Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Seriously So Blessed

Welp, I made it 3 months in a row. I would like to say that I have a good excuse for missing April's post like I was crazy busy with work, or I was volunteering for so many great causes that I couldn't find a spare minute to blog, but is all reality, I was just lazy and couldn't find anything to write about. But I am going to do my best not to miss another month for the rest of the year (and I started writing this post in May so I'm counting it) .

I'm sure you have all been at the edge of your seats wondering what I have been up to since my last post so here a couple of highlights from the last couple months

  • I don't work full-time any more, Hallelujah! I'm picking up more shifts at Anytime Fitness and doing more individual consults, which I'm loving, missing the money from working more but definitely not missing answering phones all day
  • I spent Spring Break with my family down in St. George (oh the joys of not working full-time) and it was a total blast!
  • I babysit my adorable niece for nearly two weeks and had soooo much fun, but I have a completely new appreciation for my mother.
  • I went and saw my dad's orthopedic surgeon and he wanted to try doing Physical Therapy on my IT band and see if that helped my knee pain and oh my has it!! I wish I would have done it years ago. I'm sure I'm always going to have knee issues but at least I can walk without it killing me. I even played volleyball without it hurting too much. I can't tell you how excited I am about how good I'm feeling! Maybe eventually I can run again, I'm definitely crossing my fingers!
So as I approach my 26th birthday, I seriously can't believe I'm 26. I'm having some slight problems getting excited for this birthday, I can't exactly pinpoint why, maybe it's because now I'm officially closer to 30 then 20 or now I have to buy TWO packs of candles to get the right number on my cake but 26 is leaving a bitter taste in my mouth, I'm trying really hard to get more excited about it but it's been difficult.

I think my main issue with turning 26 is comparing my life to some of my friends who are married and almost done having kids and I haven't even started! I know that sounds silly and I know I'm still young and have plenty of time to start a family and I'll look back at this time and know it was all for reason, it's just so easy to compare your life with others and think your life is lacking in some way. BUT, as I've thought about it, I am seriously so blessed!!!(I got that from this blog, seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com, check it out, it hilarious, but for me this is a little more serious)

Here are a few reasons why I am Seriously, So Blessed!

My Family
I have an amazing family. My parents couldn't be b
etter examples of hard work and selfless love. They would do anything for me and have supported me through every decision, good or bad and I know for a fact I wouldn't be where I am today without them. I never thought the day would come that me and my sisters would actually get along, and I'm not saying that we don't drive each other a little crazy, but we can almost go a whole weekend without arguing. And even though Gus has his "teenage moments" I couldn't ask for a better little bro...what other 16 year old boy says I love you when you get off the phone with them. I could never write about my family without including my Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles and cousins who I love with all of my heart.

My Friends
I have be Seriously, So Blessed with fantastic frie
nds, both past and present. Even though I don't get to see my friends from high school nearly as much as I would like, whenever we do get together it's like nothing has changed, minus the fact that most of them are married and have major adult responsibilities, like raising children and a mortgage. We can still sit around and talk for hours (much to their husbands despair I am sure) about all the stupid/fun things we used to do and even though my life is much different then theirs right now I still love every opportunity I have to see them.
And what can I say about my present group of girls, I just love them. To the outside world we couldn't be more different, but I feel like we are kindred spirits, cut from the same cloth...we were meant to be in each others life, plain and simple. I know they will always have my back and I would do anything for them. I have learned so much from each one of them and I hope I've taught them something in return, like the difference between a starting pitcher and a closing pitcher, and I know I will have them in my life for years to come.

The Gospel
I sometimes find it hard to talk about how important the gospel is to me, well because just that, it is so important to me and I get slightly emotional, so I'll make it quick. I am thankful every single day that I have the gospel in my life. I can't describe the comfort it gives me knowing that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me so much that he would sacrifice his Son so that I can come back and live with him one day, and that he has a plan for me. I have no doubt in my mind that that is true and it's what gets me through my toughest days when I don't feel like I'm ever going to get my happy ending. I can't imagine what my life would be like without the gospel and the hope and comfort if gives me in this crazy world of ours.

As you can see I am, Seriously, so blessed! My life is great and I can't wait for this summer and all the fun things to come!!