Thursday, January 20, 2011

Time for a new post...

But what should I post? hmm...

Well, first I suppose I should say that my side-business, crochet, is doing pretty well, thanks to a co-worker. She ordered four blankets before Christmas and has ordered three more since. (Don't worry, Aunt Becky. Yours will be done soon, I promise!) Happily, I've also completed my first crocheted bikini. It was a hit, of course, and will be repeated many, many times, I am sure. (Becca's next! And Kelsie's will get to her...late, but better late than never!)

Second, I'm happy to say that I'm helping my Julia friend. She's written a book and I'm currently editing. Yay for using the skills I learned in college!

Third, oh, how I wish I was doing both of these things as my only jobs. I mean, really. I love to read and don't mind editing. And we all know how much of my spare time is spent crocheting. I'd love to turn these hobbies into a way to make a living, but alas! They don't pay enough to scrape by as I build up clientele. Sad. Oh, so sad.

Fourth, believe it or not, I'm contemplating moving out of Utah, seriously considering going home to California. Not 100% sure that's where I'll be, but I'm planning on the move by the end of the year. I could very possibly change my mind and stay, but at this particular moment in time, I can't wait to get out of here. Thanks to Rachel's suggestions, I'm now also considering Rhode Island. Believe it or not. Couldn't you see me in Providence? The thought makes me smile.

Fifth, I love rice and beans. But I don't think I could live on them forever, so it's a good thing I have a job to pay for the things I need and the things I want. I don't HAVE to eat rice a beans. I have a choice. And that's lovely.

The end.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I will refrain from a play-by-play of the last few weeks. Also from a "what I did on my Christmas vacation" essay. I'll even refrain from wishing you all a Happy New Year.... wait...

Anyway, I just wanted to thank my family for their love and silliness and companionship. I'm so blessed not only to have been born into the best family on the face of earth, but also to have had three of my siblings find three of the coolest people in the world as their companions. My brothers and sisters are pretty freakin' amazing, and Travis, Britney, and Karina are perfect fits and I love them all so much. I can't wait to see the kinds of people Marie and Jana will find. I'm sure they'll be just as awesome. And my parents... well, basically they're the best. The end.

On another note...
I've been thinking a lot about where I am in my life, quite literally. My location (Provo, Utah) is all well and good... for a while. I think I'm over it, though. I need to move on. I need to find somewhere new. I need to find a new job, something I'll like better than where I am, and get the heck outta here. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean leaving Utah, though saying that doesn't mean I'll be staying here, either. I feel a little like I'm stuck, though, and I don't like it.

I've been reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the second time. I remembered loving it, but I didn't remember exactly why. I mean, I remembered the basic story, but now that I'm reading it again, I'm remembering why I loved the story so much. I need to follow the omens. I need to make decisions for myself. I can't stand still. It was kinda OK for me to be "stagnate" when I first moved out here while I gained Utah residency. But now that I've graduated, I feel like Provo isn't the place for me anymore. And I feel like I should still be progressing, reaching toward something... but what?

I'm venting. That's what a blog is for, right?

Any ideas? (locations, professions, what-to-do-next)