Till’ It Feels Right

Hi babes! Happy Tuesday. This week has been beautiful so far. It’s been full of two of my favorite things — sunshine and love. If you don’t already know, I happen to work with one of my best friends, Ryanne (I know, I’m spoiled). So today I kidnapped her chiltlin while she was in a meeting. I love her kids, and so I always really look forward to taking over mommy-duties when she needs a break. I promise these brazilian hips were made to bounce/hold babies.

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I took her youngest, Lucy, who is 7 months old…(And to die for). I seriously want to smooch her cheeks off at all times. We went for a nice walk to the coffee shop, Luce drooled on me, laughed, and stared at strangers. And then we went to the indoor/outdoor mall, City Creek, and browsed. We had so much fun. I loved hearing her coo and jibber jabber in her stroller as we walked through downtown in the sun.

Oh, and I swear to you.. everyone is so much nicer to you when they think you’re a momma with a beautiful lil’ babe. It’s so interesting. Have you ever felt that way?

I am in absolutely no rush to have babies, and I realize it’s not as glamorous as wrangling someone else’s kids can be. I have an incredible, happy, healthy nephew who I love and adore. I also have cousins and Ryanne’s kids to live vicariously through. But, I do look forward to being a momma someday.. :)

I went back to work and then class afterwards and got some great news… I got an A on one of the most difficult papers I have ever had to write since being in college. This paper was on a pretty sensitive topic for me, so I was thrilled to see my grade and positive feedback from my professor.

We got out of class early, so I rushed home, put on my stretchy pants (sporty spice is in action as soooon as work is off) grabbed some vino, and headed to Ryanne and Pats for our weekly bachelor night. I planned on taking my agenda and scheduling homework/tests over the next month while I was there, but it felt good to celebrate my A and just leave all my responsibilities at home for a while.

Anyway, I hope you’re all having a great so far. I had a rough few days about a week or so ago, and it was because I was putting all of my time and energy towards the negative and stressful things in my life. Once I changed my perspective and attitude, things changed.

So if you feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, or uncomfortable in your day to day lifestyle try switching it up. Think about whether or not you’re putting more weight on one foot than the other. Find your balance, embrace the love in your life, and change your attitude to gratitude. Have a glass of wine, put some comfy pants on, and love the babies/kids/friends/family in your life. Smooch em’ till it feels right.

All my love…


No Room For ‘What If’s’

Plenty of change has come into my life in the last two weeks. We’ve reached the busiest time of the year in the office, which resulted in adding some new fabulous recruiters to the team to spread the work load out a little bit. Andy packed his things and moved to Logan to start a new chapter of his life, while I stayed here to continue mine. I’ve started classes at SLCC for the Fall semester, but decided to take a different route and do classes online. So that has left me with plenty of things to adjust to, to say the least. Even though work is busier I’ve found myself even happier. I still leave that office with a smile on my face. School is going good so far, I’m taking my first Communications class and feel like the book for class is far from a ‘textbook’. I’m eager to learn & grateful for the opportunity to do so while balancing my work schedule.

I’ve also decided that it’s time to take my health more seriously. I’ve started Herbalife and couldn’t be more excited to see how my body reacts to it. It is amazing for weight-loss, but that isn’t specifically what I’m doing it for. I’m more focused on making sure my body is getting the correct nutrients and a healthy balance of food. My odd eating & sleeping habits started effecting me in too many ways. Quitting smoking was the first thing on the list. I then decided to stop drinking coffee and go back to tea. I’m packing lunches for work instead of eating fried pickles (ha) and working out at least 3 times a week. Today is my first day so I’ll keep ya’all updated on how things are going.

Once again, I was amazed at how things in life work out. I was hired at American Academy the same day that Andy was offered a position in Logan. Ironic right? My emotions were all over the place, I literally went from tears of joy to tears from shock. I knew it was for the best, but I wasn’t thrilled about the fact that the man I love was moving 2 hours away. Call me selfish, but it was a hard pill to swallow. We made a decision together and saw that it was too good to pass up. So here I am in Small Lake City, holding it down my very best and having faith that it will all work out in the end. This is the test. If we can make it through the next month and a half we’ll be just fine. I still have mixed emotions about moving to Logan. I’ve lived in Salt Lake my entire life. It’s fair to say this is the biggest decision I have made in a long time. But, with all of that pushed aside, I am looking forward to starting my life with my best friend and creating a life of love, trust, and happiness. I can’t wait to go home to him everyday. It will be hard, but I don’t have a doubt in my mind that this is the very best decision for us.

I applied to Utah State even though the thought of a University scares the bejesus out of me. I realize it’s a silly thing to be scared of. But I don’t even feel like I know what’s going on at the Community College half of the time. Not kidding. It will be a big step but I guess I’m just going to put my big girl panties on and go for it.

Anyway, there’s your summary. I’ve been hesitant to write about moving to Logan because everyone has their own opinion on what’s right and what’s wrong. But one of my favorite songs by Rihanna puts it perfectly, ‘People gon’ talk whether you’re doin’ bad or good’. So I’m following this heart of mine and saying yes!! Yes to a new adventure and a beautiful fresh start. My life doesn’t have any room for ‘what if’s’. All I need is love. And that is just what I’ve been given… XOXO