Miss Letting-Go-Getting


Moving Up: Moving Away as Office: Oregon?
April 16, 2008, 3:40 am
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Packin’, movin’ and leavin’ has been par for the course during the past couple of weeks. First off, I finally left the dark, depressing windowless office in which I have moped away one-fourth of my life for a bigger, brighter space with a view of Lake Michigan. Granted it’s through a window with chicken wire which makes me go all cross-eyed, but whatever–it’s still a WINDOW! looking out at the LAKE! I didn’t realize what an impact a little daylight could make on the spirit until today when I was basking in the sunshine streaming through my big old new window, staring at the aqua blueness of the lake, actually enjoying my work, and SMILING. I was half afraid I had turned into a vampiress after spending so much time in my bat-cave of a former office, but nope, what I experienced today was pure glee! Hopefully it will last (or at least get me through my final months at this never-ending gig)!

Here are some pics of the old digs and the new view! There is also a creepy face in the molding on the building across from my window–I feel like he’s judging me as I opt for a little game of Chicktionary rather than crunching the numbers.

In addition to moving offices, a dear friend of mine abruptly decided to leave Chicago after ten years of living here. As I helped her pack up the truck last night, I couldn’t be too sad, because she is excited and ready for big change. That being said…though I know the move will be good for her, I’ve watched many friends drive their loaded cars and trucks away from the city over the years and it keeps getting harder to say goodbye.

So…I’ve got moving on my mind. A little change of scenery if you will. A room with a view, and a good friend leaving has inspired me to revisit my own desire for big change. The packing up a truck, driving through flatlands and mountains until I reach the ocean kind of big change. I suppose the notion has been on my mind for quite some time now, but I’ve been hesitant because

  • I love Chicago with all of my being
  • It took me a long ass time to love Chicago with all of my being
  • I don’t want to feel like I’m running away
  • I thrive on the thrill and rush of city life (as frustrating as it can be)
  • My darling parents, brother and dear friends are near

BUT

  • I’ve always wanted to move to Oregon, and I’ve always had a hunch that I should be there
  • Mountains, oceans, forests, snowboarding, rafting, climbing, hiking…need I say more?
  • Good friends making good theatre
  • My darling brother, mentor and second family would be near
  • Solitude if I seek it, would be minutes away

Oh what to do, what to do?

XXXOOO

Miss LGG

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