I Live In The Burbs And I Actually Like it
Before I moved, I thought that day would have felt weird. Or sad. Or something. But honestly, I wouldn't have even noticed the day if it wasn't for TimeHop.
And, actually, that's the thing that feels really weird. It seems like New York City was so long ago. Sometimes I can't even believe it's only been a few months since we moved back to the Midwest. I live in the burbs you guys and I actually like it.
I like that we can drive to the grocery store and we don't have to carry everything up a flight and a half of stairs.
I like that things like shopping at Target are more peaceful and less like Black Friday. And don't result in me swearing at a man for calling my husband a bozo.
I like that our families are closer. I like that I can buy tasty fresh produce and can the hell out of it. And, as weird as it may sound, I'm actually more active here. But that's partially from running up and down the stairs and the fact that I can leave the house and not have to spend money (I kid you not, you can't leave your place in NYC without spending $20).
And I really love the slower pace of life. I think it's good for me. I think it's good for us.
Don't get me wrong, there are things that I miss about NYC. In fact, I've said a few times that if we could have the same life we have here in NYC then I would move back in a heartbeat. But that's impossible. New York is New York. And it will never give me what I want and need right now.
I also still freak out a little and I assume that's normal and that I will for a while. I mean, let's all be honest, I might occasionally freak out about it for the rest of our lives. Leaving NYC was a big thing for me. But I freak out about everything. Hell I even freaked out about moving to New York.
But things are going pretty darn good here. We're starting to get into a rhythm and figure things out. Mr. T is really excited about his new job and his new office (I'm excited to help him organize it and decorate it).
And I'm really excited about what's to come in the next year or so. I can't share everything just yet, but there will be lots of new adventures (kudos to me for thinking of this all as an adventure).
So, yep. I live in the burbs and I like it.