Books that will make you feel awesome

I love reading. I love reading all different topics and genres of books. Recently, I have been really into motivational books that have just made me feel awesome. These “self help” books are becoming more and more popular especially as … Continue reading

2 Years

2 years with the love of my life.

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Sometimes it feels like we have only been together a few months and other times it feels like 20 years. Not in a bad way! Just that so much has happened, I cannot believe it has only been 2 years. So here is a little taste of what has happened in our lives…

Wesley and I both went through career changes. I started school to be a Master Esthetician, graduated last year, and worked in a spa for several months. Wesley decided to join the Army, graduated from Basic Training, and is currently in his Advanced Training.

Last year, we bought our first house and we love that little yellow beauty! But, with Wesley joining the Army, we have had to move out and let someone else make that house into a home.

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The past couple years have been filled with adventures, pictures, heartache, drives, and love. Most of all love. I loved Wesley sooo freakin’ much when we got married and I could not imagine any greater love than what we had. Over these last couple years, we have fallen more and more in love and it just blows my mind.

Has it always been easy? Nope. Are things just sunshine and rainbows all the time? Nah. But, when there are dark days, there is no one else I would rather spend those days with. Wesley and I are so much stronger from the things we have been through and we have learned so much about ourselves, each other, and our relationship.

Wesley really is my soul mate. I can’t even tell you how many times we have said the same thing at the same time or both had a craving for the same restaurant. My favorite is when Wesley calls me and asks if I have been having a bad day because he had a feeling like I was not doing well. I love this man.

Alright, I am done with all the cheese now- I promise!

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Memorial Day

We live in an amazing country. Sure, there are protests happening constantly and nothing is perfect. But, I think people forget that we have the freedom to protest. That we can do whatever we want and be whoever we want to be. For me, I can legally go outside in whatever clothes I want and spend the day doing some amazing hiking and rock climbing. I am forever grateful to those men and women who gave everything so I could have the freedom to do anything.

Happy Memorial Day

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 This beautiful piece of Earth is called Red Ledges. You can access it by taking Diamond Fork Canyon from Spanish Fork Canyon. There is so much hiking and rock climbing; they even have picnic benches so you can have a little lunch after you hike! I love Utah!

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I love keeping a journal. I think there are so many benefits to writing things down. Writing in a journal is not only something to pass on to the next generation; writing can help keep your stress levels down and help you keep a more positive and creative outlook on life.

With the many benefits that come from journaling, more and more people are turning to writing down their thoughts. However, it can be hard sticking to it. I have been journaling my entire life but sometimes I would go months or even years without physically writing something down. It’s just something that can be hard to do when life gets so crazy!

I realized that the way to stick with journaling is to find the method that works best for you. There are so many ways you can write down what happens with your day- just find what speaks to you the most. Throughout your life, you may even change how you journal. So try different things and just have fun with writing! Here are some ideas to get you started:

1.) Jar Journaling – I actually tried this for a year while I was away at school and it was just perfect for me at that time in my life. All you do is get a big empty jar (or whatever container you want) and just put stuff in it. Sometimes, I would write down a journal entry on a piece of paper, fold it up, and put it in the jar. Other times, I would put in a wristband from an event or a movie ticket stub. This is a simple way to remember the things you do!

2.) Daily Journaling – You can purchase different kinds of daily journals. Some may ask you to write one line about something that happened that day. Others may ask a question for that day that you can answer. Barnes and Noble has as awesome selection of daily journals that give you some type of guideline to help you along in starting to write.

3.) Traditional – If you prefer keeping things simple and original then go out and but a journal or notebook and just write in that. Find one that appeals to you the most- it can help you to write more if you like what you are writing in. It also helps to set attainable goals for yourself. Try just journaling once a week or once a month to help you get into the habit.

4.) Electronic Documentation – Maybe you are not much of a write. Maybe you prefer typing and being on the computer. Awesome! Writing your thoughts down electronically is so easy nowadays. Whether you decide to have a personal blog or just use a word document, storing your thoughts online is a great alternative to traditional journaling.