the goodbye

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

I’m saying goodbye to Mexico City. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

Eventually, I fell in love — with the city and with another person

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

Relocating was the right move, but right is rarely easy

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

A year ago, I thought I would never leave the city