Chicago Bound!

It’s official, I’m headed to Chicago for the first time ever! A good friend of mine who went to Uganda with me is interning at AWANA up there, and when she came to visit me in Atlanta a few weeks ago, we discussed me going up to spend a long weekend with her! I didn’t have much planned for this year as far as vacations go, and I had plenty of SkyMiles to cash in, so I decided to just go for it. I booked the ticket today, and I leave in less than a month!

And an added bonus? Some of my favorite people in the world live in Chicago – Bill and Lynette Ebel! Bill was an editor on Sherwood Pictures’ films, and I just love him and his wife!

Typically, I’m not this spontaneous. Well, I used to not be.

Back in college, my roommate Victoria and I took a personality test. Our results were very similar, with both of us being told that we were not spontaneous enough. So, out of sheer irony, we decided that we would plan certain times throughout the week to be spontaneous. I know it wasn’t exactly right, but at least it was a step in the right direction? Maybe?

So I’m slowly but surely becoming more of an adventurer. And I like it. I don’t always have to know exactly what I’m doing and where I’m going anymore. I’m learning what it means to “fly by the seat of my pants”. Well, I don’t really know what that phrase means, but I get the gist of it.

I have learned be flexible. And it makes life a little more exciting!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be trying to figure out what to do while I’m in the Windy City. I have two days where Rosie will be at work, and I will have the city all to myself! I’m thinking art museums and spending an afternoon at Navy Pier or strolling through the city are at the top of my list.

Anyone have any ideas of what to do in Chicago? Something unique perhaps? If you’ve never been, what would be the first thing you’d want to do? Feedback is appreciated!

2 thoughts on “Chicago Bound!

  1. I've read that Chicago has the most "natural-play parks" in the country. This means space for children and adults to experience nature. Instead of lots of see-saws, there are fun rocks to climb and ditches to hide in. I'd love to see some of these great play spaces…if not to play in myself, to at least watch other children play.Hope you have fun!

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