things i am in denial about

573. That I am moving in less than 2 weeks.

I am doing just like The Jeffersons only backwards: I am Movin’ On Down. From the 19th floor to the 12th, from the Chicago-view side to the north-view side, and from a 2BR to a 1BR. I love the location but just didn’t see paying $x more in rent for an extra bedroom and bathroom that I don’t use much, where $x is right around the total rent for the 1100 sq ft 2BR I had my last year in Madison. Of course, I don’t quite know whether/how everything in my current apartment is going to fit in the new apartment, and we’ll also see how my ascetic bravado holds up when I’m actually in the smaller place.

Everyone tells me I should be buying a place. Soon, maybe. I used to value having maximum liquidity in my life. It’s now become tedious and is even starting to feel a little creepy.

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

2 thoughts on “things i am in denial about”

  1. Funny–a fellow academic (albeit an anthropologist) and I were having this conversation Saturday night. As non-purchasers of property, we deemed ourselves possessors of “The Peter Pan Syndrome.”


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