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Feb. 1st, 2014 03:59 am[personal profile] lumiale
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It is so hard for me to remember to write things down.  It really does help, I just need to remember that the options are there!

We are pretty much settled in Chicago.  It's been snowing its ass off since I got here, so I haven't had much of an opportunity to go and do much.  Money got tight for about a week but then we got super lucky with the guy we are leasing the apartment from.  We have some extra money now, but we need to be careful or else we're going to end up in trouble again.

I need to find a job that is a work-from-home job or something like that ... I think it would make it a lot easier and safer so I don't have to go out in the middle of the night.  We don't live in a posh part of town, but during the summer we are in the heart of party central here in downtown Chicago.

We mostly have our apartment cleaned up, but we still have an absurd amount of boxes to go through.  I think this is the kind of time when we need to go through them and decide what we want to keep and what we want to throw away ... It will do us a lot of good to get it done.  I need his help though--he might have things he want to keep.

Another thing to note:  We are finally embracing the notion that with a new city, we can have a new life.  We can be new people.  We can like different things, be better at what we do, and grow and learn here.  It's different when there are things you miss about home, but in order to really enjoy ourselves we have learned that this is the right thing for us to do.  We are starting the paleo diet soon, and will eventually be getting a gym membership paid for by Chris' job.  Once I get some money going in, we will be set.  We will be able to afford the things we live around more often ... It's sort of surreal--the bars, restaurants, and nightlife we live around are the things that you only see on TV and in movies set in Chicago and we will soon be those people!  It's scary and new, but we're slowly embracing it~

Apart from coming to all of these things, I have been doing well.  I miss a lot of good Asian food and Floribbean food from home, but I think I'm going to make a point of making those things that I miss so much.  We have talked about visiting and doing a Disney vacation or something to treat ourselves, but I think we should make a point of going back out to Winter Park and eating at all our favorite places again.  He did agree we should go back to Hawkers and Pho 88, so I'm happy for that.  Obviously we are going to visit family and what not too, so we'll see how that goes.  I'm excited!

For now though, we're just going to see what this city has to offer us.
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