5 Thing I'm Loving About Living in Chicago
It's almost been two months of my new post-grad life in the city of Chicago, and I am loving every second of it! I brought together 5 things I am loving about city life (and 5 things I am still getting used to).
5 things I am loving:
My DREAM! I absolutely am in love with the simplicity and homey-ness of Lincoln Park... enough said.
The walkability of Chicago
The area we live in is close to so many good things (Trader Joes, Target, Whole Foods, Amazon).
There is always something new to do
Free events in the park, the farmers market every Wednesday/Saturday only a couple blocks south and food events to name a few!
We are close to the zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free! It's amazing to walk around the zoo on a Sunday evening. Going outside forces us to explore our neighborhood and catch a breath of fresh air.
Our cute little apartment
I cannot wait to share some more pictures of our apartment. Our bedroom is one of my favorite spots so far, we are just starting to decorate it!
5 things I am still getting used to:
CTA (the bus and train systems)
I am horrible with directions. Send help! I know my 2 bus routes and that is about it. I am not going to lie, the L freaks me out and I don't plan on taking it any time soon! It's going to be hard when I have to take the L up to Northwestern... can someone let me Lyft for free?
I am super health conscious (for the most part) and working out helps me decompress. I am still trying to figure out a healthy work-life-workout balance. I tend to veg out as soon as I get home (especially when Mitch is out of town for work), which is not a good habit; I'm definitely getting better though!
The expense of the city
Chicago is expensive and although we are pretty good ad budgeting, purchasing some things are tempting! I need to watch my random food purchases to help us save some $ along with shed some extra pounds.
I am the most impatient person in the world, but only when it comes to personal growth! I need to be realistic with myself and let my career slowly develop, but that's for another blog post.
I tend to push my time to the absolulte last minute, even limiting the amount of sleep I get in order to finish everything up. This goes hand-in-hand with my work-life-workout balance... it's a work in progress.