18th birthday, Ogden Temple, exciting stuff

It’s Saturday, it’s raining, music is turned up, and it’s beautiful. It’s defiantly a blog day.

The last 10 days have been exquisite.

Remember when I wrote this post? Well this post was actually a paper I wrote for AP English. I got that paper back a few days ago with a splendid comment written at the end of it. I can’t tell you how happy I was to read this note from my fantastic teacher!

Since reading that I’ve begun to notice just how much impact a few words can have on a person. I failed the AP test last year. As you can imagine I began to doubt my writing abilities. I wrote blog posts less frequently and left too many blog posts as drafts. But this single comment has restored my confidence as a writer. I may not ever have millions of readers, but one person appreciated my writing and took the time to tell me so.

Don’t ever stop doing something you love just because someone told you you weren’t good at it, and don’t ever hold back a compliment. It could change someones life.

And on another exciting note…

I TURNED 18!! I got a lovely little 55mm 1.8 lens and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  Thanks to everybody who made my birthday special! I spent my lunch with some of my very favorite people at an awesome seminary activity taking stalker pictures of students (I’m the historian for seminary council).

After school I went to the gym for an hour to coach some of my favorite kids on the planet. They never cease to make me laugh. I love my job. And after work I went to Robintino’s with the family and ate some splendid food. And the best part of my birthday is the most exciting part hasn’t even happened yet…. COUGH ZIP LINING COUGH…

17 did me good, but I am so excited for what 18 will bring!

A few days after my birthday I got the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in the Ogden Temple Cultural Celebration. It was an INCREDIBLE experience and I’m so glad I got to participate!

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The day after the celebration I was able to attend a broadcast of the temple dedication at my local stake center. It was such an awesome meeting and I can’t wait to attend the Ogden temple!

Life is splendid and I can’t wait to see what the future will bring.

Here’s to senior year


feel my sunlight

p.s. Since I’m 18 I can now open my Etsy shop!!! Stay tuned for more info

4 thoughts on “18th birthday, Ogden Temple, exciting stuff

  1. Shelby says:

    Zip Lining sounds amazing! I have always wanted to try it! That is also so cool that you got a new lens- you are such an amazing photographer! The Ogden Temple celebration looked amazing and it so neat you got to be a part of it! Please don't ever doubt your writing again!!!!!:) I LOVE your blog so much, it totally inspired me to start one of my own! I still love to go back and read some of your older posts because your writing is just that amazing! Your blog is one of my top visited sites in my history if that says anything;)
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!


  2. WhitneySue says:

    Oh my goodness you have no idea how happy that comment made me. It made my heart smile. Thanks so so so much! You are fantastic.
    Hope you are having an even more wonderful day!


  3. WhitneySue says:

    The Etsy shop is still in progress. haha I've been so busy! And thank you so much!! I really appreciate when people actually read my blog and you have defiantly been a faithful reader. I'm so glad you did start blogging too! I love your blog! 🙂


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