A year in Chicago!
Life is funny, but not really. It’s really hard.
I moved to Chicago a year ago on September 1st. I was so overjoyed to be leaving Indianapolis, IN and moving to Chicago. It had been my dream for the past two years to move to Chicago and it just wasn’t the time. But the time finally came. Unfortunately I was kind of sad because I finally found a job I enjoyed with really nice co-workers. And my friend group was finally thriving. Any way I quit my job (still was able to work remotely for a month) and moved to bean city. I know that’s not a thing but whatever.
One month in
We magically secured an awesome coach house in the wicker park area. And I was on cloud nine. I also managed to secure three interviews with a few recruiting companies in Chicago. I was dead set on getting a job in the city and living out my city girl dreams. I was so persistent that I secured a job within less than a month. You can read about how I secured my job here.
3 months in
So by this time it was December and it was very cold! Like I used to live in Indiana. But I was always in a car never having to walk more than a couple minutes to get to my car. Walking several minutes and waiting outside is way different then just hopping in your car. I’m going to be honest, I felt really sad during this time. I was struggling with the changes of moving to Chicago and I didn’t realize how different my life was going to be. I figured not much would change, but it did. I moved in with my fiancé for the first time after living alone for the last 2 years. And the stress of living with my future husband in a new state in the freezing cold was getting to me. What did I do? Absolutely nothing. And that’s ok.
6 months in
It was finally kind of starting to get warm. Basically it wasn’t 20 degrees outside anymore. I unfortunately can’t remember much about March. This is really sad actually. I’m keeping this in the blog because it is so me.
1 year in
I can’t believe it’s been a year. I guess I never thought this day would ever come. But it’s been about 1 year and a couple months. And I am about to get married to my best friend. In all reality I am not 100% happy with where I am in life, but who is? I am just excited for this next chapter in my life with David.
So anyway I hope this doesn’t deter anyone from moving. I am still very happy to be here in Chicago. But I am just being real and putting my feelings out there. I wish things were better but it is up to me to change that.