What is the Chicago Bucket List?
What is the Chicago Bucket List? The Chicago Bucket List is the accumulation of ideas on things to do before you leave Chicago for good. It’s based on the hypothetical scenario: If you had to leave Chicago in six months and were never to come back, what would you make sure you did before you go? I don’t plan on leaving Chicago, but I plan to take on this bucket list as my own spring and summer personal project.
One of the things I’ve noticed from being a native Chicagoan is that sometimes I don’t go out and try new things to the extent that I want to unless someone else suggests it to me. People who have moved to Chicago see the city differently and are much more willing to try out new places or experiences than some things that native Chicagoans do. On the flip side, my friends and I here from the city have our habits and traditions some of which transplants either don’t know about it or have never had the chance to try before. Hence, the Chicago Bucket List will be a conglomeration of both native and transplant ideas on what Chicago really is all about. My hope is to experience the best of what Chicago has to offer without emptying out the piggy bank to achieve it.
I am a graduate Finance student at Loyola University, native Chicagoan and local foodie. I love trying new things and aspire to have an encyclopedic knowledge on all things Chicago. I am from northwest side Albany Park and in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country. I appreciate the support and feedback on my personal project and hope you will enjoy reading more about The Chicago Bucket List.