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In the summer of 2009, I decided to take a different direction of my life and go to Chicago. I had done some writing and speaking work in my life and knew I would like to continue that in some capacity. I also knew that I wanted to continue growing as an artist. This new direction and focus on art was something I had been thinking about for a long time.
When I left Detroit I was living in a small apartment and had very little money. When I first moved to Chicago I had been working for a while in the retail space and had a small apartment of my own. This new direction of life was different though, and I was eager to experience working full-time in a larger space and be able to live in a place where I could afford to buy more stuff.
So I’m going to Chicago. I’m moving to a city with a lot of things I love, people I love, and a new opportunity for art. I’m going to be there for less than a year, but I think it’s a year of living in a different place, making new friends, and going back to school.
Chicago is one of those places that just seems really beautiful. Its architecture is so distinctive and modern, it almost seems like the city itself is designed by someone who knows what they are doing. There are so many neighborhoods and streets that are just so different from the rest of the city. And when I say different, I mean it in the same way that New York is different from New Orleans.
davenport to Chicago is a wonderful example of a neighborhood that is so uniquely Chicago. You’ll see the city, you’ll see the river, and you’ll see the lake. Chicago is a city in which people are so incredibly diverse.
It’s interesting because the city is so easy to see, yet so hard to know. Chicago is very easy to see, but then we see the same thing in the most hidden parts of the city. You can go to any park in Chicago and see the same thing. But you also see the most hidden parts of the city, and those parts are so different from the rest.
I’m not trying to get anyone to stop and think, “Wait, what’s that?” I’m just saying that we are seeing the same thing we saw in the last trailer. We’re seeing Chicago, we’re seeing the city, and the river, and the lake. Chicago is a city so vast in extent that we are often stuck in the places we are.
Chicago is just such a vast city that it’s hard to stay away. Not just the city, but the entire city, is such a vast extent that it’s almost impossible to stay out of it. The reason for this is because the city is so vast that it can’t be fully comprehended by just one person. If you are able to stand in the middle of the lake, you’re able to see everything.
I think the point of this story is to have us see the real Chicago at its most expansive level. If youre looking for a city to live in, as I am, you have to take a break (or a short vacation) from it. If youre looking for a city to live in, as I am, you have to learn to live in the real world, and not the one we live in.
By living in the real world, youre able to see the city in new ways. You know you are in Chicago but you can go to the North Side, the South Side, the West Side, and so on, and you can see that Chicago is so vast that you cant even imagine the size of it without getting off your couch.