Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Get off your ath! Let's do some math!

Sorry, this post has nothing to do with math or School of Rock. Kristen and I recently remembered the songs from School of Rock and laughed for a good 45 minutes at all of them. That's all.

Lately I have been having a hard time trusting in the Lord's timing. Life can be really discouraging sometimes. I am trying my best to be the happiest that I can be RIGHT NOW. It's hard sometimes being single and seeing girls from high school and college getting married and having kids. I have never wanted a career. My deepest desire has always been to be a wife and mother, except for maybe in first grade when I wanted to be a dolphin trainer at the Baltimore Aquarium. It has definitely been hard on me not being at that same stage of life as other girls my age. It's funny how LDS culture works. I am only 23, which I have to remind myself, but it's hard.  I am learning patience and to be happy no matter my current circumstances. It's tough, but I'm getting there.

I had work off today, so I had a lot of time to study and reflect on my life. I know that the Lord has a plan for all of us. It doesn't always go how we want it to, but it is always right for us. If my life had gone how I had planned it, I know without a doubt I wouldn't be as happy as I am today. The Lord knows us and our needs. Our lives go how they are supposed to.

Guys, life is soooooooo good. Sometimes I am cranky and forget that, but seriously, life is great! I have so much to be thankful for:

The obvious things: gospel, family, friends, jobs etc...

My boyfriend. DUH

That I don't look like this anymore:

To be off of medication. Picture of the last time taking my medication. That felt good. 
Little giggles I get a work, like when these two are in the car of the grocery cart munchin on cookies.

Ollie and all the cute things he says/does

Friends who are funny and bring a chocolate pie for my first time seeing The Help

idp's, especially when they are Beyonce themed

Facetiming my shirtless teenage (WHAT) brother on his birthday. Made me laugh

Going on dates with these two: 
Jayne: "let's play a game where we're cats!"

That we got gram to come to a BYU game. She said it's been since the 90's. My dad said more like the 70's. Either way, it's been a while. She came to represent gramps. 

She even high fived the entire team after haha

Gram and all the funny things she does. 

Jayne and her art. She colored this saying it's her on her wedding day. I love her.

Finding old pictures that make me happy: 

And SOOOOO many more things. I have so much to be thankful for! 


  1. i love this. your positivity is such a good example to me right now

  2. Kate, I know you don't really know me all that well, but I just wanted you to know that you are definitely not the first person to feel this way. For the longest time I watched every single one of my college roommates get married (EVERY SINGLE ONE), and have babies, and become adults, and I felt like I was being left behind and it was so discouraging.

    But like you say above, the Lord has timing. It will all work out, and when it does work out for you...it will be perfect.

    And remember, you get to enjoy all sorts of things, and learn all sorts of lessons, and it will be all sorts of valuable :)

  3. Kate, you are one of the best people I know and I'm so thankful you are my friend! The Lord definitely has his own timing, but it will be just that much more wonderful when it happens :) You will make such a wonderful wife and mother and will have so many great experiences to share with your family!!

  4. Kate darling, this post is as from my own mouth, I feel ya! Honestly though, nobody will make as good a wife and mother as you, that's for SURE--cause you are super kind and solid and spiritual and FUN and beautiful and I just have a really really high opinion of you. I confess, it makes me feel better that even the great Kate Magelby, who is the best of the best, isn't married yet--so maybe there isn't something wrong with me either:) I think you will be wed when you find a boy who is as great as you are, and not before!

  5. Dear Kate - I feel somewhat like a peeping Tom(ette?) reading your blog. We are actually connected 2 ways Susie is my niece and
    Nicole Burrup is married to my Amazing friend Susan's son - did that even make any sense? Anyway - I just wanted to share and let you know that I think you are a beautiful, warm, kind, loving, fantastic, young woman. My own amazing daughter didn't marry until she was 30 and is now expecting twins at 33 years of age. She often felt a little lost and adrift in her life. She finished RN school and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 6 years. She then returned to school and finished her NP in Women's Health. While I grieved for her pain and loneliness over the years - I truly have seen the Lord's hand in her life. She is now married to a man she loves dearly (we love him too) and it was definitely worth the wait. Hang in there - your prince will arrive exactly at the time he is supposed to, and in the meantime learn to listen to the whisperings of he Lord regarding your mission in this moment. Don't settle for less than the best - because you are a very special daughter of God.I will be cheering you on! Love Jan Salisbury