I am moving from this skyline:
To this skyline:
Kinda similar, right? But worlds apart.
I am leaving San Diego to move to Chicago in 4 weeks for a 16-month term clerkship. This is a quick move and I am super stoked about it!
Because it is so quick, I am also going to try to answer the questions I get on repeat:
1. You know it's cold there, right?
Um, yes. I am well aware that it is called the Windy City and have been briefed on the opinion that the city is only livable 4 months of the year. However, people live there year-round so I think this refutes that opinion. And to my ability to live in cold weather - Do you people forget that I have spent months in Switzerland in the winter with J? If I can handle the Swiss Alps, then I can handle Chicago.
2. You are going to get fat. The food there is SO good.
(More of a comment than a question, but I feel it still deserves a response)
Similar response to #1. San Diego has phenomenal food and I am not Roseanne Barr, therefore, I think I will be able to handle to Chicago food. I am not a fan of deep dish pizza, I prefer thin. I also don't think I will be eating in all the fancy restaurants. I do have student loans people.
3. What are you going to do about the bar?
I am not taking the California Bar this summer so I could take this job. I think I am going to try to take the Illinois bar next July (so I have plenty of time to prepare). I am going to talk to the judge I am working with and get feedback from others to see if this is doable. Then when I return to California after the position, I will take the February California Bar. It is scary to delay everything but I think barbri does a great job at preparing everyone so I am trusting them :)
4. What about J?
He is still in Switzerland so this makes travel so much easier!!! Yay!
5. Can I come and visit?
Yes!!! The more the merrier. I know 2 people in Chicago and I have never stepped foot outside the airport so I am accepting all applications for visitors and tour guides. I just locked down a lease for my own apartment in Wrigleyville so I can have visitors whenever I please without pissing off a roommate :)
That being said, if anyone has any tips, places to visit, things to do, friends I could borrow, please send them my way! I am SO excited for this opportunity and am like a sponge - ready to soak up Chicago!
Also, if you know of anyone playing soccer in Chicago, let me know. I am looking for a team.