It’s the beginning of February and I’m already freaking out about how fast this year is going by. I figured it was time I sat down and did a little life update (for anyone who is curious) and chat about where I’ve been in life and blogging (and shopping, of course.)
- At the end of November, I was given the opportunity to turn my part-time gig as a corporate recruiting coordinator into a full-time recruiting and office coordinator position. I felt like the opportunity was coming at such a unique time in my life since I was still trying to cope with the fresh and raw pain of our miscarriage and found myself wondering what my next step was. So, I decided to take the offer and I started working full time on January 1st. It’s been a bit of an adjustment for me in regards to scheduling and planning, but all-in-all, it’s been a really good move for me. It’s kept me busy, given me opportunities to grow in my career, and has actually given me more motivation to stay on top of my blog because my time is more limited for working on it.
- We hosted my whole family for Christmas in December and it was even more magical than I could possibly dream it to be. It was EXACTLY what I needed, after everything that we went through in October and November. My parents came out for a whole week and all of my siblings and their spouses came to stay with us. We filled the week with events and memories, including going to see the Utah Symphony perform the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, seeing the Lights at Temple Square, seeing both Star Wars and Jumanji, eating at Tucanos, and watching a LOT of football. Mom spoiled us by making all of our favorite foods, like monkey bread, egg cups, and coffee cake. Dad treated us to homemade brunch with Texas French Toast on Christmas Eve. We laughed, we cried, and we ate so much food. It was exactly what my soul needed and even though I was sad they all left, I felt so refreshed and ready to take on the new year.