"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

-Henry David Thoreau

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day Two

Wow, after the last couple of days I am seriously considering getting internet! I never worried about it before because I had libraries and schools and parents that I bummed off of, but now there is a 1-hr time limit at the library and that is basically my only option other than my phone, which is frustrating. But, alas, we are poor married folk living on a budget, so for now I only get to learn patience.
Anyway, I am still so excited about my blog, but have realized that I don't know how to do all the cool little things people do to their blogs, so for a while mine might be quite plain.
Today has felt quite productive already. I have applied to two jobs, both of which I spent a lot of time doing and am somewhat hopeful I will get. I took my first Trig test, given by myself, and only missed one question. I am so glad I decided to teach myself because as I am getting back into it, it is pretty easy and wasn't worth paying the tuition for. I made Zach some lunch...a turkey sandwich with Dijon on French bread...which makes me a good wife. He finished homework and met with a group for school. All this makes me happy because I love when stuff gets taken care of.
Yesterday was a great Sunday. Church was wonderful. It was our second week at our new ward. It is a little different, and we are basically the only couple without children, most have two or three, but there are some really nice people that I can't wait to get to know better. Plus, apparently our women's bball team is quite decent, so I'm excited to play on Thursday. At church we sang As I Have Loved You, and I remembered that my dad and I used to sign that to each other in Primary. I seriously think of that every time I hear that song, and I wonder if he remembers. And then I wonder if I remember correctly because it seems my memory is often somewhat incorrect....
Anyway, I left church with the familiar optimistic feeling that life is great, and there is a lot in life to be happy about. We spent the whole day just chilling out...then Zach put in the movie Labyrinth...and I couldn't believe we even owned the movie, or that it was ever produced. But, I guess it was a show from Zach's childhood, so I endured...I mean... enjoyed it. He has definitely exposed me to movies from before my time! Which I do admit, some are quite good, and that is just another reason we were meant to be...so that I would appreciate old, weird movies.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The start of my blog!

This is the beginning of my blog! I have thought about starting a blog for ages and several things finally pushed me to. First off, I have a lot of spare time while I am looking for a job and I want to be somewhat productive with it. Secondly, I am not very into writing in my journal lately, but I have a terrible memory so to remember little details of my life I decided I can do the blog and print route!
So, to describe my life at present, I am a stay-at-home wife. Hopefully, this role is temporary. I am looking for a full-time job, hopefully making some big bucks! I have gone back and forth over which career I want to pursue, but I think I am finally getting somewhere. I graduated last May with a Business and Communication degree, thinking I would climb the corporate ladder. Not even a month after graduation, I began contemplating higher education. An MBA seemed the obvious route, but somehow it didn't seem right. Eventually, I decided on law school! I started studying for the LSAT, paying all of the fees and signing up for all of the things that come with going to law school. In the meantime I moved to Texas with Zach for his Air Force training and got a job at Enterprise. I was working 50-55 hours a week and not liking it at all. I studied for the LSAT everyday on my lunch break and each Saturday I would take a full-length test. After 4 months, the day was here. I took the test, then I had to wait 3-4 weeks to get the score. During this time, I was preparing my applications for BYU and Utah, but not completing them. For some reason, law school was not feeling like the right choice for me! How this could be, I do not know, but I paid attention to my feelings and discussed my options with Zach. I still wanted to pursue higher education, but I wanted to be a teacher! I partially wanted my law degree to teach college, so I decided I would pursue high school first until I got the education to teach college. So that has been my plan. I determined all that needed to be done. I was going to teach math, so I had to take one math class to get an Alternative License, then take classes while I had a teaching job. The problem was that I have only taken one math class since high school, and I was too out of practice to succeed in Calculus II. So, I took a couple of steps back, and am relearning Trigonometry. Next spring I can apply to be a high school math teacher, but now another route has been shown to me and I am considering going the elementary route for the time being. I could apply this spring and work on my Master's Degree two years sooner than if I wait to be a math teacher. It just so happened that as I met with the State Office of Education about becoming a math teacher, she gave me the information and application for elementary ed, "just in case." That is how I got here. I am still deciding between secondary and elementary, but I am sure things will work out how they are supposed to. In the meantime, I am looking for a job in the business world because that is what my education is in.
All of this indecision has at times made me very frustrated, but in a way I am grateful for it, because I have found something that I believe will make me the happiest.

I suppose that is more my past 8 months rather than my present. My present is that Zach and I moved to Lehi a few weeks ago and are loving it. I love the snow and the change. I definitely miss beautiful St. George, but I am glad for something new. We have started swimming laps at the nearby rec center, which I haven't done for about two years, and it is just great. We workout about everyday. I spend a lot of time doing household things like cooking and cleaning. I love trying new recipes and hopefully impressing my husband with my culinary skills. Yesterday, we went to the library where I checked out several books, from finances to fiction, which I hope will keep me occupied. Also, instead of taking my Trig class from a college, I am teaching myself from the book. It isn't as hard as I thought it would be, and I am actually enjoying it. I love math. Lastly, I am on an intramural basketball team. We have only had one game so far, but it was fun and I can't wait for the rest. Basketball has been such a huge part of my life and I love playing every chance I get.
That's the basic details of my life at present, and I am loving it.