the goodbye

I’m saying goodbye to Los Angeles. Here are 8 places I’ll miss.

I spent 14 years pursuing my dreams in comedy; now, I’m no longer seeking validation

I’m saying goodbye to Amsterdam. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

I moved to Amsterdam to follow love; what I found there were pieces of myself I had lost

I’m saying goodbye to Seoul. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

This dazzling city of contrasts became home sweet home

I’m saying goodbye to Charlotte, N.C. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

Charlotte will forever be the place where I started my life and spent a very defining part of it

I’m saying goodbye to Bogotá, Colombia. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

After spending 11 months in the city, I’m not quite ready to go — but it has shown me what it means to find something like home

I’m saying goodbye to Milwaukee. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

Having spent my whole life here, the excitement of the future is coupled with the melancholy of leaving behind the familiar

I am saying goodbye to Oahu, Hawaii. Here are the 6 places I’ll miss.

After four years on the mythic island, I got what I came for: an unshakable love for myself

I’m saying goodbye to Dakar, Senegal. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

The West African city has humbled me, revived me, and filled my life with music

I’m saying goodbye to New York City. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

I’m grateful for the bone-weary ugliness of some of the moments, and for the divine intermezzos in between

I’m saying goodbye to New Orleans. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

New Orleans isn’t just a place; it’s an entire culture