like, for instance, that i actually really enjoy using public transportation. apart from the sometimes strong odors and strange encounters, i love the convenience and the fact that it makes me feel like i'm really living in a city and belong here.
also, grocery shopping isn't nearly as big of a pain as i thought it would be. i'm thankful to be within 6 blocks of a variety of grocery stores, so the walk isn't bad. also, i have a bag with wheels that i bring with so i don't have to lug my groceries around the city. that cart from Ikea has really changed my life, i tell ya.
i've learned my way around pretty quickly and can actually tell which direction i'm heading (north, south, etc.) most of the time. this is a huge step, seeing as i always assumed north was straight in front of me before living here. oh, you do that too? good, i'm not alone!
it's still weird sometimes for me to say that i live in Chicago. my sister and i were talking about that this weekend -- it feels like summer went by so quickly and, before we knew it, i was leaving North Carolina. now i've already been here a month and a half, i can't believe it! sometimes it feels like everything has happened so quickly that i haven't even had time to process it.
Kate at the drop of a hat. i really had no idea just how much i loved and appreciated that place until i moved away.
overall, i think you're pretty cool, Chicago. keep it up.
tee: J.Crew Factory
jeans: Target (similar)
scarf: Hot Mama
bag: Kate Spade