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I'm leaving, but it's not what you think. There will be no long dramatic prose goodbye (it's short). There will be no tears, no regret. There will be no anger or bitterness. There is just time and opportunity and circumstance. There is just a yes that suddenly became a no. There is just a new job waiting in Los Angeles and the proximity to family that tends to eclipse even pipedreams, even 4 AM...
My childhood best friend has just become a mother. She sent me photos of her newborn daughter; they both look sleepy and gorgeous and I’m so happy that this shimmering tiny person has entered the world. But events like these also have a way of bringing up old sadnesses. A wave of prickly loneliness washes over me as I think about my own mother. A megawatt smile with a tough interior, my mom personified Dyker...
I move to New York with everything I own stuffed inside four large trash bags. Left behind in Boston is a mattress, a nightstand, a small bookshelf, and an entire life. I am a 19-year-old with an ID that says I’m 22. A friend of a friend of a friend has a sister subletting her studio in Murray Hill for $1100 a month. I find someone to split the cost with, and we purchase...
Seven summers ago, a phone call upended my life. I was playing SingStar at a friend’s house when my sister called me sobbing. She had just turned 21 the day before, and our small family had gathered at our apartment to celebrate her. I’d just come home from summer school, and was planning to spend the next few weeks with her and my mom before my junior year of undergrad. So, all was right...

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