Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm in Mexico... Meet Katelyn!

And so my travels continue! I am on a cruise to Mexico with my family and grandparents.

I want you to all meet my friend Katelyn. She is Canadian which makes her that much more awesome :)

She is new to blogging so be sure to check out her blog too :) Share the blog love.

Hey there Sam's readers , I am Katelyn and I blog over at Katelyn In Pink Sam asked me to write a guest blog while she is enjoying the fun and sun in Mexico !!!! I met Sammy while she was in her first year of college ( I was visiting Utah with her cousin ) and we have been friends ever since 

I am 23 and living in Canada in a small farming community called Vegreville ( home of the worlds largest Easter egg ) I work in the health care industry and love it . I also have big dreams of moving to Utah and am in the process of achieving said dream !!! I also am clumsy and a little nerdy , a fan of the out doors and avid reader and hopeless romantic. The last 2 however go together. Do you ever see those movies where there is the girl who spends her whole life reading and loosing herself in these epic tales of romance and beauty and chivalry and of coarse the gorgeous dresses and, in the end she finds her happy ending? This is me minus I am still looking for my prince .


Today's world is pretty similar to the world in the books for us woman , there is a lot of pressure in finding a mate and getting married especially in the lds faith , maybe it's just me but I feel if you aren't married by 21 its almost like swearing , it was same way in some of my favorite books . I think that so often we are focused ( or maybe its just me ) in finding the perfect romance that it becomes a tad depressing when you are like me 23 and not married. But like some of my favorite literary heroines I have discovered that there is more to life then finding my prince charming , there is a whole world out there !!! So my new goal or dream in life is to TRAVEL and visit some of the places my favorite books take place in , see the English country side and travel across Ireland , sail the Nile and drift away on the Mississippi river , to finish my education and live in the moment and someday maybe just maybe my price will come and sweep me of my feet . XOXO Katelyn

Did I also mention I am a super hero ???


That socks picture is the very first one we took together haha


Monday, May 27, 2013

Lots of traveling

So I kind of really suck at blogging this month. But with graduating, moving, unpacking and traveling I just haven't had the time. There is so much I want to write about but that will just have to wait for now. My vacation to New York was awesome! And now I am headed on a cruise to Mexico. Actually, I am writing this now on my phone (which explains the shortness of this post) as I sit in the deck of the ship watching the ocean. It's so beautiful out here. So peaceful.

So I won't be blogging for at least another week. But in the meantime, I have lined up a guest blogger. She's great so watch for her post later this week. 

I can't wait to start writing again. There's so many thoughts in my head right and so much going on in my life that I need to write it all out. But until then I suppose it will stay jumbled. And I can't wait to write about my vacations as well. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I'm in New York... Meet Elisabeth!

Hey guys! I'm in the Big Apple this week and having the time of my life. So I want to meet my dear friend Elisabeth and fellow social media addict. She is awesome!

Heya Sam's readers!
I'm Elisabeth and I blog over at Imma Walking Fashion Crime!

I'm a 5 foot 10 inch SugarCityite with a love for all things girly!
Cause let's be honest, I'm a girly girl in every sense of the word!
Sugar City, Idaho is where I'm from and it's the cutest little town EVER!
But I might be a little bias...
Let's talk a little bit about Sam.
Isn't she just AMAZING?!
We go WAY back.
Okay...maybe not that freshman year of college, but we hit it off right away!
I truly love this girl and I'm SOO happy that she having so much fun in New York right now! :)
Do you guys have a friend like Sam?

Isn't she awesome! Love her.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

I graduated!

I graduated college last week! I now have a bachelor's degree in public relations and I can't wait to put it to use :) I also can't wait for my actual diploma to arrive in the mail :) The last three years have been the most trying, difficult and yet rewarding years ever. I have learned so much about life and about myself. I pushed my limits and learned what I am capable of. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to get a college education and I know that my life will be better for it.

It was so windy that my hat kept flying off! 

I felt such a sense of accomplishment as I walked across that stage. I'm so proud of myself.

This girls are so amazing. I couldn't have survived the program without them. 

I'm so grateful for my family's love and encouragement. 

I'm especially grateful for my parents and their support.

College graduate.

I did it!

My best friend. I miss her tons already.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

The post I didn't want to write

This is the post I have been avoiding. The one I didn't want to write because, sometimes, putting things into words makes it more real.

My life is currently in boxes and I'm not quite sure where anything is. I spent the day packing up the remaining knick-knacks around my room and chatting with roommates. No one wants to acknowledge the looming good-byes; the parting of ways.

I know I am going to leave a part of myself in Logan. This has been my home for the last three years. I have changed so much in that time and formed many friendships. In some ways, those friendships are stronger than any I've had before. There is something about living with someone that forms a special bond. You become accustomed to their quirks and over time you notice that you have even adopted some of their traits. You now use that catchphrase or do something a particular way. That person is someone you will never forget because they have changed you.

I know that I have gone through a deep and thorough change. I am so far from that freshman walking into the dorms for the first time. I have developed new talents and explored new things. I am in a major that I never dreamed of. My life is so different from where I imagined myself being at this point.

There is one thing I won't be leaving behind: memories. That is something I will always have. I know the move to Layton will be a difficult transition for me and that there will be times when I will miss everything and everyone I knew here. But I know I will look back on these years and smile at the times we had a sleepover in an abandoned warehouse or simply the many times we stayed up way too late talking about everything.

Despite all the stress and heartbreak that accompanies the college life, I know that I am leaving a better person than I was when I came.

So as I sit here reflecting on the last few years, I can't help but get a little teary-eyed.

It's been real, Logan. I'll see ya around.

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