Tonight is my last night in California.
Tomorrow, early before dawn, I’ll be squished in the middle seat on a Delta economy flight, on my way to New York City to start the next chapter in my journey.
So long, palm trees! So long, IN-N-OUT Burger! So long, referring to freeways by putting “the” in front of them! So long, family and friends!
So long, home!
And hello, New York. You’re gonna be my new home now. I have high hopes for you, and for myself. God knows if I can live up to them.