I’ve moved again.
I live in Philadelphia.
Yup, I have an apartment, I have a full time job, I get excited over deals at the grocery store and I have now too discovered that there is real no successful way to store tupperware. I have flown the coop, flown a good deal of Central and South America, and I have finally settled down, well, temporarily.
This is my new apartment.
There has been some rather huge changes of pace for me since my last post. I now am living in a rather stunning loft style apartment complete with unrented first floor studio space (a.k.a. my yoga room!) with my cousin here in East Falls, Philadelphia. I am about 2 blocks away from a rather scenic river and just a few more blocks away from my job. Let’s not forget the roof patio and climbing gym a half a block away. So thats going well…
During my days, I work with Ryan at his companies BuLogics and StratIS, filling in whatever job needs done. And I really mean, WHATEVER job needs done. This includes commissioning wireless thermostats, programing mini computers, driving to Newark, completing random construction work, and even home schooling the CEO’s 3 children to name a few. On multiple accounts, I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and pushed to my limits. This has allowed me to gain so much new knowledge in just this past month that I never thought I’d learn. The nonstop changing of roles really keeps me on my toes, so naturally I love every second of it. Although I must be honest, the computer programming end of things becomes rather mind-blowing.
Meanwhile in my downtime, the flexibility of my job hours allows me to focus completely on my international pen pal program, Cross Cultural Connect. My program is indescribably and amazingly growing into more than I could have ever hoped for at such a fast pace. I made some really great connections down in Central and South America and am currently hoping to launch a pilot run with a Costa Rican school sometime this year. Big plans are coming along for the world-wide program, and I feel that the Philadelphia area might be the best location to settle in as my official base camp.
I fully recognize that I’ve left many of you in the dark about what exactly happened in between Peru and Philadelphia. Since I had my computer stolen, recovered, sent home to the States, sent back to Peru, and sent home again in October, it became extremely difficult to stay connected to the world outside of what I was living. Now that I’m back in the States, I figure there are just too many experiences to just blurt out in one long and overwhelming post. So I won’t.
And so for now, I can only leave you with the titles of my next three posts; Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile.
Have a lovely day and don’t forget to challenge yourself!