This post has been in the making for quite some time. Sometimes, I find it difficult to blog about more personal issues. How much is too much when it comes to the Internet, you know? But I think it’s important that I try because I’m in a much better place now than I was a year ago. A year ago, I was still adjusting to life in Chicago, miserable at my temp job in the ‘burbs, making incredible feeble attempts at dating and generally still coming to terms with growing up. It’s funny how much can change in such a short amount of time.
life: I’m still living in my lovely apartment in Wicker Park. I look forward to having my own place someday, but for now, I can’t ask for much more. My roomies are lovely girls, we have laundry in unit and central air; those two things alone make this living arrangement pretty amazing.. My friends vary from group to group. but they’re all great. I still think I’d like to expand my social circle, which is something I hope to keep working at. My job isn’t perfect, but it’s a good job and steady one at that, so I’m grateful for it and am glad to have learned so much since starting here.
love: Yes, I have love too. It’s a new love, so it feels a little fragile. However, I have the utmost faith in my relationship and in Alex. I am beyond grateful for our time together thus far and am so, so lucky to have someone like him in my life. I was convinced that my more recent dating experiences had made me a little jaded and hesitant. It’s so cheesy, but you really do find someone when you least expect to. Or I should say that Alex found me. He’s sweet, loving, funny and loves to cook, so really, I can’t ask for much else in a boyfriend.
happiness: The million dollar question: Am I happy? For the most part, I really am. And that’s saying something. I haven’t alway been or I’ve definitely struggled with maintaining any form of happiness that felt constant. The thing is, life doesn’t have to be perfect or amazing for you to be happy. I finally get that.
So yes, it’s funny how much can change in a year. This is my life. And I’m happy to be living it. :)