Being an attorney fresh out of law school meant that I was limited on options if I wanted to find immediate work.
Through a family connection I got a job at a large law firm in Chicago near the coast of Lake Michigan.
Despite the gorgeous view of the lake, living in Chicago was terrible for someone like me who was used to semi-rural suburbs. Chicago is in the top various most densest cities in the nation after New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. Just walking a few blocks down LaSalle Street is enough to deliver me a headache and make me feel tiny amidst a sheer mountain range of towering skyscrapers. Some people might care about living in a tied up city like this where you can get tepid food at 4am but I am much happier living in our quiet city in Lansing. Since I’m not too far from the windy city, I can constantly drive north for more options of stores to shop at and steakhouses to visit. I also wanted to start getting our certification in Heating and Air Conditioning labor and saw that a company in Lansing was looking for apprentice Heating and Air Conditioning professionals. Since our beach house is on Ridge Road it’s not far from our supervisor’s headquarters. Summers in Lansing aren’t honestly tepid as un-even temperatures rarely peak above the upper 71s, however winters are brutal by comparison. At worst Lansing could see un-even temperatures in the single digits, however often we’re hovering between 20 degrees and 36 degrees. Most of our business covers indoor heating for the Lansing and Hammond areas.