Friday, March 29, 2013


Well, this is it. My last day at KLAS. It's a little surreal to me. I've been working here since January of 2009, right after I graduated from BYU. It feels like I've been here forever.

I've been packing up my desk, and it looks so sad and empty now that my pictures and everything have been taken down.

I've never been so sad to leave a job. The last two jobs I left were fast food and maintenance, so I can't exactly say that I enjoyed what I was doing. But at KLAS, I was editing. I was working in my field, and though I didn't always enjoy my job, I always enjoyed working with my coworkers.

I think that's why I'm so sad; I don't want to leave the friends I've made here. But I know that it's the right thing to do. I'm nervous as all get out to start my job on Monday, but I know it will be a good opportunity for me. I'll still be using my editing skills, and I'll also be using the healthcare knowledge I've gained at KLAS over the last 4+ years. In fact, I'm pretty sure that experience is the main reason I got this job in the first place.

So now I bid farewell to a place that has been very good to me and head on to a new adventure.

Monday, March 25, 2013

I Love Articles Like These

This is such a well-written article that basically echoes exactly how I feel about the American rating system for movies. I will fully admit that Andrew and I watch R-rated movies. Some of them have benefited me little, and some left me regretting that I watched them at all. But some have left me edified and educated, and I feel like I gained so much from watching them. Hard subjects are hard to watch, but that doesn't make them any less beneficial to have an understanding of.

So if you want to know my opinion on watching R-rated movies, read this article. Because it sums it up quite nicely.

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Also, I haven't looked at everything on this blog, but so far, I like what I see. I might have to keep tabs on this one.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Officially Official

As of this morning, I am now officially a Conelly.

(Yes, that's a sticky note. I didn't feel like sharing my driver's license info across the interwebs.)

On Tuesday afternoon, I took a long lunch and went over to the Social Security office, hoping against hope that I wouldn't have to wait too long. I was only there for about 40 minutes, which I think is pretty good compared to how long it could have been.

Then, after finally getting a second piece of mail as proof of my address, I went to the driver license office this morning before work. Let me tell you, getting there as close to when they open as possible is the way to go. I was in and out in less than half an hour. It was a pretty painless process. Even though they ended up not even needing my proof of address, which means I waited for no reason. Oh well.

I'm mostly just glad the most annoying name changes are done. Now I just have to figure out my credit cards and bank account, which hopefully won't be nearly as difficult. It will be nice when everything is taken care of and I don't have to figure out which name I'm using for what.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Everything All At Once

One month ago today, Andrew and I got married. I moved into our apartment in Pleasant Grove and out of Carriage Cove. You'd think those would be big enough changes to tide us over for the moment, but no. I've come to the realization in my life that we are tested by nothing happening or by everything happening all at the same time. The latter is the case in my life right now, but all the things that are happening are good things, so I can't complain too much.

The latest big change is that I got a new job. A new pretty amazing job. On paper, at least. I'll reserve complete judgement until I actually start. I will be working for a company called Health Catalyst, which is an IT consulting company in the healthcare industry. They actually recruited me because of my experience at KLAS. Who knew that working in the healthcare industry would be my road to opportunity? In the course of recruiting me, Health Catalyst actually created a new position for me, which is pretty cool. I will be managing their RFP process, which is technical to explain, especially since I don't know exactly what I'll be doing yet. I'm not sure that the company knows either. Regardless, it's an exciting position and a move up in the workplace. I think it will be great for me and Andrew.

But I think what I am most excited about is the fact that this job is in Salt Lake City. And since Andrew works in Midvale, it only makes sense for us to move out of Utah County. Keeping a 30–40 minute commute when we could have a 5–10 commute seems foolish. We'll be spending a fortune on gas the next couple of months until our current contract ends in June. I can't wait to move. I've wanted to move to Salt Lake for a long time now, and the circumstances are finally right.

It's amazing to me how everything works out. I tried for years to get a job in Salt Lake and move out of Provo, but it never worked. Then I tried simply to get out of student housing, and that didn't work either. Then I married Andrew, which got me out of Carriage Cove. Then we happened to get an apartment on a contract of six months. Then I get a job in Salt Lake that requires us to move, and I only have to commute for two months. The Lord truly knows what he's doing. And no matter how many times I think He doesn't, He proves me wrong time and again.

So life is crazy right now, but it is also very, very good.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Just Married

Friends, it's official. We're married.

Which means, of course, that I have to create a blog specifically for our little family that is just barely starting. So here it is. Soon (hopefully) there will be more detailed posts about the wedding day, our open house, and our honeymoon to Hawaii. For now, though, I will start by saying welcome! I'm so excited about documenting mine and Andrew's life as a married couple.