As of Sunday, I will have been a resident of downtown Indianapolis for two months. Up until the move, many people questioned are decision. Some expressed their disinterest in the city, while others were just genuinely curious. Two months later, I’m pleased that most people think it’s pretty cool what we’ve done. It’s a good feeling, because I was nervous to be judged. But you should never be judged for something you truly want to do. Living here was something I always dreamed of and never thought was possible.
I love it here. I love everything about it. It’s home. It doesn’t even feel like it, it just is. We walk everywhere and have discovered so many new restaurants and stores. I love the buildings, the people, the noises–all of it. I especially love our apartment. I feel so secure here and I really enjoy living in a building. For the most part it’s oddly quiet here. When you’re by the door you can sometimes here the elevators or hallway activity, but once you’re down the hall, you don’t hear out there. There are outside noises too, but I enjoy those. It’s all a part of living in the city.
The people here are so nice, too. It’s crazy that in the middle of a large city you can get the “small town” feel. There are already two waiters at two restaurants that know us, and have gone out of their way to accommodate us. I can tell their faces perk up when they see us. Then I went to our farmer’s market last week and felt like a kid in a candy store. I’d never seen anything like it and even better, the people were amazing. They care so much about the products they make/grow and sell. Sometimes when I had gone to healthier stores on other sides of town the people are snobby, but not the downtown farmer’s market. So many great people there, I really look forward to going back.
There are so many things I love about living here, but most of all I love how it is right. We made the right choice coming here. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere different, even with all the challenges we’ve faced with the building. It’s an awesome place in an awesome city, and I’m happy to call this place home.