Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trax Adventures

Riding the trax to work everyday has proven to be an adventure, to say the least.  I must admit that I sometimes fear for my life. I know that may sound dramatic, but being a girl you see things that you wouldn't if you were a boy.  Men don't usually have to worry about being taken advantage of by creepy scary looking men.  I often clutch my purse and phone in case of any thing going awry. Luckily I'm still alive.  Since I've started riding the trax I've had some interesting things happen to me, for example:

  • A nice man asked me for some change because he was trying to sell the man next to him drugs.  Umm, no, Sir, I don't carry any change with me.
  • A homeless man belting-and I mean belting- a song with incoherent words. Please, one more time with feeling!
  • Another homeless man telling me repeatedly that he liked my hair, and to "give them hell!" I can only assume he was referring to the hot tempered stereotypes of red heads. 
  • Especially in the morning waiting for the trax, homeless men will have their beer in paper sacks, already getting started on their drunkenness for the day.    
What have I learned from these experiences?  That pepper spray is probably a good investment.  I know I probably sound super prejudice against homeless people in this post, but I'm not.  I do not disrespect them in any way, I know that we all are God's children.  But as a young woman, how do I act charitable without getting robbed or raped?  
I want to hear some suggestions!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

sum·mer [suhm-er]

Sorry for neglecting the blog these past few weeks.  I had some finals and moving home to do.  It's amazing how things really work out when you just have some faith.  This last semester I had been stressing out about scholarships and finding a job for the summer.  After countless trips from Logan to Salt Lake and back, with interviews and resumes coming out of my ears, I finally landed a job at the Downtown SLC Deseret Book.  All I can say is that I'm truly excited and grateful for this new job.  It's going to be an incredible experience for me.
I'd kinda given up hope on scholarships until last night, when I received an email notifying me I got a scholarship for the fall.  I can't explain how excited I am to keep on improving.  My heart is entirely full of gratitude.  

My favorite backyard tree.  Isn't it beautiful?