How To Leave New York: Don’t Even Think About It

Careful consideration would be a mistake.

Photo by me.

I never wanted to live here. It wasn’t on my list, I had zero Manolo Blahnik fantasies—just the opposite. This city was too expensive to make sense, too crowded to be comfortable, why would I live here? Then, like most imports, I got a job in New York that paid enough for a one-bedroom apartment and I figured what the hell. Now, eight…