Lately, I've been pretty busy.

Lately, the blog has moved down on my list of priorities.

Lately, I have learned a lot!

Lately, I've been in love with my iPhone camera:

I love the work I'm doing. I'm learning and growing, and making clients happy. I love the time I spend at work, but it's an adjustment. Confession: I've never really had a full time job. Of course, I did work while going to school, so it's not like I've never been this busy. 

But lately it's like time has this new meaning.

I used to take free time for granted. And now that my free time has all but disappeared, I've rearranged my free time priorities. This blog is one of those free time priorities that has moved down on the list of important things. You've probably noticed that I haven't posted a whole lot lately. That's because when I get home I'm spending time with John, instead of blogging/facebooking/pinning. 

However, I love this blog. Partly because it lets my friends and family stay up to date with what's happening in my life, but mostly because it's like a journal. Something documenting my life that I can look back on.

So don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you. And I'll keep posting. :)


I Wish I Was a Dog

If I was a dog, I wouldn't care about what people think. I would only be worried about how good my puppy eyes were in a food situation.

If I was a dog my life would be so much simpler. I could sleep when I wanted, play when I wanted, and my hardest task would be to fetch a frisby.

If I was a dog, I wouldn't be able to understand if someone said that my puppy dog eyes were ugly. 

If I was a dog, I would forget things and move on.


You can tell today was not the best of days, because I'm comparing my life to a dog's life...AND IM CHOOSING THE LIFE OF A DOG! HA

Today, I got ripped apart. I had a client that was very unhappy with my mockup for his website, and he let me know in very detailed terms. And because I don't have tons of experience, I'm having a design confidence crisis.

The bad design boils down to some miscommunication. But that doesn't make me feel any better about myself. I need to learn from this failure, instead of letting it bog me down. But sometimes I just don't want to...

Now is as good a time as ever to tell you about my new job [that I may or may not be qualified for]. Just kidding, I know I'm qualified! I just need to continue learning and improving.

So I'm officially part of the full time staff at a company called Velocity Webworks in St. George. We are also Websites For Quilters [most of our websites are actually for quilters]. I work in the office Monday through Thursday, and work from home on Fridays. I love everything about it [minus what happened today]! It is a great environment, I work with great people, and I get paid well too. Plus I get to design things in Photoshop all day. It's not a bad setup.

So far I don't hate the commute. It is about 45 minutes each way, but the scenery is beautiful. It goes by pretty fast when I'm jamming out to my favorite tunes.

Anyway, today I'm wishing my life was serene, simple, and calm. It could look something like this: