Flashback to September 1, 2017. Dylan and I had just graduated from BYU-I back in July, we had a month left in our apartment contract which we dedicated to looking for work. The thing was WHERE?!?! After much debate, and wanting to be out on our own, we decided on Las Vegas. Dylan had been getting interviews, but all of them wanted him to fly out for them, and we just didn’t have the money to do so. After thinking we might have to move in with parents for a bit, Dylan went through quite a long interview process for a job, but they were willing to do it over Google Hangouts (thankfully).
After 3 interviews, grammar, and marketing tests, and writing a report, Dylan got the job for a company that took businesses and made them their own, or flipped and sold them! I still didn’t have a job when we move down to Vegas. Luckily, about two weeks later, I found mine at a non-profit helping people with criminal backgrounds or who are underemployed gain the skills and training necessary to find and maintain a job. We found a decently priced apartment in a good area, in the middle of everything that met our needs. We packed all our stuff into our 2 cars and made the 10-hour drive from Rexburg, Idaho to Las Vegas, Nevada. We arrived at the Stratosphere around 2 am on September 1st and moved into our apartment later that same day after getting some sleep.
It’s been a wild ride here in Las Vegas. We have gone on plenty of adventures, had new experiences, and met some wonderful people. There’s so much to love about Vegas and all it has to offer. During the last year, Dylan and I have been able to grow together and as individuals. Dylan has been working on some big goals like getting his own non-profit, Unity Community Initiative, incorporated amongst other things. I love my job and the opportunity I have to work before Dylan and I start a family and everything changes.
Originally, moving to Vegas was supposed to be time for Dylan and me to have together before kids, but it is beginning to look like a permanent home! My biggest struggle is the heat during the summer, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for this level of torture. I do look forward to the cooler temperatures that are coming (and lower utility bill). Fall is not the same as it was in Rexburg during college, there aren’t that many trees, the temperature isn’t the same or the all-around vibe, but Vegas is always having activities to make up for it which I love! Overall Las Vegas has been a blast, and our home for the last year, and hopefully many more years!
In honor of our 1 year anniversary here in Las Vegas, September will be a month filled with posts dedicated to Las Vegas. Keep an eye out because I will be giving my favorite spots, restaurants, activities and more! What are some of your favorite things to do when you come to Vegas?