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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Moving in with the parents...

Life threw us a curve ball. Two actually. At the same time. Everything was going great. My job of 20 months was going as usually, and Scott was making great money installing dish. We bought a truck for and excellent price ($4,000) in one weekend, and the next day, BAM! I was laid off from my job, and Scott's work came to a complete stand-still. Just like that, and that dramatic. This happened right after Valentine's weekend. Now, I was very blessed to get a new job in just 1 week of being laid off, but I had to go part time because of school, and took a big decrease in my hourly pay, while Scott's work hasn't gotten any better for the past month. Needless to say, we can't pay the bills on my part time income. Scott and I have both been working so hard to find him a good job, but as everyone knows, the economy SUCKS. We barely made it threw March, and so, with our heads hung low, we are moving in with my generous parents who understand. We were talking about debt and provident living in our combined Relief Society and Priesthood lesson today at church, and Scott and I both felt that now is the time to humble ourselves and live on a responisble budget to get out of debt and build up a big enough savings that if this ever happens to us again, we will be prepared. I am embaressed to say that we were not prepared for this. We had a year and a half of easy going, and did not save. We are learning our lesson the hard way, but at least we are learning it early on in our marriage, before kids. We are going to think of this as an opportunity to evalute and reconstruct our emergency preparedness and budget. Although I look at our apartment and feel a sadness that we will be losing a bit of our independence, I know that God will help us if we do our part and continue to pay tithing. I know that all things happen for a reason, and it is our decision what we do with what is thrown at us. Our hope is that Scott will get a good job, and we will be able to buy a home by the end of this year. We will see. But I have chosen to stay positive, and see the blessings in every part of life.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A year and a half of the greatest adventure of my life

Wow, it has been since New Years that I have blogged. So much has happened over the past 2 1/2 months. Many times I have wanted to blog, but my mind has literally been overloaded with emotions of all kinds, and school, which has been exceptionally trying. But I can now say, that I know where probably almost every muscle is in the body, and almost every function, which was so overwhelming. But I honestly think it is so cool that I am learning these things about the body. I have a new-found appreciation of the body and its amazing creation. It truly is mind-boggling. So with much studying and hard work, I managed to get 3 A's in Advanced Massage, Acupressure, and Professional Development 2, and a wonderful B in Anatomy 2. I now get to look forward to the nervous system, in all its complexities, in Anatomy 3 next week. I really am excited for it. We had our intro lesson last week, and it was fascinating. We also are taking Pathology, Cranial Sacral, Movement and Assesment, Sports Massage, and we will be starting Clinic soon as well, where i get to massage people every Saturday till October. That will be so cool, but no more weekend trips! It will be completely worth it when I finally graduate. I am so excited to be halfway through! Today is our year and a half anniversary. It is so sureal sometimes to think that it has already been that long. It hasn't always been easy, but I love my husband more and more everyday, and I am so blessed to have him. He is my very best friend, and has been a huge support to me these past 6 months since school started, and life threw some curve balls at us. There have been some events in both our families that have been so disheartening that have occured, and its easy to feel like Satan is winning sometimes. This world is becoming harder and harder to live in, but I know, I KNOW, that If we don't give in or give up, God will take care of us. He is always there, waiting and willing to carry us when it is just too hard to walk anymore. I love my family more than anything in the world, and I know things will work out in the end. Apart of this struggle has been the economy. A few weeks ago, I was laid off from my job of almost 2 years and at the same time, Scott's work became severely slow. It was so scary and strange to leave a company that I cared about so much so suddenly like that, but I know everything happens for a reason. I was very blessed to receive a job only 1 week later. I work as Real Estate Assistant for a good company, and I am hopeful that we will be able to get in a house with the help of this company. We will see. As far as Scott's work is going, things have been very slow still, but I have faith that he will find something. The only scary thing, is that if Scott doesn't find a stable job within the next week, we won't make it through April, and will have to move in with my parents. We are very grateful that they are willing to let us come, but we hope that we can remain independent. Life is full of hard choices and experiences, but it is also full of wonderful and exciting ones too, and it is so worth it. I love my life, and i love my husband, and I am grateful for these last 18 months of the greatest adventure of my life; Marriage.