Thursday, February 25, 2010

She's here!

Oh my! I must share with you my precious niece Emilee Ayn Jones! She was born Feb. 10, 2010 6lbs 9 oz and 19 inches long! I even got to be at the hospital when Cassie finally popped! I'm so proud of my sister! She's going to be an amazing mother. Emilee is the cutest baby I have EVER laid eyes on...I'm sure you'll agree. How could you not?

She's so adorable I can hardly stand it!

My crazy life.

I almost forgot you existed little blogspot. Life has been so crazy lately, I haven't had time to breathe-let alone blog! I didn't think my life could get any crazier. Boy, was I was wrong!

School is more demanding then ever right now, it's hard to believe it's going to get worse. The business school is much harder then I imagined. When you enter the business school at the University of Utah, you don't just learn about your field of interest (in my case accounting and marketing), but you learn about all aspects of business. I'm taking management, IT, accounting, etc. My degree doesn't just cover accounting and marketing-it covers everything involved in the business world. I'm not sure why I have to take IT classes or entrepreneur classes. I don't really care about RAM, cashe, or database design. I didn't know fully what I was getting into. A business major is tough.

I do love my accounting class. The rules and organization are interesting to me. The concepts are hard and I have to study a lot, but I feel like I picked the right major.

Work is good, but crazy. Not only do I do the bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and pay bills for the company, but I also do ordering for the lab, write press releases, and schedule our consultant's trips. This job has enabled me to grow so much in business already. I actually learned how to set up an Ethernet system and how to reconcile bank statements. This job is a little like the business school. I do the IT stuff, the marketing, and the accounting. I get a little bit of each aspect of business everyday I come into the office. I can't believe how lucky I've been.

Recently, I became Vice President of Finance in Pi Phi, which in reality is treasurer. This job is another that surprised me. I wanted to be VPF so that I would be free of the planning, of getting people to realize the importance of attendance, and so I would have less responsibility. Again, I was wrong on that part. VPF is a constant job. Unlike the other positions I have had, I constantly have things to do as VPF. I pay the bills, track the budget, ensure girl's are paying on time, and do reimbursements. On the bright side, this position is great experience for my major and I am understanding finances much more. Plus, it will be great for my resume. I can't imagine not being on exec in Pi Phi. I have such a love for the organization. Plus, this position has given me the ability to understand how Pi Phi works on the business side, which is extremely interesting!

My days are packed full. I go to morning classes, work, then night classes. I hardly have time for anything. Then again, I have always been one who likes a busy life. I never thought life could get too busy for me and as of now, I don't think it is. But add one more thing on my plate and I will be getting NO sleep!

On a positive note- my New Year's Resolutions are going great! I'm working out at least 3x a week I've even lost 7 pounds!!, I'm studying more, and I'm hanging out with the girls more (with the little time that I have!)