Every writer who leaves NYC has written about leaving NYC since Joan Didion famously wrote “Goodbye to All That” in her seminal essay collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem. It was only a matter of time until I did it too.
When you want to see them, the signs are everywhere. I spent three years looking for a sign that I should leave NYC, and I found it in author Tom Robbins. So here it is, the full story, more or less. A big thanks to literary all-star website The Millions for giving me a platform to talk about grit, Robbins, and moving on.