I’m Back My Friends!

Golden Trees

Golden Trees

I am finally back on my blog for real for the first time since January!!!! This means I will actually spend time documenting the mundane, the exciting, and random life of yours truly. Forgive me if I have been gone so long you’ve forgotten who I am, the fault is all mine.

A lot has happened since January! I nannied for two awesome kids that I mentioned in a previous post. Those little boys taught me a lot about myself and how to handle and become friends with children. Even though I am not an only child (coming from a family of six), I am the youngest. We all know what that means! I was spoiled to a certain extent and I didn’t really have to deal with other siblings encroaching on my privacy or being supremely annoying. I was the annoying one and I taught my siblings how to handle kids (at least I hope I helped in all my craziness). So these two little boys truly were a blessing and very intelligent for their ages. I miss them a lot as I have yet to meet equally intelligent kids and reasonable children. I can only hope my own kids will be that great!

Unfortunately, in May I had to leave my apartment to stay with my boyfriends family for the summer and also that family’s employment because it just wasn’t economical for me to drive 40 minutes every day for only 4 hours of work. Sad, but I was able to find a job only 5 minutes away from the house. I became a nanny for the most fiery little girl I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She challenged me every day and I got a glimpse at what can happen when a child is surrounded by impatience and insincerity. Her mother on the other hand was a pretty despicable human being and after a few months finally let me in on the secret that what she had promised to pay me when I first took the job, just wasn’t going to happen. So based on that new information I said, thank you kindly but goodbye. She said some pretty unkind things to me on that last day and I have no regrets about leaving except that I left that poor little girl in the hands of a terrible mother who was flat drunk the day I quit.

Moving on from that, I got a week off from work and flew home to MN to see my family, especially my wonderful Grandpa. I got to see him and spend some quality time with him. I was very grateful for this time as a few months later he passed away and I wasn’t able to go home for the funeral. It was hard on our whole family to lose such an amazing person, especially my Grandma, my mother and her 3 other siblings. A friend recommend the book Midwife For Souls and I read parts of it to see if I should give it to my family. Turns out it is a pretty awesome book, so I sent it to my mother. My mom read it and ended up recommending sections to other family members. My hope was that it would help even a little and my mom told me that it did indeed help with the approach of his death.

After I got back from my visit, I found a job pretty quickly as a Graphic Designer/Personal Assistant! It ended up being pretty awesome and my boss even let me take the job with me to Colorado and I get to work from home!!

Long story short, Casey (the boyfriend) was taking summer classes to prepare for grad school. He wants to become a physical therapist after all of the trauma and physical issues from the past year and so he started preparing. He’s applied to schools all over the country but after our visit in April, we both wanted to end up in Colorado. He found out near the middle of August that we needed to move here ASAP to work on getting residency for one of the schools here. homeSo in less than a month, with a lot of hard work, and Casey’s awesome mom helping, we thankfully found an awesome house! We’ve been both blessed and lucky in so many ways this year!

 

 

 

Check out this VIEW!!!

 

 

The view from my house!! So lucky.

The view from my house!! So lucky.

Now I am working from home and next week I start MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL!!!!! That’s right, I’m adding another skill to this jack-of-all-trades. It will take a year for me to finish, but in the end it will be worth it.

In the meantime, I resolve not to leave you (and myself) for so long and annoy everyone who cares to read this blog.

I’ll catch ya on the flipside 😉

 

We decided to call this forest, The Forest of Gold. With fall comes the most beautiful colors in the universe!

We decided to call this forest, The Forest of Gold. With fall comes the most beautiful colors in the universe!

Just me at Muehller State Park

Just me at Muehller State Park

Once Upon A List….

Meditation - http://pixabay.com

Meditation – http://pixabay.com

Transitioning to part-time jobs has been interesting so far. Getting two to align just right is like finding a needle in a hay stack but I trust in the universe and its good will towards me (hippy thought for the day). I know that if I keep applying and galloping along, movement will be had. In the meantime, lists are great and I have made myself a challenge of sorts. Last night I finally sat down, Googled famous or successful people’s morning routines and wrote out how I wanted my empty morning to go. A great list and although it moved slower than I anticipated, it moved at a perfectly relaxing pace. It started with 10 minutes of morning mediation, appreciating my aliveness. I still got everything I wanted done and in almost the order I proposed. Now the trick is to do that every day until I get into the habit. When I get another job, I’ll adjust and wake up earlier to accommodate this challenge. We shall see. My sister just informed me today, ironically, that she has started making a list every night and it has made the next day noticeably smoother. I just had to share this new challenge in case anyone else was struggling with a get up and go attitude.

Nanny Update!

This family is pretty awesome so far. The two boys, Elias(9) and Liam(4) are crazy, unique, gifted, trouble making great kids. Yesterday, I’m pretty sure we played legos for two hours straight. I built a terrible ship that fell a part before the evening was over. I did get a little tired and was keeping my eye out for a handy-dandy excuse to get up and stretch my legs, but overall the three of us seemed to enjoy ourselves and the destruction we rained down upon each other with our invincible alien pirate ninja characters. Elias loves anything and everything about planes and jets, he rattles off jet names and I just nod and smile. He also has a thing for cats. He says he thinks they are cute. Any little boy who can own having cute kittens as his background on his iPad…. is great! Liam on the other hand is very interested in everything, he hardly talks about himself but can’t wait to tell me about what his brother likes or doesn’t like or what his brother does or doesn’t do. They do tend to butt heads simply because they get in each others way as siblings often do. I think I’m getting a little attached.

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