Day 6: Life-Changer

Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.

Alright. Stay with me on this. In 2006, I was a Jr. in High School.  I was in our show choir and after our December full of dozens of performances, our teacher from Hell gave us a "Sluff Day."  AKA we didn't have to go to class.  I didn't have any really close friends in choir that year because UMMM choir kids sucked at life.  So I had this free period with nothing to do, so this girl I kinda knew- she was in my English class too and stuff, we had talked a few times- she and I were like, well.... do you want to go to lunch together?  And that was the day that begun a best friendship between Kayleigh and me.

This was on the California trip our choir took every year.

Ok, so that is the first part.  That is where the initial turn began.  The "blinker" if you will.  Junior year came and went, so did summer and the first half of our Senior year.  And the time to start applying to college arrived.  I was accepted and awarded scholarships to two different universities.  One an hour North from  home and one an hour South.  I wasn't sure which one I was going to take until Kayleigh got accepted to BYU which is one town over from UVU (the school South of home).  So that was essentially why I made the decision to move to Orem for school.

Still following? Ok, so like the week before I moved out, I sort of had a freak out that I was moving in with a bunch of strangers.  I had heard horror stories about roommates and I was like, "What am I doing!?"  I knew a girl with lived in the complex I was moving to, so I called the office up to see if there was room in her apartment and if I could be in it.  The secretary was like, "There isn't any room, but I can move you to the other side of the complex so you are in her same church ward."  And I decided that would be ok.  I felt better about it.  If I hadn't done that, I would have never moved in with my three best hooligans.

These hooligans and I were inseparable until I got married.  So when I got a job at the apartment complex as secretary, hooligan one wanted me to use my power to get us an apartment on the other side of the complex for the summer to see if we liked it better.  So we all packed up our crap and moved from Building I to Building E for a few months.  And then due to my boss being a DOUCHE I was fired for uncalled for reasons.  I was heart broken. And on top of all that, Building E sucked big time and we missed living on the other side next to the volleyball court.  

So when fall was approaching we requested to be moved back to the area from where we originally lived.  To our dismay, Building I was full, but there was a vacancy in Building J.  So we took it.  If I had the job at the office though, I would have never put us there because there were no neighbors across the hall and I would have made a more social environment for us.  But we realized at this point beggars couldn't be choosers and to Building J we moved.

Fall semester had almost come and gone, and we still didn't have neighbors across the hall to entertain us.  I did still have my master key from when I worked there so we could borrow the vacant apartment's fridge, and mattresses and couches when we accidentally broke ours...  But one day, I was about to leave for work when I heard a group of people outside my door.  I heard keys jangle and the door open and close- and I knew that the apartment was being shown.  I was way too excited and I ran out my door and into theirs and these three boys were standing there with the girl who took my job, all of them a little stunned to see me burst in.  I asked, "Are you guys going to be my new neighbors?"  with high hopes especially because the one sitting at the kitchen counter was a total babe. (You get I'm talking about Landon right?)  And they were like, "Ummmm, maybe...." Looking back now, I can't believe they didn't run away and never look back.  But, they did move in.  And our apartments had so much fun together.  We went on many adventures.

one of them is still going pretty strong....

And there you have it.  If I hadn't gone to lunch with Kayleigh that day, I would have never moved to UVU where I would move in and around with my hoolis, get fired and relocated to a place where I would have never chosen and if I hadn't been in that exact spot at that time I would have never met the love of my life.  How's that for a game changer, huh? 

whew.... I'm tired.


  1. WOW. This is so cute. I can't even take it. WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN.

    I lived with 7 other girls my senior year of college and wanted to choke out 5 of them on a regular basis. NO JOKE. I'm glad your living situation turned out better than mine!!!

  2. WHEW.


    Can you and Landon adopt me? Okay, thanks.

  3. SUCH a cute story! It's funny how one person can actually change the course of your life in multiple ways - I have a friend who did the same for me - it was because of her I ended up at the college I did, and later she was the one who hooked me up with my future hubby : )

  4. I like this. I like this a lot. Apartments changing lives, yo!

  5. I love happy accidents. or a series of happy coincidences. :)

  6. WOW, what a chain of events this was!!

  7. "one of them is still going pretty strong.." I nearly cried. Landon loves you, it's palpable. I love you too, but uhm VERY differently :)

    P.S. You look so much like your momma in that top photo, who I loved meeting by the way. I want your family to adopt the shit it out of me.


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