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April 2018 Blog Posts (10)

Dry Run

Today I am going to go for an overnight camping trip. It is to prepare me to sleep alone in a tent. This is another milestone for me as I have never camped alone before. In the past I have always camped in groups or at least with my husband. Am I growing or am I just sad? Am I a badass woman who is unafraid, bold, and independent? Or I am I just plain unlovable alone in the wilderness? Sorry. In any instance I am going on my first solo camping trip.

First I have to go to the salon.…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 24, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Lost and Found

I am not OK. I am not ready to make nice! My Alaskan adventure doesn't seem real at the present time. I feel as if I am drowning and cannot breathe without James. I have not spoken with him for 15 days. Not until yesterday which was day 14 I answered his text message. I cut off all contact I did haven't spoken to him. I am experiencing the stages of grief over my relationship. I wanted him to marry me. I would have had 5 children for him. I would have been wanted 3. I had their names chosen.…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 23, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

28 Days

I have a lot of countdowns in my head. It's been 9 days since I spoke with James. And 28 days until I drive to Alaska. I am terrified of the drive because I am going alone. I am a slow developer. I had not taken an airline flight alone until 2015.

Presently is the greatest time in my life. For the first time in my life I have my personal agency in hand. I am making my own choices. I have my own apartment, truck, job, and ski pass. It has taken me several years to stretch my legs. And…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 17, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Skill self talk: Bartender

Bartending when done right is an art. There are different note and variations in the families of alcohol. My expertise in alcohol is Japanese Beers, Local Utah beers, Mexican Beers, Tequila and Whiskey.

My favorites to work with are Tequila and Whiskey. In the different variations of each of these two families there are a range of mixed drinks that are possible. The preparation of such is a key contributor to the taste, and texture of the drink. Blended, Shaken, Rocks, Neat are all…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 13, 2018 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Molly Leaves Utah

Some people just hate Mormon people. Or they love hating on Mormons like it's fun! One day while I was shopping at H&M I heard the words, "YUCK THATS SOO MORMON"! Discreetly I whipped my hair around to see them looking at the ugliest dress created. I browsed near them. I willed them: Look! Look at me you clueless ogre! One of them shrieked and began to shower me with compliments! From my head to my toe she loved me entire outfit/style.  As I struck a pose for the two ogres to behold I…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Uniforms Pride in professional appearance

Today I purchased my uniforms for the Overlook. I am excited for the uniform that I have purchased. I bought three sets of the uniform in order to protect the pristine state of my appearance. I bought three black long sleeved, button up woman's shirts, three Black A line flared Skirts, three black petticoat, and 5 pairs of tights. In addition to complete the look three pairs of flat quilted with bow Non slip shoes. These are the most comfortable and adorable non slip shoes.

The server…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 9, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alaskan Catalyst

I am a dream ex girlfriend. I am fun to run into and I am nice to my ex boyfriend's new woman. I think of others and don't want them to feel awkward. The truth is I am still in love with him.

Since he has been gone I have had adventures with suitors. I have a crush on a guy I met at a dance. However he is also in the same ward I am in. In fact he is the chorister. He plays the piano, the trumpet, and guitar. I am still not over the AWKWARDNESS of my new crush. But I am still in love…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Financial Goal Met

Today I met my basic goal for expenses for my drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to Denali National Park Alaska. Only 35 days to go until I depart.

Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments


Today I received my passport. I needed my passport to go through Canada. Now I realized the would international world is open to me. I am riding all the way to Denali on a cloud of blessings

Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 5, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments

No employee housing!!

I am feeling incredibly blessed and privileged. Following promptings will reap blessings. And for now those blessings are lighting my way to Alaska. May I never forget this amazing experience.

This opportunity comes from a fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). I had reached out to my church leader, the branch president of Healy AK, to introduce myself. In turn he introduced me to the relief society president she and I struck an instant friendship.…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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