It has been said “the best part of living in a place like Manhattan is leaving it.” Whoever said that must have been a transplant. With all the things that make this city great, for those that didn’t grow up here, and sometimes even for those that did, it can be all too easy to find reasons why one would want to leave. It’s crowded, it smells, it’s expensive, people you don’t know yell at you sometimes. Just to name a few.
But even these aren’t the best reasons for getting out of the city. The greatest and strangest realization about leaving New York is recognizing the rest of the world functions just fine without it.
After spending some time amongst the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, New York has a way of creeping into your mind as the center of the universe. Imagining this attitude is much easier when you remember Beyonce lives here. Everything happens here. Everyone lives here.