Hello, my lovelies!
Yes, it’s been a long time. Many, many months. But I feel like it’s time to update everyone.
Oh boy. 2015 has been seriously different than what I imagined. Last year I thought I would stay at the law office, make tons of money, and be totally happy with life. But as you know (if you’ve read my earlier posts) I had a rough Fall last year, deep depression, and a total rethink of my life.
Probably the most fun I had all year was Ireland in the Spring. I took my parents to Ireland in April and had such a blast showing them around. It was amazing seeing new places (shout out to Galway city, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and the Rock of Cashel) and after planning most of the trip single-handedly I realized that I could, potentially, make a career out of that. Being a tour guide is immense fun!
The overseas trip also helped me realize that I wasn’t following my career dreams, so I quit my job at the law office and moved my entire life to Utah of all places.
In Utah, I mostly spent my time becoming my new nephew’s best friend, but I also learned tons about editing and publishing during my internship with LDS Living Magazine. It helped me to realize that, yes, I love editing (and I’m good at it) and, yes, the publishing world is where I want to be. However, finding a job in publishing outside of New York is extremely difficult. Those jobs are few and far between out here! I considered moving to New York, but quickly dismissed that idea. I’m a girl who feels comfortable in the West and the South, so New York is just not for me. Which is fine.
And then there was…the dating. Oh yes. I dated more in the 3 months span of living in Salt Lake City than in my whole life combined. So, yes, I’m a Tinder user now, and, yes, I will continue to be a Tinderella until it doesn’t work for me!
I think the main thing I can take away from 2015 is that I have the ability to do things outside my comfort zone…and not die from them! I have this innate ability to WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING. Once I shut that stupid thing off, I’m able to get a lot more done in life.
I kissed the Blarney Stone. I went through the temple. I quit a lucrative job. I made pennies working downtown in Salt Lake, across the street from the beautiful Temple Square. I kissed a boy. I became an aunt to the most perfect infant in the world.
So, really, it hasn’t been so bad.
On to new adventures! Let’s welcome 2016!