tbh kind of sick of living somewhere where 7 months out of the year it is either so hot or so cold I don’t want to go outside. But I don’t understand how people move to a new city unless they have been promoted within their current company and the new position happens to operate out of a new city. Unless you have a lot of money saved up, which like, how do you do that when you’re poor…ish? I don’t think I could ever move to a new city and not have a job waiting for me. One, that would cause so much anxiety, and two, what is you don’t find something?! I would love to cut Chicago loose while I am not tied here by marriage, children, or an incredible job and experience a new part of the country long-term (not ready for an international move quiteeee yet) for the first time in my life (I’ve lived in Chicagoland area my entire life) but I don’t know how to make that happen.
“Pop music never really changes all that much. It’s catchy and romantic and adolescent. Sometimes it’s disposable. Sometimes it sticks with you. At its best, a pop song can give you three minutes of pure pleasure without asking all that much in return. Walling yourself off from the possibility of experiencing that kind of escape again and again, in real time, seems like a pretty boring way to live.”—Andrew Romano, The Daily Beast: Why Grown-Ups Should Give One Direction a Chance (via nointerrruption)