You will always lose, but you will never lose the lesson.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sierra bought a Zoo.

Summer is wrapping up.
At the beginning of this Summer I was resentful.
I did NOT want to come back to Salt Lake.
I hated the thought of it.
When I did get home, I hid. I didn't feel like seeing my friends.
I avoided my old life so well in fact, I didn't see one of my best friends until July.

The one thing that saved me?
The Hogle Zoo.
I know,  a zoo saving me? How does that happen. But it totally saved my summer.
I got the job at Hogle Zoo the first week of June and have loved it ever since.
(ps. I got the idea of applying after watching "We bought a Zoo" go figure)
Working full-time all summer with awesome people:
A) has helped with my Missoula withdrawals
B) has also helped with the $$ aspect of my life.

Working has made me happy. I feel like I'm actually doing something productive with my life which is a plus. It also gave me a lot of time to think about what is best for me in the long run.

Who knew a summer job could do so much?
My last day is this Friday, and I'm so sad.
I will miss everyone so much.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


As the end of the school year is getting closer and closer, exactly one week for me, I realize some very disturbing thoughts.
I don't want to go home.
I don't even really feel as if it is my home anymore, and that thought is very scary.
I knew that it would happen eventually, but I never thought that I would feel so at home in Montana after only a year.
I struggled throughout High School trying to find a place where I fit and felt comfortable.
I would think I was so close to finding the perfect best friend, or the best people to hang out with, but then I would switch. I was never able to fully be at peace with who I really was in Utah.
I was never apart of the culture that everyone knows so well. It was hard finding things in common with people when I wouldn't see them every Sunday in church, or Young Women's on Wednesdays.

But when I came here, I instantly found my home, my best friends, and my own life.
I love my family and would never want to not see them, but they are really the only thing left for me back home.
I mean, I love my friends back home! They are all fantastic, wonderful people! It was just so refreshing to leave the state of Utah and see what people are like outside of our bubble:)

I guess I really just want to emphasize that for the first time in my entire life, I don't want school to be over!
Oh well! It has to end sometime! Good luck to everyone on Finals! And for those of you that have already started Summer Break...I'll see you soon:)

Monday, March 12, 2012


March Madness that is!
My bracket is finished, now we just have to watch and wait.
I despise the fact that I gave BYU a win, and should have probably made Montana lose altogether..
but my heart is with the Griz:)

Which is on Saturday mind you

Happy Birthday wishes will be accepted Friday and Sunday as well.

Spring Fever has hit the UM campus!

to Spring!

I'm extremely glad Montana has made the switch to bearable weather... haha get it? Grizzly Bear?

Although I've been suffering from a wonderful case of Bronchitis, I have been able to enjoy the weather! For instance, I went on a walk the other day to enjoy the sun rays:)
SPRING BREAK is sooooooo close I can't even stand it!
3ish weeks until this..

So excited :)
Off to my sorority obligations. Buhh Bye!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Oh hey there

Watch Legally Blonde in a Frat house...check?
Not that it was ever on my bucket list in the first place, but that's alright too.
It's now Sunday of a glorious relaxing three day weekend. Thank you El Presidentes.
I honestly don't have much to write about, with my life being so hectic lately I don't even know what to think.
All I know is that I'm so excited for the newest editions to Pi Chapter of Delta Gamma. I took a leap and joined last semester, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I hope that the experience will be just as rewarding for you as it is for me! Hooray for new sisters!
Anywho, after a major mental breakdown week I am now getting back in the swing of things! I need to get focused..even if I don't want to because like it or not, I have three tests next week. YAY
This is kinda a random posting but I guess it's better than nothing at all! I hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine's Day! I know mine was pretty fantastic thanks to the ever wonderful Carter McFarland. I'm a lucky one, hopefully you are just as lucky as me:)

Well anyway, I love everyone. Hope this next week brings about many situations that ya'll can look back on and feel blessed to be a part of.
Thanks for stopping by,

p.s. I just watched Anchorman for the first time this week..note the sign off.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


So glad the snow has graced our presence.
I am most definitely a happy camper :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PORT-land. It's a port on land?

That was just one of the conversations on the airplane to the beautiful Portland, Oregon.
I absolutely loved everything about it. EVERYTHING
The trees, the rainy weather, the ridiculous 55 mph speed limit.
It was amazing, and I got to spend it with an amazing family!
I really can't explain how my weekend went, because I don't think I've fully realized what went down.
But it was an incredible time, and I want to go
Tomorrow? Anyone want to buy my a Christmas plane ticket?
But it is good to be back in the 801, especially after this wonderful winter snowfall:)
Alta here I come!
I'm so excited to hit up the mountain!
T-minus 3 ishh days til Christmas:)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

seis horas

That's how long I've been studying.
EspaƱol mostly. I've gone crazy!
I've changed everything in my life to spanish mode
For instance:
Mi telefono
Microsoft Word
My Computer Keyboard

I really need to stop stressing right?
I am pretty sure I'm going to dream in spanish tonight because of how absorbed I am in this language.
Good luck with finals everyone!