Saturday, May 18, 2013

Starting a Blog!

Hello! I decided to start a blog because it seems like a great way to stay in touch and record things that are happening in my life (because i'm awful at journaling and we all know thats not changing) So lets try this out! I am currently 19 years old and absolutely loving life! I am currently living in Pleasant Grove Utah with my darling Grandma B. and her husband Sal. It is such a blessing to live with them and they are helping me save money instead of having to pay rent at an apartment! So grateful for them. I am attending school at Utah Valley University and am apart of the UVU dance team. I love going to school here and being apart of the team. It is such a great experience and helps me push myself in school and be responsible. I had so many great experiences in my freshman year of college and can't wait for all new ones my sophomore year! 
It's crazy to look back at my life a year ago that I graduated high school, by the way I can't believe its already been a year, and see how far I've grown and how much I have learned. I don't think I could have grown as much as I did by being anywhere else. Although I will say not living at home with my family has been one of the hardest things for me! For those of you that do not know, I have a brother TJ who is 22, a little sister Shayla who is 16 and my two perfect parents Wendy and Rich. I couldn't be more blessed with the family I am able to be apart of, I am the luckiest girl to call all of them mine. Being away has made me grown closer to them and appreciate the time I have with them and I'm so grateful for that! It's summer break and I currently am working three jobs, insane right? I work at a place called Valshi Boutique and I love it! It's just a cute little clothes and jewelry boutique and they sell the cutest stuff! So if you ever have some money laying around that you need to spend, Valshi is the place to go! I also teach dance as I have most of my life! I do private lessons for a bunch of little girls who are just interested in learning how to dance and not necessarily the competing aspect of dance. My last job is a struggle for me haha. I clean an apartment complex! Now before I go off complaining I have to say how grateful I am for this job, it came at a time in my life when I really needed it and it is a great job! Its good extra money which we all know as I college student I need! I'm blessed for all these work opportunities I have this summer, many prayers were definitely answered! The last opportunity I have for a job is that I was recently recommended by my UVU dance coach to the PDC organization. That is Precision Dance Camps which is a company that travels all of Utah and provides camps for studios, teams or high schools drill teams. I have done these camps before and have always loved them. I never imagined I would be lucky enough to be able to teach at them and hopefully influence younger girls in dance. I am so excited to be apart of the organization! 
Alright I promise I am almost done blabbing about my life, but I can't leave out on informing you on almost the most important person in my life right now. That would be my boyfriend Trevor Thomas! If you are close with me I'm sure you've seen pictures basically everywhere on my social medias but I can't help it, I'm obsessed! He is one of the greatest, kindest and best guys I have every met! I am so lucky I get to spend as much time with him as I do and that I have such strong priesthood holder in my life. I know I can come to him for absolutely anything and that he will be there for me. I love the quote that goes "Don't choose the better guy, choose the guy who makes you a better woman." This could not be any more true with me and him! He is such a great example to me and pushes me every single day to be better and I'm so lucky to have that. I'm grateful for the testimony he has and for the way he has been raised, he's basically perfect and I love him! Now I promise I am done, but that is an update on what is going on in my life! I couldn't be more blessed!
       My cute team in Daytona Beach, Florida for Nationals!
            My boyfriend that I bragged about :) Trevor!
        My very beautiful family! Grandma and Sal on bottom!