Can a nature lover thrive in a city?
A year ago, I would have said “no”.
That was before I realized the ease of navigating a city by bike, and how little I need a car.
It was before I knew living in Chicago and working downtown meant I could see Lake Michigan every single day.
...before I found the wonder of the complete silence of the normally bustling streets while taking a walk in the rain.
...before learning that Chicago has sprawling green spaces for residents to enjoy, and in some of these parks I can spin all the way around without seeing any cars or tall buildings.
...before observing how the wild animals have adapted to their urban habitat.
I would have said “no” before I moved to Chicago, and realized nature lovers aren’t pigeon-holed into only liking “pristine” places. We are wired to find beauty in the outdoor world--wherever we are.
And for now, I’m going to enjoy the nature of the city.
Written by Kelsey Barrett
Brfur Brand Ambassador