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.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Instructor, as well as a Certified HypnoDoula and graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy October 2009. I have been running my own business in my home since then, and I absolutely love what I do. I believe and have felt first-hand the healing power of massage work. I have a passion for birth and empowering the mother and facilitating healing. I have been married for 9 years to my very best friend, and am a mommy to my adorable son's Carson and Ethan and my beautiful daughter Sophia with another on the way!