Friday, November 8, 2013

Work Work Work!

I thought I should update you all on my current job, just because it's a big part of my daily life, and it's probably not what y'all would expect! If you have followed me through college, you may remember that I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science, with an emphasis in public health. After I graduated, I took a position working as a nutrition assistant to a chiropractor back in Dallas. It was somewhat in my field, and it was what I was used to doing!

Well then...I decided to marry this cute guy and move to Utah. That meant relocating to a place where I had never lived nor worked before. It was nearly impossible to try to get a job in my field nailed down before I moved there, because I couldn't very easily stop by and set up an interview ya know? I tried and tried so hard before I moved there, but then I came to the conclusion, the job search would have to wait till I moved in to this new place. Lynn told me to take my time and enjoy a while of not working after the stress of the wedding and all that. Well, he's great, but I'm not the type to sit around and enjoy not working, it makes me feel inadequate. I lived in the library for 3 weeks when I first got here, spending every day all day while Lynn worked applying for positions and calling, and sending my resume. I had probably 10 interviews and no call backs, or calls saying "I'm sorry, the position has been filled". Nothing was pay wise what I wanted, nor was it even anything I wanted to be doing. Then after three unsuccessful weeks I reached a point where I lost patience. I gave up and just wanted a job, I didn't care what kind. So I must of applied for a job for a mortgage company, I was just applying for anything and everything. I don't really even remember applying for that one because there were so many. But I remember being in the library, and I got a phone call. It was a lady from the mortgage company. She had just looked at my resume and wanted to schedule an interview. I said ok, and didn't really think much of it because this had happened many times to me in the last few weeks, with no success. And with NO mortgage or banking experience, my hopes were nearly non-existent. I   felt inadequate and surprised they were even contacting me. I talked myself into going to the interview, even though I didn't think anything would come of it.

Well the interview went great, and I straight up told them, I know i have no experience in this field, but that'd I love to have a job. I left feeling really good about how the interview went, and for the first time in a while, I was excited at the possibility of getting this job. They called me back the next day, and offered me the job!

I started out at the bottom on the the ladder with Mortgage Compliance Advisers  which was just fine with me. I sat at my computer every day, did what I was supposed to. Then a few months later, they moved me to a different department that I liked a lot more, actually auditing mortgage files. This is something that I took off with, and really succeeded at. After a while, my supervisor made me a mentor for my peers, which I thought was awesome. And while after that she promoted me to being a Jr team lead. And after a while again, she promoted me to team lead! TEAM LEAD!! Woot woot! So I am now a supervisor of a team of 14 individuals. I interact with the big wigs of the company constantly, and am depended on by many people. Last week I had one on one meetings with each of my team members, and it was quite an amazing opportunity. I feel like this position has greatly taught me many things, I've never held a huge leadership position in any area of work in my life. I never ever would have thought I'd be so blessed to be where I am today, and am sincerely grateful.

Now that I've bored you all with a long description of my work, I never have to do it again!
K gotta fly!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

One Year Later...

So I've decided to come back to blogging! It's been almost one year (in 7 days) since my life changed entirely, and I became a Tippets! In that day I became not only a wife, but a mom! The term "Step-mom" just has this negative feeling that sends my mind straight to the "Evil step mother" in Cinderella. SO I prefer just to say I have two beautiful daughters, because that's how I love them, as though they were my own. When I got married we skipped the honeymoon phase of life, and just jumped right into reality! And you know what, I've never felt like I missed out on anything. I feel like it's the other way around actually, people should be jealous of the loving little girls that I get to hang out with :)
I jumped right into folding clothes for the whole family, spoiling kiddos for Christmas, Halloween, Easter ...yeahh every holiday is just way more fun with kids, doing homework after dinner, playing at the park, and dealing with the emotional minds of a tender little girl! It's been a journey for sure as I look back on the moments, you know, those moments that you know you're gonna remember forever. But our journey is an eternal one, one that's full of learning and growing opportunities. I look at my husband, and I am even more in love than I was one year ago. I love him more and more every day, and am beyond grateful for his love for me. I love our life together, and I wouldn't trade it for any other life. We have come a long ways, despite the doubt of many, and we've come out stronger and closer and more in love than ever. 
Ok ok I'll end the mushy love talk. I've decided to keep all of the blog posts from the past, just because they are all a part of my journey to this point! I know lots of people start a  completely new blog when they get married, but why delete the past? Maybe I'm just lazy. Haha. Anyways, I'd like to post a few pics of an important event that took place a few months ago...Jade's baptism! There are too many things to update, and rather than doing them all at once, I'll start slow now that I'm easing back into this blogging thing...

Isn't she cute? That day was a great day in the Tippets family! I am grateful to be in a gospel centered family, and eternal one. It brings me so much joy to live this gospel, and to teach it to our girls. What a great and intimidating responsibility that is, but a worthwhile one! Anyways...
I better end this post before I start rambling, well maybe I already have. More to come soon, I promise!
Keep on looking up, cause that's where it all is!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Look at me now!

I have returned. Kelli reminded me it was time to blog again, seeing as I haven't blogged in like over a year, it's for sure time. I don't know where to even start. 

The best way I can describe it is through photos...and I'll come back for a more descriptive post later :) 

I got married to the man of my dreams in the Dallas Texas temple. It was a fairy tale story, still is! My husband Lynn has two beautiful daughters, do you know what that makes me? A step-mommy!! I know this is rare! But I sure do love it. Not a day goes by that I wish it were any other way! 

 Rylee is 5 years old and is the most unique kid I know. She's a bundle of joy and love and I love her! 

Jade is 7, turns 8 in a few weeks! Lynn's baptizing her, and I just can't believe it. It's so exciting! She's adorable, and we are really close. I love her and I love our relationship! She's so great! 

My life is incredible. It took a lot to get here, and I can't tell you how many people told me I was crazy before I got married. I faced so much opposition in the best decision of my life from my closet friends and family members. All I can say is...look at me now! This is me, this is the life I chose, and this is the life I love! I can't imagine a greater happiness :) 
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