So I don't 'hate' living downtown at all, so the wording had to differentiate a little from my "Reasons I love Living Downtown" post yesterday.
1. The fact that my transportation is on a schedule. I am known by Jay for sprinting out of the house manically in the morning to ensure I get that early, early train. The saddest part is when I run downstairs only to see it whizzing by as I am 15 seconds late. Grrr! I do love the public transit but sometimes I miss being able to just get to/from work without schedules, crowds of people & 15 million stops (and the fact that if I do drive to work in the Financial District of downtown, I have to pay for parking).
2. The fact that I can't walk one city block without being asked for money by somebody. Not only does it bother me for the sheer arrogance of the question, but I hate the fact that it manages to cloud your vision. Some people do warrant some help but when you are asked 5 times during a quick walk, they're harder to spot.
3. Space. Or more so, complete lack thereof. It would honestly be laughable if they sold any apartments in the suburbs that resemble the apartment we live in now. Why? Because it's tiny. Really cute but super tiny. And unless you lived by cool sh*t, no one on earth would sign a lease here.
4. Cost of space. See #3. Not only is the standard of living space downtown different than the suburbs. They have this awesome way of charging you the same rent for that of a 4-bedroom house. True story as I was perusing listings last month and accidentally wandered into the suburban section. There was the CUTEST 4-bedroom, huge yard house for less rent than we pay now.
|^Tiny house life.|
5. The fact that I'm more tempted to spend money. With so much bustling around you and a bevvy of activities at your doorstep, it's super-duper easy to say bye to said small cave you live in and step outside to enjoy it all.
6. The fact that there's loud noises everywhere. At all times. And they don't care if you're in the middle of a good show or trying to actually sleep a little longer than 4 AM.
7. The fact that Chandler has to go to dog parks exclusively. Don't get me wrong, nothing makes me happier than being with Jay and taking Chandler out on walks, to the dog park or to explore the city. But dog parks require vigilance and the hope that everyone is getting along (dog parks aren't the same as this post here). So it would be pretty nice every now and again to just have a big, 'ol yard for him to sprint in without having to worry about any other external stimulants.
|^Raised in the city and forever leashed-up. Poor little adorableness.|
8. The fact that I don't trust anyone. I don't leave anything in my car, I'd never tie Chandler up outside a store, I zip my purse all the time. I just assume cities are made of thieves and therefore, am a little bit weird about guarding my stuff.
However, despite these inconveniences: I'm all in for now and love every bit of this.
Are you a City or Suburb kinda person?