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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Twin Cities

My new home, the Twin Cities. It's ridiculous, because I never thought I would be living here. I have visited this place a couple of times, and while it was fun each and every time, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would call it home. So, for now, I have moved my life, my cats, and a few of my possessions (but all my kitchen stuff) up here from good old Chicago. When people ask me what I think so far, I say "well, it's no Chicago, but for 8 months, I had Chicago but had no job, and now, I have a job." It's nice that for a change I will be able to see my savings stay still or maybe even *GASP* start increasing again! MAYBE!

All that being said, I actually like the Twin Cities. I love my new apartment that I am renting. And God help me, I actually wish I didn't own a condo in Chicago, so I would feel even LESS attached. Though quite honestly, the attachment feeling is less with the physical possessions (the walls of the condo, which are really nice, after I painted them), and more with the people. I miss the people greatly. The people I saw day in and day out. Sometimes, I only saw them once in a while, but the fact that now I need to drive/fly 400 miles to be able to see them does cause me some distress. I love MY PEOPLE! But then again, all that love wasn't going to pay the mortgage, and I didn't know how long it would have been before I got another opportunity offered to me, let alone one that is actually what I had been looking for (albeit not in Minnesota).

Slowly, I will get into the groove of things, I will make friends, and I will be able to truly enjoy all aspects of my life here. No, that's not at all a replacement of anyone I left behind in Chicago, especially family (which is irreplaceable), but it's a way of coping and managing, and making the best of life. That's what I plan on doing, make the best of the life I am offered.


Manblogger641 said...

Good luck in your new place and congrats with the new job.

Profit-izing the Love said...

I'm so happy that you've found a new job and I hope the rest falls into place really easily.

Daisy said...

Good Luck with everything.