I have never been the type to voluntarily be the first to offer my services to others when asked/needed. I would be the one waiting last minute, thinking and debating wether I want to do it or not in my head for as long as I can.
Tonight I was asked with my friend Brittany to give a little "fashion" class to some young women in two of the family wards in the Newport Beach Stake. We said yes. Funny thing is, Brittany and I know how to dress ourselves and enjoy wearing fashionable clothing but by no means are we fashion experts. She is an interior designer, and I am attending school to become an interior designer.
After plenty of freaking out from the two of us, we headed off to teach our class. In my mind I was dreading it, because I don't like to tell people how to dress... I just know what I like and I wear it. What I'm trying to say is, I know how to dress me.
The night began with a member of the relief society presidency speaking about modesty. Absolutely loved what she had to say. The talks she picked were perfect for the message she was trying to get across and the spirit was there. Then the time was turned to us, amateurs to fashion. I believed it went well, at least I felt good about how we did.
The point of this post is me expressing that even though I am not the most confident in putting myself out there for services within the church, I am going to do it anyways. I know the Lord is by my side and we are asked to be a service to others. By making this decision and I have done things I don't think I've ever believed I would do... and I'm grateful for that decision because it has helped me grow and become more comfortable with being a service to others. I am grateful for the challenges in my life that make me a better me.
October might just be one of my favorite months of the year. I mean, yes it's my birthday month (&& Ryan's), but it's not the main reason why I love this month. I think it's the combination of everything. The holiday season begins, handmade projects, birthdays, carving pumpkins, and of course fall! Though this sickness of mine doesn't want to leave me, I'm not holding back from enjoying the time of year. For my birthday, Ryan was such a sweetheart and surprised me by taking off really early from work and took me to Disneyland! Also bought me a pass. I have been meaning to renew my pass for several months now. It was a surprise that made me feel like I was a happy little 8 yr old girl again.
Then, I ended my birthday with carving pumpkins and blowing out a candle at a friend's house.
A couple years ago I carved and painted my pumpkin to look like Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Then this year I carved a skeleton on my pumpkin.
You could say that I like skeletons..
The weekend of Halloween Ryan and I decided to make our costumes for the 2nd year in a row. Last year we made Octopus costumes out of sweaters...
This year we made Dinosaur costumes out of cardboard boxes from Ryan's shop...
I have an artistic/creative partner, and together we can make some pretty sweet costumes.