Monday, January 19, 2009

Tribute to 2008

I thought I would make a video of my life this past year. I've had some amazing changes and firsts. I had my first kiss, I know it took long enough. I also came home from the mission.

It was a difficult transition for me. I spent many a night dreaming of returning to Norway, crying over not being there and wishing I never left. The dreams stopped about four months ago. I think the last one was the worst. It ended with me dreaming of driving down the freeway in Bodo Norway, looking at the people in the car telling them, "I was so happy here." I woke up crying. I am finally leaving that stage in my life and trying to find happiness where I am.

Returning to school was a challenge at first. I had to drop a class because I couldn't take the work load. It was the first time I took under 16 credits. I was physically and mentally exhausted. I didn't have time for church activities, and it was the first time I never attended even one ward social in a semester. I loved living with Meagan. It was good to have a close friend I could trust in and just dance and be myself with. She is a spiritual giant, I love going to the temple with her and listening to her philosophy of life. She is so deep.

My internship was great this summer. I learned a whole bunch about business, design, and how to work with clients and senior designers. I think it gave me a taste of what to expect when I graduate. (Which is in July!)

I finally started dating this year. I had gone on a handful of dates before my mission. Dating has proven to be difficult for me. I am super sensitive and have anxiety about how others think. I really want to find someone to love, but I still have a lot of growing to do first. I just need to settle on a boy and not get scared when they come after me.

My family has been good to me this year. They are still my biggest source of anxiety, but that's what family is for. You can get frustrated enough to forgive them. My Mom got me a cat. It stressed me out at first, but I love the little thing. I really wish I had her with me. Both my Mom and the Cat. :)

This next year hopefully will be better then the last. I hope there are some more positive changes in my life

Monday, January 5, 2009

My New Apartment

So I am pretty impressed with my new apartment's decorations. I worked really hard to make them look semi nice. I am living in Greenbriar Apts, which is a weird coincidence because I grew up on Greenbriar Dr. They are pretty ghetto, but have been remodeled in the last four years so they are presentable. Plus they got new couches and flooring. New couches up the condition of student housing by like 50%. I made half the stuff on the shelf myself. I am quite proud of it.

Most of the decorations were purchased at Ikea. I love Ikea. I would live there if I could. They have enough model rooms I probably could... and eat meatballs all day at the cafe. That would be the life.

This is my room. I sleep on the left. My Mom sewed my quilt for me three Christmas's ago. It is a cute safari theme. I love the colors on it. I put one of my dad's posters he got on his mission on my wall. I hope he doesn't mind. They've been sitting in the garage for years and I think they look retro and cool.

This is my room-roommate. Her name is Melissa Ewing. She is wicked awesome. I couldn't ask for anyone better. She is 19 and from Orem. I think we are going to have a great semester.
I am like 90% sure I got my old job at the Spori Computer lab back. Which is fantastic. I called the guy today and he was like, I'll talk with you in a week, but I remember you were a good lab assistant and that means you pretty much can get the job back. Wahoo.