Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A New Life!

What an amazing (almost) first half of the year it's been! 2010 has definitely been much better than 2009 was. Goodness where to begin... Guess I will start off from the start of the year. Near the end of December I met an amazing girl, Ruth Recksiek. She has been my life this whole year so far. She is everything I've ever wanted in a girl and more. We have definitely had our ups and downs, but all in all, those moments have made us stronger than ever! I asked her to marry me April 3rd right after priesthood conference. I took her up behind the Bountiful Temple where there was a little trail leading to the top of a hill. It was evening time and the lights where on at the temple, and it was such a gorgeous clear evening, you could see out across the whole valley. It was a little cold standing atop the hill with the evening breeze, but she said yes, and it's been a wonderful journey ever since. You may have already guess, but we are getting married in the Bountiful Temple. It'll be August 14, 2010 @ 10:45am. I'm so excited! Life has never been better. We've found a place in Provo where we'll be staying for the next year or two til I finish school. So that's my life with Ruth in a nutshell so far.

I finally finished school this semester a few weeks ago. I graduated with an Associates in Information Systems/Technology. Granted it's only an Associates, but I feel so accomplished coming thus far. After having changed my major 4 times, it's about time I get something! I still have about 30% left of my school to get my bachelors, so probably within the next year and a half or so I will be finishing that up. I'm still working for the same company, but hope to get a better job here real soon making a lot more than I am now.

March was a terrible month for me. My crappy 2000 Dodge Intrepid finally gave out on me on a trip back from St. George, UT. I threw a rod 30 miles outside of town, the engine still ran but was very loud, and sounded like it would blow at any moment, but with many prayers and faith I stuck the car on cruise control at 55 mph and made it home. At that time I was in dyer need of a car and didn't know what to do. I couldn't get a thing out of my car because no one wanted it, but I eventually donated it, and got some tax write off for it. I decided to introduce myself into the leasing world of a new car. I was nervous upon doing so, but in the end was the best thing for me to do. I love my choice!! It's a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, best car I've ever had! It's been amazing driving around not having to worry about every little sound I hear in the car, wondering if it's going to be the last. Money has been tight since then, but it's part of life, its just nice not having to waste money at repair shops.

That's life for me at this point. Things still continue to get better for me day by day. I will probably update this thing a few more month down the road. I can't wait to get married and start my own family, it's something I've wanted for so long!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Finally Getting Somewhere!!

So I make a blog, and rarely use it, how sad is that, haha. Doesn't mean I don't think about writing in it often. Wow, so school is over! It's been one of the roughest semesters I've taken. I decided to switch my major yet again, which is the final time I'm doing so. I decided to change it to Information Systems. After reviewing my many random credits I have, I decided to start venturing out and seeing what degrees I am able to get. So here it is, in the next 2-3 years I plan on having this much accomplished. As of Spring of 2010 I will finish my associates in IT/IS, and also in integrated studies. The following semester (if I don't take a break) will finish my associates in Business Management. Then I will go back to finish my bachelors in Information Systems, with a minor in communications. Sounds like quite load, but I'm a lot closer than I thought. So 1 bachelor, 2 associates and 1 minor isn't a bad way to go! So it finally feels like I'm getting somewhere in life. I can see somewhat of a light at the end, and opportunities are becoming more available, YAY!

So pretty much I'm ready for the warm weather to come again. This cold and snow kills me every year! Last winter wasn't too bad, I had someone too keep my mind of the miserable weather, but this year I'm on my own, haha. Fortunately I've been able to hit the gym up again, I found a new weight lifting partner who knows his way around the gym, so he's like my personal trainer which has been super nice! When you wake up in the morning and you can barely move because you're muscles have been worked to the max, you know you're doing something good! I'm also trying to train for a half marathon at the end of Spring semester. I'm excited! So many adventures to look forward too!! Recently, well within the last month, I've had this crazy desire to go mountain biking. I've researched good bikes, trails, how to's, etc, getting myself syked for this coming spring. Why? Well I've decided to invest in a mountain bike. I plan on hitting up trails locally and taking a few trips down to Southern Utah to hit up some trails down there. Figured it would be a good "celebration" for graduating, a milestone in college!

Who knows what will happen this next year. I'm to the point now where I'm game for anything. I'm starting to poke my head around looking for a more permanent job that will be something I can grow in, and make better money with good benefits. As of now its tough since I don't have that little paper saying I'm smart in college yet, haha.

That's about it on the update on my life. Nothing too new in the dating world, been off and on with people, but that's the way it goes. It's been nice having some family down here in Utah! I've got my brother here going to BYU, and then my sister is up in Idaho going to BYUI, so that's fairly close. Unfortunately I'm not able to go home for Christmas this year. Other than the mission this will be the first time that I won't be home for Christmas. Kind of sucks actually, but my brother isn't able to go back either, so we'll kicking here in Utah for the holidays! Which is just fine, I've got plenty of extended family here. For New Years I'm heading up to California with my room mate to go visit a friend, gonna have a huge party/dance at a millionaires home, chill on the beach, and relax in the WARMTH!!! I so need it! I want my shorts and sandals back! Well Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years everyone! Well if anyone even reads this, lol.

Monday, November 17, 2008


This weekend was a bitter sweet weekend! First off the sweet! So I totally had an amazing blind date on Friday night, it was awesome! This is the first time ever that a blind date of mine went really well! In the past they've either ignored me, or were extremely not my type in any way, which has caused me to be a little more cautious of blind dates. But all in all, I had an amazing night, full of dancing, singing, and laughter. But in light of the sweet came the bitter. So I ran to the gas station earlier Friday to grab some lunch... terrible place to go, but it was on my way. I guess the food wasn't exactly fresh so to say, and after eating it I noticed I didn't fell the greatest, but I kept on going... I haven't been sick in the longest time, so I just disregarded it. Well eventually after the date I wasn't feeling the greatest, and pretty much spent the whole night in pain from that stupid sandwich I ate, and all day on Saturday. Saturday... being my only day to get things done I was stuck on the couch watching the outdoors channel!! Good old hunting & fishing! Oh well such as life, if I'm not going to get sick from a passing bug, it's gonna be from some stupid food I eat, lol. Other wise the week was spent playing the good old guitar and creating a few new songs, pathetic attempts at least to try and figure out how to produce some good stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

So Dependent

It’s so crazy how much we depend on technology. Me being a technology guy, it’s sad how addicted I am the very things that make our lives easier. Besides it's a terribly expensive hobby to have, haha. That set aside, I started to think about this because I left my phone at home today when I went to work. I feel so naked without it, even more distant and disconnected from the world. No not really, but there are definitely people out there that are just like that. It's crazy! I can remember back in the beginnings of High School when cell phones were a luxury item, and you were pretty cool if you had one. But since barely anyone did, they were kind of pointless to have. We seemed to get a long alright without them, but here we are now, tied to texting and talking on the phone. For me I'd rather just talk in person, it's easier to distinguish emotion and converse in a more intimate manner. A funny thought came to mind while I've been rambling on about this. Have you ever noticed that when you are stuck in an awkward position you tend to pull out your phone and pretend to do something? Or text someone just so you have an excuse to withdrawal yourself from such awkwardness?? Haha I know I have, especially when you’re in a position by yourself with no friends and ya… how pathetic is that, but it's true. And in a sense it's just another added scare to us. We tend to withdrawal from the intimate society and therefore lose that unique relationship with individuals that were once present years ago.

So I really have no idea why I just went off on that, but I guess I can pull from it that I kind of miss being able to get to know more people faster and in a more intimate manner, than just sitting on the computer or phone texting, or IMing. But all in all, it certainly has made life easier, especially to get a hold of people, and to get things done in a more timely manner. What a crazy world, so when you get a chance, sit back, relax, and just chill for a bit. Wind down and let yourself rejuvenate! Happy Days!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The beginning

Alright so this is my first attempt at a blog. For some time I've thought it a waste to sit and type about myself, but I find in my spare time viewing other peoples blogs wanting to know whats going on in their life. So I broke down and decided to start typing, in attempts to organize my thoughts and express my feelings, and give an update of what's going on in my life.

You tend to do a lot of thinking when you're sitting at work waiting for things to finish, which sometimes isn't for the best, but at times can produce great results as well. For those who don't know I run a computer repair store in Lehi, UT. I'm usually the only one there 75% of the time and it tends to get lonely, and boring from time to time. I've been a fairly social guy for the last few years of my life. Never was before, but since I've broken out of that shell it's hard being in an environment where all you do is fix computers and listen to music by yourself. Which don't get me wrong is one of my passions in life. It would just be nice to be around more people to socialize with... all I've got is facebook chat, haha.