2 weeks from today I will be on my way back to Wisconsin after spending nearly 3 years in Philadelphia. Leaving is hard.
My first few months in Philly I was pretty miserable, I found it difficult to meet people so I was just working and going to school, not too much fun. I slowly started to meet people and now I feel like I have a real family here. The city of Philly has also started to grow on me. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely things that I won't miss but there are also things that I have really come to love in the "City that loves you back." To list a few; Reading Terminal Market, Fairmount Park, the art museum, adorable little side streets in center city, being able to walk amost anywhere in the city, game brunch, the Ritz movie theaters, food trucks, the beautiful historic buildings, location - so close to NYC and DC, the character of all the different neighborhoods...I guess I could go on for a while.
I have found that the best part of my life in any place that I live is the people who come to be a part of it while I'm there. Thanks to all you folks who have made my life so much richer, funnier, more educational and more interesting. I'll try really hard not to be too sappy in the following posts.