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MADVENTURES

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Diving into November there has been many new changes

We left our perfect little loft/tree house/den in Sugarhouse & moved into Shane’s parents house while they leave to serve their mission in New Zealand

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There were so many mixed emotions with this ever since Shane & I got married. When we first talked about moving there I said yes immediately, helping them out, saving money, & being able to live in their gorgeous home was a dream to me.

As time went on & we moved into our first place together, the thought of leaving our Loft gave me so much sadness. Our little place was the perfect size for the two of us, no neighbors, beautiful scenery & everything was new! The thought of leaving got harder & harder.

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Moments came up when talking to him mom how there might be other people who could benefit from their place better than Shane & I. Blessing right? If that happened we wouldn’t have to move! As the year went on Shane & I had our own personal financial goals, where we wanted to be at the end of the year & what we wanted saved for a down payment for a home.

Life hits hard.

 When I felt like everything was in place & we were on the right track, I got severely sick. Medical bills piled from all angles & we watched our savings account slowly drain as insurance couldn’t even help. It was heartbreaking for both of us to work continuously, budget & see no financial growth.

Moving into the house seemed more like a blessing everyday & letting go of our first place got a little bit easier as Shane & I talked about our future.

 As Shane & I talked, the stress dissolved. There have been so many variables especially over the next couple of years who knows what could happen.

As scary as it all was, I’ve come to realize that this is only the beginning

Bring on new adventures.

“The only thing that remains constant is change”

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Why I Write

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Hello.

I get into these moods that inspire me to write. I probably can’t even count how many drafts I have on my account, I’ll write, then stop, re-write & by the time I want to post it’s definitely too late & by then I’ve already written five other up-to-date posts.

I feel like I’m a lot better at taking pictures & posting those than I am about just writing about things going on.

I usually read other peoples blogs to get inspired, turn on my music & just go for it. Unfortunately, sooner rather than later I’m distracted by something else.

I wanted to drag this post towards why I personally write & post.

Fun fact for you, this is actually my fourth blog. I’ve gone about them in all sorts of different ways but I started this one from scratch. Creating the website itself, & moving it onto Word press.

It started back to my senior year of high school when I took a creative writing class, you had a journal & just wrote. If you wanted to you could share. Just like anyone, high school was a very tricky time for me, finding out who I was & where I fit in. Full of plenty of mixed emotions I wrote down a lot of my feelings, or took those feelings & turned them into stories. I felt like the more I wrote, the better I felt. Not that I ever thought I was any good, it just always just a way for me to get my feelings out. Some of my friends would read my entries, & they’d tell me that I was a good writer. I even had a written entry go into our Rambler (A book that our High school would publish, full of short stories, poems, photographs and such.) It made me feel good that something that came so naturally to me other people liked.

So anyways it’s like my therapy, I love to write. I’ll admit, I don’t have a large vocabulary of words, I’m sure some English majors could look at my entries & find plenty of grammar mistakes or broken rules of writing the English language (that’s a thing I’m pretty sure), but that’s not really what I’ve specialized in so I don’t really care what’s correct or not.

I decided to start this blog at the beginning of this year because I’ve always had the impression of wanting to inspire others, I want people to read my entries and be like WOW, I want to go and try something new. Well, I’ll admit, running a blog or posting a ton of entries in a week is pretty much my weak spot. Like I said, I write these things down but hardly anything makes it to the final draft. So let me apologize for my “inspiring words” not being so inspiring.

I love writing others, over the past couple months, people have reached out to me with their trials. As heart-breaking as some people’s stories are, I love being the one people turn to. I love to listen to peoples stories, how they’ve handled situations or over-came something difficult. That’s all I’ve ever wanted this blog to be & people are inspiring me left & right!

Please don’t stop writing me

**This week: I want you to take 5 minuets (at least) every evening for yourself. To reset & refresh. Find a quiet place without any distractions whatsoever, & focus on your breathing. The trick with this, is not to think at all, to center your mind & to let everything from the day go.**

Love yourself a little more.

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10 Reasons To Love Shane

Shane & I were married on October 10, 2014

I absolutely haven fallen in love with Shane over and over again this past year

TEN REASONS TO LOVE SHANE

1. He’s a hard worker & problem solver, he’s constantly coming up with new ways to make his business better

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Shane’s Business, REFRESH Window & Car Detailing

2. He knows how to make amazing food, even when we haven’t gone to the store in weeks, he manages to find things around the kitchen & make something amazing

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Shane mastered making Sushi

3. He absolutely loves hands on projects, he always has a side project going and he won’t stop until the project is done

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Custom Grips, one of the first projects I saw Shane do from start to finish

4. He constantly calls me on the phone, he loves to talk, sharing his latest ideas, about the job he’s working on, or something exciting that happened to him today

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All Laughs

5. He loves to laugh & makes other people laugh, I can always count on him to cheer me up

6. He knows how to clean things very well, when Shane is done our bathroom & kitchen are spotless

7. He seems to always know exactly what he wants. Not only that, but he goes for it 100%

8. He lets me be me. Whether I’m happy, mad, sad, angry, frustrated, indecisive, moody or just being silly, I know that he loves me unconditionally

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Twenty One Pilots Concert

9. His hand-eye coordination blows my mind. I don’t really know how to explain this one, but if you just sit back & watch him for a minuet he’s bound to be throwing or catching something in some insane way & I just get memorized by it  (really shouldn’t be but I am..)

10. He gets me out of my comfort zone, he’s always wanting to teach me something new, he loves to teach & loves seeing me try new things

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California Kisses

I’ve learned so much in just this first year of being married,  & I’ve loved every second of it

I’ve gone through some of the toughest trials but the best thing is that I’m not doing them alone,

I have Shane.

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So Very Blessed

So I guess I thought the best way to end summer was with a bang.

Literally.

On September 21st, I was on I15 southbound stopped in traffic

A car had flown up behind me & before I knew it..

BAM BAM BAM BAM

Four car pile up within seconds, with me stuck in the middle crunched on both ends

So much was happened all at once, but at the same time everything was frozen

Terrified, I called Shane but I didn’t want to scare my him

But when I called I couldn’t stop crying (Sorry Shane..)

I don’t think my car is going to be ok

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My car is everything to me

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How cheesy is that? But it’s the honest truth.

I have this weird attachment to my Boo (yes that is her name)

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She’s been the one that has taken me on my best road trips

My  Adventure Buddy

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We’ve gone all over Utah together

& now all of that was gone

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boo (1 of 1)

Yea I feel pretty weird talking about my car this way but she’s my # 1

So after all was said & done at Instacare (yea I refused to go to the ER..)

Hyped up on pain medications from all the whiplash

I spent the next day laying down, working on fall projects:

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Funny….right?

I did not feel blessed at all.

I had to step back for a second & realize that yea I am blessed

Everyone told me that I was lucky I didn’t get seriously injured

Blessed that there was witnesses that called the police immediately

Blessed that my car did it’s job

Blessed to have auto insurance

Blessed that Police arrived within seconds

Blessed for pain medication

Blessed that my car loan had GAP Insurance

Blessed to have so many people in my life that love & care about me

xoxo,

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