i realized today that i havent been quite consistent in blogging. and that now is the perfect time to start catching up.

now being while I am living rent free, with little social connections outside of my family, the internet, and my phone

my friend Mark and his blog inspired me to do this so Mark, thanks.

since I've been in Oklahoma it seems that I have discovered a new me. one who is more calm and thinks more rationally, who tries to solve problems rather than symptoms and who has finally realized that no matter how much I want to I can't help people who aren't willing to change or help themselves. I dont attribute this to my current situtation, because up until now when I have come to visit I seemed to revert back to my high school self (which is someone I would like to stay in the past). I think a lot of my change has to do with the mission I served. Serving others and constantly trying to learn the doctrine of what I believe has caused a greater change of heart than I could hope for. and I love it.

Politics: I have simply tried to avoid them since my freshman year of college when I went from wanting to be a politician to being disgusted with them. But, then I came to the conclussion that I can't avoid it and its not smart to be uninformed. My opinion is this: I am more conservative than liberal, but I do not claim either party. People are fallible, and the more people you have in a group the more fallible it becomes*. I vote, I have my opinions on what I think a government should and shouldn't do but I am not going to put a loyalty to either major party.

the past few days cliches seem to be a theme of my coversations. not that my conversations are all cliches but that I have discussed them a lot, and since I really like making lists I thought this could be interesting

5 cliches I too enjoy:
1. blue jeans
2. texting
3. trying to change the world
4. falling in love
5. singing/ dancing in my car to music

5 cliches I think the world would be better off without:
1. pornography
2. cable tv
3. political correctness
4. celebirty gossip
5. putting people into compartments

*the exception to this is the gospel of Jesus Christ and that is simply because God is never changing. the people in the church aren't perfect, the gospel is (how is that for a cliche...)

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