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First Solo Trip – Seattle

For a lone introvert, the most annoying feeling is being scared out in the world alone. Especially when you learned four years earlier, in Brooklyn, that your innocent curiosity attracts crazy people like a gnat to rotten fruit. From the crazy guy on the train that tried to follow me back to my gated college campus and the crazy man that attempted to sneak through LaGuardia in my suitcase to meet my family, I didn’t feel too solid in the world alone.

But I guess it’s true in some form, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Although I didn’t particularly make it in how the saying goes, I made it out alive and that’s the important part. So if I could make it out of New York alive. The home of Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Law and Order: SVU then I figured I could make it in docile Seattle.

The reason I wanted to go was to see if I really wanted to move there post-graduation. I toyed with the idea of a couple places but pictures, TV, and movies had me romanticizing the hell out of Seattle. You will learn I tend to do this a lot, romanticize.