Friday, May 30, 2008

Pretty busy as of late.

Wow I finally found some time to blog. Ok so let's has been work...Wednesday was so long because I talked to all the people who really weren't willing to help themselves out of their situations even though they needed it. Thursday went real well though, I got 3 sales. When it's good it's good...but sometimes it gets pretty frustrating. That's life in general, so I should be used to it by now. We had golf practice on Wednesday which was good, but i'm having a problem hitting my irons a bit...I guess I need to work on them some more at the driving range. Then today we had a tournament scheduled and after 2 holes the rain just started to dump on us. So we threw in the towel and decided to cut our losses before we also got struck by the lighting that was circling around us. Smart idea I would think. So I just got back from that.

We had the spirit week 50-Lap relay yesterday evening and I ran 10th for our ward. We did very well, we got 6th overall. It took like 65-70minutes I think to run it. It's a half-marathon running 50 laps to kinda put it into perspective. We were way short on girls so some of them ran 3 laps! Go 10th ward girls! Afterward we had 2 6-foot Subway sandwiches. It was just allot of fun!

The Lost season finally was last night and wow....that's all I can really say about it. I actually watched it today at my sisters place since they DVRed it for me (yay no commercials!). It really leaves you hanging at the end and I can't wait till the next season. But since I only started watching it this season I have 3 seasons to catch up on and help me understand more of the story. So i'll be probably renting the seasons to watch here soon. Wow it was pretty awesome.
So now I have to find out what to do tonight. I'm going to go work out a bit then figure it out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Today was a pretty good day. Work was allot better, I got 2 sales and some good prospects for tomorrow. Enough said about work. I took the rest of the day to just kinda chill and relax. I had dinner at my sister's place. They had friends over that were moving to Arizona so it was a little goodbye dinner. My sister makes these awesome things called chicken pillows...I really should of taken a picture of them lol. Basically, it's chicken and cream cheese..and other stuff I think, all wrapped in breading. Then you put this gravy like sauce over them. Delectable! Thanks Jenna! Tomorrow I get free dinner at Applebees for work. I'm going all out with the steak! I can't wait :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

What a loooong day.....

Well even though it was Memorial Day, I still had work. And we all thought it was going to be a great day to contact people and make some sales. Boy were we wrong. It was the longest day on the phones one was answering and everyone who did answer was either the wrong person or just not interested in listening. So I was glad to get out of there at 2pm and just get away. I'm hoping tomorrow will be better but I am kinda scared lol. Oh well, I need to just go in and be positive. The weather pretty much sucked too, it rained a lot. So basically all I did was work out in the afternoon to vent some frustration with everything and then just hung around the apartment till FHE. It was a really short "lesson" and so I kinda just hung around and talked with some people in my ward. I really need to socialize with more people. I'm just getting in a rut. I need to be more involved and not so secluded from everyone. I know it would help me through everything.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Not a whole lot of news...

So work on Saturday was kinda blah. Not allot of people were answering the phones and I only got 1 sale. I'm hoping for better results this next week. I pretty much just chilled in my apartment all night Saturday. 4 of my roommates were out of town this weekend so it was pretty quiet. Sunday was the church all day pretty much. It was sweet because I was finally able to pay tithing again. You don't know what you are missing till you get back into it. It's a real blessing. We had a ward social to get pepped up for spirit week here at school. The ward is doing the 50-lap relay on Thursday and we made a poster for it. Hopefully we get allot of people to come support the runners! Just need to make it through the next 4 days of work. We'll see :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

The weekend is here! And it's still raining!

Well Thursday is always like my Friday since I don't work ya, today seemed like Saturday even though it was only Friday. Ya well I work 11-7 Saturday so that sucks. I did get my first paycheck and of course I immediately went and bought gas...$57 to fill up. Here it comes and there it goes lol. But it is a blessing to be working. I can actually start paying tithing again. I need those blessings. Today was a pretty decent day, went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. Awesome is the word for it. It was very entertaining throughout the whole thing. This evening me and some friends just decided to drive around and use that gas that costs so much. So we had our own little dance party. I love my speakers! We were rocking the whole town!
The Weather is still cold and rainy, but we did our best to have some fun.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting serious...about....stuff.

I'm really trying to take work a bit more serious and go in with a good attitude each day, expecting to sell. I see how it helped me yesterday. Today I only sold 1 and I know it's because I wasn't as optimistic about it. So I'm going to change that. Also I think I can finally say I am serious about working out from now on at least a few times a week. It has felt great when I have and I know it helps me feel better about myself. Also the past couple of weeks I have been reading my scriptures every single day, which I haven't accomplished for long time. I know it is making a huge difference in my life. I notice that I am able to think about and apply aspects of the gospel in my everyday life more then I used to.

Well the weather downright sucks! After many days of sunshine and warmth, now it's rainy and cold again...and it's suppose to stay that way through the Memorial Day weekend. So much for having fun in the sun. Not that I have Monday off of work anyway; I'll be there 6-2 as usual.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good day of work, but worn out.

It was a good day at work. I had 3 sales and plus I got free breakfast. The manager in charge said that anyone with a sale before 7:15am would get free breakfast so I got one haha. Anyway for some reason I've been extra tired today. It could be the warm weather or the fact I actually worked out today...but I'm beat. Our stake had a sweet humanitarian service project. We put together hygiene kits like last semester. It went way quick because we had so many people there, but it is just nice knowing that they will go to help those who have suffered from recent disasters. I have been seeking additional opportunities to serve because I know that the more I do serve the more I will feel the spirit in my life. And I need the Holy Ghost more then ever at this point in my life. Well as you can see I was able to figure out how to put some music on here. These are just a few songs I've found lately that I have really enjoyed. Now to find a new template/theme for the visual aspect...any ideas?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Back to the grind.

It's the start of my 2nd full week of work. Being on the phones is getting more bearable, I just need want to make more sales. I just need to go in having a good attitude and I know that will make a big difference. We played a round of golf at practice today and I did better then usual. I shot a 41 which has been my best round so far. The weather has been so nice lately...too bad it is suppose to get rainy and cool by Wednesday and stay that way through the holiday weekend. I guess we can hope that it won't be so bad.

Ok so I'm thinking I need to spice up my blog a bit. Maybe try to add some pictures and a more exciting theme. Wonder if I can add music as well....guess I'll have to look around. So look forward to some changes I guess :)

Sunday, May 18, 2008


So yeah I worked the 9 to 5 shift on Saturday. I got a couple sales, which I'm happy with. I need more though! The only tickets left for Prince Caspian were for the 10:30 showing, so we got some tickets. I didn't do allot up until the movie, just kind of hung around my apartment. The movie was awesome though, I really enjoyed it. It was a bit sad at the end though, not because anyone died...but I won't spoil it. Now I need to go see Iron Man. I hear it is great as well. My sister, Jenna and brother-in-law, Travis went to see it at the same time we went to see Narnia, and they said it was great. I'll add that to my to-do list this week. I hope I can find some time. I am so excited to start another work week......oh yay. I'm sure you can sense the sarcasm in my words...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Day off...and....just stuff.

I was able to sleep in till like 9:15 today. Yay! I worked out some then just hung around till the afternoon. We had a golf tournament and I shot a 45. I can't complain I guess, it was such a nice day. Then I hung out with friends and watched a baseball game on campus. Of course I was lazy and didn't get tickets to Narnia before they sold out for todays shows. Tomorrow for sure though. Kinda got bummed out tonight though. Brought on by a few things I guess...I went to the party at our clubhouse here, but I walked in and just was totally not ready for it this soon. I felt so out of place and didn't want to be there. It will take some time before I can even think about moving on to that again. A quote I kinda made up on my own a couple months back.."A sacrifice of time, will be worth eternity," kinda helps me realize that even though it is going to take me some time to get over what I've been through, that patience will eventually reward me with one that is worth eternity. And that hope is what is keeping me going through all of this.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Office finale and LOST

So yeah, there were a bunch of surprises in the Office finale. Michael was his usual awkward self and so overjoyed that Toby was leaving for good. The big surprises of course being that Jan was pregnant, but not with Michael's child, and that Andy proposed to Angela, putting a damper on Jim about to propose to Pam. So crazy. And what about Angela and Dwight at the end!? Wow, I can't wait until September.

And as far as LOST goes, I think I might have caught the gist of what's going on and I'm definitely going to be watching it from season 1 when I get the chance. It is pretty intense. Well I'm glad I don't have to work tomorrow or else I would be in trouble. I have been up since 5am though so I am exhausted. I think I'm going to call it a night. I am hoping I will have time to go see Narnia: Prince Caspian tomorrow as well. I have been looking forward to it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The beginning is the hardest part.

Today I took a leap of faith. As hard as it has been the past few weeks, I was finally able to confront my pain and let it out. It's not hard to be an honest person, until you have to be truly honest with one you love. Even if it hurts. I could not stand the way I had been feeling, and I just needed some answers. It was only fair to myself and to her to get everything out on the table before it sunk too deep. It is truly amazing how simple communication and a willing heart can relieve so much uncertainty and doubt. It is the beginning for me, the beginning of letting go. Not of memories, or experiences, or lessons learned, or a friendship, or love; but of what could have been. It is not easy. It was never easy for Christ to take upon Himself not only our sins, but also our heartaches and everything else we have ever experienced. If we are to strive to be like Him, we cannot expect it to be easy for us. He knows us, and He will help us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

With everything good, there is more trial to overcome.

Work was better today, I got 2 sales and our team of 6 reached our goal of 18 by the end of our shift. I'm hoping it's a sign that I am getting the hang of it. Time to reach higher and keep improving.
Other aspects of my life are really bearing down on me at the same time. It is hard for me to really express myself at this point since I haven't been able to fully scope the situation. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have some answers that will help me deal with it. I only want there to be a good outcome. The last thing I want to do is hurt anyone, even though there is allot I need to get off my chest. I know the best thing I can do is to be honest. I pray for the best.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Work is fun...hahahaha

Ok, so it is gonna be tough being at the phones 7-8 hrs a day, 5 days a week. But hey, it's money. And if I am able to help someone fix their credit, then all the better. I didn't get a sale today, but I am getting the hang of talking to people. Tomorrow will be a new day. Our golf team had practice today too so we played the back nine at Teton Lakes. The weather was decent but just got colder as we played on. It started raining at one point, then snowing, and a bit of hail. Gotta love Rexburg! I am kinda sad I missed family home evening because of it. I'm a big advocate of FHE, and some people just don't appreciate it as they should. Well that was pretty much my day. I kinda just hung around the apartment and watched some TV, which I hardly ever do normally. I guess working just took it all out of me. I'm gonna have to get used to this early bedtime. Good thing I am sort of a morning person.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This morning I woke up feeling so sick and nauseous. I opted to sleep in until I had to go to church for Sunday school. Gratefully I was able to make it and teach my lesson, which turned out going pretty well. It was primarily about the atonement which is a blessing to be able to teach about. I definitely got allot out of it. I even got a comment from one of the guys saying it was a good lesson, so it lifted my spirits.
I'm still feeling pretty sore and worn out so I am hoping if I get some good rest tonight I'll be fine with my first day of full work tomorrow. I am excited to work, but just hope I can handle 7 hours on the phone. We'll see I guess.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday stuff...

So I did allot more today then I thought I would. Brian, my roommate last semester texted me and invited me to play football, so I did that for a bit. I think I hurt my knee a bit though, nothing serious. Then I went out to the golf course because my team was suppose to play a round. It turns out that we were not allowed to play unless we payed because it was the weekend. Our free rounds only count during the week. Oh well, we decided we would just play 3 rounds next week. So with the extra time I had, I went with a friend to Idaho Falls to get a new phone. I got the LG VX9400. It's pretty sweet. It has everything my old chocolate had plus more. And yes, my background is a picture of my niece, Izzy. She definitely makes me happy every time I see her. The big antenna is for Mobile TV, which I won't be using because that costs money...ya, just really cool looking. Anyway I'm happy about that. Now I have 2 old phones still...maybe I could sell em.
Some friends and I ate at Applebees for dinner, then I came back and started preparing my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I'm just filling in for someone who is away, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach. This is a great lesson, Mosiah 4-6. I am way excited to teach it. I love the gospel, but sometimes I just need an opportunity like this to help remind me how much I love it. What a great blessing. So all in all I have enjoyed a productive day. If only I could always feel like I have accomplished something.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Yay and Nay

Okay, well today we took our test and apparently I did ok because I got the job. Technically I'm still on a trial period but I begin full-time on Monday. I also got my first sale today! YAY! It felt pretty good, I just hope it wasn't just luck. And spending 7 hours on the phones will be a tough thing to get used to as well. We were suppose to golf today as well but it was raining pretty good so we decided to do it tomorrow instead. So basically I spent allot of my day at my sister's place watching TV and just chilling. So now I'm bored out of my mind and it is Friday night. I am such a loner. Anyone disagree? Nay!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Whew, this is going to be tiring.

Well today was interesting. We got to go on the phones for the first time and talk to real people. I left a ton of voice mails. I was able to talk to some neat people though, but I wasn't able to make any sales. I did make a return appointment to call one lady. It was pretty neat, I'm thinking once I get more comfortable on the phones that I will get to enjoy it more. It was sure tiring though. And I'll get to do it full time yay! I realize the possibility of how much I could make if I can help people sign up for the service. I really wanna help these people too, it's just getting them to realize they need our help.
I found out I'm on the Knights gold team and we have our first tournament tomorrow at 4! I'm so excited. I hope I can get back into the groove of things. For playing my first time earlier this week, I definitely need some improvement, especially on my driver and irons. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The time is nearing.

So today at training we talked about how to address concerns people might have and how to deal with them. Tomorrow will be the first time we get to try our hand out on the phones. I'm pretty excited but I know it will be allot different then the role playing we have been doing. I have to be at church in 10 minutes. Maybe I'll be back to post more later.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Job, New Activity

So today was my first day of training at Progrexion here in Rexburg. They basically are a telemarketing company that helps people with bad credit to be able to improve their credit score and achieve their goals of buying a house/car or whatever else they wanna do. The people we contact have requested the consultation so we are not cold calling anyone, which is nice. It's a lot of information to take in, but I think i'm really gonna like it. I love helping people so the feel good factor is a plus.
Also decided to tryout for one of the competitive golf teams for the school so I went to the tryout today and i'll be going back tomorrow as well. It's been a long time since i've golfed...last September. I am a bit rusty but I did as well as I could have expected without practice.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

So yah...I made a blog why?

Well, honestly I think I started this blog out of desperation to give me something to do. I've been pretty bored lately dealing with life and it's twists. So why not? I might as well keep a record of where I've been, what I've done, and how I've managed to get to where I am. Welcome to my life :)