Nate starts at the Chapel on Monday so we took advantage of grandma and headed downtown, no kids. We got an overpriced, swanky hotel room right off Michigan Ave.
We got up Saturday with no alarm clocks or kids. Thats a feeling I miss for sure. Don’t you just love hotel rooms that have the best curtains that keep out all form of light. We were on the 19th floor so had a great view of the city. Chicago is electrifying. (more than grease lightning) We had to get our starbucks fix. Which isn’t a problem in the city. There is literally one on every block. And they are all packed.
We met up with my bff growing up Kathy. She is the cool girl who lives in the city and works in one of the high rises and takes the L. We shopped on the Magnificent Mile. Ate at PF Changs and headed to get our tattoos. Yep you read it right. We all got tattoos. I’ll let that sink in a bit.
Nate has been wanting one since I’ve known him. I am going through a quarter life crisis and gave in. It hurt like crazy. I mean crazy. I had to go first so I couldn’t back out. I can guarantee I would have backed out had I gone last. I got the word “faith” written on my wrist. Afterwards I regretted it for the rest of the night. What in the world was I thinking. My mom is going to kill me. This is permanent. And visible. But after the initial anxiety attack, I actually like it. I have to right? The reason I got it was to remind me to have faith. Because I need reminding every day.
Nate got the Transit logo that he designed on his forearm. He got it to remind him of his calling. My friend got the word “trust.” Pictures to come later.
We walked around downtown and saw that at the Chicago Theater, Ryan Adams was playing. Nate is into him but it was sold out. Some guys were scalping tickets so we got some and watched the show. He’s pretty talented.
We are taking this time away to reflect and let go. Neither one of us is ready to let go of KC. We feel like the waves tossed back and forth. Its like the tattoo. We need to accept the decision we made and embrace it. Its hard though.