not the luckiest person...but I see it as a challenge to make the most out of situations.

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."

And...depending on the last name of my husband...and his feelings about this...I'd LOVE to name my daughter Chloe and call her Clover :).

Oh! And not to mention that green is an awesome color.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Random Shiz About Meag

1. I usually have my socks on-i hate the whole barefoot thing. You also will find me wearing shoes in my house a lot.
2. I am rarley on time, but it drives me nuts when others are late. I need to work on that.
3. I LOVE ketchup. Ask my family or my room mates. They find my combinations sick, but i
don't care who you are--Ketchup and cheetos are the best afternoon snack ever!
4. One word that would describe me well is careful. I'm careful in everything from what i'm doing, school work,
driving, and relationships.
5. I've always wanted to be one of those people you see running every morning! So that is one of my goals. Plus, i want to run a marathon some day.
6. I'm not a big fan of odd numbers or uneven things. I find myself going out of my way to make it so that I have even numbers of things or that something is perfectly symmetrical. As an example, I prefer to have 2 rings on verses one. Or, if I buy one box of cereal, I buy 2.
7. I started playing the piano when I was little and quit, but now I wish I could have stuck it out. I see people playing and wish I could. I also find it way attractive to me if a guy can.
8. I Love Sleep.9. Music is my escape. I listen to it-no matter my mood-and it helps me cope with whatever situation I may be having...so if you ever wonder how i'm feeling...check out my music choice and you should understand!
10. The Office is my favorite show...ever.
11. I love dancing when I'm happy. I danced when I was little but quit when I got to high school. But i still love to do it! It's fun to just let go of everything and go all out! Especially with just my room mates, or my little sister.
12. I'm not a super touchy person. I have had friends that I hang out with all the time and never hug. It's just the way I am. But i like those who are way touchy (sometimes). They balance me out. But I find it way annoying when you see all those girls at the middle school who do the whole, "oh my gosh! I haven't seen you in forever! (aka one hour..)" and then they hug everyone in the group. Very annoying.
13. I also love cuddling, which is weird cause of what I just said. (not touchy). But one thing that I am touchy with, if nothing else, I am a hand whore-not that I do it all the time, but just that i love it.
14. Cereal is one of my favorite foods ever! Fruity Dino Bites, Lucky Charms, Reeses Puffs and Froot Loops are my favorites! Currently, I eat cereal for around 2 meals, and for the other one I eat gold fish. yum.
15. I am a huge computer nerd. Although I'm sure some of you know that. I love, love, love computers and if it weren't for my friends, I'd probably be playing Sims, Tetris or Motoracer all day.
16. I have recently decided that I want to serve a mission! :) I think it would be good for me.
17. I blush really easily! & I hate it. I also am very, very, very ticklish.
18. When I was little I thought everything had feelings and so I wouldn't throw anything out. I would hide things under my bed, such as the hamburger I had for dinner because I thought it would feel bad that I didn't finish it. My mom got mad.
19. If it weren't for my friends and family, I'd go crazy. They are so amazing. I love to just hang out with people. I have so much to learn from them.
20. I love movies! Whether I'm watching it with a bunch of people, just one friend, or on a date. I adopt clever things they say in them and try to use them in my daily conversations.
21. I bite my nails when i'm nervous...or pull out my hair. it's weird...
22. I don't tell people my feelings. Except maybe my mom and now my room mates.
23. is my favorite number. It's because my birthday is on the 23rd of August.
24. I find it my job to be the peacemaker a lot of the time. I hate it, but I also hate conflicts. If i'm in a fight with someone, I apologize. If 2 people are fighting I try and get them to make up. Also, if something is bothering me, I won't ever say. I hate that about myself.
25. I am a very private person. Most of my good friends know only part of me. You'd be surprised what's goin on inside. haha

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pursuing Happiness

Everyday I realize how much is changing in the world...and it scares me. I notice things about me changing-for the better or the worse. I notice myself constantly setting goals for myself and then see them crash before me. I also notice temptations arising that scares me how common they are becoming occurrences in my life. I scare myself soooo much, and it worries me for the future.

What triggered this little post was me thinking about people I'm close to changing. I notice the change in them and then I look at myself. Everyone is trying to become better -- for the better or the worse. Let me explain that. For example everyone is trying to be better. That's an obvious statement...but what people don't think about is how being "better" is sometimes perceived as different things for different people. Being better for one person could be stopping drinking, and being better for another person is begin drinking so you're viewed as more fun and outgoing in social situations. I hate how this varies for different people...and it scares me. I look at those close to me, in which I've seen slip up and fall into temptation and it scares me sooo bad. I watch people I am close to and love oh so much, fall so hard. They might not see it at the moment, but I watch a part of them die. I see people I once looked up to, and wished to be like, totally become a different person in a matter of weeks or days. I watch them "have fun" as seen from the world, and try so hard to get others involved just so they feel less of a bad person. Everyone has a conscience. It scares me to see how some people totally disregard this and bring themselves down.

I have the want to become better...and it scares me when sometimes I change for the want to be better-worse. Peer pressure is everywhere around...and it scares me when I watch my thoughts alter to those around me and start to wish to "have more fun," etc. I want to be good. It's just sooo hard to be when I see those close to me fall, those who I look up to and want to be like. I think, "well they're a good person...and their doing it...so why can't I?" Ugh. This is exactly what Satan wants in this world. Justification. I watch it so much in my life. "I'll stop when I meet the guy I want to marry." "I'll stop when I make more friends." "I'll stop at the end of the year." Excuses. Justification. I need to stop letting myself turn to these procrastinating thoughts. The question is how, when I see so many others just waiting til the timing is perfect for them.
I need and want a change in my life...I just am uncertain to how. People affect me so much, and it is so hard to do what's right when something stands in the way. One reason I think I want to go on a mission is because I know/hope that I'll be around those people that I wish to become like.

I love this quote by Marilyn Monroe:
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
-Marilyn Monroe

I just hope to apply this to my life and have it prove something to me. I can't wait for the holidays. I can't wait to be around those who love me unconditionally, and who I look up to so much. Not saying that here there aren't those people, I just know that at home I am who I want to be. Well, more of who I want to be.

This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also I have decided that sisters make the best friends in the world. As for boys, well, they'll come and go too. And I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find the one you're supposed to be with. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. Stand for something.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Family

I love a lot of people i love...but we'll start with family. Cause they're...THE BEST. :)
Many people wonder why i go home so here's why!:
Meet the Crew:
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Mom & Dad:
BEST parents in the ENTIRE world. no joke.
they're always there to talk and they have such great advice and they're always just simply, amazing. my mom is the best cooker/cleaner. and my dad is the best gardener/fixer. my mom is honestly one of the first people i call in a problem, and always listens and understands me. my dad is such a little goof ball and is super fun to talk to and great. i couldn't have asked for a better family to come to.

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Michelle! (aka Chely):
BEST older sister anyone could ask for! She's constantly
giving me someone to look up to and want to be like!
she's the nicest person in the whole world and she'll always
uplift you! she currently shares her huge room with me whenever i go home! :) and doesn't even complain. haha. except when i drive her nuts with my midnight rants. (ask any of my roommates) haha.... i like to talk before i go to bed...my poor husband haha.

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Brooklyn (aka Brooke):
one of my best friends! i'm constantly texting her and she's probably got a lot of my same personality! other than she's reallyyyy good with boys...and i'm well, shyer than (insert some kind of shy animal here) . anyway, she's great. and she always knows what to say and help me out with situations. verrry understanding.
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Brianne (aka Brie or Annie):
Baby of the clan and absolutely great! witty and smart
and lovable! She's always the best when you're sick
to come give you a hug and i love talking to her about boys and stuff! (great secret keeper!) she also is one of the cutest little 8th graders on the planets!

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Couple fun pics of us:)
Well, that's my family in a nut shell. They're the people i love the most! :) and they're great. couldn't have asked for a better one!

thingssss i love/hate

Besides the usual, "family", "friend" responses to things I love...here are material things that i well, couldn't live without. also...things i absolutely hate. (this is done in pure boredom and the luxury of having a computer at work).

10 Things I LOVE:


cereal&milk
naturally, everyone who knows me well enough, should be able to guess this right off the bat. i love cereal. currently my favorite is fruity dino bites. considering i eat cereal for literally, more than half my calories for the day...i think you'd realize how much i love it.♥
computerrrr
i guess by now everyone should know i'm a bit of a computer nerd...so i won't elaborate too much on this one... i just love them soooo much. inside and out. weird.
phone
duh. common sense. but no, i literally would have the hardest time living without it...and ya. my iphone contains my life. literally. no joke. from homework, schedule, etc.
planner
yep. i know it's sort of lame and old fashioned. and i know that i have everything plugged into my phone...but there's a sense of comfort i have of putting everything in a planner and having it all laid out in front of me. i just like it. i also love writing (my handwriting...not the actual "english" thing...yuck). Seeing my handwriting and yeah. it's fun. drawing pictures in here and there and every night writing what i did that night (exciting or not) helps me stay organized and i love looking back at it. i secretly like to leave it in places so others look at it and see how cool i am. ;)
ice cream/ketchup (not together)
it's really sad that i put food on here...but hey. you gotta live somehow. i love ice cream soooo much. ketchup also falls under this category. it's awesome and ohhh so yummy.
jeans
yeah i love a good pair of jeans. the kind that you wash all the time just so you can wear them ALL the time. yeah...that's them.
4 colored pens
you know the little BIC pens that have 4 colors: red, blue, green and black? well, i LOVE them soooooo much. i have my journal color coded into them. and well, they're the best most organizable pens in the entire world.
journallllllll
as previously mentioned, i have a journal....which i love. i literally tell it everything. even those secrets that i tell people i won't tell. but my journal isn't a person...sooo? therefore i'm not loosing anyone's trust. my fear is that someone will read this blog and then decide to take a gander into my journal....sooooo if this is you: DO NOT. :) i love my journal and it really helps me vent and sort all my issues out in my head. it's great. i take it on vacations...etc.:)
scriptures
i know this is a common, "mormon" answer...but i literally couldn't live without it.
cardigans
haha...i figured i'd throw this in. i love cardigans. they're awesome. they're the cute little jacket things you throw over anything that pulls an outfit together! they come in all colors...etc. i love them. and have bazillions of em. (origininally i had "bagillions"...but apparently it isn't a word--bazillions however is (according to mozilla's spell checker) soooo believe it or not but it is just thought you'd like to know :) )
gum!
i know this is 11, but i randomly thought of it. and it's quite amazing. freshens your breath and is fun to chew.
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10 Things I HATE:

know it all/bossy people
ugh. they get under my skin. they seriously just drive me crazy. i would say i'm generally a nice person...however... they just...ugh. enough said.
TOO friendly people
i love cuddling. it's great. cuddling with friends is also way fun :) and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it...until it gets out of hand. i hate hate it when you see one of your guy friends go sit on the laps of a girl and whatever. idk. i guess it's not as bad if a guy does it. but i hate when girls do it. go drape themselves over every guy that crosses their paths. bugs.

studded/thick stitched pants (on guys)
is it necessary to spend $200 on pants...? idk, i just don't like it when guys spend more money on clothes than i do. i love shopping...and if guys do too...that could be an issue when i get married. there's nothing wrong with $30 american eagle jeans...however...not buying atleast nice jeans is an issue too. walmart jeans=no thankyou. guys, you're cute enough without accentuating your butts with studs and thick stitching. maybe everyone once in a while...but yeah.
hair.
bleh. hair is disgusting everywhere. on guys...well, there's some places it's acceptable...but if their legs and arms are covered in inch thick black fuzz...there's a problem. and on women...enough said. light hair isn't so bad...but darker...yeah. do the world a favor and trim a little. i also hate finding hair in random places...like roommate's hair. for some reason my hair doesn't gross me out (i think it's the same for everyone) but yeah.
sunglasses in buildings
yeah. there's no sun. not necessary. also...its slightly weird to drape them over your shirt or hat just so everyone "knows" your cool.
sport team arguments
well, i guess growing up in a family of all girls (minus my dad), i haven't really watched sports too often...and so i know that lots of people get in HUGE arguments about sports and who wins...but really? they're a team. arguing about who is better won't help the team win...i'm sorry. and it doesn't really matter who wins anyway..
music listeners
ok, we all know those people who CONSTANTLY have to have a headset on...for either phone reasons or music listening. i mean, really? why do you need it all the time? join the world and take it out for a second. it's really annoying to talk to someone who is listening to music cause you never really feel like they're listening to you...and it's way annoying if they take a call while talking to you also..
criticizers/complainers
if you complain...you bug me. or if you're always like "meagan ugh...just do this" it really irritates me. LEAVE ME ALONE. suck it up. if i ask for advice then give it...
making facebook into a public diary
okay, everyone doesn't need to know what you're doing every second of everyday. no one really wants to hear how much you love your boyfriend/girlfriend (except maybe them). "Meagan Young has the best boyfriend ever!!!!! and i enjoy rubbing it in everyone's face." yep. that's what i'm talking about. or the people who do the whole "Meagan Young is at work. Meagan Young is driving home." well, if you like to do this...then get a diary, or maybe twitter? idk.
TOO dirty
when people have converstaions that are WAY discustingly dirty. i'm not saying i'm miss innocent, i love a dirty joke. haha. but when they get all gross and out of hand...that's where i stop. Most of the time i'm good at this, and don't mind it...but when it does get gross. stop.

Halloween!

Ok, so according to mean girls (the best show in the entire world), it says:
"In the real world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for Halloween. In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it."
Haha...Well, in the life of Meagan Young...Halloween is one of the funnest holiday's out there! Pretending to be something else for a night...is awesome. This year, Halloween consisted of going to the SUU howl and then going to Dixie's! I was none other than the way common, but cool, "Pirate." But sadly Johnny Depp couldn't make it to accompany me....



I love my friends....I love Halloween. end of story:)

Monday, September 20, 2010

September

Well, September isn't quite over yet...but here's a recap of the last few weeks.

Peach Days! tradition for myself...since I was way little. I love it! Way to go Brigham :). Best hometown on the planet.

Family Pictures with my StG group :)

Rodeo!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

End of Summer/First week of School!

So many people are going on missions lately! it's so good for the church (and for all my friends). One of my good friends left at the beginning of August..and so it's weird adjusting to not having him to talk to everyday!
his name is Garrett Sheridan Jensen & i miss him..but just a little bit:


School began...again. but it's my last first day of school! :) minus...next semester of course...but that doesn't really count cause it's in january.

well, the beginning of the school year has been awesome! so much fun things to do...and i love my friends and meeting new people.
i also had my birthday:) woohoo. 20, baby.

here's some fun things that's been happening:
sand hollow:)
jock-n-nerd partyyy :)



Friends

The value of true friendship is infinite and priceless. Nothing can compare or ever replace the genuine, caring connection between two people who not only understand, but want only the very best of all things in life for the other. It is a gift, it is a treasure.

A deep sustaining, timeless friendship is rare and at times can feel difficult to find, maintain, or believe in. But, the more that you believe in yourself, the more love you can give to yourself, the more genuine connections you will be able to attract, manifest, and hold onto.

Sounds simple doesn’t it? And, it can be this simple and straightforward. Though formulas for success in any avenue provide clear road maps, life does not always pave such a smooth pathway. Unfortunately, unforeseen emergencies, factors and other such events can drop obstacles in our way, shadows and overgrown foliage that obscure our direction and leave us feeling unsure, blind and lost in our journey. As our childhood, “black and white” visions fade to off whites and varying shades of gray, our minds are left to ponder and try to decipher truth from what had originally been such a simple road map to happiness, joy and peace of mind.

My trusting nature has been both a gift and a handicap for me. When a person tells me something, I take what they say at face value. I do not infer meaning. I do not hypothesize possible deviations. I simply take their message as their word and then look toward their actions to solidify their words. I trust. This has kept my heart open to all the possibilities in life, but it has also allowed my heart to be broken more times than I can remember by more than just ex-boyfriends and friends who have told me one thing and then later told me another, leaving me confused, unsure of how to keep believing in people. Needing to go back and recount conversations, my actions, etc to find the truth; to search for what I could have possibly changed to alter the seemingly unalterable outcomes.

Though I continue to struggle with this sort of seesaw struggle, I have been getting better at it. Time, lessons, learning have all taught me to see things clearer, to see people in less clear cut shapes, to see them in the corners behind trees, their forms ever changing, yet in the end collectively forming an identifiable and definable form.

I value true friendship. I have some amazing friends whom I love and cherish. They're quite amazing :).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Graphic Design

Sooooo yes I redid my graphic design page :) soooo everyone out there who reads this (maybe like one person haha) should check it out! and i love doing it....so if you ever need anything made or know someone in need of things...hit me up :)

meagan-young-design.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Warped Tour 2010!

I love music soooo much :)
Warped Tour was on Saturday and I LOVED it.My favorite bands included:
-MAYDAYYYY PARADE
I've seen em 3x's now and they never disappoint.
They're probably my favorite band...so yeah. I was pretty darn excited to see em.

-HEY MONDAY (also one of the best bands out there!)
-BREATHE CAROLINA
-THE CAB
-THE SUMMER SET
-ROCKET SUMMER
-REEL BIG FISH
some new bands i discovered included:
Emarosa, Artist vs. Poet, VersaEmerge, We are in the Crowd and You me at six.
...if you haven't heard of any...CHECK em out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tulipsss









I love tulips. They're my absolute favorite flower. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summerrrrr ☼

Yep, summer is ALMOST over :( it's way sad. summer is probably the best season out there in my opinion. This summer has been different in a lot of ways. First of all, it was my first summer away from home. Second of all, it was my first summer attending college...eh. I took 15 credits in the summer...and it wasn't as bad as everyone told me it was going to be...but then again, it wasn't easy either. But i'm done with school now :) yay! well, for 3 weeks anyway.Then, it was also my first summer not having a job (not always a bad thing...but then again, not always good).
This summer has been one of the BEST summers ever. Summer in St. George has been seriously, a blast. I love it :). Highlights of my summer (so far) consisted of going to Lake Powell with one of my best friend's family (Madi) and then going to California with 4 of my best friends!


Lake Powell

We went to the largest natural bridge thingggg. :)


And of course we went boating :) wakeboarding (still need a LOT of work), and tubing :)


Me and Madi :) i'm so grateful that she invited me!
Us girls liked to layout :) haha.

AND THEN... :)

California

Yes, private jet :)

Us at the beach :)




At the Newport Temple




Well this summer has been amazing! I'm currently back home and having fun :). I have missed my family a lot. I'm really close to them. They mean the world to me! Not to mention I have a lot of close friends up here that I've missed!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Life

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

As simple as Mark Twain put it...life isn't supposed to be full of worries and things that you can't do..but you're supposed to do as much as you can! Explore and dream! :) this world is our playground and I want to make the most of this life. "Life is to enjoyed, not endured," President Gordon B. Hinckley said.

The point of this blog is to post the happy things in my life. So many people dwell on the negative things in their life that they forget to look at all the happy things! And nobody wants to read about all the crap going on in your life :)). Life is a wonderful gift and I want to share all the memories of mine with the people I love.