Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My first Entry

Well I am officially new to this whole blog thing but i was talking to my friend Jenny Stradling today and she was telling me how it all works so i figured why not? My name is Jennifer Furlong and I live in Arizona and love it. I made the move last September and it has been a crazy ride ever since. Its so amazing what can happen in the year and how the people you meet can have such a crazy effect on you. It has been 1 year and 6 days since i have moved and when i reflect on all of the things that i have been through i can honestly say that it has been a huge personal growth experience for me and funny....but thats exactly what i wanted to accomplish when i decided to move. I moved out here with my girlfriend and her sister who are great people. I didnt know very many people except my current roomates and my boyfriend at the time as well as a few of his friends. If someone told me then what i had in store for the next year i wouldnt have believed it. I went through an extremely hard break up with someone that i loved and cared for very much. I had no job for a while and really had no clue if i was going to survive here but i made it work somehow. I suffered from a mini stroke in November of 2007 and it scared the heck out of me. I was having shots to my head every 3 months, and i hated that..In January I took a job working for a company called Textlinkbrokers. In short, our main goal is getting websites ranking at the top of the Google Search engines. I have met so many amazing people. And interesting enough both of my direct bosses are female which i have to say is the first time i have ever experienced that. Through this company i have learned so much about the internet and how it all works...I admit it was a little overwhelming, but i learn new things everyday and will continue to soak up everything i can. I recently was told that I may have to have brain surgery, and every one in the office has been great. It was really hard to hear that at 32 years old I would have to go through something like that...But i know through their support, i was able to get through my days there. I just found out today that I dont need to have surgery because the swelling in my head is going down. No more shots either!! In January I ended up moving out of my apartment because my roomates i moved with were going to move back to chicago, and thats when i moved in my roomates that I have now. Katie and Kevin are friends of mine that I met with my ex up in Heber at Bison Ranch last summer. They are the most amazing people that anyone could have in their life, and anyone who knows them can attest to this. Kevin is 38 and Katie is 24 (almost 25 Oct. 11) and they have one of the strongest relationships that i have ever seen. The love they have for each other is incredible. They have been my family out here and Kevin is the older brother that i never had and Kate will always be a sister to me. Im not really sure what I have blabbed about on here but i guess that what this is for. What made me start off i guess is the fact that Jenny sent me a text out of the blue tonight that said "I love you". One never knows what a simple text like that can do to someone, but she said i was a good person. I know that i am, but it really made me sit back and reflect on the people that I have in my life that i have surrounded myself with. I know i use the saying " I love you" loosely and quite often, but i think that people know that when i say it, I really mean it. and i do. Anyone that comes in contact with me in my life i truly and wholy love them if they are in my life. I would like to think that when someone hears me tell them that i love them, they truly can sit back and say wow...she really does love me. Its not the love that you have for a husband, but the love of a friend....a real friend. And for the first time, I truly realized tonight that i really am a good person. I really will make a great wife, mom, and i am a great and loyal friend. I love my family, I love my friends in chicago, my roomates and new friends out here, and i love where i work and the people i work with. I have created a life that I am happy with, and sometimes i forget that I get to create my life. I can make it as fun, interesting and adventurous as i want to and that gets me excited...