Yesterday, Ashley and I moved from our 3 bedroom apartment in Andersonville to a smaller 2 bedroom apartment in Lakeview. And by Lakeview, I mean Boystown. We decided to make this move a few months ago for a few reasons:
1) We've been living in Andersonville since we moved to Chicago 18 months ago. And while A'ville is quaint, quiet and certainly less expensive, it is also a bit far removed from the social scene of Boystown. So in an effort to improve our social circles, we thought we should relocate.
2) Again, because of the distance, it takes about an hour on the trains to get to downtown from A'ville. With the added delays due to construction on the "L", it sometimes took me 90 minutes to get home after work. The move allows me at least 30 extra minutes in the morning and evening, as well as the opportunity to use buses instead of relying solely on the train.
3) And the most important reason, for me anyway, was that it was getting increasingly annoying for The BF and I to have to schedule when to see each other. After a year and a half of planning dates and sleepovers, this will be a much nicer set up seeing as how we are now only about 3 blocks away from each other (I hope he doesn't get sick of me now).
So now we are embarking on another new adventure. We might love it, or we might hate it. But either way, its fun to be living in a more bustling neighborhood. I didn't move to the city to live in a suburb. But I have a hunch this is just going to make everything better.