Nicholas Young

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Posts about moving

Life on the Inside, Part II

Lifting a 14-pound child, radical weather changes, rising levels of acute pain, and emerging chronic fatigue symptoms are changing my daily routine. This is the second post in a series covering what it’s like to live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a complex, life-long genetic condition that often causes serious, chronic pain and frequent subluxations among patients. Granted, pain has a normal place in my life. I plan for it, and always keep medicine on hand; but even though I expected this as the logical evolution of my condition, it doesn’t make it easier to swallow....

The Ex-Resident's Guide to Chicago

By mid-June, the Young Family will be living in Colorado. While this move is positive overall, I also feel a certain trepidation: Chicago was where I launched The Machine, re-ignited my love for software, and kindled a new dedication to speaking. It’s also where I lost my religion, morphing from a lukewarm christian into a staunch atheist. So, yes. This City and I; we have a history. Six years of awesome, messy history....

Going West

I’ve lived in Chicago for almost six years, but this June, it’s time to say goodbye. There’s another place my rambling soul craves to be: Denver, Colorado. As I’ve told several friends, “the mountains are calling.” From what little I understand about the state’s culture, this isn’t uncommon: many individuals visit Colorado, and make plans to return as tourists, but find themselves returning as residents. This tale perfectly describes my experience: after traveling through the Denver area many years ago, it has always remained a beautiful memory in my otherwise cluttered mind....