You turn around and it’s already Labor Day. Seven months ago, we were in the midst of another Chicago winter– albeit a mild one, which could mean we’re really in for it this year. Regardless, in a few short months we will again be buried under snow.
Take Tuesday off and get outside. I had the opportunity to hang out downtown yesterday and had a lot of fun. I got outside and stayed outside. I had lunch at Millennium Park’s Park Grill. I saw kids screaming in Crown Fountain. I walked Michigan Avenue. I took pictures of Trump Tower and shopped for tourist trinkets. Our city is quite impressive when you have an opportunity to stop, watch and listen to it breathe. After a workout on Wednesday, I found a park bench across the street from the gym and sat. Just sat. Being married with two kids on top of the full-time job, the word that best described those 45 minutes on that park bench: luxurious.
I understand, the couch is comfortable; but it will be just as comfortable in five months when there is a foot of snow on the ground and its 20 degrees. So carve out a couple hours out this weekend for your version of luxury. Get outside; enjoy Chicago and our last weekend of summer.