It’s been a great ten years, Chicago, but I might be ready to move on. Before I take the plunge, I’m going to fulfill one of this year’s goals and go exploring some cities on my own. It’s going to take a whole lot of city to fill Chicago’s shoes, but I have one main criteria: less snow.
I’m taking suggestions – what city do you think I should test?
I visited Savannah once in high school while driving to Florida with my family. I remember it being beautiful and have always had a romantic ideal of it in my head. Can it hold up?
Pros: Men with southern accents, SCAD and the art scene that comes with it.
Cons: Social conservatives make me very uncomfortable.
Nashville seems like Brooklyn with less snobby hipsters. That’s a thing, right?
Pros: I don’t know anyone in Nashville, so it would truly be a solo exploration and adventure.
Cons: While I can appreciate the art form and like a select segment of the genre, I don’t actually like country music.
Ah, Seattle. How I idolized thee as a grunge-listening pre-teen. Remember when the SuperSonics were a thing? I miss Gary Payton!
Pros: Hometown and current residence of my bestie.
Cons: The last time I visited my bestie, Seattle seemed a little, uh, slow-moving for my taste. Plus I don’t drink coffee – will that get me kicked out?
Well, the weather is certainly different from Chicago.
Pros: There are a plethora of opportunities to pursue my not-so-secret dream life.
Cons: If a Chicago 10 is an L.A. 6…