i am BACK!!! wow, taking a self-imposed break from blogging is an interesting experience. i kept thinking of blogs to write in my head, but never made it to the computer to get them down.
let's be serious here -- there's been a whole lot of living going on the past three weeks, just no time for blogging. and thus my recap begins.
when we arrived in orem two weeks ago i cried a lot. i hated utah, our new apartment, our landlord...and missed california like crazy. but a vacation, a break from real life, a stay with my fam in rancho and a couple of road trips later and my head was clear.
we got back last night and have spent the past 24 hours settling in -- we're almost completely unpacked already! i'm feeling MUCH better about our situation...or maybe it's because i made a conscious decision last week to stop being so whiny and just make the best of it. sure, maybe i didnt really want to quit my job and move 1,000 miles and be the sole breadwinner for two years...but i kind of DID want to do all those things, too. this is a new adventure for me and b and i am going to be happy.
i got a letter from my cousin last week [who is serving a mission for our church in brazil] and he said: "byu will be a good time. change is always a good thing, it just sucks when you're involved in it." LOL. couldn't have said it better myself. i'm all for planning for a change...i just hate going through with it.
PLUS...already great things are happening. today our bff's from pasadena came to see us...they are in the slc area this week visiting fam. see, another benefit of utah! all mormons come through here at least once a year or so.
so we went to rumbi grill and had fun.
also, i made this sign and hung it on my fridge: "the happy utah list." whenever i start feeling sad about living in utah i am going to read it and remind myself there are at least nine reasons why i am happy to be here.
and...guess what we did last night, as soon as we arrived? yep, we're officially in utah because i got my cafe rio fix.
welcome to utah, payzant-wells family!