I decided to move back to Maine Township after my lease ended in DeKalb, IL. It just didn’t make sense anymore. I need to be on campus only twice a week. I thought about getting an apartment in Chicago or the inner suburbs but I can’t justify it. It just doesn’t make financial sense based on what I want to do in the next three years.
For the next three years, I want to amazing things with my life. I’m a late bloomer and I’ve had to battle some internal demons so I’m chronologically behind in life. It’s a blessing and a curse I guess. I have the freedom and flexibility of someone younger while having the wisdom I’ve gained from myself, family, and friends. I don’t have the responsibilities and obligations of property, children, and married life. It gives me the ability to expand my life at its margins and take on some risks that others are unable too. Living in Maine Township will help buffer the negative impacts of taking on higher risk.
My address will resemble a storage unit than a home. I want to travel more. Traveling to the same place in a different moment in the timeline creates new experiences. I’d like to return to some of the places I visited when I was a child. I yearn to explore new places. While I prepare for my travels, Maine Township is a good place to get healthy and train.
The Des Plaines River Trail and North Branch Trail is a short jog or bike ride from my home. The Chicago Lakefront Path is not to far away. I can find hills in the Barrington and Palos area. Living and training in Maine Township will save me time and money.
I also want to save money so it can work for me. It appears that my parents are happy with this arrangement as long as I’m advancing and improving my lie. However, it may negatively affect other aspects of my life.
Living in Maine Township might hinder my dating life but that’s okay. If a woman can’t see I’m sacrificing certain things in the short-term so I can invest in the long term, then I probably shouldn’t be with her. I also my be socially ridiculed by some people because I’m an adult living with my parents. Oh well, I just need to brush that off my shoulders. Ultimately, I need to look out for my family and me. I need to set my life up to be in a good position when a bad economy comes.
Moving back to Maine Township makes a lot of sense. I requires short-term sacrifice to invest in long-term success. It is providing a good launching pad for the future I want. It gives me an opportunity to stretch and expand my comfort zone. It allows me to take certain risks to catch up to where I want to be and build momentum. Before I know it, I will realize the future I’ve been working on.