Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

I have so much to be thankful for this day and every day.
I am thankful for my Savior, the Plan of Salvation, the restoration of the fullness Gospel, and my temple covenants.
I am thankful for my eternal family and the knowledge that our relationships here in mortality can continue on in the eternities.
I am thankful that I have a good job and I feel valued by my employer. I am also SO grateful I no longer work retail at the holidays!
I am thankful for my cute apartment that is filled with 2 of my favorite things, art on the walls and cats on the couch.
Which brings me to my last item, I am so grateful for Millie and Fiona. They have brought so much happiness and love into my home, even when they wake me up at 3:30 AM by sitting on my face like they did this morning.
Now let's celebrate this amazing day with good food, great family, and PIE!!!

Now I can watch Christmas in Connecticut!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

1 year Anniversary

1 year ago today I started my job as a benefit advocate. It has been a fast year!! Who knew a year ago that I would be a senior benefit advocate and a certified pharmacy technician?!! So exciting!!!
It's amazing where God leads you, little by little and step by step. I'm so blessed and loved!!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Flu Shot

Today was a big day: I got my first flu shot!!
I have had the FluMist several times before but the reason getting the flu shot is a big deal is because I am VERY afraid of needles.
My family knows all too well how terrified I am of needles and shots. When I was 15, it took my mom sitting on top of me and two sisters to hold down my arms when I had to get a tetanus shot. I was crying, screaming, kicking, and basically acting like a 2 year old in a room full of people; it was awful.
My brother is a pharmacist and he has been teasing me for years about him wanting to give me a shot. Today, I finally let him and it was great! He kept me calm by talking to me. When it came time for the shot, I grabbed Lesley's hand but it was over before I could squeeze. My brother worked magic and it truly didn't hurt.

PS: I'm still petrified of needles but it is nice to see I can still face my fears every once and a while.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015


I am now a Certified Pharmacy Technician!!!
I started my online training on 8/19/15, finished the courses on 9/8/15, and I took my national certification exam on 10/17/15. All together, it took me just under 2 months- yay!!
I am really proud of myself for not procrastinating and getting it done so quickly while still working 40 hours a week.
I am still not licensed in the State of Utah but I hope to get that done this coming Spring/Summer.
My day-to-day job will not change now I am a pharmacy technician, but I can add the certification CPhT to my email signature.

It is amazing to see how much my life has changed in the past year. This time last year I had just come down with Mono and was SO sick. I was so sick that I had to talk to HR about my options and they suggested I apply for a desk job in the office. I transferred to the office in November and was promoted to a Senior Advocate in August. Now I am a certified pharmacy technician. Wow!!
I have been so blessed. I am grateful for the promptings of the Holy Ghost and I know God has answered my prayers.
Our Heavenly Father is amazing and I know He has a plan for each of us. We need to be willing to be led and always trust in Him.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Glitter Army

I was initiated in to Vickie's Glitter Army today.
My amazing sister in-law had two strokes just over a year ago. Her journey through recovery this past year has been inspiring to watch and I am amazed by her constant perseverance. She has worked her butt off and exceeded all expectations.
While she was in rehab, there was a 5K charity walk with the American Heart Association of Utah and my brother pushed Vickie in a wheelchair when she got too tired to walk. This year, both Vickie and my brother ran the 5K! It is amazing what can happen in a year.
The family and friends joined in the 5K fun this year and our team name was Vickie's Glitter Army. We all covered ourselves in glitter and sparkles and had a total blast. I want to make tee shirts and make this an annual tradition. #actFASTandbeFEARLESS
Vickie has always been awesome and now she has her own Glitter Army to prove it.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pharmacy Technician Training

I am currently in the process of becoming a certified pharmacy technician. Yay!!!
I completed the online course work in 3 weeks and now I'm just waiting to take the pharmacy technician certification exam call the PTCB. The test is only offered a few times each month so the earliest I can take it is in October.
I am really proud of myself for getting the online course done so quickly. It was really challenging to make myself do "homework" again and some days the last thing I wanted to do after a long day at work was do more computer work.
Lesley and Cameron were really supportive of my progress and I truly appreciate Lesley's constant encouragement.
Now I'm studying what I have learned by doing practice PTCB tests. Part of me is really glad I have over a month to prepare but the other part of me just wants to get the whole thing over with.
Hooray for learning!!!!