I lived with my mother, doing whatever we wanted. Drinking way too much tea and eating way too many shortbread cookies; watching practical magic way too many times, which led to our practical magic parties. She would let me dress in Tu-tu's and dance around the house, all night long. We grew up together.
After 3 years, Courteney and I moved back in with my mother. My first term of my sophomore year of high school, my mom decided that we were going to move back to Utah. My mother had to come over a lot of obstacles and decided it was best if Sophie could go into another loving family, because she just couldn't be a single mom, work, and have Sophie as a full time job for she could not be left unattended. Before you judge and think how terrible it is, you have no idea the amount of time my mom spent praying, spending countless sleepless, bawling nights, deciding that this is what was best. We then again, packed up our things, said goodbye, and loaded Lu, my cat Stevie, and memories into a Uhaul.
My father met Megan who soon became my step mother. She brought into my life my step sister Savannah, my step brother Aden, and other step sister Kailee. Lastly, but not least, gave me my youngest baby twin sisters Maizy and Zoe. I've grown to consider them my family, and I can't tell you how thankful I am to have been given a second mother that I adore, and so many more siblings to love with all my heart.
I graduated high school, and had a care free summer, until the end.
My life was flipped upside down, making it so I would have to move back to Michigan, with Lu by my side. I then attended Grand Rapids Community College and only did one semester. I lived in my best friends basement for awhile, then later moved to my dad's house. I was reunited with my Sophie Coco after a long 3 years.
I lived in michigan for 9 months, had a knee surgery and on February 7th, 2013 i received one of the worst phone calls from my best friend shalana.. She began to tell me that one of our best friends, Sydney Taylor Bruning returned to heaven. I haven't experienced grief like that since my uncle passed away at the age of 10. I can't explain to you the amount of impact that girl brought into so many peoples lives, and continues to do so even from the heavens above. this girl has influenced me in ways I will never be able to repay her for, and I hope to God she is proud of all of us down here.
After such a hard loss, I then packed up my Subaru with all my stuff, and my best friend Alex and decided it was time for me to return to the mother land of Orem, Utah. & Conquered the 27 hour drive without stopping to sleep once.. We listened to endless music, ate endless treats, and had some amazing talks with the stars shining above us.
Once I got to Utah, YOLO was into full effect. I spent countless nights out all through the night, sleeping all day and then getting ready for the next night. Went camping, went to the sand dunes, had dozens of camp fires, hung out with all different types of people, attended concerts, and most of all made a lot of decisions I probably shouldn't have, & got my heart broken again.. But in all seriousness, I don't regret a single thing from my YOLO stage in 2013.
I then decided it was time to get my act together and find a job. I started working at a call center type place, and if you know me at all; you know that's not me at all. I soon left that job and found a job at a Boutique called SexyModest Boutique. From October until February I was just a sales associate, when I was offered a managing position.. About a week and a half later, I was managing BOTH boutiques. It was the first time in a long time that I felt like I had purpose and actually loved what I was doing.
My mother, to this day is my best friend; we argue too much and sometimes say things we don't mean. A simple song can make me bawl for hours on end for the things it reminds me about. I eat tons of candy, am extremely OCD with the way my teeth look and feel, and I brush them maybe a little too often. I still dread doing homework and would rather watch trashy TV and blog. I dress bummy way more then not, with my hair on top of my head. I don't care what a single person thinks about me, except for my family. I like the sun way too much, and I take pride in my tan during the summer. I'm completely outspoken, and sometimes that get's me in trouble; but I like it that way. I believe in spirituality but not a specific religion at this time. I've had 7 knee surgeries, my tonsils taken out, and my appendix as well; call me the surgery queen. I could sleep all day long, and have bracelets all the way up my arms, and hands full of rings. My puppy Nalla is a real shit, but I love her so much. I like to wear boots, and have mad love for my Subaru Outback, named Channing (after my love Channing Tatum). I make mistakes, a lot; but I pick myself up and brush them off, and try to make myself a better person. I'm starting to figure out my life and what I want to do with it, which can be scary but I'm learning to embrace it.
My goal is to end up happily married to my best friend of a sexy man and have 3 little nuggets, 2 boys and 1 girl preferably, but I will take whatever God thinks I need. I want to own my own business called "Lulu's Candy" or be a news broadcaster on a show like Entertainment Tonight. I want to live in a homey house with lots of candles and pictures, and spend way too much time in my pajamas with my family. But no matter what, I want to live a happy life and continue to make a name for myself.
This is my life, all black and white, a little details left out here and there; but this is the gist of it. You can either take it or leave it, but either way this is ALL of me and my life. It may not be perfect, but it is mine and I wouldn't trade it for anything.