A lot of things have happened in the last two weeks.

I have been on quite the emotional rollercoaster, and I just now have gotten myself to the point where I am ready to share a few pieces of news with you guys.

1. I graduated college. I finished my last final the week before Christmas, walked to my car, and started bawling. I wish I was more excited, but right now I am facing no job and am living at home with my parents currently. I would much rather be with my friends on campus than home by myself!

2. I had to put my sweet baby girl down the week before Christmas. and with that, I really do feel like I lost a little piece of my heart. I am still absolutely heartbroken about it, but I know there was nothing I could do for her anymore and I had to let her go. It was hard. It was so so so hard and there were so many tears shed. I know it seems funny, she's not a dog or cat or anything. But she was special. She was mine, she loved and dependent on me for food, water, shelter, love. She was with me through my whole college career and I was not ready to say.

3. I totaled my car last week. Yeah. Not my fault, but still, not convenient in the least. Now it's phone call after phone call between insurance companies, emailing Craigslisters and trying to find myself a new car!

4. I am moving to Santa Monica, CA. I am leaving sometime between Jan 14 and Feb 2. Don't hold me to any of this, plans change, and most of it is dependent on when I have a car! Haha. I don't have a job. But I have a place to live, and I am quite outgoing and think I won't have much of a problem finding a job once I am in the area! I am still crossing my fingers to find some sort of personal/administrative assisting job in the LA area.. so if anyone knows of anything...!! :)

I went up to northern MN yesterday on a day trip with friends... here's a few new pictures!

OKAY. You've been updated. Until next time :)


  • Ellie | December 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Dani, I'm really sorry about Pineapple.

    I hope you find something great out in CA! New beginnings are scary, but also very exciting! Congratulations on graduating from college.

  • Amanda K | December 30, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    I'm so sorry about Pineapple. Losing a pet is terrible, whether it's a dog, cat or (especially) a little hedgehog.

    Congrats on finishing school. That's truly a great achievement. No more papers, no more finals. Rejoice. I'm so sorry to hear about your car. What a pain in the ass. I hope you are physically okay - especially with all the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of your jaw! (Since you didn't mention it, I assume that you are.) I'm still keeping an eye/ear out for a job. It's very quiet out here right now, everyone's been closed since Dec 16th. But I will definitely keep asking around. Either way, your first winter in Southern California will help ease any stress.(It's supposed to be 75 hear on New Years Day).
    Take care and I look forward to taking you out for a celebratory drink when you get here!

  • jaw Breaker | December 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Im so sorry for your loss!! Things will work out for you! The times when things seem the hardest provide doorways for new beginnings. You have finished school, and survived jaw surgery. You can do anything!! Having a place to stay in California is a great start, and you will find work with no problem. I admire you for following your dreams, and with that kind of courage, you will have success! Blessings to you sweet girl as you journey forward.


  • Max | December 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    You've really had a lot going on! I'm truly sorry to hear about Pineapple. I had hedgehogs when I was younger and they really are special little creatures. But congratulations on graduating and moving to California!I wish you the best!

  • Nora Simone | January 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Dani, I'm so sorry about Pineapple. She seemed like such a sweetie, but know that she left this world knowing that she was loved very much.

    I know that right now the future seems daunting, but you deserve congratulations on your graduation. That's hard work and you did it!

    I wish you the best of luck with the move and finding a new car. Things probably seem a little grey right now, but they'll brighten up. And I'm sure that someone like you has something awesome in the future. Best of luck and blessings, Dani. I don't know where I'd be if you hadn't shared your journey with me :)

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