Life Goes On...

Life goes on...and it's going fast. I'm now 25 and trying to get my life going in the direction I want. Boy is it challenging! I'm almost done with my first semester at a local community college. I've decided to study Interior Design. The community college offers only an Associate Degree, so I'm hoping when I'm finished with it I can finish a Bachelor Degree out of state somewhere. I really need to get out of Utah for a while and I can't wait to get to that point! It still seems so far away, but until then I'll finish school. I love my classes and can't wait to start designing!

Along with school I've been employed with Nordstrom since July and I love it! It's a great company to work for. I was let go from the gas station I worked at for three years, but I think it's a blessing in disguise, although the loss of money has been hurting quite a bit. Trying to figure out a way to make up for it, but no luck yet.

I've been taking an acting workshop for about twenty weeks now and I can't get enough! Acting is the main thing I've wanted to do in my life, so I'm trying to pursue that as well. This workshop has taught me so much about the business and given me a greater drive to achieve my dream. It's also helped me realize that I can achieve it, so keep your eyes out for me on the silver screen!

I've been having some health issues for about the last year and hopefully will have them solved within the next couple of months. I just want to feel normal again and have energy and be happy! Not that I haven't been, but sometimes it's been a struggle.

Anyway, the reason I was writing this post to begin with was to share my thoughts on turning 25 and the revelations/realizations that came along with it.

Turning 25 years old made me realize just how fast time is going by and how unaccomplished I feel with my life. I'm going to be 3o in the blink of an eye and if I stay on my current road I will have nothing to show for it. I don't want that as my life. I want to be somewhat established with where my life is going by then, but getting life on the right track is proving to be extremely difficult.

I'm in the middle of a financial crisis, my car keeps having problems that cost obscene amounts of money to fix, my one job doesn't make ends meet, and my health doesn't help with any of these. I'm not writing about these to get any pity or make someone feel sorry for me because I know I'm much better off than so many others out there. I'm writing because I don't know what to do to get on top of them and turning 25 was a giant face palm to what is currently my life and a wake up call to act now.

So...where do I go from here?


  1. This is great keep up the good progress. Acting? You would be perfect! You are already attractive, so acting should come easy. Things are looking bright for you future. :)

  2. I just read your blog for the first time. Clearly you are bright and intelligent. Suggestions from someone a little bit ahead of you on the path:

    1. List the things you need to fix, in descending order of urgency. Write out a plan to fix each one, then spend your time in proportion to the priorities. E.g. working more to save money to fix the car, studying for schoolwork, etc.

    2. Make a list of concrete long-range goals and the steps you'll need to take to achieve each one. Try to create a schedule for each one, to the extent possible.

    3. Give these lists and schedules to a couple of people you trust to hold you accountable for progress, and ask them to check on you periodically and give you major grief if you haven't done what your lists say.

    3. Stay balanced. Work hard but be sure to play too. You're right about time sneaking up on you. And the more of it that goes by, the faster it will seem to go. Attitude is everything, and gratitude for what you have is the single biggest factor in being happy with your life.

  3. Rob,

    Thank you for the great advice!