Getting in the groove

I love living in Philly. I never understood why everyone was so obsessed with living here, but now I understand. The food, the people, the places and the shopping (most importantly!). This past weekend I went shopping near City Hall, Walnut Street, and Chestnut Street. They are opening a Michael Kors and Nordstrom Rack store close to my apartment. I can’t decide if that is a blessing or a curse.I have gotten into my “groove” as I mentioned in the title, and I love my job so far. I have completed a lot of training and “onboarding” tasks, as my firm likes to call it. I have met with several of my colleagues who have become my coaches and mentors. They are great and their doors are always open if I need anything or have any questions. I love the atmosphere and culture of my firm. I have managed to find time to study, but I realize that it is much more difficult to do with a full-time job. I wanted to include some pictures about some of my travels here in Philly. Enjoy!
Of course I had to post this!City HallRiver walk

Of course I had to post this!


Week 3

So I’ve been living in Philly for about three weeks now and I see why everyone loves it here. There are so many restaurants and attractions. It is quite an adjustment from living in Moscow, which is a really small town close to Scranton, but I’m getting used to it. I live really close to work, so my morning commute is less than 5 minutes : ) I finally got my apartment set up and I never realized how much you sit on a couch until you don’t have one. I’m really loving my job so far. I completed two weeks of training and I’m studying for the CPA.

I have gone to eat at some really great places down here such as Twenty Manning, Village Whiskey, and Butcher Singer. I’ve also discovered that Philly is extremely dog friendly, which is perfect because I have a three year old pomeranian that I am absolutely obsessed with. This is Teddy. IMG_0003