Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crazy Beautiful Life

As I mentioned previously my job this summer was really really stressful. Besides orchestrating the daily happenings of the 80 campers, 32 employees, and countless volunteers on a weekly basis (as well as dealing with catastrophes on a daily basis, like the noro-virus being spread around, campers throwing up all over me, and campers screaming obscenities at my face while trying to hit me), I all of a sudden got caught into the politics of the business aspect of the job. I realized how lucky I was to get that job in Cleveland, a job that recognizes, appreciates, and values their employees. A job that I absolutely loved and even though there may have been hard days, I absolutely loved those babies and my co-workers. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss sharing stories with my friends around the lunch table. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss holding those babies and having toddler play group. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss joking with all of the people that I saw on a daily basis. I know that I made the choice to move here, and I know that I needed to be here in Utah for a reason and despite the hardships of my job it has taught me a lot... including the need to be happy at your job.... So there are some plans in the works.... it is too early in the planning stages to divulge any information but it will give me goals and a purpose for at least the next 4 years, and I am finally excited about something for the first time since I graduated college.
It has been a crazy, chaotic, unsettling, beautiful year... and I am excited to see what next year will bring me!!

Camping trips

I am not quite sure where the summer went. I can't believe the leaves have already started to change, football season has started, and it is finally time to pull those sweaters out of the back of the closet.

Despite all the stress this summer which has added a few wrinkles to my face and a few pounds to my physique, I walked away with quite a few great memories. I got to go camping at Strawberry reservoir, the Tetons in Idaho, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Both trips were quite memorable (as any one who has gone camping with me will agree). I absolutely love camping and am so grateful for Steve, Melissa, and all my other spring summit friends who have taught me the beauty and art of camping. I have been able to pass the joys of "truth or dare" and how to efficiently do a steam roll onto a new generation...  GO Wild Stallions!!!

Of course it wouldn't be a camping trip without a few ridiculous stories... like the time the bird pooped on me, or the lake we swam in that gave me 170 bug bites which then itched so much that I decided to take benedrayl for the first time in my life which than induced an ability to move any muscle and made me so nauseated that all I can say was "this is the worst" about 175 times.

It isn't camping without a game of "truth or dare or steam roll"

A new pintrest recipe... I have made it ever single camping trip!!

Took the wrong trail down... and this is exactly how I feel about it.