To make money. Now, just to find that home for me…. Have some folks that way. Thanks for sharing your story! Foster parenting, adopting, surrogacy both in offering and in having someone do it for them , etc. And yay for strangers connecting and offering kindness.
Words I never thought I’d say: is it time for me to leave Chicago?
Have a great holiday! I think having itchy feet is a good sign. HKNardini Itchy Feet! Ha, I love that. Thanks for the rah rah rah, much appreciated. If so, we all had plans Saturday night to meet at Carlsberg. I left Chicago at 36 yrs old as well. Born and raised in Chicago I knew that at some point I would want to leave Illinois and try something different.
I lived in the City for 13 yrs and prior to that grew up in the burbs. When my friends all started getting married and having children while I was a career girl I realized that my circle of old friends was dwindling and I was also getting tired of the winters. SF is definitely on my radar — so many of my folks have found their way out there.
The housing costs and process scares me though! I do love Portland.
So many options. Very happy to hear your leap was a good one —. Funky internet, so apologies if this is a duplicate post. Taking a few days to read through this and gather my thoughts. This is my second stint in Chicago and is, for now, my permanent home. Especially the creating happiness wherever you are.
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For 19 years I was happy in Chicago—snow and all. It really was a decision about what I wanted and where I could best find it. Besides, by then I was ready to take a sabbatical from being a hands-on mother. So, waddya know — my grand plan worked!! For 15 years so far.
Now, it looks like I need another grand plan. Can you give me a couple months to figure this one out? I know five people who moved from Chicago to Nevada and California in All of us say the weather was the primary reason. Taxes, corruption, and affordability are secondary causes. The great thing is that with so many Chicagoans out here, you can get anything you want from Chicago.
Saya, I have thought about leaving Chicago for years now. After last years winter I decided this year was a last ditch effort. This winter I planned a trip to a warm place every month. Being a business owner myself I was able to do just that. You mentioned going to Secrets. Funny enough, I just got back from there about two weeks ago. In two more weeks I leave for Florida for three weeks. So far this nomadic existence is working. You went very in depth for why your friends are moving out of Chicago!
She wants everyone to come live up in the Pacific Northwest with her, but I like living where I am right now. Writing like this is one of the many reasons why so many people love you. Thanks for sharing your reality with all of us. Just realized you re-posted this, when I saw it just now on twitter I thought it was a new post. After 16 years there, I left Chicago in October. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and used to take pride in the city. After college I moved to the east coast and lived there for 6 years with a great job. I ended up making some good friends out there as well.
About a year ago I got homesick and moved back to Chicago to be closer to my family. Catch 22, indeed. Every chapter comes with its own struggles but in the end its all growth and so worth it. Most people I grew up with have already left the area. So tough.
Good luck deciding! Amazing that you were able to gather and present all this data! Most reacted comment. Hottest comment thread. Recent comment authors. Notify of. Hi MilanoGirl, Another chicago based gal here, your age, about to leave to go teach English in Italy. PS — way to step it out the other night! JillyMacDowell so nice to hear from you!!!! I know, Cali-Crazy over here! Where are you considering your second home? I like that idea.
Where in Cali are you? Thanks for your cheers and thoughts! Thanks for sharing Annette! Gives me more faith that I can make this work. Have you tried Asheville or Nashville? Warmer climates I could do…. Jason Silver. Thanks Whitney!
And welcome to Chicago. It is pretty awesome here. Cheska J. Please make sure you type this correctly. There's nothing I can do to stop it. It wasn't always that way. At one time Why would Jesus be driving an ore haulage truck? Why would a little boy be peeking out from under the covers in what appears to be shock and surprise? It is not the image that normally pops up in the minds of most folks, and it certainly was not what this author expected.
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As I become a teenager and seek out guidance, I feel that there Remember those two old guys in the Muppets? They were awesome, if you weren't the one on stage.
Their heckles haunted the lives of those lifeless puppets. And in your life, it may be the same for you.
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