It's been more than a month since I've hung out with my Chicago friends. It's been more than a month since I've hung out with my family.
This was all by plan. I planned to spend a month in town so I could Get Things Done (I've got business meetings scheduled for every Saturday this month, among other things). But I can't believe just how much I miss Chicago.
I always said the best things about living in C-U was that it was cheap to live here and Chicago was just a hop, skip, and jump away. And I've made that triple jump OFTEN over the last several years. I never realized just how addicted I really am to going up there.
Combine not having hung out with my family and friends for so long, being bored with the wintertime version of my town, bad sleep and eating habits, general wintertime blues and my mood over the last week starts to make a lot more sense.
I'm not depressed, I'm just bored and flat. I haven't REALLY been excited, haven't REALLY had fun since the NYE party. This kind of gap might be normal for many but it feels maddening for me right now.
Also, I want to be in a band or go to more shows or book more shows. I feel musically deprived.