I grew up in the city of Chicago in an apartment.
I didn’t see dirt until I was a teenager. I didn’t even know what a farm looked like until I went to college. Living in the city is much different than living in the country. As an adult, I have had the opportunity to enjoy living in both types of places. I grew up in the city where there is a lot of hustle and bustle. There are museums, restaurants, bars, and art galleries open every day of the week. There is public transportation so you never have to drive a car. There are a lot of really nice suburbs outside of Chicago and most of my family live in the area outside of the city. My mom and dad both live in Glenview, Illinois. Glenview is just outside of Chicago, but it is a suburb and a nice community. I visit my parents every weekend. Last weekend my cousins were there and they wanted to go to the park center. The Park Center is a huge Community Center located in the middle of glenview. It has an indoor pool, healthy and fitness center, senior center, as well as many adult and youth programs. I took a class at the learning annex. The class was learning how to repair problems in your home. The class covered basic plumbing, heating and air conditioner repairs, as well as basic repairs to the electrical box. I found the class to be very informative, especially the part about the heating and air conditioning system. I’ve had to use that knowledge a number of different times to fix issues with the heating and AC unit in my apartment.