Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

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.


Just when I thought I was getting comfortable and happy in life…the world decided to test me. I have been going along feeling really good, when I started getting a headache and feeling a little fluish. Yesterday, I was feeling really run down and decided to test my blood sugar for the first time in awhile. As I have written before, I have type-2 diabetes. Well, I was being cocky lately…feeling like I could eat whatever I wanted…not exercising enough…not taking my meds…well…you get the picture. Needless to say, my blood sugar was at 238! And that was a fasting level. Usually for me it’s between 90-120. I actually got down to 122 late in the day, but by night was back over 200. At 1 am it was at 218! So, I am hospital bound this morning. Not sure what they will say but call me a dumbass. The moral of this story is…not matter how happy you are and how good you feel, it is still important to take care of yourself!

I appreciate the friends that have always stood by me through the good and the bad. It gives me a good feeling knowing that I matter and that I am cared about. The joy I have felt in the last little while has really been incredible! I hope that you continue to stand by me as I battle this last little bump in the road. I know my “happily ever after” is out there…

UPDATE: Just got back from the Instacare and was yelled at for my lack of attention to my condition. I’m sure on Monday I will hear it from my doctor as well. Got meds…will rest this weekend…will mend my evil ways. Thanks for all your concern!