Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bring on the excitement!

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies

Do you think the process of changing from a caterpillar to a butterfly is painful?  Or breaking free of the shell so your little yellow chick-self can face the world?  To make me (the human) feel a little better about myself I'm going to believe that the process is indeed a little painful.  

After all, in order to get to the season of Cadbury Mini Eggs we have to suffer through a season of awful, chalky conversation hearts.  Admit it, you don't eat them because they are ever so tasty, you eat them because they speak to you.

We grow, we change, and if we're able to read this blog we even live through pain.  Thankfully I'm still living, still breathing, still making plans, still pushing and pulling and struggling just like the rest of you.  It still hurts, but what part of life doesn't come with some sort of pain?  Even during happy times (child birth...so I'm told) there is some amount of pain.  All I'm saying, and I'm not sure I'm saying it well, is that there will always be pain.  And it sucks.  Yep, it bites the big one.

And then you get on with whatever the hell you want to do with your life!  

I'm still working on that 'what I want to do with the rest of my life' part, but I know this...when I moved from Utah last time (a billion years ago) I was a little sad.  I thought "Blast, I didn't get a chance to do this, or that, or whatever."  Well, I'm back and I'm going to do this right.  Um, or at least that's my plan...right after I find a job, or maybe even while I find a job.  

So lay it on me...what is the funnest, most exciting, beautiful, creepy, unique, awesome, wonderful place(s) you have been in or around Utah?  

I'm not sure how long I'll be here and I'm not sure where I'll land when my feet finally hit the ground, but you can bet I'll be ready for more than chalky conversation hearts when I get there.

No pain...no gain.


1derwoman1dermom said...

Canyon tour! I know you've done some of that, but have you seen them all? Do the Grand Circle while you are there this time. Hit them all.

Lori said...

You can visit Grandma Shores. We had a fun time trying to find that cemetery... The only other thing I know to recommend in Utah is that if you follow the N/S train that goes to Temple Square, there is a pretty cool used book store a few stops south of Temple Square which is pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

I love strolling around quilted bear and gardner village. I also love the shopping area up in SLC at 9th S and 9th E. I also love Foothill village and the zoo. Mazza and Bombay House are some of my favorite restaurants. I'm not sure where exactly you're living but most of these are from 215 N to downtown. Hang in there my beautiful friend!