29 January 2013

Big Decisions

First off, I just want to thank everybody who commented/liked/inboxed/talked to me about my post from last week. It seriously helped me feel so much better about everything knowing that others have gone through the same thing or even worse things and still come out the other side happy. So thank you!!

All baby cravings aside, 2013 has some big changes in store for us. Mackenzie is getting his Associate's degree in March, and then we are planning on moving to Rexburg, Idaho in July or August so he can attend BYU-I for his Bachelor's. I was planning on finishing up with my online classes by June so that I can FINALLY graduate! I say WAS because I've got some new circumstances in which I might delay finishing up.

I've always loved doing peoples' hair and my own hair and beauty stuff, so I've been tinkering with the idea of going to cosmetology school. Although my mission was the greatest experience of my life thus far and I wouldn't trade it for anything, I kind of thought that it was my one "adventure" and that I can't do anything else "unnecessary" with my life, such as a study abroad or hair school. But now with this baby thing not happening easily, I've been thinking that it just might be possible to slip that in before the kids start coming. My good friend Breia went to the Paul Mitchell school in Rexburg and I've been asking her a few questions about it. Yesterday I went to their website just to get more info and I filled out a little thing with my email address and phone number. I had no idea that someone from the school would call me the very same day! So I had a 20 minute conversation with a girl named Shea about everything I need to know. The biggest thing is that if I graduate with my Bachelor's beforehand, I won't be eligible for any pell grants. And I really don't like the idea of taking out a $16,000 student loan! So, Kenz and I will be doing some praying and researching and deciding if I should go chase my dreams. There are a LOT of things to consider, but my two biggest factors (praying aside) are 1. I would have to not be pregnant before I start, and 2. I would like us to have our credit card paid off.

I absolutely thrive on new adventures, so even though we still have 6 months or so before we leave, I'm already looking at apartments out there. Hopefully we can plan a trip out there in March or April to look around and visit some of you lovely UT people.

Life is good! Even though it has its challenges *ahem* eating only spaghetti for a week *ahem*, I love this stage in our lives and that the world feels like our oyster.

source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85246633/dreams-print


  1. Just read this and the past post! So exciting that you have decided to take that journey into parent hood! Hopefully things all fall into place soon for you guys! Sounds like you have a lot of awesome stuff coming up! We need to get together when you are next in Utah. Can't wait to hear if you decide to go to hair school! Sounds so fun! :)

  2. That's awesome that you're thinking about hair school! I could totally see you doing that. I'm sure you would love it. Not that I've been to hair school... but it does seem like you have a real passion and are way good at it. I'm excited to see what you do! Also I don't know if I've said this before, but that's so great that you guys are going to head to BYU-I! Good stuff. I'm happy for you guys.