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Monday, January 28, 2013

New Year

What up peeps??? Yeah that was lame I agree.... I just realized I didn't post a post for the new year. But posting it this late is hipster right? Heh just kidding.... Well so happy new year. 2013 is going to my year. I just have this feeling that it is going to be great in so many ways.
So I started school!!!! It was really nerve wracking for me. I didn't know if it was something I rally want to do. But once i got here I knew UVU was where I am supposed to be. It is a great place and I have some GREAT friends here :D what else have I done this new year....? Nothing really but work. Heh I am working full time and going to school full time and it is wearing me down, but no matter I can do it! Positive Attitude right?!
I have some new years resolutions but they are personal to me so I won't share them. But yeah. This year is going to be great.
My challenge to you guys is to embrace the moment. Make this your year as well. It will be a great one!!!!
Love you all!
I will write more later!
~Kenzie

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pondering On Life




Hey guys. It has been a little bit.

But anyways. My biggest goal in life is to become a teacher. But not any kind of teacher, a preschool or kindergarten teacher. Until I got out of high school I NEVER wanted to be a teacher. Maybe for high school English but I never thought for little kids. But I have always loved little kids. I have always wanted to better their lives. So I thought oh a Pediatrician or a Child Psychologist. I never thought I would come to the conclusion of teacher. But the day I realized it I never wanted to turn back or change anything. It was the perfect job to work with kids and better their lives. If you wanna teach kindness it is best to start young. So I thought this was perfect for me.

As I look back on my life I have not always been kind to everyone. Not everyone has been kind to me. But at a young age I was still taught to be kind to everyone. I am sure we all were. We were taught to share our toys and love one another. But as we grow older we start to develop habits and behaviors. Some good some bad. Even though we can't take the past back what if we started today? Be kind. Even if being kind is just simply smiling at someone as you pass by on the street or in the hallways at school. Smile.

Ever since I started my job as a caregiver, I have been trying to love every moment of life. To not take my life for granted. To be grateful that I am well and healthy. Being a caregiver at my work and just imagining what these people have been through in life must be hard. I don't have to go through what they do and I think my life is hard. Yes for me my trails are hard and not everyone's trials are the same, but some peoples trials are major.

I love you all. Have great days and remember be thankful for all you have. :) Pursue your dreams no matter how crazy they may seem. I had a friend today say in her facebook that she wanted to sing a duet with Neil Patrick Harris. I sure hopes she fulfills that dream. I can't wait to hear her duet with him. It will be amazing!!! I want to be a teacher and that I will be one day. I also have the insane dream of skydiving and i hope to fulfill that one day too. :) Whatever your dream and goal my be chase it.

We all have loved ones we are thankful for. I encourage you all as you go to bed tonight pray for the people today who lost their loved. They need it. A lot has seemed to happen in the world this week. Let's not forget to thank God for all we have.
Whoever reads this wherever you may be, I challenge you to pray tonight. Thank God for what you are thankful for. Pray for the people of Connecticut who lost loved ones today. Pray for the world.

Signing off for the night,
Kenzie

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving EVERYONE!!! I am so thankful for many things in my life. But I am especially thankful for my family and friends. For the people who got me through the hard times this year. For the truest of friends Alysha, Breanna, Erica, and Shelbie. Who get me through everyday. I am thankful for my family who will be there for me no matter what. I am especially grateful for my parents Greg Dodge And Susan Smith Dodge for giving me life so that I can live on this wonderful earth. And for teaching me all I need to know, for raising me in the most wonderful way I can imagine possible. I am thankful for my bffle Elder Spencer John Peacock for teaching the gospel to the people of California. And giving two years of his life to serve the Lord. I am so so so very grateful for this gospel, and that I get to be a part of it. I don't know what I would be doing in life without it! I am grateful for all my opportunities and trials in life. Thanks everyone who made a great impact on my life this far. You are all wonderful people!!! Thanks for bettering my life! :)

My facebook status reads as above today. I am so very thankful and have much to be thankful for :) I am so excited for this Thanksgiving.

I don't even know what else to put! HAHA I am so happy I can be grateful for so many things and that I have so many things to be grateful for!

The number one thing I am grateful for is Family!

I have the funnest family! We are SO FUNNY!!! AHHHH!! I am so excited to spend Thanksgiving with them :)

One thing I am grateful for A LOT is SPENCER!!!

He is the BESTEST best friend anyone could ask for! He is the greatest!!!

I am grateful for many other things as well! I hope all your Thanksgiving days are full of turkey and other good foods!!!
Love you all!
~Kenzie

OH P.S.
I am grateful for the coolest person in the world who I can count on for anything
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!

BAYLEE DODGE!!! :D
You guys think you have the best sisters??? You should have this girl as a sister!!! She is the most excellent sister ever!!! :D




Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Time

Well, hey everyone! Ummm I am not really sure what to write to you all. Things have happened to me like they always do. Thing change. But I guess my message today is don't be afraid of the change. A lot of people are and I would be lying if I told you I wasn't afraid of it. It is like jumping into the unknown. But change always happens for a reason. Whether you think it is good or bad. It is pretty much all good. It will benefit your life in ways that other things can't. I love it when my life gets benefited.
But for me change scares me. Probably the most in life. I like things to stay the same. Sudden change does not do good things for me. I like things to be explained to me if they change. Explained in a way that I might be able to be ok with the change. Well, that is not how it always is. When I was in college I went through some change pretty quickly. And I still don't have all the answers I want. One day I hope to have those answers but as for right now, I just gotta hang tight. The change happened I gotta let go and move on. But if you know me you know I don't let go very easy.
Letting go is a whole different subject but I would like to touch on it because lately I have had experiences where I have had to let go. I know by no mean I am qualified to tell you about any of these things. But this is just from my own experiences. Letting go is also a good thing. It goes right along with change. In order for things to change you must also let go of something. I am not going to share my experiences with you, because I believe that those can be kept to myself. And I am here just to give advice not sprout out my life. But have you ever loved something so much and once you don't have it anymore and it is gone you realize how much you love it? Well, let it go. If you want happiness let things go. But if you can't go a day without thinking about it, then don't let it go in the first place. But there are people out there who give up everything for us to be happy.
The last thing I wanna touch on is dreams. I recently received a letter from a friend out on his mission, about how he wanted to be a teacher more than anything. But he doesn't want to support a family on a teachers salary. Well, I wrote him right back and told him to not even worry about supporting a family. I told him as long as he kept the Lord as his focus and kept paying his tithing everything would fall into place. Now that doesn't mean that he won't have to experience change or letting go. But he needs to chase his dreams and do something he wants to do.
If any one of you are in love, go after it. Chase it! If love is your dream chase it! I have dreams as I am sure everyone does. So go after them. Live them!
Sorry if this seems so jumbled it is 1:00 am. But that is what I have really wanted to say for some time. I love all you! Have a great night!







Sunday, July 22, 2012

Music

Music
"When words fail music speaks"
I like to make playlists for times in my life. I made one for my first year of college so I could remember my bad and good times. I would like to share that playlist here. Maybe you can relate or maybe you can't. Maybe if you didn't understand my story if I told you you can now. I like to think my life is a movie sometimes and put a sound track to it. But here it is:
Look up the songs or don't but I sure hope you will like it. These are in order from start to finish

The Time Of My Life
David Cook

No One
Aly & AJ

The Climb
Miley Cyrus

Keep Holding On
Boyce Avenue

Faithfully
Journey

She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5

The Time It Takes To Grow
The Morning Of

I Won't Give Up
Jason Maraz

You'll Always Be My Best Friend
Relient K

Arizona
Hey Monday

Stop and Stare
One Republic

Your Guardian Angel
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Need You Now
Lady Antebellum

One Of Us
Glee Cast

I Am
Nichole Nordmam

Held
Natalie Grant

Crush
David Archuleta

You've Got A Friend In Me
Randy Newman

Superman (It's Not Easy)
Five For Fighting

I'm With You
Avril Lavigne

Fall For You
Second Hand Serenade

Say You Like Me
We The Kings

Not Over You
Gavin DeGraw

We Are Young
Fun.

Give Your Heart A Break
Demi Lovato

Leave the Pieces
The Wreakers

The Hourglass
The Morning Of

Bad Day
Daniel Powter

You Found Me
The Fray

The First One
Boys Like Girls

Dreaming With A Broken Heart
John Mayer

Almost Lover
A Fine Frenzy

A Perfectly Good Heart
Taylor Swift

Bring On The Rain
Jo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw

I Dare You To Move
Switchfoot

Read Between The Line
KSM

Breathe
Taylor Swift

The Reason
Hoobastank

Candles
Hey Monday

A Little Bit Longer
Sara Evans

Go
Boys Like Girls

Home
Daughtry

Those are my songs
Enjoy.
If you have spotify subscribe to my College 1 playlist. That is where all the songs. Love you all!
~Kenzie








Sunday, July 8, 2012

Some People Think it is Funny....


What up guys. It has been a while. Wanna know what I have been doing with my life?!?
here it comes. Brace yourselves!!!
WORKING!!!! :D
But I bet you all knew that. I don't know if I told you guys but I have two wonderful jobs.
One as a nanny and the second as a caregiver at the Utah State Developmental Center.
As one of the nurses I work with says:
"Just living the dream!"
Actually everyday at work is a new adventure!!! No joke! Wouldn't you like a job where everyday is a new adventure?!?
I love both my jobs. Just some days at my second one, they can be, how do I say this? stressful, awkward, hard. You know just the most awesome thing ever! ;D
Tonight I was actually working by my self. My other staff called in sick. So I had all five individuals and one Kenzie. Luckily for me Shai and Alysha were here to help and they were big helps!!
As I was sitting here facebook stalking people, one of the nurses walked in and asked how I was doing and if everything was running smoothly.
I was actually doing GREAT!!! All my girls were in bed and I was taking a breather. And of course facebook stalking.
Well, I decided I was going to blog. And he said "You can talk about how many people pooped today." Ok one I don't think you guys wanna hear about my girls BM's and two three out of the five of them pooped today! :D
Ok anyways... We got talking about sneezing and how sneezing sometimes makes my girls go potty. (darn those old blatters! XD ) So then of course I had to share with him the funniest quote I know! And that is the one displayed in the picture!!! :D
Every time I see it I laugh so hard, I could probably pee my pants!!! HAHA

Well, anyways. What else have been up to you might ask?!?
Just a bunch of either fun or nothing.
Quite literally!
My summer is going quite well.
I have done quite a few things on my summer bucket list and it has been fun!
This weekend I get to go with Alysha to Nephi and party it up!!!
Let's just say I am super PUMPED!!!
I have been working on a new book it has actually been going good.
It is about all the stuff I went through in college. Mainly my Spring Semester. It is called "That Crazy Little Thing." I hope I can finish it and actually get is published or something. I would LOVE that!!
But other than that nothing special has been going on.
So this is Kenzie!
I will try to be a better blogger and post more! Love you all!!!! :D
~Kenzie


Sunday, June 10, 2012