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“No Promises”

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is a phrase that I have found to be quite useful as I navigate this journey of life.  I am certainly not suggesting that we avoid making any promises, but only that we make sure we don’t get people’s hopes up when we cannot back up our commitments with 100% surety (myth vs. experience).  Additionally, we needn’t “run faster than [we] have strength” (Mosiah 4:27) in trying to keep promises we perhaps should not have made in the first place.  Now, don’t be calling me lazy!  As I have said before, I desire to serve others, get out of my comfort zone, and work hard.  Still though, I cannot do it all.  Neither can you. Neither can any one person (and that’s okay, ya’ll!)  So we must decide what kinds of things are worth the word “promise” (or at least the level of commitment that it implies).  But when we do make those promises, let’s make them count!

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“I never make a promise I don’t intend to keep.”

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~John Michael Montgomery

READERS:

1)  What promises have you made (or will make) that are important to keep (family, covenants, relationships, employment, etc.)?

2)  What are some aspects of your life about which you should probably not make promises?

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And now, one final question:

Is this blog the best thing in the world?

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Quick Hiatus

Dear Readers,

Katherine will possibly be taking a few days off from posting new stuff (although we’ll see how long it lasts).  Please believe me when I say it is NOT due to a lack of inspiration (I have so much I can barely keep up!).  It’s due to a lack of clean laundry, a need to do some stuff behind the scenes of my blog, and a strong desire to tackle other areas of my life which have suffered some neglect.  But as surely as you are reading this right now, I WILL BE BACK.  Thanks so much for reading, hope ya’ll have a wonderful few days, and now go call your mother or clean the lint out of your belly button or pay your bills or something

Love always, Katherine Anne

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Family. Isn’t is about….time?

A sad poem from a past time:

 

“nobody’s singing my praises.

no one’s calling my name

in a family of high-achievers

I’m so out of place and so ashamed”

 

Not in that place anymore.  Phew!  It was too dark there so I left.  Just keep me where the light is.

My family are all awesome, but none of them have a blog like this 🙂

#not about competition I know but still…

#nothing but the utmost love and respect toward my family…true story…

 

Core Beliefs: Humor, Expression, Kindness, Christ, Understanding

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New solution to an old problem with Daddy’s help….

Remember how I told you I lost my red capo?

 

Think I found a solution…

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Core Beliefs:  Beauty, Humor, Kindness, Creativity, Expression

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Ernest’s Granddaughter, but also so much more :)

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My grandfather Ernest Wilkinson was a famous, important man.  President of Brigham Young University from 1951-1971, he put the school on the map.  I could write a book (figuratively speaking of course) about all his accomplishments, but there have already been literal books written about him, plus I’m too lazy.  Shoot me an email if you wanna know more, or even a quick google search will give you some decent info.  ANYWAYS, I love, revere, respect him, and hope to meet him in the after-life (he died before I was born).  I am his grand-daughter…but I am more than that too.   I have my own life to live and my own story to tell.  So do you.

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#get out from underneath that shadow….

core beliefs:  beauty, humor, expression, understanding, kindness

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“She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys…she calls friends”

I attract men like bees to pollen, like magnets to other magnets, like a moth to the flame.

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There are 29 males in the above pictures.  And only 1 glorious female…Boys, I ain’t saying it’ll be easy.  You got some tough competition.  But if you wanna go and take a ride with me, I guarantee there’ll never be a dull moment 🙂

PS.  Quite a few of the above men are now married, 1 was my home-teacher, 3 were in my Bishopric, and 2 of them are my uncles.  And I have never lip-kissed any of these guys.  I am exploiting their XY chromosome genetic makeup to make myself look more attractive and desirable.  Hopefully none of the wives find this blog and come at me with an ax.  I swear I’m not “that girl.”

But as for the rest of you, maybe I’ll want to be “with you, with you, with you, with you, with you.” 🙂

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Beauty, Kindness, Expression, Creativity

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Don’t Live Your Life in Abstraction, Live it in Reality

If you think it’s important for husbands to talk to their children even though they don’t see them as much as their mothers do, THEN TALK TO YOUR KIDS!  Fathers, be good to your daughters…. (not one of his better songs)
If you aren’t married or don’t have kids, then talk to your nieces/nephews or friends’ kids!  Get my drift?

“if you wanna make the world a better place, then you better look at yourself and MAKE THAT CHANGE!  ~Michael Jackson (don’t really want him hanging out with my kids, though)

#don’t be a hypocrit

#practice what you preach

#am I being too preachy?

#I’m not mad sorry if this makes me sound mad, I’m not

core beliefs:  humor, expression, kindness, Christ

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