People often refer to older single's as 'leftovers.' Well, I am no leftover, nor do I deserve to settle for someone that is.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Saturday, I had the best morning and I realized the rest of the day that I was just happy and content with my life. Things were good. I had a great week! It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the experiences in life, right? Sure I’m way behind number wise, but things are going well; I’m meeting new people, trying new things, and am making connections left and right. I love life! That’s what it’s about. Some people get to this age and give up. They give up on everything because happiness without marriage doesn’t seem possible. I know however, that you have to be happy yourself if you are going to be happy in marriage. It’s not the end of the road…the happily ever after, as in fairy tales. It’s just a new beginning; the beginning of a new set of trials. I think I would really like it though!! :)

With that, I met this guy at the mid-single’s lunch last week, who has emailed me several times on facebook and just asked for my number. He has connections with other mid-singles so I figured it might be good to get in with him, for now. He sometimes hosts game nights at his house and things like that. I know you are probably so over me saying this, but I don’t think I am interested in him. Nevertheless, I am totally willing to give him a shot. I have been very nice to him and just gave him my number. We’ll see where things end up there. If nothing else, it’s great practice for me! I could always use a little more practice, right?

I loved country dancing last week, as I mentioned already. I loved that guys wanted to dance with me. There must have been something different about my demeanor that they were suddenly more attracted to me. I was feeling more confident and I think it showed! Friday night I went up to the mountains for a fire with some friends. It was a good mixed-company group that I am very comfortable with. It’s nice to have people like that in your life, for a relaxing, no stress, night of fun. I enjoyed a hike earlier in the day with another good friend. The mountains here are such a great escape for me; they do wonders for my soul!! If I ever move, I will miss these mountains!

I’m excited for institute again tomorrow. It’s my last class because starting Wednesday, I am going on vacation for a few weeks. So, it is time for me to seal the deal with Mr. Interesting and give him my number! I am so nervous but it can be done, right? He’s sure quite the looker…isn’t he Heidi?

As for other boys, I can’t think of any other new ones. As for one cute boy…I have really enjoyed becoming better friends with him. I talked to him Friday night for 2 hours on the phone. The week before it was an hour and a half. We have the best conversations! On Saturday morning we had the opportunity to serve together and I LOVED it! See, we just got moved into this really old church which I think is completely cute, but it hadn’t been cleaned well in years! So, the new ward decided to take to the buckets and scrub every surface. I spent most of the time down stairs with the bishop’s wife. I just love her already!! We had a fabulous bonding and finally my cute friend came down and joined us. We cleaned together, disposing of all sorts of creatures…spiders, cockroaches, flies, spider webs, spider legs, flaking paint that probably had lead in it, etc. It didn’t seem like work though. It put a smile on my face!

After cleaning we had lunch and my gentleman friend and I stuck together. More great conversation. He asked me what his brother should name his daughter when she is born. I told him my name and he just smiled and said, “nope, that name’s already taken.” I told him that yes, it would be difficult to live up to such a name and he just smiled and agreed. Such fun times…for me anyway! Then yesterday, I spoke in church. I love preparing talks because it lifts me up and causes deeper reflection of my own faith. I don’t know that I do the best job, but I sure enjoy preparing for it. I spoke about living life and loving it! One of my favorite topics huh…not that I am always the best at following such counsel; I’ve been horrible to be around lately…so sorry friends…thanks for sticking with me anyway!!!

And thank you to all of you who are still here and who give me support whether on here or in person. It helps me more than you know! I’m not sure how often I will be able to blog from my adventures across the country but I will be sure to give an update on my whereabouts as often as I can!!


Mariel said...

Awww...that makes me happy that you are still so optimistic (which is HIGHLY attractive to people) and that you are rocking the country dancing skinny jeans! Whoo! Keep it up, have fun on your trip!

Livin it up said...

Thanks Mariel!

Emilie said...

Teresa--you are SERIOUSLY such a different girl than the one I met in Kanab. Just as cute, just as fun to hang with, but wow-this contentment and willingness to get out and try to do what you are doing is so amazing. You blow me away with your tenacity.

Livin it up said...

Thanks Em! I think I am just more ME now, ya know? I wasn't much myself was such a weird time, if ya know what I mean!! I'm happy though. I still struggle, as we all know, but I'm happy. :)

Growing Up Skye said...

I forgot you were going on vacation next week. I was hoping we could go for another hike! It was so good for me, too, and I love hanging out with you and hearing your fun stories! But I hope you have fun on vacation and I look forward to another hike in the future! And I'm glad your talk in church went well. I have been wondering about it. You really are a wonderful and beautiful person!

Livin it up said...

Tacy...I love you! That just made me smile! Actually I was already smiling because this cute guy was just really cute to me but that made me smile even more!! Let's go again when I get back for sure! Meanwhile, you should hang out with my sister...she would love that! Your girls would probably like each other; how cool would that be! Love ya, I'll talk to you when I get home :)