Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York


My birthday was yesterday. We had a lovely weekend kicking off with a dinner out and followed by a family leaf peeping trip to Cold Spring. Yesterday Henry had his breakfast in our bed to extend our cuddle. What could be better than that on your birthday morning?

Despite the gorgeous autumn weather and fulfilling work projects I’m trying my best to fend off the impending winter blues. It’s only October but as soon as the light changes I start feeling down. I got one of those blue lights to help and am trying other things too. I find that curling up with a good book to wind down helps me get to sleep at a good time. Right now I’m reading Goodbye to All That, a collection of essays by authors (in homage to Joan Didian‘s famous essay of the same title) who have loved and left New York City. It’s resonating deeply because all summer we considered what life would be like living elsewhere. After lots of research and soul searching we’ve decided to stay. Still, it’s really interesting to hear these writer’s accounts of their big decision to leave.