My Christmas Letter – A Year in the Life of Elizabeth

My Christmas Letter – A Year in the Life of Elizabeth

Wow! I can’t believe another year has come and gone. Where does the time go? I have recently come to the realization I have wasted too many years waiting for a family to write my first Christmas letter. The truth is my letter will probably be a lot more exciting while I’m single. Please keep in mind as you read this letter if you are over the age of 30, under the age of 25, married, have kids, are unemployed, have never ridden a horse, like cats, never tried online dating, or do not own an iPhone 6 you may not understand certain aspects of my year.

January 1st came with the exciting opportunity to upgrade my iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6. An opportunity I looked forward for months and I jumped on it the first chance I got. We’ve spent more time together than with anyone else this year and are practically best friends. For the first time maybe ever, I only had one job this year.

As a Social Media Coordinator for DownEast I have had many opportunities to grow and learn. Here are a examples of things I’ve learned.

1) Fashion bloggers have it made. Sure, they like to pretend their lives are perfect, and then go on about how their lives are not perfect. Frankly, it’s confusing. But nonetheless, if a company sends you free clothes, and pays you to post a picture on your Instagram or blog, you really don’t have that much to complain about.

2) #Hashtagsareeverything. #useatrendingone. #makeoneup. #yourecooleitherway. #humblebrag

3) Any problem at work can be solved with a Ruby Snap cookie.

4) Some people think I’m funny. I even have a quote board at work. (Thanks Ashley)

I spent my 28th birthday in Las Vegas. I know what you’re thinking, I must have partied hard. And you’re right! I spent four amazing days in the 100 degree weather showing my horse Enzo. I also ate at an all you can eat buffet, and went shopping. Oh, and my sister came. I guess you can say I lived a charmed life.

My parents put in a pool and hot tub. After many teenage years of wanting to have the “cool” house with all the perks, my parents decided to put in a pool only 10 years after I graduated high school. I spent four or five weekends up in Boise enjoying this new luxury. I still never got tan.

Usually I celebrate Halloween by eating massive amounts of candy. But this year I decided to take part in my work Halloween party costume contest and eat massive amounts of candy. My coworkers, Ashley and Carrie, and I started thinking up group costume ideas a couple months before the holiday. We brainstormed many ideas before we finally landed on me being a crazy cat lady with my two cats. The next paragraph will help you realize the irony of the situation. Halloween came and our costume was ready. Nobody knew what we were going to be before that day which day our entrance slightly more spectacular. As it came time to line up for judging, the nerves set in. What if our costume wasn’t as good or a funny as we thought? What if someone else had a better costume than us? After what seemed like forever the judges came to their final decisions and third place was announced, then second, and finally after a dramatic pause we were awarded first place. I don’t think anything that exciting will ever happen in my life again.

I moved twice! Yep, you read that right, I’m officially living in my third apartment this year. My apartment contract ended in April and I found a lovely condo to move into. The only problem… Dexter. He’s a cat/dog, but more cat than dog. Dexter was a stalker. He waited outside my bathroom door every morning to say hello as I was getting ready for work. He ran into my room when I wasn’t looking and hid in places I couldn’t get to him. He scratched, jumped up on couches and kitchen tables, and basically commanded attention if he was being ignored. After six months of living with Dexter, I decided to move. I now live blissfully cat free.

When you’re Mormon, you look forward to watching conference twice a year. Everyone always talks about all the wonderful things they’ve learned and their takeaways. My takeaway was the ridiculous amount of commercials for ldssingles.com in between sessions. The over advertising stuck with me so much I decided to join. Joining a new dating site led me to the most important question I asked myself this year… at what age is it appropriate to consider marrying for money instead of love? The debate is still out on this one, but let’s just say I passed up a chance to have a relationship with a guy who will probably be a millionaire by the time he’s 30.

I’m sure by this point you are all dying for many more details about my spectacular life. Unfortunately, this is all you’re going to get and at this point I thank you for reading, wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love, Elizabeth

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