Welcome to my ramblings!

A few months ago, we made the decision to leave the Chicago suburbs and head towards NW Illinois, with the goal of ending up in either Iowa or Wisconsin. Squatch got a new job in Dubuque, which enabled us to cut ties back in the burbs and move out this way. I had been working part-time downtown since going back to work last fall after maternity leave for Little Man. It was truly bittersweet to leave my job after 5 years, but I had been ready to leave for a while; I just never had a reason to go.

I used to work the next block over from the Chicago Board of Trade

We are lucky that my parents have a lake house out this way, so we have been able to live rent-free while we look for a place. Galena, Illinois, is AMAZING. We adore being out here, and love the country and views. What we don’t love is how ridiculous Illinois politics have gotten. Gas taxes have doubled to 30 cents/gallon, income tax is ridiculous, and property taxes are sky-rocketing, among others. We know we want a state that offers more liberty to its citizens, so our sights have turned to Iowa and Wisconsin.

Come along with us on our journey to liberty from the corruption and craziness in Illinois!

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

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