Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Year in Review

I love holidays, birthdays and celebrating everything... except my own birthday. I seem to get a little depressed on my birthday each year. I guess I look at the previous year and how much has/hasn't changed. I often feel disappointed in myself for not achieving more... however this past year was awesome!!!

Twenty-one has been a good age for me! Just a short overview of this year....

**I officially got promoted at work**
**I got a cute little puppy**
**I bought a house!!!**
**I met my best friend and fell in LOVE!!!**

It is crazy how quickly things change! I started looking to purchase my first home in June. I was really nervous but excited. I knew that I wanted a condo or a townhouse because I wanted to be able to use it as a rental property someday and I didn't want to take care of a yard. I quickly found the perfect house for me, a three bedroom, 2 bath condo in the perfect location. I was very lucky because I found 2 girls to rent the other bedrooms. Things have worked out so well! It has been such a blessing.

Daisy Mae is still adjusting to our new house. She has a few accidents and gets a bit lonely but is doing pretty well overall. She is so much fun and I just love her!

On June 19th I was invited to a game night... I had no clue that something so simple could change my life so much. That was the night that I met Braeden and things just clicked. We started going on dates, talking on the phone and getting to know each other. I still can't believe how well things have worked out for us! We have so much fun together. He is the most amazing guy I have ever met. I am so blessed to have him in my life, I just love him. :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Life is Great!!

Life is interesting, isn't it? For the past year and a half I have been putting off difficult decisions because I didn't know what the future would bring... And now a year and a half later I realize that those decisions are the things that will form my future. That being said... Here is an update: I was house-sitting for a couple while they were on their mission, I knew they would be back on the 31st of July and I would have to move. My options were: look for a new place to rent, move back to my parent's or purchase my own home.  This was one of those decisions I was putting off... Unfortunately I wasn't able to put it off too long because the couple came home the beginning of May due to a family emergency... This forced me to make a decision. I found a room that was available for me to rent immediately. I decided to move in because I didn't feel like I had any other options. The house was terrible! I ended up living there for less than a month because it was so bad! (I have quite a few stories but I'll save them for another day) I decided to start looking for a home to purchase and luckily my parent's took me in! So that is where I am at! I am currently waiting to see if my loan is approved!!! If it is I am one HUGE step closer to owning my own cute, three bedroom, two bathroom condo!!! It is crazy how fast things change!! My life is so great!! I recently became the "mom" of an adorable yorkie-poo, Daisy Mae. She is the sweetest puppy and I absolutely love her!  I have been wanting a puppy for so long but I always had a reason not to get one until now.  I am so grateful to have her in my life. I have also been extremely confused/frustrated with dating.  I was sick of the game and ready to just give up on it but then I was introduced to a great guy! He seems different than any guy I have dated before. He knows what he wants in life and is working hard to get there. He also treats me fantastic!!! Most guys want to hang out but he takes me on dates! It is a little too soon for details but I'm hoping this turns into something great! :)  I am so grateful for all the changes in my life.  It is amazing to know that someone else has a plan for me.  Life is great!  It seems each day is better than the last!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Change of Heart

Life is full of ups and downs.
Accomplishments and disappointments.
It is always unexpected and exciting.

Lately I have been feeling really down. I don't even know how to explain it. I have lost all motivation to do anything at all. I just go to work and come home and do absolutely nothing. What a bum!!

I have been in such a rut. I started writing this blog and then I left for institute and it was amazing. The teacher of the class is Sister Sheri Dew, can you believe that? She was fantastic! The entire lesson was just for me. All of the concerns and disappointments I had are gone. I know that I am still going to feel down sometimes but I am so grateful that I have the gospel in my life.

I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and is looking out for me. I know that he knows what is best for me and I need to have faith and rely on him.