January is my last month in New York and after some traveling I will be moving back to Chicago. This decision has been in the works for a long time. I've thought about it endlessly the past six months. I always felt that I would return to Chicago and the timing is finally right.
It's hard to think about leaving New York. Leaving my friends, mostly. In fact, I can't talk about that right now. I've relentlessly tried to pursuade a few of them to come with me, without any luck. Needless to say, it's difficult to be leaving a city that feels like such a big part of who I am.
But there were so many reasons, very big and very small, that I decided to move. What it comes down to is the fact that I think I will be happier in Chicago. There is a good life waiting there for me and I'm ready to live it.