I left New York a year ago.
This fact totally blows my mind.
I was sitting down in my apartment this evening (it's the occasionally creaky ground floor of a Victorian-era house), sitting in my new faux-leather Target easy chair, watching Packers-Saints on my big flat screen - and I looked around and realized that I didn't have any of these things twelve months ago.
Not only that...I had no concept I would own these things then.
I didn't even think I would still be here in Sleepy Hamlet.
It's amazing how quickly and completely life changes. And I'm so glad that the change has been mostly positive.