So I sit here listening to the amazing vocal arrangements of The Weepies and I think to myself, "Where the crap do I begin?" I've been bad, I know! I can't believe I've allowed myself so much time to pass by since I last graced all of you with my wonderful wordage. Honestly, so much has happened that I have been dreading getting on here to catch you all up on what's going on. So, I've decided to only give you a brief overview of many of the things that have happened as of late.
If you haven't already heard, I've been "moved" at work, which means, I have taken on a whole new set up responsibilities at work. I'm now doing sales. Let me just tell you. It is an incredible opportunity for me to learn and grow in something I haven't had a ton of experience with, but, I've found that I do have a natural talent for it. (Thanks Dad!) The money is quite a large upgrade as well, which I am not complaining about!!
Also, if you haven't already heard, I'm engaged. You can see the video of the engagement below. I did it at Medieval Times in
You know that person that all of us have in mind, the person we want to become, but it always just seems so out of reach, untouchable, unachievable. Janae makes me feel like I can really become that person and more! I finally for the first time realize that it's possible for me to break the mold I've built around myself, to become something I have always wanted to become, but never had the guts, or motivation to do it. I am so glad to know that I have someone that will support me in ANYTHING I decide to do. She will support me in a way that will only make my desires and goals all the more amazing, and achievable. So, I am publicly expressing how much this girl means to me. She is my life, my breath, my being. I am in awe at how much I fall more deeply in love with her every day. She is really the best girlfriend ever. Not because we never fight, or disagree, or get annoyed at each other, or anything like that. We're not this perfect couple that always gets along. Are you kidding? She's marrying TANNER PHILLIPS remember? But what we have is the ability to really communicate. We make it a point to communicate what we're feeling, why, what we can do differently as a couple to make things more comfortable, etc... We both have sincere desires to do what is right. We both have the same goals to live righteously, to raise our kids righteously, and to better ourselves everyday. Of course, my list of "Things to Fix" is much longer than hers, since she's so close to perfect in my eyes, but I have been really doing my very best to make the concerted effort to work on the things she asks of me. And for that, our relationship works. We always have a desire for progression and to me that is all we need to succeed in the great Plan of Salvation.
I could literally talk about Janae all day long, but, since I only have like 1,000,000 gigs of space or whatever Gmail gives you now a days, I'd better save some room for future posts.
On another note, I don't know if I've mentioned this to very many of you guys who aren't within my little circle of friends, but, we are doing a Non-Profit concert in September that will raise hopefully up to $30,000 for the Save The Children organization. I am working on the website right now, go check it out and tell me what you think! www.MusicSavesBenefitConcert.com
Also, I've started doing the Nutrisystems Diet thing about a month ago. It was really difficult for me at first, because I felt like I was eating 3 ounces of nourishment a day, but my body has finally adjusted, it is fairly easy now. I've lost about 13 lbs I'd say so far. I'm moving into the 2nd month of it, so we'll see how much more weight I can lose on this puppy!
The way I've been exercising is by riding my bike again. Can I just tell you how much I love riding my bike? It really is such a calming experience for me! I LOVE riding in the beautiful
Well, I'm sure there's plenty of stuff I left out of this, but for the sake of not having any of you read past like 5 paragraphs ago, I'll make this shorter. I just wanted to catch you guys up on the things going on right now. I am doing great! I feel like things improve all the time and I feel like I'm finally moving in a sure direction in my life. I am so grateful to the Lord for everything I have. I am so beyond blessed! I am so grateful to have opportunities to do the things I do. It really makes me so aware that the Lord has big plans for us later on in life. I'm striving to get to the place where the Lord can really use me as a tool in his hands. I want him to mold me into the person HE wants me to be. I'm working on that all the time and I hope that with your continued prayers and support it can continue to improve everyday!
I really will make an effort to write in my blog often again. So, re-establish the habit of checking it every hour to make sure I haven't updated it yet.
Sorry this is such a grammatical mess; but I just don’t care enough, nor do I have the attention span to go through this and fix all the grammar; like excessive use of commas and semicolons etc…