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“Slow down, Katherine!” (a poem)

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My busy brain is tired
Too many irons in the fire
Think it’s time to slow the pace
Don’t always have to win the race

Feels like I’ll bend until I break
Can’t run faster than I have strength
There’s a big, wide world I want to win
But I might be burning out again

Human limitations
can cause me great frustration
I’d work for one hundred years,
but the physical interferes

But Jesus rested on the seventh day,
so if I slow it down, I think I’ll be okay. 🙂

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“If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.”

    -Dieter Uchtdorf

Slow down, girl!

 

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Playing on a word: Stranger

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“In this Church, there are no strangers and no outcasts. 
There are brothers and sisters.”
-Gérald Caussé (of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

“It’s the moments that save my life,
like a smile in a stranger‘s eyes.”
-Hunter Hayes

“No longer as strangers on Earth need we roam.”
-“Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymn #3)

“Everybody’s just a stranger,
but that’s the danger of going my own way.”
-John Mayer

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Stranger

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It’s hard to be patient when I feel like I’m ancient…

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“You can’t be everything you wanna be before your time.”
-Billy Joel 

“Why is it not my time? What is there more to learn?”
-John Mayer

“We cannot have faith in the Lord without also having faith in the Lord’s timing.”
-Dallin Oaks (member of the Quorum of the 12 of TCOJCOLDS)


It’s hard to be patient
when I feel like I’m ancient
But nothing comes of frustration
so I’ll just keep on waitin’…

🙂

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“Keep it to yourself, it’s MY LIFE!”

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“I don’t care what you say anymore, this is myyyyyyy life.

Go ahead with your own life, LEAVE ME ALONE!”

I like this version a lot.  Jacob Artist is such a good dancer, and I love the choreography.  And yes, I realize I just posted how I don’t always love Glee, so let me call myself out before anyone else does….

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“Keep it to yourself, it’s MY LIFE!”

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Come out Virginia, don’t let me wait…

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You MORMON girls start much too late!

~Billy Joel

🙂

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I’m smart, but not THAT smart…

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A few days ago I received an email from someone who said (among other things), “you just write like you are too smart.”  Um, thanks?  Anyways, it made me think about the diversity of topics I cover, and I can understand that some may assume that Katherine is just trying to flaunt her knowledge because she’s sad that she hasn’t gotten eyelash extensions lately, isn’t yet married or something like that.  So here’s what I’ve come up with:

THE PERCEPTION OF KATHERINE’S KNOWLEDGE

MAY NOT BE 100% ACCURATE!

This theorem consists of 2 sub-postulates:

1)  I may not be as intelligent as this blog may give the impression.

2)  I am not as much of a media/(pop) culture junkie as this blog might make it seem.

Yes, both of those points are true.  It’s just that I have a painfully sharp memory (for good and for bad), and there’s not much that escapes my steel trap.  Also, I’ve done an excellent (though not perfect) job of keeping journals, music, pictures, articles, and other influences that are now part of the culmination of this blog experience.  So even if something did slip from my mind, I have it elsewhere to re-insert into my cranium.

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As far as further inspiration goes, of course I wish to partake of film, literature, occasional television, music, journalism, and art.  But I also know that I need to pace myself, and that I cannot ever consume it all (don’t want to, anyways!).  Eternity is a long time; I can catch up on that Audrey Hepburn special I missed if I don’t get to it now, know what I mean?

Plus, I know that no matter what good influences I fill my soul with, I MUST leave room in my Christmas inn (don’t miss that Biblical allusion please!) for the most important:

Where is the wisdom in all this knowledge?

Where is the knowledge in all this information?

-James Faust

Read the whole talk here: 

“You got so much to do, and only so many hours in a day.”

     ~Billy Joel

READERS:  Don’t feel overwhelmed if you can’t make it to every professional development conference, read every book, or catch every episode of your favorite TV show (hopefully it’s uplifting and not complete filth.).  Work hard, but also remember to try to keep some sort of balance.  Eternity is a long time.

Good problem to have…

Back to work now…

🙂

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She’s Got a Way

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She’s got a light around her

and everywhere she goes a million dreams of love surround her.

Yes, have seen the Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out.”  It was good until the kinky dancing started (during this song if I remember correctly), and we all felt REALLY uncomfortable.  I’m all for the first amendment and the freedom of speech AND the freedom of dance, but keep your moves clean, ya’ll!

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