Growing up, my family went to Chicago every year. While we technically went to visit my grandparents that lived in the surrounding suburbs, we always made trips into the city. I have so many memories there. I broke out in chicken pox during a visit to the zoo, one year. I took a mini train ride at the museum and saw baby birds hatch. I tasted my first gyro. Let’s just say some of my best memories took place in Chicago, because I could go on forever!
After college, I went to Chicago and lived in the area for a bit. If I could do things over, I would have stayed longer. Leaving my beloved city so soon is one of my biggest regrets.
Don’t make the same mistake I did. If Chicago is calling your name, you need to answer. You will be so glad you did.