This blog will not mention my presentation today. Stay tuned for a separate one!
I love this city. One of my favorite things is to walk around alone when it is cold and window shop. No obligations, no need to impress anyone, no maps or navigation. Chicago in the winter time is beautiful and busy. Ghirardelli Chocolates is always there for a short break of holiday happiness. Chicago style pizza is surrounding me and I simply must have it! Lights and shops are glittering and I always want to look for presents that I just don't need to buy! Sometimes I wish I could just stay here forever, but then I remember that daylight will come and so will the days without holidays.
The business of Chicago becomes hassle in the day. The only redeeming quality is the Starbucks in the lobby. It really is amazing how love and nostalgia some how turns to indifference so fast. Is it because I was born in Illinois? Was I born with the fast paced and indifferent attitude? Does the luster go away because it is like a secret home?
I am lucky to live in a city that I am excited to be in day and night. I am not afraid walking downtown, I am not afraid of any parts of town, and I love the spirit (and it has nothing to do with choosing a baseball team). Chicago is a beautiful place to visit, but I'll keep Fort Wayne.