Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Long Time Coming

I haven't really taken the time to blog in a while. I've had a lot of sources of tension about my blogging, mixed with the time-consuming University lifestyle.

I've been at NAU in Flagstaff since August. I'm currently taking six classes, working at the school paper, "The Lumberjack," as copy chief, working at the school radio station "KJACK," and holding down a part-time job at a diner downtown as a waitress.

In July, things drastically changed with my family dynamic. A rift in relationships caused my fiance, Andrew, to move here with me to Flagstaff. We currently live with my mom, but are considering relocating to our own place sometime in late December/early January.

My father and I no longer speak, and he and my mother are currently battling through a divorce. I've chosen to side with my mother after seeing how quickly my father turned on me for his girlfriend. Who, in fact, he was seeing while he was married.

Andrew and is parents have mended their relationship, and I hope to one day get to know them when the time is right. Right now we're focusing mainly on building our life together.
We did recently visit some of his aunts and cousins in California on our "family vacation" to Disneyland.

I've started going to Catholic services with Andrew so that I may begin my transition into the faith. Being with Andrew has helped me slowly overcome my fears and doubts, and my faith and relationship with God feels a lot stronger.

Andrew and I are planning a trip back to Vegas at the end of the month so that I can see my friends, and he can visit his family. Hopefully it all works out, because I really do miss my friends.

Things, for the most part, have been very happy on my end. Andrew and I still enjoy being with eachother just as much as the first day we met, and it just keeps getting better. There have been a few bumps in the road, but it's nothing we can't overcome. While I'm currently a bit of an icy subject with his nuclear family, eventually we hope that things will change.

So as I said, this post has been a long time coming. Hopefully I'll get around to posting again soon, but until then, at least you have an update glimpse into my life.


Amander said...

Wow, you've had a lot going on. It's great you and Andrew are doing so well together! I'm glad to see you back to blogging.

Mighty M said...

Nice to hear an update. It is great you are staying so strong and positive through all of these life changes.

Kristina P. said...

I was definitely surprised when you poppedup in my Reader!

Sounds like there has been a lot of good with the bad. Hang in there!

Kimmy said...

Sorry to hear about your parents. It always saddens me when I hear of people divorcing. I don't blame you for siding with your mom....I would too!

Always good to see how you are doing. :o)

Wendyburd1 said...

You are engaged, that is WOW!! Congrats! I am sorry about your Dad, I know you were close, helping him out with his new business and all, I am sorry Lee!

Amander said...

Good and bad for sure - but it sounds like you are mostly enjoying life. Love reading a bit of your life these days!

Grand Pooba said...

No wonder you haven't blogged in a while! I'm so glad you and Andrew are happy together! I'm so sorry about your parents, I hope that side of things gets better for you!

Tim said...

Thats so great Lee! I am so happy for you and to hear the progress you have made regarding your faith. That should help with many of the fears you have had in the past.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Love and Prayers,


Sheri said...

So glad everything is going so well, mostly. :) I'm sure it will just keep getting better. ::hugs::

skinnylattemama said...

Hey girl, ive been MIA for awhilein the bloggin world but im finally back:) Anyway,im glad to read and catch up on you, you sound super busy!1

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