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Goodbye, Long Island: When Your Parents Sell Your Childhood Home

By Victoria Morrell  “We have a surprise for you!” My mother squeaked into the phone, her heavy New York accent dripping with excitement. For weeks, I had been persuading my parents to come visit me in California; I hadn’t seen them in nearly a year and I was hoping they could spend Thanksgiving in L.A.. […]

Taking Flight from the Nest at Twenty-Two

By Sharon Hillman Ever since my junior year of college I knew that I wanted to wind up in New York City. There’s something so infatuating about living in such an electrifying, bustling hub of culture and opportunities. No wonder it’s considered the quintessential “American Dream.” I knew that getting there would not be a […]

Suburban Security: On Pushing Off My Inevitable Move to NYC

By Carly Rome For as long as I can remember, I’ve been one of those kids who is in a rush to grow up. By 7th grade, I was going to the mall with friends to buy eyeliner and push up bras. In 8th grade, I started regularly going to local punk shows with crowds […]

California or Bust: Moving Cross Country after College

By Victoria Morrell Originally I’m from Long Island, New York. I was raised in a quiet suburb an hour away from Manhattan where attitude was measured by the thickness of your accent or the borough your parents were from. Where I’m from, growing up means following a pre-determined circular migratory pattern. It looks like this: […]