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When I first titled this blog it was all about the change I would go through moving my little family from Arizona to Oahu. After the move I thought I would have nothing to write about, but to be honest things are changing all the time, and I feel like this “embracing change” thing is a good theme. Currently my work life is going through some changes. Without going into too much detail, I’m not happy where I’m currently working. As a chiropractor I’ve always worked in other chiropractor’s offices because I’ve been too afraid to open my own place. I think I’m finally ready to take the plunge and start my own practice. I’ve been offered an amazing opportunity in a great space. Of course I can’t just up and quit my job because we live in Hawaii.. being a one income couple here would be a little rough! (Although my husband is totally behind me on this decision and willing to use savings) I’m sure others can relate to being in a workplace they aren’t happy/comfortable with. But for now, I can manage until I am completely ready.

As if the Chiropractic thing isn’t change enough I decided to take on another challenge as well. I wanted a way to bring in some income on the side as well as be fun, so my bestie and I started selling Scentsy. When I say “started” selling, I mean, we literally signed up 5 days ago. Not only did we just sign up, we set a goal to sell $500 in our first 15 days, if we do that we get a shooting star award as well as great products for free!! I gotta tell ya.. I have been using Scentsy for over 5 years now and have always liked the warmers and scents. (Can’t wait to try out all the other products) I really feel like this could be a great fit for me and for once I’m right where I need to be. I’m having such a great time just telling people about Scentsy. (click here if you want to check out our site ) And.. My bestie is doing it with me, it’s always helpful to have a partner in crime and someone to support you.

Needed some motivation through all this change! 🙂  #mantraband

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Let me just start by letting you know that I am not a morning person, I’m not super grumpy or anything but getting out of bed is hard work! The half marathon I am training for starts at 5 am… STARTS at 5:00 am, just in case you didn’t get the start part. Once a week, sometimes two, my roommate and I decided to get up at 4:30/4:45 am to run so we could be out the door by 5. YIKES! If it weren’t for my roommate there is no way I would get up, I would probably hit snooze twice and then shut my alarm off. Knowing that someone else is counting on me to get up and run helps a lot! What they say about running/working out with a partner is all true.. I don’t know that I would be as committed to this if it weren’t for her!

My favorite part about running is that the more I do it the easier it gets and I feel like I can accomplish anything! I am still doing 3 mile runs for the most part but I am stopping less and my time is improving a little bit each week. It is a little frustrating that it is taking me so long to get better at it but maybe that is what pushes me to work harder and keep at it. I also don’t get as many side aches as I used to when running, which helps me go further. My goal for this half is to finish and run 80-90% of the race with minimal walking. Can’t wait!

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Today I got caught up looking back through old facebook photos and it took me back to our going away party.

Zipps going away

We worked at a sports bar back in Arizona that became our second home, and our co-workers became our friends. We have been in Hawaii for a little over two months now, other than some of my husbands co-workers we really haven’t made any friends yet. I forgot that it’s not that easy to make friends as an adult. Of course we have our friends Heather and Tommy, who we moved in with when we got here, they’re our besties and things are working out great. It is just different when you don’t have friends of your own to hang out with and sometimes it’s hard to not feel like a tag along meeting up with their friends. The fastest way I met friends back in AZ was working at that sports bar, but let me tell you.. that is not happening again. I will not be sad if I never have to serve another day in my life!

last day zipps

My last day at zipps.. I was very happy.. no more serving!!

But seriously, how does one meet friends these days as an adult? It’s not like I’m gonna run into some chick at the grocery store picking out the same wine as me and be like.. “hey, we like the same wine, we should hang out!” That sounds crazy! I guess I could look on and see if there are any hiking groups or casual wine drinkers to hang out with. I just get so nervous going to things like that, it is hard to put yourself out there to make new friends! But I guess I won’t make any new friends if I don’t try.


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My future looks like this: bright blue skies, beautiful beaches and water, great hikes and two couples living under one roof with 6 dogs…. yes you read that right….6!!!  Let me explain:

Obviously I started this blog because I have tons of thoughts running through my head with this planned move to Oahu. But I want to give gratitude to the people responsible….  the people I really need to thank are our friends Heather and Tommy. It might sound weird but if it weren’t for them we wouldn’t be making this move… really.  I had never been to Hawaii and didn’t have plans of going (not that I didn’t want to, just no opportunity) till we had friends that lived there. We visited them back in February of this year and on about our second day in we decided we were going to move there. We picked a date, poured some shots and did a cheers to Sept 19th of 2015!  (I’ll explain why that date in a different post).

Back to the point! This blog is dedicated to Heather and Tommy..  It’s not very often you find great friends that will change your life so dramatically (For the better of course!!).  I met Tommy and Heather through my husband and I couldn’t be more grateful.  The only downside is that I wish Heather and I had more time to get to know each other before she moved.. we had just learned that we had a lot in common and were becoming great friends when she moved.   Not that her moving got in the way of us being great friends, thank goodness for face time, but now she is far away and we can’t hang out as much as we like. But watch out Heather… we will definitely be getting all the friend time we need because we will be living down the hall from you very soon!!

I couldn’t be more excited for our future life:


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