We left Chicago just a little over a year ago. And while I do miss the place, and especially the people, the thing I don’t miss at all is the word “windchill”. It’s just one of those words no one needs here.
When I lived in the midwest, I wore my tolerance for crummy weather like a badge. Now I know it was just a defense mechanism to validate choosing to live there and stay there.
After a little more than a year in California, I can say that I don’t regret making the move. I’m glad we did it. I don’t know if I’d be saying this so easily if it weren’t for the fact this is my 3rd time living here over the past 22 years.