Back Out to the Burbs
Well, it looks like I’m gonna be moving back to the suburbs. I’ve enjoyed my last 5 years here in the city, but I was recently offered a job in the burbs that I can’t pass up.
I’m a bit worried, though. Let me explain. I grew up in the suburbs, and even at my first job after college, I still lived in the burbs. I had some friends who were always city people, but I was pretty comfortable where I was. The city always seemed like a lot of effort, and it was a lot more expensive, too. Over the years, some of my friends slowly started moving to the city for work, and it was always the same type of thing; it was always people who always had the same objections as me. And almost all of them would eventually tell me that living in the city was awesome and I had to move there.
“Trust me. Everyone who says they love it here, they’re not just being snobs. It really is awesome.”
But I think it’s the type of thing you can’t explain if you haven’t actually lived there. I had been there many times, either visiting my friends, or with a group of friends from the burbs, and we were always like “it’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”
We were just intimidated.
Living in the city is awesome.
In a few months I became a full fledged “city person.” It was exciting. There were always people around. There is always stuff to do. I sold my truck. I took public transportation or I walked everywhere. The restaurants are great. The social scene is amazing. There are museums and concerts and art galleries.
It got to the point where I would go visit my family in the suburbs and be before and want to leave after a day or two.
But now I’m moving there again with an awesome job. I’m going to have to start driving again. I’ve been looking at neotrucks.com cuz I need to get a vehicle in the next week or so. I hope I’m not bored at the lack of stuff to do when I move there. People here joke that moving to the burbs is for boring married people. I’m not married yet, and I hope I’m not boring. Or, I hope I don’t become boring. I guess we will see.