A Sort of Homecoming
"homecoming" - kanye west featuring chris martin
I lived in Chicago from January 2008 to August 2009 while going to grad school at DePaul University in Lincoln Park. I had been to the city several times before living there, and always loved it. Living there gave me an appreciation for the smaller neighborhoods and hidden gems around the city.
Since graduating, I've only been back to Chicago twice. Once for less than 24 hours to attend one of the last tapings of the Oprah Winfrey Show in April (the story is worth a blog post of its own), and a month ago to visit my brother, who is attending law school in the city.
I'm looking forward to heading back and getting to experience the city at Christmastime.
For the entire week, I've had this song in my head. The album came out around the time that I was living in Chicago, so many of its songs remind me of walking around the city with my iPod.
I'll be sure to share stories of my travels to the Windy City when we return, but until then, enjoy a little Kanye and Chris Martin.