I can’t afford a vacation but I live for traveling and experiencing new places. It’s what keeps me going as I drag my ass out of bed and off to a job that makes me feel just like everybody else. When I’m lonely and sad because my wife is working overnights I remember we work hard so we can play harder. But with our combined student loans, mortgage, car payments, pest prevention *thanks to my hoarding next door neighbor* hopes of vacationing are slim to none. It’s beginning to feel like a death sentence so we decide to take out a consumer loan and throw caution to the wind. Chicago is an affordable destination during the winter *big surprise* The vibe of the city captivated me as we were shuttled to The Hardrock Hotel. It’s cold, and we’re both sick, but enjoying every minute of this trip. Oddly, Chicago feels more like home than anywhere ever has. Thankfully, I thought to commemorate this journey with a photo shoot.
Image Credit: TK Photography
We reluctantly head home, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture we left behind. Thank God for YouTube and Google *yes i know they’re one and the same * Little did we know, the very next year an email announcing a transfer opportunity would bring us back home. I immediately put the house on the market because I was confident she would get the job. She did. Thirty days later I found myself in Chicago with only what could fit in the car.
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