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It’s constant. Something that is always around the corner but when it’s staring you in the face can be pretty difficult. Whether it’s a good change or one that comes with pain and sadness it’s ALWAYS hard. My little family has been experiencing some changes lately. The first one being our dog Charlie. Charlie was the game changer in my life when it comes to my feelings towards animals, specifically dogs. To be blunt I was never a huge pet fan. GASP! I know, what kind of heartless person am I!? When I found Charlie 3 years ago as a stray it was love at first sight. I brought him home to John who initially wasn’t sure about the whole dog thing since I always told him I didn’t want pets and he stole his heart too. We were a family of 3. It’s amazing what a little fur ball can do to your heart! Enter Cruz, the most precious, mischievous little boy in my world. Poor Charlie didn’t know what was coming when we brought baby boy home. Long story short my adorable white, fluffy Charlie-dog recently nipped Cruz in the mouth while he was crawling by his doggy dish. So…we knew it was time to find a baby free home for him. Although I knew it was the right decision it was hard. I miss having my little buddy greet me at the door. I miss his furry body following me around the house all day. I even miss him jumping up on my lap before I can fully sit down on a chair. This was a hard change but he has an amazing new family now and that brings me happiness:)

Today my best friend since the 1st grade stopped by to say her goodbyes. She will be moving to Minnesota with her hubby to start a new chapter in their lives. They will be closer to family & many friends but further from me…much further and that makes me sad. Jessica & I grew up together. She is the closest thing to a sister I’ve had & I am so blessed to have her in my life. She possess a personality that you can’t help but to love. She is silly, kind, generous & so many things I hope to be. Don’t get me wrong, we have had some pretty gnarly cat fights back in the day but she is my soul sister. She came to Arizona for grad school & now will be finishing her schooling in MN. I am excited for them to start this new journey but I would be a complete liar if I said I won’t miss having her a phone call away. I will…a lot. See, she is the one person in my life that regardless of the amount of time we’ve gone without seeing one another we pick right back up where we left off. She is a dear friend & this is another hard change.

In my 25 years of living I have experienced a lot of change. As all of you have I’m sure. I have spent so much time looking back and wishing for something different or questioning the changes that have taken place and what really happens is I miss what’s going on in front of me. I miss the opportunities I have right now. I don’t want to do that anymore. I will, I’m aware of that but I want to make a conscious effort to focus on the situation I’m in and face change with open arms. Because I realize change is the vehicle to opportunity & growth.

Cheers to new experiences!


Cruz & Jess today:)

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