Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Seven Things

Seven Things I can do:

~Try new things – I love going to new restaurants, places, etc.

~Watch Movies – On a rainy day I can’t think of anything better to do than veg out on the coach.

~Pick out a great bottle of wine- I love wine and understanding the difference between good and really bad – sorry dad!!

~Travel - I love to travel, I want to go everywhere!!!!

~Spend all my money on clothes – it’s horrible and I’m trying to calm down.~Learn – I’m constantly trying to learn new things, I get bored easily and always trying to jog my mind.

~Cook – I’m practicing cooking and loving having my house full of friends and family with a nice meal.

Seven things I can not do:

~Write in my journal – I used to be very good about this but the past few years I’ve slacked.

~Drive in the Rain – Seriously I get white knuckles!!!!

~Do Nothing - the older I get the more I get stir crazy, I have to be doing something constantly.

~Hang Up my clothes – I can’t seem to get in the habit up immediately hanging up my clothes.

~Stay Up Late – Bryan is an early bird so now low and behold I wake up at 5:30 every morning, 7:00 on the weekends…nights are interesting when we go out.

~Be around people all the time – I need my alone time, Bryan and my family will agree with this…don’t ask I just go a bit crazy, doesn’t mean I don’t love you though!!

~ Work Out – I’m horrible with this, I used to go to the gym and hour everyday, I’m working on it.

Seven things I say the most:

~Be Safe, Call me – Bryan has a motorcycle he commutes in when the weather permits….i’m a worry wort!

~That’s ridiculous – Sad I say this so much but I deal with the general public daily, we can be dumb!!

~I love you, promise, cross your heart, swear – it’s silly but I ask Bryan that all the time just for kicks.

~Frivolous – LOL this was my word of choice for a long time, hey I handle the claims at my job.

~What’s the Plans – I’m turning into a huge planner, I need to know every detail of everything.

~Miss you – I only live by my mom and family most of my family is in Utah and Idaho.

~No I’m studying – For the last two weeks and next to, my life!!

Seven goals for the New Year:

~Visit Natalie – Huge for me, I’ve always wanted to leave the country.

~Visit the new house – I can’t wait to see the new house!!!!

~See my Mom more – It’s horrible we live ½ hour away and we hardly see each other.

~Save Money – Self Explanatory

~Become self employed – I’m looking to be a producer this year, meaning commission only!!!

~Loose weight – Swim season is coming and we got people with boats.~Spend time in the mountains – camping, hiking, fire pits!!!!

Seven reasons I am falling in love with Bryan:

~He is so supportive –He has cooked dinner for two weeks to give me more time to study and cleaned!!!

~His friendships – he is a very good and supportive friend always there to lend a hand for his and my friends!!

~We are each other best friends – We love being around each other, he says to foundation of our relationship is making fun of each other…haha.

~He listens to me – Every day he asks how my day was, listens to the drama that might come up in my life as though it is truly interesting to him.~He loves me so much – We have been through a lot together but we know that we can work through it all.

~He loves his family – He will dr0p anything to help his family if they ask. I admire that and have wanted that in a man.

~He loves to travel – He gets stir crazy just like me!!!

~Seven really isn’t enough to explain it so I am leaving this the eighth open for all the other reasons – I agree with Natalie!!!

Seven things I love to eat:

~Chocolate – Has to be DARK chocolate, I don’t like milk.

~ Sushi – I love it

~ Moroccan food – My favorite restaurant is Casablance, you sit on the floor and eat with your hands.

~ Mexican food – Seriously I have a problem with tapatio!!

~Thai Food – chicken with rice and red curry – the spicier the better!!!

~Potatoes - what can I say I am an Idaho girl. – right there with you Natalie!!

~Oohhh chocolate covered strawberries!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


So most of you know that I am working for an insurance brokerage. The company I work for focuses on E&O for Real Estate, Mortgage Broker and Property Management Professionals. Last September I went and got my Insurance license for Property and Casualty, this license is very broad and will allow me to do many common lines of insurance - auto, homeowners, E&O, Workers Comp, etc. Considering the state of the economy and the special emphasis on the real estate market it's needless to say that the company is not bringing in the same amount of money it has in the past.Though things are starting to look up a bit, more real estate offices are opening - I have my own theory about this though...I think more real estate offices are opening because people have been laid off and the job market is so tuff right now that some people are just trying to do something on their own.

So a little over two weeks ago I talked with my boss about expanding the lines that we are able to offer, it's never been done but it's something that we think will be very good for the longevity and strength of the company. We have been aproached by a company that offers life and health coverage, only problem was no one has their health, accident or life license. So I started studying for it goal was to complete the license within two weeks. When I got my last license it took me about a year to complete it, I wouldn't say it was hard (well it was hard but nor impossible) its just that I have a habit of fighting to get something then when I have it or the opportunity thats when i quit. I must just get bored or don't want to fight through it - classic starter but hard finisher!!!! So I wanted to get this license within two weeks to prove to my family, friends, boss and most importantly myself that I can say I want to do something and I will actually see it through and quickly. I've been studying like crazy these past two weeks set my exam date and just hoped for the best. Yesturday morning at 8:30 I drove down to the Department of Insurance in Sacramento and sat for my Accident and Health license...Roughly at 9:30 I submitted my exam, the proctor called me to the front of the room to give me my pass or fail results. The exam had 75 questions and i had to get 70% to pass. The proctor called me to the front of the room while about 20 more people were sill taking the exam, very very nervously I walked up to the proctor and she showed me = Congratulations you have passed your state exam of Accident and Health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With a huge smile across my face I walked out of the building, started towards my car, pulled out my phone and put the battery back in (if your phone goes off during the exam you automatically fail, afraid that just turning the phone off wouldnt work i went the extra step) I called Bryan and told him the good news, then called everyone who knew to tell them.

I think the point of this story is to just show everyone that you can complete things, you do have a lot of potential and all you have to do is put your mind to it and see it through. The passing meant more to me than now I can start working on other lines, it's more a sign to me that even though I might have a certain track history there is much more that I can do........

Next for me - I'm giving myself one week off from studying and Monday I start the prelicensing for my Life license.. my goal - two weeks.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

One Year

So Bryan and I celebrated our one year anniversary on Monday. It was so sweet we went to Scott's seafood for dinner, they have the best ciopinno ever. We had a great dinner then home and off to bed. The next day Bryan was sick and sick for three days, I felt fine until Thursday when my sinuses felt like they were going to explode and I was very drowsy..luckily by Friday Bryan felt well enough to baby me back to health and i've been sitting on the coach ever since...well expect for bed time.

OH the joys of the winter season........

Oh and on a side note - YAY for my sister Natalie, i am so proud of you and slightly jealous!!!! She just left for the Netherlands and is documenting her whole trip here with the blogging and it just is such a wonderful experience!!! Oh and yes Nat i'm working on the funds to go visit you for a bit while your there!!!!!!


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