So we're all set to move to Chicago and be moved into a corporate apartment in Lombard on the 10th of January. We had one picked out in Elmhurst but that fell through and we liked the one in Lombard next, so that's where we'll be living until our house sells and we buy a new one. I know nothing about Lombard except people say there are nice restaurants there. It's small - going from a 3500 sq house to a 759 sf apartment will be very different, but a new experience. Not looking forward to having to walk the dog in a Chicago winter instead of just letting him out into the backyard. I think he likes his backyard, too. Oh well, it's not forever. I am worried about the transition for him. He is such a little creature of habit and does not do well with any kind of change. He often gets scared and hides under the bed for the strangest reasons and won't come out, and car rides? He shakes uncontrollably until he figures out we're on the way home. I am planning on going to the vet to see if they will give me medication for him for anxiety for the trip to Chicago at the very least.
There's still quite a bit to do to finish getting the house ready to put on the market before we leave for Chicago, but a lot is going to be done by other people, so I'm pretty bored since I'm not in school. We didn't decorate for Christmas since we're moving - in fact, we threw all of our Christmas things away except for the ornaments that are sentimental to us. It hardly seems like Christmas to me at all this year. I haven't wrapped a single gift, although I've bought a few. I'm hoping next year will be very different. I wonder what my blog post will be like this time next year? Will I be happier in Chicago? Will I hate it? They say wherever you go, there you are. I don't see why it would make a difference where I live, but yet it could. One big thing that worries me is school. If I think I don't fit in at school now, I really don't think I will fit in when I move to Chicago. I will be a minority, for sure. I know that as a fact after checking demographics. Here, I don't fit in for socio-economic reasons. There, it's still that, but also racial reasons as well. I wonder how that is going to go?