So I moved downtown on June 29 and with me I brought a big bag of expectations and stereotypical dreams of what downtown-living would be like. After almost two months of actually living downtown and doing the urban thing, I feel like I have a somewhat solid ground to stand on when I say I’ve been slapped in the face with a reality check:
MYTH: I will go to all the awesome bars on Mass Ave. with friends for after-work drinks.
FACT: I am so exhausted after work that all I want is to watch Battlestar Galactica on my couch.
MYTH: I will walk everywhere and never have to use my car!
FACT: It takes more than 20 minutes? Ew, I can’t walk that far.
MYTH: I could totally take the bus if I didn’t want to walk.
FACT: Where’s the bus stop again? When does it even leave? Which line am I riding?
MYTH: I will totally get up and run in the city every morning, since my commute is so much shorter.
FACT: WHERE’S THE SNOOZE.
MYTH: I will totally walk to the City Farmer’s Market and get the freshest food.
FACT: The Farmer’s Market is actually only open on Wednesday mornings soooo …
Am I disappointed with downtown living? No. Definitely not. I love living in the city so far. I’m excited to start a new internship and get even more involved with the city. Maybe I will prove some of my myths wrong in the near future?