Monday, March 21, 2011

Dear Life

Dear Life,

Can I just say, WOW! I mean, really, wow. If you had gone according to my plan, I would be finishing up my student teaching and graduating in Music Education in about a month. And let's be honest, if we were going to go with my plan back then, I'd also be married. Probably to Darrell, hahah. 

But, life, you decided not to go with my plan. Instead, you thought it would be a good idea for me to try three times for the Music Ed major-with no luck. You decided to have me change majors (to something which I totally love, by the way). You then had me move home, after I vowed after the day I moved out-would never, ever, EVER happen. But, I really love it. And I'm glad it happened. 

And now life, you are taking a whole new kind of turn. I knew it was always coming, but I tried to avoid it- a lot. But now, I'm so stinking excited. I can't believe it. I am such a planner, and I think I'm pretty good at it too. But right now, I'm giving up all of my control, to do something really amazing. 

As of yesterday, my papers are officially in to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For more information go here --->

I will hopefully have my call on March 30, April 6, or if General Conference really does slow these things down, April 13. 

So life, I surrender. However, I hate to break it to you, I don't really think it's surrendering. This is already making me SO happy. I look forward to learning where I get to serve. I look forward to loving new people. I look forward to not looking like a frump now that they changed the clothing guidelines. I'm excited to have to be around 19 year old boys--- WAIT. that's not true. I'm excited to go anywhere to see unfamiliar and beautiful creations. I'm excited to get really great letters from all my friends and family (hint hint). I am excited to share with others all that I have been blessed with. I am just excited. 

Life, I'm excited for you and me and all that we get to do for 18 months. 

Can't wait,
Martha Proctor

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dear Stevie Nicks and Rain

Dear Stevie Nicks,

You're a WOMAN?!

Been confused for 21 years,

Dear Rain,

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this.
But, I've always kind of thought you just smelled like dead worms. 

Hate to break it to you,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Cinco de Marcho

Dear Cinco de Marcho,

I just wanted to let you know that you are easily one of my favorite Holidays. The homemade Cafe Rio and the pinata are really great. Oh, and I love that since it's a made up holiday, there is never a 'holiday rush', no worries about it becoming too commercialized, and we don't have to fight anyone at the grocery store for the ingredients for our annual dinner. 

I really just wanted to say thank you for being such a great holiday. 

Until next year,

P.S. I know it's technically Marzo, but I feel like "Marcho" just makes you that much better.