Where Do You Go For Peace

Hey everyone! I know I have not posted in a while. Life has been crazy stressful with work and school! This is actually what today’s topic is. Where do you go when you want to clear your mind? Who do you go to when you need to talk?

I do not go to the same place every time. I either go to the Mesa temple or I will go for a drive. Sometimes driving around and listening to music helps. Other times I feel the need to go to the temple and sit on the benches in front of the temple and think. Tonight as I write this I am sitting at the temple. Sitting alone and thinking can be great, but sometimes it can add to the stress. Sometimes I need to talk to some of my friends.

I have some of the greatest friends in the world. I know I can text them or call them anytime. I am super thankful for my friend, Marnae. Without her I would be a total basket case. I have talked to her about everything from body issues to boy troubles. There were some times when she would stay up with me until 2 or 3 in the morning, just to work things out.  I definitely can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me! My other friend, Walker* has been a saint the past couple months. He deserves an award! I have texted him about my worries about a baby I know, my struggles with trigonometry, and much more. He has been such a great listener and so sweet to me through everything. I have more wonderful friends that I have spoken to and am so thankful for every one of them!

Going to the temple or for a drive and talking to friends are not the only things that I do when I am feeling stressed. If you want to see what else has helped me you can read the following post! (https://lifewitha2017.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/stress-management/). Don’t forget to leave a comment about where you go for some relaxation or who you go to talk to!

Have a wonderful week!

-A

*Names changed for privacy

June Twelfth

My first post will be on what started my blog. I got engaged on June 12th, at the Mesa Temple in front of the pool area. Before I get into the engagement let me tell you about how I met my fiance.

We met through LDS Planet, an online dating site. At first I was not proud to admit I had gone on one and met someone. I had heard so many negative things about dating sites, and did not want people to think any less of me. Due to my “fear” of being made fun of or looked down upon I would tell people I met my fiance through the church, and let them go where ever they wanted with that. It was not until a month into dating him that I started to not care about what others thought. I liked being with him and no one could change those feelings.

Our first date was in the middle of January (I think the 27th) at Golf Land. I really enjoyed talking to him and spending time with him, but did not see any relationship coming out of it. I was supposed to meet up with him again a couple days later, but was not sure I really wanted to. I was talking to a friend about it and

she told me that it couldn’t hurt to go out with him one more time! I’m glad she told me that, because if she hadn’t I would not be where I am today. On the second date we met up at Dave and Busters  and  had a fantastic time (at least I did)! We were dating for five months before he proposed!

Now for the night of June 12th. I drove out to Mesa to go workout at the gym with him. We finished working out, and my fiance told me that he wanted to go to the temple. I had thought it a little weird at first, but got on board quick. When we got to the temple we walked around for a little bit, then made our way to the front of the temple. We were sitting on the bench when he asked how I felt about us. I was a bit confused about the question, but said I felt good about how things were going. That’s when he got down on one knee and proposed!! Of course I said yes, and we are planning a wedding for June 2016.

Fast forward to today, August 25th. My fiance is currently in Northern California attending chiropractic school, and I miss him like crazy every day. Having a long distance relationship is hard, but is definitely worth every minute! I go visit him every month, and am currently applying to California State University and am hoping to start attending in the Fall of 2016.

My posts will not normally be this long, and hope that everyone continues to read my blog. I am looking forward to be able to share wedding planning and my life after with you!

-A