Well, 2016 has come and gone and it’s already MARCH?! 2017 has been very good to me so far. I just wanted to write this post to give a little update on my life and some goals I have for the rest of 2017.
So, I’ve graduated college… I turn 27 this year… and I’m not married. At this point, I just have to ask myself, who cares? I’ll get there when I get there. In institute last night, a girl told her story. She had graduated BYU and made it out without getting married. However, she didn’t want that. She was worried about her future. After a prayer one night, she had the thought: ‘Maybe it’s because my husband isn’t ready for marriage yet.” She ended up finding him. I LOVE that thought. Now, pause while I give you another update:
Like I mentioned earlier, I turn 27 this year. I mean, I’m almost 30!!! I put some serious thought into my New Year’s Resolution’s for 2017. I’ve had the following goals in mind for the past few years: lose weight (I mean hey, I like my Chick-fil-A and Arctic Circle shakes once in awhile), date, get back to church, stop drinking, get to the temple, get the Melchizedek priesthood… and yet each year would pass, and well, just like everyone else’s resolutions, I would fail before the snow had even melted. WELL… let me just say that I LOVE my YSA 214th ward. It feels like home to me. I’ve received my temple recommend and things are on the right track to get the Melchizedek priesthood. While the road has definitely been challenging leading up to this point, I’m finally happy with the direction my life is heading.
Now back to the whole getting married thing… I feel like now that I’m moving in the right direction, I can be ready for my future wife who has been patiently waiting for me.
On a side note, things are going great at work. I’m on the Acquisition Marketing team at Vivint. It’s interesting how the Lord works and leads us in our lives. There have been many times throughout my overall career at Vivint where I have wanted to quit. I’ve even applied for other jobs along the road. I’m glad I didn’t get those jobs because I wouldn’t have ended up doing what I’m doing now. While I graduated in Public Relations, my minor was in Marketing. I didn’t see myself going the marketing route, but I’m loving it and can’t wait to see what other job opportunities come my way in the future. *Sends a thought to the universe that I want a job in Southern California doing Entertainment PR*
I went to the PR Regional Conference two years ago at UVU, one year ago at Cal-State Fullerton and now it’s back at UVU and starts tonight. I’m SO EXCITED and can’t wait to see friends from school, PR and Marketing professionals in the industry and NETWORK!
Here are the speakers that will be at the conference:
- Keith Green, Vice President Marketing and Commercial Sales, Guinness World Records
- Brandy King, Communications Director, Southwest Airlines
- Boyd Matheson, President, Sutherland Institute
- Stuart Dean, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, NUVI
- Troy McCombs, Executive Vice President, Edelman
- Karen Bybee, International Event Organizer and Independent Consultant for Sporting Events
- Jill Chappell, Senior Editorial Producer, CNN
- Jeff Taylor, Executive Creative Director, Bonneville Communications
- Kevin Slagle, Vice President and Strategic Communications, Western States Petroleum Association
- Matt Prince, PR and Brand Engagement Manager, Taco Bell World Headquarters
- Chris Bailey, Director of VIP Services for the Utah Jazz, SLC Bees and Vivint Smart Home Arena
- Lindsey Petersen, Director of Marketing and Communications for Imagine Dragons’ Non-Profit: The Tyler Robinson Foundation
I’ll post my thoughts after the conference!