Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's Offical...

I now have an accounting position in New York City! I have completed two full days working in my new position and I really think I will love working here. I will post again soon with more details but wanted to share this little fun fact.

And why do I think I fit in at my new company...

They have bookshelves in our lunch room. =D

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's Not Just the Leaves That Are Changing...

Tomorrow is the day that I begin my new job and career. I didn't think about the changes that this new position would bring but I am surprised to find there are more than a few. Aside from the normal nervousness/excitement that a new job creates there was more preparation required for this transition. Here are just a few:

  • Set up an account for my monthly train pass.
  • Had to visit town hall to apply for a parking pass at the train station.
  • Cancel my current gym membersip.
  • Join a new local gym in New York City.
  •  I can no longer wear jeans to work. (Which I actually like)
  • I cannot wear any of my 5 inch heels because I will be walking a lot.
  • I need to shop for wedges and flats.
  • I need to hem some of my work pants so I can wear flats.
  • I have to finally invest in an umbrella. (No, aside from stealing my mother's I have never owned one.)
  • Break out the fall/winter clothes so I don't freeze while walking from Grand Central Station to work.

This is all I can think of at the moment but I am sure there is more that is currently slipping my mind. One thing about my new job that I thought was a little strange was my schedule. Keep in mind I am a salary employee but I will work 9am - 5pm each day and get a full hour lunch. In summary I am only scheduled to work seven hours a day after subtracting my one hour lunch. I am used to working eight plus hours per day so this is a pleasant change.

Wish me luck for tomorrow!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

ALS Walk

Living across the country from all of our loved ones has its down sides. An extremely important person in our lives has been diagnosed with ALS. There was an ALS walk this weekend that we were unable to be apart of. (We were there in spirit) This is not the first time we have had someone close to us fighting a horrible disease and I can't say it hurts any less. I am lucky to say that I have cancer survivor in my family but this in no way means there is an end in sight. I encourage every single one of you to donate big or small to a cause that is close to your heart, every little penny helps. For those that are interesting in donating to an ALS foundation here is a link: DONATE

God bless all those that are fighting for their lives!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bargain Hunters

I have to brag just a little about my latest find...
My mother is in town :) and on a normal trip to our local library we walked in and saw hundreds of books set on tables in the lobby of the library. =D To make this even more exciting all the tables were marked "Books - $1 Per Grocery Bag." If there was no one there I probably would have screamed I was so excited. There is nothing more exciting to me than cheap books. After picking up books for myself and Joe, mom and I got a total of 20 books for $3!

I love small town living!