Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm on the bus right now

So here I am on the 862 headed east on 16th North in Lindon. I've got my HP 8710p and my t-Mobile Dash hard at work. It is definitely a wireless and interconnected world. Who would have thought that I could chat it up with a friend why I am literally moving down the street, without making a phone call! (sort of..)I can hear the dull roar of the engine and watch as I pass one of the thousands of LDS churches. There goes a guy walking his dog, who decided to take a leak on an electrical box. It is amazing what you see! I'm pulling into Canyon Park Tech Center, and going south. I hope to be at Timpanogos Transit Center soon, so I can take the rest of my trip home. It is going to be a long night.

We sold our 1999 Honda Accord, which is precisely why I'm on the bus. I hope we can sell the Civic too, but it won't be the end of the world if we don't.

I thought blogging on a bus would be so....artistic or bourgeoisie or something.... but 'bus blogging' may just be a thing of the future.

Well, its time to make a transfer to another bus.

Until then, au revoir!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Moving is skeeery

In trying to find a job, an apartment, utilities, internet service, a bank, insurance, and all that jazz, I've come to a conclusion. Moving is pretty rough times. I think about how it must have been for my parents the 5+ times they've moved since they got married, and how crazy it had to have been without things like the internet, and with kids to boot. I'm pretty lucky considering, and it is still all kinds of crazy.

My advice to anyone who is planning to move; its not too early to start getting your ducks in a row. As the days go past, you'll be glad you've planned ahead, because you never realize how much there is to do until it is almost too late to do those things. Perhaps that doesn't just apply to moving; probably a condition of the human experience if you ask me.

Anyway, I'm back to the job hunt/selling cars/packing/tearing hear out of head.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Changes are in the wind!

As I contemplate the changes that will be occurring in the next month, I get downright scared! First, I will be graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. I know it seems like a hokey major, and I was definitely one to (cough, cough) agree. Until I declared it as my major with the intent of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist; then it makes perfect sense!

This past year I have experienced a myriad of emotions in the process of applying for graduate school -- but mostly frustration and annoyance. Studying for/taking the GRE is the worst thing EVER. (Ask me again after I've had a child, but for now it's one of the biggest pains in my life!) The entire process is arduous to say the least. In the end, of the six schools I applied to, I got interviews for 4-- Northern Illinois University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Louisiana Monroe, and East Carolina University. I was ecstatic when I got accepted to all four, until I realized how heartbreaking actually picking one was! It made me almost wish that I had only applied to one, but only almost. The one we ended up picking was one I had actually tried to take off my list several times, but felt it should be kept on. Well, the more I learned about it, the more I liked it! In the end, we picked East Carolina University for a myriad of reasons, but most of all because it just felt right.

So we'll be moving to Greenville, North Carolina on May 10th, which is in less than a month!!!! Fortunately, I was able to get a 12-month assistantship where I will be working at the MFT clinic and starting shortly after we move in. Unfortunately, Steve still has not found a job. Hopefully it will be easier to find a job when you are not over 2,000 miles away!!! We have found a cute little townhouse with the help of our new friends in Greenville, and have gotten a great deal on a moving van! I am nervous, but also very excited, and glad that I have someone to share the experience with!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Starting a blog...

Why do I feel like I am caving under pressure because I am making a blog? Have you ever noticed, it seems like making a blog is up there on the to-do list right after you get married? Right after changing your facebook status to "Married" of course. Blogging is almost like a rite of passage. (Sorry out there to all you single bloggers!) Well... it has taken me over a year, but alas, we have finally created a blog! Just in time to keep in touch while we move over 2,200 miles from Provo and start a new chapter in our lives!