Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

It’s funny where life will lead us some times. At this time last year, I was really trying to get my bearings on life. I was really unsure of who I was and what I wanted. I have always felt that opportunity is always there…you just have to be ready and willing to take it. I spent six months of this year trying to rediscover who I was and what I wanted in life.

After a little over three years, it was time to leave Premier Mentoring. I will always be grateful for what they did for me and all the wonderful people who I met. I still keep in touch with a few of my clients that came into the program and really appreciate the learning that I did there.

So after a few months of running through my savings and doing a few consulting jobs, my dream opportunity presented itself…campaign manager for Liz Muniz in House District 33. It really was the situation that I had been waiting for, and wanting for several years. I was seriously involved with the Democratic Party many years ago, but left to raise my family and then never went back to it. I am so grateful for the many wonderful people I have met and have been so supportive. I plan on making the most of my new opportunity, and to help grow the Democratic Party in Utah.

I have under gone a complete makeover. New haircut, new clothes, and really a new attitude. Thank you Jennifer Imes for that and so much more. Also to Auretha Callison for help and advice.

On the really bad side, my dear friend Nan Chatwin lost her battle with cancer at the beginning of the month. She was truly my best friend. I feel lost at times without being able to talk to her. But, I am so happy that she is free of pain. She suffered so much, and as much as I miss her, I am glad that she is free. I have so many wonderful things and memories of her, so she will always have a special place in my heart.

So many people have made a positive influence on my life this year. It would take me forever to name them all. A special thanks to all at the Utah State Democratic Headquarters, you all were so kind. And also to all of those I met on the campaign trail…a big thank you.

To the Gonzales family…all of you…you are the family I haven’t had in a very long time and I will never forget how much you have done for me. You have my undying affection, respect, and loyalty.

I am very optimistic about the new year. I feel like everything that I have worked for will be mine.


It was the day before Christmas…

Posted: December 24, 2011 in Christmas

What a difference a year makes. A lot less snow here. A lot more calm. I am so blessed to be able to call so many wonderful people friends. With all the turmoil that has happened over the last year, it has been so nice to find true friends that I know care and will stand by me. I can’t remember a time in my life where I have had so many people that are in my life. I hope that everyone has a great and safe holiday. Remember that this is the season of giving…let’s keep in mind all of those that are less fortunate.




Last year at this time, we had four storms that dumped about a foot of snow each on us. This year…not a whole lot. All we have gotten is that rotten inversion that blocks out the sun for day on end. It makes it hard to breathe and just puts everyone in a bad mood! It also keeps the temperatures below freezing…usually in the 20’s! We are supposed to get a storm in here pretty soon, but I will believe it when I see it. It’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit when it is so gloomy outside.

Bring me some snow!

I was having a conversation with someone at work about how you never hear too many people say Merry Christmas. Instead…in this political correct world…we have been programmed to say Happy Holidays.  I would have to say that I am more spiritual these days rather than religious, but this bothered me a bit.

Now most of us know that Christmas started as a pagan holiday and was co-opted by Christianity as a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. But I think that Christmas is a celebration of so much more. It is a time of giving. It is a time of looking back at what we believe in and trying to be a better person, to be more charitable, and a time where we can put away our selfishness for a bit and be more selfless. For me, it is a time to be spiritual and to be really grateful for what I have in my life, as opposed to what I lack. I am richly blessed in all the wonderful friends and family that I have. I believe that the season of Christmas is more of a feeling than an event.

So…whether or not this offends anyone…MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!