AS most of you know, My hubby left Provo yesterday, taking all of our stuff to Kentucky, where we'll be living for 4 months. Four months is as long as we've lived in this apt. together. That's a long time. I'm excited to go swimming in the pool. I really hope to get my swimmer arms back and do some serious laps as least 3 times a week. We also have a nice workout facility at our new apartment place. O.k. Seriously. I AM going to lose 15 lbs this summer. That is soooo doable.
I join Jed in like 9 days. Yucky. I already miss him a ton. It was hard to say goodbye this time because I'm not used to being alone anymore. I used to revel in my alone time. I looked forward to it. I cherished it. I am perfectly content spending time with myself. Sometimes, I used to wonder what was wrong with me, but now, I think it's a good sign I can handle being with myself. I guess that means I love myself. Now, I'm making myself sound like I'd stay-in every night. I definitely tried to be social in my ward and with friends from home (the MGs are a totally different story. LOVE spending time with you girls). Sometimes I had a blast, other times I didn't, but between all of that, and school, and work, and whatever else I had on my plate, spending a night in seemed like a blessing. It still is.
I've been thinking a lot about the idea that married people fall off the face of the planet, disappearing into an awkward abyss. I think this actually does happen. First of all, BYU doesn't exactly cater to married students. They don't throw events for us, which is fine... because let's face it, that would be weird. Our wards do have things going on pretty regularly, but for the most part it's divided into RS and the Priesthood, otherwise people would never leave their spouse to get to know anyone. Most couples have a date night at least once a week where they go out and do something fun together. This might be a good time to socialize, but Jed and I don't have any married friends yet. Most of our friends are either mine or his... and sometimes that leads to an awkward night. I can't wait for us to have a bestie married couple. Another awkward thing is when a wife wants to go out with her girlfriends or vice versa. I really try to choose which activities are most important/fun for me to attend. Even though Jed is always fine with me visiting girl friends (and he never says anything mean when I come home at 1 or 2 am, bless his heart), but I can't help but start feeling guilty once I've been gone four or more hours. Am I weird? Well, next fall will hopefully be better because a good chunk of my friends will be married, and for some reason, hanging out with married women seems less selfish to me than hanging out with single girl friends. Wow.. I'm weird.
Speaking of friends' weddings, I'm really depressed I have to miss to many. I have to miss the weddings of Kellie, Bonnie, probably Lindsay, M'Recia, Natalie, maybe Natali, and many more, I'm sure. Bawwwwwwwl.
I'm going short. and blonde again. I can't wait. The cut will probably be something like this:
But that's definitely not as white/blonde as I'll be. It'll be a normal blonde for me.
I really want to spend a week with Casi and Andrea and their husbands. I really miss these girls. Since most of you reading don't know them... here's a little info.
(Andrea, Casi, Me)
Casandra Autumn Suzanne Eyerly and I have been really great friends since like what? 3rd grade? We definitely had some rough patches because I was a crappy friend, but now she is truly my best life friend, I'd have to say. She lives in TX with her hubby, and I miss her terribly all of the time. We are very different, but much the same too. We were swimmers together, did efy together for 3 years, took several classes together, and she was my first great church friend. She makes me laugh so much, and anytime we are together it's like "Girlfriend..so presh.. for sure, for sure.. GIRLFRIEND." It makes me feel fresh and fun. The thing I love about Casi is how no-nonsense she is. She will totally call you out if you do something weird/wrong, in a good way. She's got a good head on her shoulders.
(This was just too precious not to include)
Casi's family is probably the main facilitators of Andrea getting baptized. Is that fair to say, Andrea? She joined the church when she was 16 or 17. Soon after, she met this guy a month before he left on his mission, and she actually waited for him. They got married about a year and a half ago, just a couple months after he got home. Now they have a baby girl named Maggie, an adorable home, and lives in my hometown.. far, far away! I have spoken of Andrea many times to people who needed a little inspiration. This girl has overcome so much and has been so willing to make good decisions. We worked together for several months at Claire's, and we did EFY together one year. Oh, let's not forget our roadtrip down to see Casi one summer. Wow.
(I feel like this baby is my niece)
These Ladies are such a blessing to me. Although we mostly communicate through Facebook and blogging, I know these girls are always there for me no matter what! LOVE you both!
This is the longest post everrrr.. but thanks for reading, if you even got this far (and if you did, please comment, so I can know who actually read everything)!