Today is our last full day in Chicago and I am making sure that we stop at all of our favorite places before we officially move to the suburbs on Wednesday. I posted last night about how this move has all of a sudden brought on so many emotions for me (probably due in part to pregnancy hormones). It has been 9 years since I moved downtown with my best friends and I don’t want to believe all that has changed since then. Here are 20 things that I’ll miss about living in the city…
- Walking outside and immediately feeling like you’re not alone. There are constantly people out and about and I love that.
- The best restaurants and any type of food you could want at your fingertips. Takeout in the suburbs will never compare!
- Walks along the lakeshore with Dave, Charlie and Webster.
- The cutest coffee shops that make working fun and inspiring.
- The creative industry! I am constantly inspired by the women I’ve meet through blogging. Not only my readers but other entrepreneurs, bloggers, store owners, dreamers, photographers, designers – everyone. When you work in an environment that can sometimes feel lonely, these people inspire me every day.
- Skyline views along Lake Shore Drive.
- The beach, watching the sailboats sail by and soaking up the sun.
- The energy.
- Afternoons at the dog park.
- Meeting new friends/moms at events around the city.
- All of the friends I’ve made and my girlfriends that still live downtown!
- The active lifestyle! Everyone is always out and about in this city either trying a new workout class, running along the lake, training for a race, doing a workout class in the park – it always inspires me to be active.
- All of the fun activities to do with kids! Music class, parks, gym class, play groups, etc.
- The sunrise on Lake Michigan.
- The Green City Farmers Market.
- Walking everywhere!
- Hearing the city outside of our windows at night.
- Impromptu days/nights with our best friends.
- Chasing Charlie around North Pond and having him yell “byeeeee” to the ducks and turtles.
- Thinking that I’m still 23 years old, bragging about old apartments and reminiscing about all that I’ve done in this amazing city.
Although I am so sad to leave this special place, we are so excited for this next chapter! We have so much to look forward to and words can’t describe how excited Dave and I are to give Charlie his own home (near friends and family, with a yard and a basement and 2 blocks from school!). It will definitely be a transition but one we are ready for!
Thanks for your continued support, we can’t wait to share more details about our home very soon!