Happy birthday, Chicago

Today marks 175 years since Chicago was officially incorporated as a city.

As a child, I remember visiting Chicago with family or on school field trips and just being overwhelmed by both it's beauty and immensity. I remember waiting in the car and getting so very excited for that point on 55 where the Sears Tower just becomes visible. I remember feeling as though a five or six block walk between destinations was an infinite distance. And I also remember thinking that Chicago just had to be one of the best places in the world. I always had a desire to live in this city so when I had an opportunity to move here, I did not allow it to slip away. I am so grateful for all of the  opportunities this city has brought and for all of the wonderful people I would have otherwise never known, if not for Chicago.

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In appreciation and celebration of the great city of Chicago, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the past few years here.

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