Sunday, September 13, 2015


I am currently sitting in Utah half in shock that I am currently homeless and jobless.

I am starting my job tomorrow and I am staying with my amazing cousin and her husband but still.  The changes that have been made in my life in the last 6 months have been crazy.  I have gotten rid of over 700 things. I got a new job. I quit my old job. I moved to Utah. 

Maybe I am having a mid-life crisis but in a good way. I wasn't happy with the way my life was going and decided if I wanted it to stop being the same old, same old I had to change something. So queue changes!

Excited for the new adventures in my new home state!

Monday, September 7, 2015


As excited as I am to move I have to say that I hate moving. I dislike deciding what I am keeping and then boxing it up and then packing the car but the thing that I hate is cleaning up the apartment for checkout!  

I really do not think that I am a dirty person. My apartment is cleaned regularly but I do not take the time to clean the blinds and baseboards or to pull out the stove and clean under it or to clean the walls.  At least they provided me with a list of some of the things they will check otherwise I do not think I would have thought to clean under the fridge and the stove (yep it is on the list).

So in preparation for my move this Saturday I spent my weekend sorting and boxing and mostly cleaning but on the positive side I am almost done.  Just a bit more to do before I leave!  Although I am very excited for this new step in my life I am also finding that the closer it gets to Saturday the more I am sad to be leaving.  Not enough to change my plans or anything but I was a difficult last Sunday with the wonderful Lone Mountain Ward that took me in and made me feel at home. So the old adage that "parting is such sweet sorrow" is ringing true!

Friday, August 28, 2015


I am moving to Utah!  It is rather an exciting step in my life that I wasn't planning on but am embracing.  In the past 2 weeks I have applied to and was hired for a job in Salt Lake City and will be moving in 2 weeks!

I had my first partial breakdown today at work when I realized what I have done.  I am changing my entire life.  Moving to a different state, new job, new place to live, new ward, new friends, same family but closer.  I have been working for the same company for the past 5 1/2 years and it is strange to think that I am going to be doing something else.  Maybe my life needs to be shaken up and I need some "new".
While I'm excited to move and be in Utah it is a little overwhelming when I realized I am going to have to pack everything I want to bring in my car.  I decided against a moving van when I realized I was going to be spending more to haul my stuff then I bought it for.  Kind of sad but true.  Most of my furniture was bought secondhand and has fulfilled its purpose.  So my car is the moving van.  

Its a Chevy Aveo and not that big so I do have to choose what I want.  I brought some boxes when I went to my interview (optimistic I know) but for the most part I am getting rid of my stuff and starting over...  Also a little overwhelming but also freeing.  Really thankful that I have been working on this simplifying project for the last 4 month because it has helped me decide what I really want in my life.  I'm thankful I listened to the prompting to simplify my life because it has allowed my to be ready (sort of) for this new experience.  

For those like my mom, who I think worries that I have gotten rid of everything, I wont be able to fit everything I own in a backpack or anything extreme like that but I am hoping for just 2 loads in my car.  Only the things that I really love and that bring me joy.  

I am happy to be here but also happy to be in Utah in 2 weeks!!
Let the crazy begin!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Currently reading... 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  
Have been reevaluating all the things in my house to see if they "spark joy"!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chia pudding

I was in the store yesterday and found some chia seeds and wanted to experiment.
So I made this last night and had it for breakfast.
(picture from ifoodreal)
I was a little scared about the texture but I really liked it! I used the proportions in the recipe on the chia seeds, milk, and vanilla but didn't think it needed to be any sweeter so I skipped the honey. I topped it with fresh blueberries and it was wonderful!