Thursday, September 06, 2012

First Great Find in the New Neighborhood

(FYI Mexico City is called Mexico DF, which stands for Districto Federal, or Federal District. It's sort of like Washington DC.)

Tacos DF was a fantastic find just up the road from the new apartment. Delicious tacos that actually taste like they did in Mexico DF. Super fresh, and meat so flavorful, you don't even need to add anything other than a little lime. 

I can't wait to go back and try the taquitos. It's safe to say we will be visiting them often.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Most of You Already Know This...

...but I did it!

It was such a crazy experience, and I'm so glad I got a video because I honestly don't remember much about it. Sensory overload I suppose. I was surprisingly calm in the plane, and as we got to the door to jump, I just remember thinking how strange it was because I wasn't worried or scared at all. I just thought, "well, here we go" and rolled on out.

It didn't turn me into an adrenaline junkie, and I don't feel the need to go again, but if the opportunity presented itself, I would go again. For someone who used to be scared to death of skydiving, I think that's quite an accomplishment. :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

One Way Plane Ride

I'm a pretty reserved person. I used to joke with my roommates that I've been 30 since I was a teenager because I've always been so responsible. Lately I've been trying to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone a little bit (I've been inspired by this guy). Nothing too crazy...just a few things here and there that make me uncomfortable but also make me a more well rounded and confident person. 

When Danette declared that she was going to go skydiving to commemorate her graduation (with her Master's in Social Work, yay you!), I decided to commemorate my own graduation and join her. I've always been completely terrified of skydiving, and even now that I'm going, I'm not terribly excited. But, I feel like it's a good way for me to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. 

One of the best parts is that Jason has decided to join us. I think it will be really cool for the three of us to do this together for the first time, especially since we don't get to spend a lot of time together. 

I'm still scared to death, but I am also excited for the challenge and the bonding experience with my siblings. Now if I can just figure out a way to ensure I don't puke on my tandem instructor...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


It feels like the past month or so has flown by. In the middle of April, I got offered a job as a Communications Manager for Maria Droste Counseling Center (non-profit). Since that means I will now have to live with two weeks of vacation a year (grad school spoiled me!!), I quickly took a trip to Utah to see my family and a trip to NYC to see Annalisa. In the two weeks before I started my job, I was home for only 2-3 days. In those few days I had to get my hair cut, go to the optometrist (traumatizing, as always), and buy work-appropriate attire. Needless to say, there was not a lot of time to relax before the transition from endless free time to working full time.

As of yesterday, I have been working here for two weeks. The first few days were a little overwhelming, but since then it’s been great. I’m constantly busy which I love, and I really enjoy the projects I’m working on. I feel like I am going to have the opportunity to build on my current skill set and be able to do a lot of new things which is exciting. Although it feels strange to be sitting at a desk all day instead of sitting in class and writing papers, I’m excited to be in this new phase of life and can’t wait to see what’s to come.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Wow, it's been a long time since I've written on here. Things have been a little hectic for the past few months, and it turns out that 2012 is going to be a year of big changes for me. 

Firstly, Nic and I are engaged! We actually decided to get married while we were in Peru last summer, but it took us until the holidays to tell everyone in person that we wanted to back in Utah, and then it took us a few more months to get it posted online. We are slackers. :)

Secondly, I am completely finished with graduate school. I just completed my exit counseling for my loans which means I am officially done. I've actually been done with classes and my internship for a couple of months, but now I'm done with all of the administrative stuff as well. It's strange to think that I won't ever need to go back to campus again (unless I walk at graduation in June). I'm going to miss school as it's something I've always enjoyed, and I really feel like my graduate program taught me a lot about not only what I was studying, but also myself. It's also strange to realize that this phase of my life is over, and a new phase is going to begin.

Which brings me to my third point.....getting a job. As of yet I have not had luck in this department, but I'm hoping I will be able to find something good in the next few weeks. It's somewhat overwhelming to decide what the next phase of my life is going to be, but I'm also excited at the possibilities. 

Here's to change in 2012!!