Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013... Right around the corner...

So, it is almost 2013. I've been thinking about it for a long while now. I have had this thing where odd number years have been my "learning years." You know, the years where its just one hard thing after another all year long?

Well, I'm kind of nervous about 2013 for that exact reason...

But...

I have so many awesome things planned for 2013 that I have a hard time believing that 2013 will suck.

Here's hoping for an amazing year!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

When your gut tells you something.... Its usually right. Just something to remember.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I'm sexy and I know it...

I know this blog has kind of turned into a one a month post, but I'd rather write when I have something I feel strongly about as opposed to being superficial...
Today I want to express how important love is. Anyone can sit on google, pintrest, Facebook, or any number of websites and look at quotes of what love is or isn't. The truth of the matter is simple... Love is positive. There are different ways to love, whether it be platonic, romantic, brotherly or otherwise, it all comes down to caring. Caring about someone in such a way that you want nothing but happiness for them. Nothing but smiles, nothing but  laughter, nothing but pure elation.

Now I must admit that I have come to this notion due to a very trying  and recent test. To most, it would sound ridiculous. To me it sounds ridiculous. But I am happy I am experiencing it, because I have learned that you shouldn't taint love with feelings of jealousy or bitterness... If you do, there's a chance that you don't really love that person. Love is made to be shared, not fought over.  There is enough love to go around. 

Just something I've decided to work on. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tough People

I read a quote on a website the other day. "Tough times don't last, tough people do." -Unknown. I must say it has been weighing heavy on my mind lately. It simply reminds us all that everyone has problems... Difficult situations they have to face. However, the tough people are the ones who end up so much stronger in the end. So don't wine and complain about the hard times... Embrace them and grow from them.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

So, yesterday was my birthday. It was such a good day. I spent the entire day smiling and laughing! And then today I got to watch Song of the South. I had never seen it, but Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah is one of my favorite Disney Songs. 


Gotta keep smiling. Life is far to short to do anything but. 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Just Breathe

Some days you just gotta breathe. No matter who is pissing you off, you just gotta take 5 seconds to yourself to just breathe. You can't allow negative thoughts to flood your mind. You have to choose peace.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Many say that they hate where they live. I must say I have been there before.

But one must also ask themselves, "Is it WHERE I am that is making me unhappy? Or is it WHO I am that is making me unhappy?"

My words of advice today are, "Bloom Where You Are Planted."


No matter where you go, you have the opportunity to grow. Are some locations going to be tougher to flourish in? Sure. There may be more rocks in that soil than there will be in the future, but nevertheless, you must strive to grow.

By growing where it is rough, it will not only make you stronger, it will also make more fertile soil easier to thrive in.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Reason to Celebrate!

Life is far too short to be sad. There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!!! 

For example, today is May 5th. The obvious reason to celebrate is Cinco de Mayo. But there are also other reasons to celebrate: 
-Cartoonists Day
-Kentucky Derby
-National Homebrew Day
-National Scrapbooking Day
-Totally Chipotle Day
-International Midwives' Day
-First American in Space
-Museum Lover's Day
-Yosemite Sam's Birthday


There's never a reason to be sad if you always have something to celebrate! Find something everyday to smile about. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Graduation always ignites a fire to do something amazing with my life. Look out world. Here I come.

A New Chapter

I'm excited.



Tomorrow is graduation at the university here. The entire city is buzzing with excitement. Loved ones coming into town from all over, friends getting together for their last night out before they go their separate ways, and graduates excited to be done with yet another chapter in their lives and eager to move onto the next one. Its definitely a time for transition and a time to grow. 

Although moving definitely comes with its own twists and turns that cause ridiculous amounts of stress, I know, for one reason or another, that I'm supposed to be where I'm headed. I don't know why yet, and all will reveal itself in time. I am keeping my head high, my shoulders back, and my eyes on the prize. With no more braces, a new apartment, a new job, and a new city, I know that I have been given the opportunity to start fresh. I'm definitely ready to be there and ready to get it going! 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It All Works Out

I'm so excited!

I will be moving in a few weeks. I will be living with two of my best friends. I will be having my sister with me for a few months.


Everything is lining up quite nicely. :)


Thursday, April 19, 2012

When something is right...

When something is right, you know. Things will line up, you'll be so happy, and you just want to dance.



For example, 2 days ago, I was looking at apartments in Salt Lake City. Maybe one or two listings would have worked. Then, yesterday, I was offered a job in Salt Lake City that I really wanted after the interview. When I went online to look at apartments again, BOOM!!! All of a sudden there were tons of options!!! There are a couple that I'm really leaning towards. There is one in particular that is $710/mo for a 3 bedroom place. Which is amazing!

Not only that, but my good friend also got a job interview in Salt Lake City. His interview is Monday, so we started planning a trip up there. I currently have 3 apartment viewings scheduled. I then got a call from the Lehi Legacy Center, and they have a training that I need to do with them scheduled for Monday... Coincidence? I think not. I'm so excited. Everything is lining up perfectly, and while I sure do not understand it, I am absoultely not complaining because I'm so happy.

I'm moving to Salt Lake City, and I could not be any more excited. I love it up there, and I'm beyond excited to live with Annie again.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another Good Day

Everyone has those days where, even though there are a few minor hiccups, it is a very good day. Today was one of those days. I woke up and decided to get some errands taken care of. Then I watched Eat, Pray, Love. I swear that is one of the best movies produced in a long, long time. 

From there, I also wrote a follow-up interview letter. Not one hour later, did they give me a call about some of my references and after a few phone calls back and forth, we got everything sorted out. I'm now awaiting, hopefully, for a phone call with a job offer in the next couple of days. 

I also was able to take the day off from work making it an entire week off for me. Which is always something that can make a person happy.

Again, as I said, there were a few hiccups. But why dwell on those? You can look at any situation and see either the bad or the good. I choose to see the good. 

My dear friend, Rendall, asked me the other day to accompany him to the Thunderbird Ball. I got a new dress and everything. I'm very excited. There will be updates. Promise.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Beauty and the Beast!

There are only a few movies in this world that always make me smile. What is the choice for this evening? Beauty and the beast! 


It, without fail, is one of my favorite movies. I am so glad I own it on DVD. My kids, especially my daughters, will watch this movie... Many, many times. And i'll be right by their sides watching it with them. I hope my husband doesn't mind watching movies over and over again, because I tell you what, This movie will be watched many many times during the course of my life. 

Today was a good day. I read something online, and today I put into effect... 


It only makes sense, you feel better when you put a little time into yourself. And it worked. I felt great all day long!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

One Day...

These are some of the things I'm striving for...

One day I want to be married. One day I want to have kids. One day I want to be so ridiculously happy that I don't know what else I could want. One day I want to buy 2 Nerf guns and leave a "You're under attack as of now" memo next to it when my husband gets home from work. 


One day I want to send my daughters off to prom. One day I want to see my sons get nervous to go pick up their dates. One day I want to wake up every day and just say, "This is a good day because I'm surrounded by people I love and who love me." 

I know I have those days now, but I'm so excited to have that happen every day, and I know it will.

No one is perfect, and so I am aware that there will be hard days, but as long as I get to kiss my kids on the forehead when I send them off to school, and I get to crawl into bed with the love of my life every night, I have this feeling that it'll be a great life. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Up!

So, Today was a beautiful day!!! It was 68 degrees outside, and sunny. My good friend Thomas and I went to the park. I studied a little bit, and he hit some golf balls. Our friend Tyanna met us there with her brothers, and we all hung out for hours. I got a beautiful sunburn going on, and I can already tell I look better. I always look so much better with a tan. I am so excited for this weather to continue just the way it has been going. 

I keep learning new things everyday. The quote I'm living by right now is, "Look like a girl, Act like a lady, Think like a man, Work like a boss." I have tested it out, and it seems to be working out for me. I have noticed that I don't talk as much, and I am kind of liking that because it gives me a moment to truly hear what people are saying before I respond. I've also learned that I have a lot of things that I don't need to share with people. I can just keep some things to myself. 


I look forward to updating this blog every day. I hope someone gets to read it. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

So, today is the 2nd day of April. What am I going to do with it?

I've learned that you have to do something that makes you smile everyday. I know that sounds cliche, but its true. And you can't just sit idly by waiting for things to happen to you. You have to go out and get what you want.

What do I want today? I want some ice cream, I want to study for my test, I want to watch The Unit, I want to get to bed early.  The reasons I want these things don't matter to anyone but myself. All I need to be looking out for right now is me. I don't have the time or energy to worry about anyone else or try to tell them what is best for them.

Also, again, don't let yourself be afraid of what you want. Take your risks now!!!


Thanks Amy.

I'm actually really excited to keep this upbeat look on life. It feels pretty good. :)

Twenty Twelve

I've decided that I cannot let myself be afraid of the things I want. So what have I done lately? I've been doing well at work, I've been applying to jobs all over the country. From Los Angeles to Minneapolis to Dallas to Boston. I'm not supposed to be in this city anymore, that is for sure, but I'm not sure where I'm supposed to go. So I figure I'll try and open as many doors and windows as possible, and then where ever I find a job is where I'm going to end up. I would love to live in Minneapolis again. I love that city, and I love the people in that city. However, I think it would be a really cool experience to live somewhere I've never lived before. Explore entirely new horizons and meet new people. 

I will keep you updated on my adventures... especially because I updated my blog and now it looks all cute and stuff. :)