I typically don’t share too much of my personal feelings in my blog posts but today is going to be one of those “dear diary” posts.
When I was 12 years old I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be journalist. I loved to write, take pictures and play with the family video camera. In junior high I was part of the school newspaper, in high school we had an amazing television department. I graduated from The University of Utah with my Bachelors in Electronic Journalism. I even worked as an Editorial Intern for CNBC in Los Angeles. To say that I was determined to make it in the news business is an understatement.
Now here is where my story takes a turn. One month before I moved to LA my world was turned upside down by a good-looking guy in my Dad’s office. I had never been so in love and never been treated so good by any guy before. I had never been happier, still I packed up my VW Beetle and moved to California for 4 months.
Codee and I made the long distance relationship work, still I had no idea what the future had for us. I graduated from college a few months after moving back to Utah. After graduation I was offered a job to work again for NBC in Los Angeles, only this time it would be a permanent move from Utah and from Codee. I had one month to decide.
Codee wasn’t in a position to leave his job and I knew that I would lose him if I moved. I have honestly never been so torn in my life, I had two very different paths ahead of me… a career path that I had worked years for, a dream job, life in LA (which is perfect for this anti-snow girl) or love and not just any love, a once in a lifetime love. Every day with Codee was the best day of my life and I was the happiest I’d ever been when I was with him.
The dictionary provides synonyms for the word happiness: pleasure, joy, exhilaration, contentedness, delight, enjoyment, satisfaction, bliss, contentment. And to end this story that is what I chose, I chose happiness. No matter where my life takes me I just want to be happy. That’s why I made this project. No matter what goals I have in life I just want to die with one accomplishment and that accomplishment is Codee.
So here’s my craft dedicated to my love and to Valentine’s Day.
I painted the top of my box sign with Delta Hippo Gray and placed my lettering down. These Hazel and Ruby letters are seriously AMAZING! Unlike traditional vinyl that you have to throw away after one use, you can use these letters over and over again.
Once my letters were just where I wanted them I paint 3 coats of Delta Hydrangea Pink. Once the paint was dry I peeled off each letter. The paint cleans off so each with dish soap and a little scrubbing.
Give the edges and front a light sanding, tie a little bakers twine and display. I am so happy with how this turned out! Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!