October 30, 2015

Carpe Diem or Impulse Shopping Gone Wrong? (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child)

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Sooooo... It looks like I'm going to London! I signed up last week for VIP earlybird ticket access for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (the 8th installment in the Harry Potter series, but in play form), which will be playing in London starting next summer. Of course, I wanted to buy tickets, but I didn't make time to think things through.

When I realized yesterday how IN DEMAND tickets were (at one point, there were almost 35,000 people ahead of me in the ticket queue!), I sort of just... went for it! I bought four tickets! Which means.... It's time to save up my pennies for a plane ticket/hotel/transportation/etc. next fall! Annnnnd I need to recruit three adventurous friend to come with me! (Or one adventurous friend, and I'll sell the other two tickets?)

In conclusion... Woo hoo!! London/Harry Potter/Prince Harry, here I come!

October 20, 2015

Status Update: Life in Utah

I got to see my VL friends this weekend out in the Bay Area, and it led to a lot of "How is life in Utah??" updates. Instead of repeating this conversation over and over, I've decided to compile here for you how Utah is going:

How I feel most of the time about having my own apartment:




How I feel the rest of the time about having my own apartment (miss you, DC roomies!):


What my new job is like:



Living close to family again (LOL):






Life in my YSA ward:



On arriving in Utah and realizing that elevation is a THING but still trying to be outdoorsy (bc I really do enjoy it!) and then remembering I'm severely out of shape:


But it's SO pretty here, so:


The excitement at having some of my DC girlfriends here to help each other through the transition (!!!):



How I felt about dating when I first got here:





Then:


A little later:




When I realized I'm LITERALLY walking thousands of steps fewer each day, because I now drive to work and basically never move:


But possibly the best way to describe my transition is this:


Some good, some less than good but really, mostly good. :) I'm glad to be back!