Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hell Froze Over!

Yes, Hell must have frozen over because I'm moving back to cold Colorado! As much as I love Southern California and want to stay, it appears best I move to be closer to family. My sister's roommate moved out and has an empty room at her place in Grand Junction. Mom is going in for surgery on her shoulder this week and will be out of commission for about 2 weeks. In addition, Mom & Dad got scammed and their home is in foreclosure, so I feel like I need to be there. So, I'm going to Meeker for a few weeks to help Mom out and enjoy the holidays with my family, them moving to Grand Junction to look for work. Not sure I'm ready for small town, country life, but I'm excited to be close to family and like the idea of living with my baby sister and spending some quality time with her. I will be nice to actually have a room as I've been sleeping on the floor in my friend's living room in Cali for 2 months now. A little privacy will be so welcomed. I will definitely miss Cali weather as you just can't beat how beautiful it is here, even when it's cold and rainy! But I'm sure I'll survive, as I did live in Colorado for 18 years, right?! Funny the unexpected things life hands us. Never thought this would be my life in a million years! But I'm grateful for my health, my family, and my future. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated on my parent's behalf. God bless you one and all!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Starting Over

Made it to San Diego (well Chula Vista) last Wednesday and am loving the California weather. Adjusting to a roommate and small quarters is taking some time, however I'm very grateful he saw the potential in me and wanted to help me out in this journey to better my life. I'm still looking for work, but I didn't expect that to happen right away. I actually have been void of the internet and just got it today, so that's put the job hunt in the forefront. I'm sure I'll have a job soon enough, even if it's just getting my foot in the door in a great company with lots of potential. You can't beat California weather!! I am so glad I don't have to deal with snow!! So, I'm just busy networking and trying to get my bearings. Learning my way around will take a little time, but I'm trying. Thanks for all of the love and prayers.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cali or bust!

Well, Vegas was a bust! My car broke down the day I was to leave and spent the day at the shop getting it fixed. I did make it to Vegas, however the car wouldn't start the next day, so I made it to NO interviews and spent 10 days stranded in Vegas trying to get Checker Auto Parts to honor their warranty. After failing at that, I just had my mechanic in Vegas put in an all new part. I made it back to Utah about 10 days after I was supposed to be back. Thank God my cousin in Henderson loved me enough to let me crash with her and to feed me! And my car still isn't wanting to start, so that's a frustration in itself!

Anyway, I believe the trip to Vegas was an omen that I'm NOT supposed to move back there, so it's no longer an option. After weeks of sending out resumes here in Utah and in Colorado, with little to no response, I've decided to take a friend of mine up on his offer to stay at his place in San Diego, California. Moving to another state again, in less than a year, is a bit scary, but nonetheless, I've always wanted to live in California and am looking forward to the opportunities it can bring. I've had no quality of life in Utah and with the cold setting in, it's just reassurance that this move will be better for me. I'll have to put everything I own in storage, until my life settles and I get a place of my own, but I'm still looking forward to the Cali weather and the quality of life San Diego will offer.

I haven't exactly told any of my family that I am planning to move to California, as I know my mother will not be happy that I'm moving further away, but I have to do this for me. And, they will know soon enough!

Thank God for friends who give a damn!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

On the move...again?

I spent a beautiful, long Labor Day Weekend in Colorado with my family. I spent my first night in Grand Junction with Nicole at her place, and was good just to have some quality time with my sister. Then it was off to Meeker for the rest of the weekend. Travis had exciting news, as he's engaged to a young lady named Carol, who I got to meet for the first time. He's the happiest I've seen him in years! I'm so happy for him. The kids are all growing up so fast, and I loved seeing the majority the nieces and nephews again. My youngest, Brad is HUGE. I can't believe how much he's grown since I saw him in July. Brooklynn, Trevor's youngest is on the verge of walking and is just so adorable.

Unfortunately, I lost the job I moved to Utah for just before I left on my trip, so I'm once again looking for some sort of stability. I'm not sure where I'm headed just yet, but I have had but one interview here in Utah, so I'm headed to Vegas this next week for some interviews, which may just lead me back there. I wouldn't be sorry if it did! The world is just a scary, unstable place for me right now. I hate it. I am, however, so looking forward to getting to the city, seeing friends, getting out and being able to breathe for a bit. And, of course, hopefully I get a good job offer, soon, wherever it may be. If all else fails, I may be putting down new roots in California! I guess life's an adventure, if nothing else! Just trying to stay positive! I haven't made a friend, or had a date since I've been in Utah and am ready to move somewhere a little more my speed, so time will tell.

Wish me luck and say a prayer...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brad Marion Nielsen

Kurt & Stefanie just welcomed Brad Marion Nielsen into the world this morning. Ashley and Elissa are over the moon over their new little brother. Everyone is well and we're happy to finally have another boy in the family. This makes grandchild #13 for my Mom and Dad.

Monday, March 30, 2009

On the move...

It's obviously been a while since my last entry, but it's just been a rough couple months. 2009 has not started off well. I lost my job the middle of February and have decided to make a big change in my life. The job market in Las Vegas is horrible and I've been unable to find a job that would pay enough to let me stay, so I will be relocating to Utah. My beautiful cousin and her husband rescued me by offering me a job and place to live. I don't know where I'd be without them! Words can't say how grateful I am they gave me this opportunity. So, after 11 years in Las Vegas, I will be starting a new life in Utah. I obviously have mixed feelings about the big move, but feel it's the right thing to do so I can get my feet back on the ground.

Thursday, January 1, 2009