Chicago on My Mind


Our time in Chicago is quickly coming to an end. To say it's been wonderful would be an understatement. It's been an incredible week in a wonderful city with some amazing friends. If I'm being completely honest, it's going to be very hard to get on the plane. Very hard. In fact, I'd be looking at real estate if there was even the slightest job opportunity for Doug here. There's not. (I know there is simultaneous cheering and jeering going on over that statement.)

Not only do we just love this city, and all it has to offer, we love all the company we've had while we are here. We've been so blessed while we've been here to have so many opportunities to meet, and spend time with, people we formerly only knew online. I plan to do some very thorough posts on all our activities here when I return home, for now let's leave it at we-met-a-whole-lot-of-really-awesome-people-who-we-already-felt-we-knew-and-had-an-absolute-blast. I think when I write my posts I'm going to have to look up the synonyms for "awesome," "wonderful," and "amazing" ... otherwise you'll be seeing those words alot.

Good friends aside ('cause realistically we know that this week would not be the norm if we were to move here), this week clarified a lot of other desires I have for our next place. On one hand, it validated what our search criteria was based on. But on the other hand it highlighted some "cons" we already knew of, but thought we could deal with. Now, I'm not as sure as I was. It gives us a lot to think about in the next few months.

I feel like this post is about to go off on a rambling, random road. So I'll stop. For now. (This, dear readers, is a warning that you may be subjected to a train-of-thought post on our life and how it needs to change sometime in the near future.)

For now I'll leave it at:

Chicago, I don't think you've seen the last of us yet.