Boy, 2013 sure was a year to remember... so many major life changes and accomplishments! Looking back at the highlights from the year, I still can't believe what a year we had!
In January, we put our deposit down at Creighton Dental School, not knowing where we'd eventually end up.In February, Spencer worked hard on submitting his military scholarship applications. Wow, that was sure a process neither of us ever want to repeat. In March, we decided that I should take the bar exam in Utah, knowing that if we ended up in Nebraska, I could transfer my results to that state. In April, I graduated from BYU Law School and Spencer graduated from BYU in Exercise Science!
In May, we took a 2 week trip to Orlando and the Caribbean, celebrating both of our graduations and our 2 year wedding anniversary. Let's just say, it was absolute heaven. Give me a beach AND Disneyworld AND the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and I could die of happiness!
In June, I turned 25, and turned on bar studying to full-force drink-through-a-firehose kind of information overload. In July, I took the Utah Bar exam! Biggest relief when that was over. We also took a trip to my favorite sunny town of California, San Diego. In August, we moved to Nebraska and Spencer turned the big 2.5. Spencer also started dental school and I accepted a job as in-house counsel for Fidelity National Title.
In September, we found out that Spencer had been awarded the 4 year scholarship with the Army for dental school. I can't even begin to describe the relief and gratitude we feel for this amazing opportunity.
In October, I found out that I passed the bar! Yipee!!
In November, we took a weekend whirlwind trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving and absolutely fell in love with that city!
In December, we went back to Utah and visited our friends and families back in Salt Lake after our first 5 months of living away. We loved every minute and can't wait till we get to see them all again.
2013 can go down in the books as the year of PATIENCE! Patience on waiting what dental school Spencer would end up at, patience on waiting to find out where we will be living for the next four years or even eight years, patience on waiting 8 MONTHS to hear if Spencer got the Army scholarship, patience on waiting on my bar results, patience on waiting to hear back from job applications.
If anyone knows me, they know that patience is not necessarily my strongest suit and I am a crazy planner who feels like my life is only in control if I have set plans. So not knowing what lay ahead of us what incredibly stressful for me. However, I just kept repeating to myself, it will all work out for the best, it will all work out for the best. And guess what, it DID! Everything didn't happen exactly as I had first planned, but all I can say is that looking back, I know that everything has worked out exactly how it should. We are right where we need to be at this point in our lives. I am honestly SO grateful for everything that we have been blessed with this past year and am looking forward to whatever 2014 brings our way! Happy New Year!