Without the familiarity and judgement that used to accompany thoughts of Chicago, I’m free to take pleasure in everyday things. I am free to treat Chicago like any other foreign city I visit. Going places I’ve never gone and doing things I’ve never done. Revisiting places I’ve been before to see how they’ve changed, soak them in, and build new memories. I am immersing myself in the the local community and strengthening the relationships the defined my youth.
Category : Nomadic
People react in extreme ways when I tell them I am going to take an open ended trip around the world. Some say something along the lines of “Wow, that’s badass!” and totally understand my desire. While others say nothing and look at me with a furrowed brow and pursed lips as if they are trying to divide 9,978 by 16 in their head. Sure, it’s an obvious statement when you break it down literally: I am leaving Las Vegas to continuously travel around the world with no set plans on when I’ll return. But wait, with who, when, where, why, and how?