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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Loving Life

Well Hello! It's been a LONG time! I feel kind of bad because I had a request several months ago for an update and while I have thought about it a million times, it just hasn't happened! Now that it's been so long, I'm not sure where to start. I guess I will start with the fact that I am almost 35 and I am still single. I don't say that as a bad thing either! Right now…life is GOOD!! I am LOVING summer! Being a teacher, I am trying to soak up the last bits of freedom and sun that I can in every way possible. As a few examples, I went on a little road trip a few weeks ago to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and to Star Valley, Wyoming where I ran my second half marathon. It was fun to get out of town, hang out with friends, and be outside!!
This last week I also went on a road trip. I finally had and took the opportunity to go to Havasupi. Have you ever been? It's BEAUTIFUL! The water is this amazing turquoise color so it's like a heavenly oasis in the middle of the desert! I think I had something bad happen every day that I was there but I loved it anyway! Day one, I almost drowned. Seriously, I went behind the falls and I almost drowned. Day two, I spilled a pot of boiling Water in my lap and got some nasty second degree burns on my legs and one hand. My exploring and swimming from that point on were pretty limited. Day three, the squirrels ate my food and pooped on what they left behind! I finally had a break down after that and felt ready to go. The next day I hiked two miles up to the village and caught the helicopter out of the canyon. In the process I had to hurry and ended up hitting my leg with my pack and tearing up some of the blisters. Hope the next people in the chopper didn't mind the small puddle of bodily fluids I left behind. Oops.
So those are my latest adventures. I am not dating anyone. The last year and a half of my life has honestly been kind of horrible. A lot of things that I could do without. But, I am starting a lot of things fresh now and in the process I am focusing on me again. I gained a little weight so I am getting active again and losing it. I'm working like crazy to get out of debt, have money saved up, and be well set for retirement. I start a new job in a few weeks that I am super excited about! I have been seeing my life coach/energy guy again which has made a huge difference in helping me to overcome the hard things that plagued me for awhile and to bring to my life the good. I'm not opposed to dating. I am keeping myself open for it. I just feel like I could lose some weight again and have a better energy about me. The energy part is coming along though! I haven't felt this light and happy in awhile and it feels good! Thanks to those who still think about me and follow from time to time. Even if I don't respond, I still LOVE hearing from you!! I will try to check in again soon. Who knows, maybe I will start blogging regularly again.


Allison, Dave and McKenna said...

Holy crap a blog post!!

Livin it up said...

Haha right? I must be injured with little to do or something! It felt right though so yeah... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I know you don't know me but I've read your blog in the past (when being a single LDS girl in her late 20's in ohio and felt a kinship with you!). I'm surprised to see you updated your blog and now that I live in Utah, if you'd ever like to share dating stories let me know. :) My email is