Last week marked seven years since I moved to Salt Lake, officially the longest I’ve ever lived in one place. I first moved here in the summer of 2007 for a job I got at the University of Utah, housing summer conference attendees. It was by far the craziest summer of my life.
In 2008 I was well into college, spending a lot of time with family and friends, and whining about never being asked out on dates.
Travis and I started dating on my 21st birthday in 2009. And got married on my half-birthday. It was a crazy, wonderful, whirlwind year.
In 2010 we were dirt stinking poor, unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, and living in an apartment and job that we hated, but I started this blog and graduated college and being in that horrible apartment and job allowed us to get more financially stable.
By 2011 both Travis and I were graduated, started our new jobs as for-reals grown-ups, and found out how awesome/hard marriage is.
2012 brought us the news we had been waiting to hear for a very long time! I was pregnant! We also went to Seattle, a vacation we desperately needed, and I had my editing internship, which helped me realize how perfect a career editing is for me.
And of course when you find out in fall of one year that you’re going to have a baby, it can be pretty well assumed that you’ll have one by summer of the next year. So that’s what I did in 2013. I had a baby. And . . . I’m pretty sure that’s all I did. The rest is kind of a blur.
And now we make it to this year, 2014. We’re almost halfway through, but it has already been a good one. I’ve been watching Fred grow and Travis be an amazing father. I’ve been making up this whole mothering thing as I go along, but it seems to be going pretty well. I’m enjoying editing, reading, writing, and being super nerdy with a little geek cherry on top.
Honestly, these last seven years have been the best years of my life. I’ve changed and grown and learned so much about myself. I’ve become a completely different person, but a better person. A more loving person. A more patient person. A more drama-free person. I’ve found the love of my life, gave birth to another love of my life, and tried to follow in the footsteps of another Love of my life. I can’t wait to see what the next seven years brings.