Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hello? Anyone Out There?

Okay People! I'm apologize for neglecting my blog for over a year. Sad huh? But it just goes to show that people get busy with life. So I'm going to update you on what's been going on the past year. I'm going to try to do them in order but it might be out of order.

So last fall a family in my home ward gave me a job as manager at a local pizza place they were running called Jamo's Pizza. I was manager there and also working part time at McDonald's on the side. I'm not gonna lie, I felt like all I did was work and sleep...literally! I would work at McDonald's from 5am-9am and then depending on what my other schedule was I would either work from 10:30am-4pm or 4pm to close which would be 9 or 10pm. It was definitely something that I've never done before but the paychecks were awesome! With the money that I saved up, I got to buy a car. :) I only worked that job from October-June because the company went out of business. So from then on I worked at McDonald's full time.

Before I talk about the car, I wanted to tell you all that I was considering to go on an LDS mission. I prayed and did everything that I could to get answers on whether I should go or not. I got my answer that I should stay here and continue with life. That's where the car comes in. I was looking on KSL for a car that was somewhat new and had low miles on it. I came across this 2008 Ford Focus that was selling for $9,100 and had 29,000 miles on it. WHAT!? I kept my eye on that for sure. The only con about it was that it was in Evanston, WY. I thought about it for a few days and prayed about it (yes I prayed about a car) and I called the guy wondering if it was still on the market. We talked for a while about the condition of the car and I told him I'd call back in a few days. When I called him back, he told me lowered the price of the car because I was looking at it. He lowered it to $8,800. I was sold! I got all the stuff done for the car and drove up to get it and sign some papers. He was a very nice man and it's the perfect car for me. :)

In January of this year, My mom and I went up to Logan to go visit family up there. We had dinner at Texas Roadhouse and spent time talking and playing games on the Wii. Mom and I stayed at the University Inn on campus. For those of you who are reading this, if you want me to tell you a HILARIOUS story about our stay at the University Inn please comment and I will post another blog about the whole story in details! The next morning Danny and Vanessa gave us a tour of campus. While I was listening to them, a thought came to my head that I should go back to school but to go up to USU. I told mom about it on our way home that day and within the week I applied and a month later I got accepted! I looked at housing and found the place where I wanted to live and started paying for the housing for the fall/spring.

Can you believe that I'm 21 already? It's crazy that time flies when you are busy with stuff.

Over the summer,and ever since I graduated from Snow College, My mother and I have become closer. I can tell her anything and we had daily visits about our day together. I love my mom so much and I can't wait til she's up here in Logan next weekend! Anyway, over the summer my mom and I went on a road trip in my little Focus to Canada to visit my Aunt and Uncle along with their family up there. While Utah was experiencing 90+ degrees, Canada was experiencing mid 70's and it was fantastic. I brought a jacket and probably used it once the entire week we were there. We also got to try some Canadian food like Poutine. We went to Calgary for 2 days to shop and visit my cousins up there. We had so many fun moments up there that I will never forget. While I was there, I worked on some projects like an iPad cover and some placemats for my apartment here in Logan. By the end of the week, mom and I were pretty worn out so we headed back home. It was very fun trip, just the two of us and hopefully it won't be 6 years before I go back to Canada again.

August arrived and that meant I moved up to Logan. I moved up here August 21st and I don't think it really hit me that I was back to college at a bigger campus than Snow until my first day of school. I was so surprised at how many people there are attending USU. I think the last number of students here I heard was 18,000 students. So I have 5 roommates. I didn't know any of them until I moved in. There's Ragen, Megan, Zoey, Shanelle and Carson. My room roommate is Carson. She's in the ROTC here and her major is Horticulture. She is so fun to talk to and I love her as my roommate. There's Ragen and Shanelle who are hilarious! Ragen is an Education major so she (and her cousin who lives next door) will be helping me get into the Education Program here. Shanelle transferred from BYU and is amazing at the piano. Her major is Music. Then there is Zoey and Megan. Zoey is from Alaska and is doing pre-phramacy here. She wants to go to U of U to finish her education (Ethan!). Megan is just awesome. Her major is something with athletics (I'm sorry but she's told me twice and I've forgotten) but she's very athletic and loves to have fun with lots of friends. It's been a month since I've moved in and I feel that this year is going to be an amazing year. My classes are interesting. I'm taking 13 credits this semester. The classes I'm taking are Family Finance, Food Technology, Nutrition 1020, Arts Symposium and Special Education. My major is Early Childhood Education with an Emphasis in Nutrition (hence the nutrition classes). I found out this week that I will be taking a leave of absence next semester due to some tests I have to take. To apply into the Education program, I have to have a series of tests done and into my advisor by either Oct 1, Mar 1, or July 1. So I will just be working next semester and taking tests to pass to get into the Education program for the fall next year. In the meantime, I'll be living here in Logan til I am done with my program. I think I'm going to stay here in the apartments I'm living in. It's nice here. I live by the stadium and the spectrum. There are 3 buses within a quarter mile of my apartment that takes me on campus so it's nice.
Wow! This post is long! I guess this is what I get for not posting for a year. I'm sorry again and I will try my best to post more often. I should be having more time to post so we'll see how it goes. Love you all!


Lori said...

You have had a busy year! But a fun one too. I hope the next one is even better!

Michelle Kelly said...

I love to hear about your life and what's going on at USU.