Well, friends. Less than 4 weeks ago, I made a decision to move to Chicago. I put in my 2 weeks notice at my job that day. Found someone to sublet my apartment within a week of posting it. Found a place to live in the windy city. Packed up my life. Drove to Detroit. Then drove to Chicago. Tried to organize my life. Started a new job. Life is crazy. I made no New Year's Resolutions because my only goal was move and start up life again in a new city.
My new place is not everything I hoped that it would be. But it's manageable. I have everything that I need. Except maybe a microwave. (How do people make hot chocolate after a freezing cold day without a microwave? Heating it up on the stove top just takes too long!)
I was concerned that there aren't any decent grocery stores around my place. (Note to self: next time you move, look into more than just subway accessibility. Look for grocery stores. Food is key. You like to eat.) However, today while trying to find the Aldi, my phone was taking me to a further away Aldi and I passed by a Jewel Osco. (a grocery store!) I tried to go in, but the grand opening is tomorrow. So there is a grocery store about 1.5 miles away from me (a 12 minute drive). Yay!
|The moving process.|
|My bed all set up. Although my sheets say full size, they look a little small to me.|
|The spare room with all of my extra stuff. I need some serious organizational space saving tools to make life make sense.|
Although it's cold (and windy), the weather has not been anything like it was last week. Thank goodness I missed the polar vortex! I would not have been able to get anywhere or anything done had I tried to move last week anyway.
|My reflection in the bean|
Also my least favorite thing is having to bill time. I don't want to think about my life in 6 minute increments. But apparently that is how my future will be chronicled.
Other than those two things, I can honestly say that I'm loving what I'm up to. Although there are a lot of uncertainties, I'm so glad that I decided to make this crazy change. On to the next adventure in the windy city!