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Thoughts on Moving Back to NYC After Leaving

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  1. Love your blog. Quite honest

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this! I just recently moved from the Bronx Ny to Orlando fl with my daughter. We have been semi homesick, trying to get the hang of things here however its different.

    • Daley Quinn says:

      Ugh, I know the feeling! It really takes time to build a community. And leaving NYC is always really hard, no matter where you end up. My best advice would be to dive into your community as much as possible and make new friends wherever you can.

  3. Kasey says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I realize I’m commenting super late. I had been googling “moving back to New York” and came across your blog. I moved away two years ago (1,000 miles away, in Aug. 2021) and I’ve really been missing the city. i know why I left (mainly to be close to family) but I think something I really miss are my great friends in the city and the better pay that I had. Funny enough, where I live right now (not a city) I find it more expensive because in the city I didn’t have a car, car insurance, nor did I have to pay for gas. Yes, I cursed the subway for the decade that I lived there but having to pay for “car stuff” really is the pits. It’s so funny that you mentioned the tail between your legs part because that’s exactly what I’ve been repeating in my head! Anyway, I appreciate this post as I feel that I’m not alone. 🙂

    • Daley Quinn says:

      Thanks so much for this comment. I totally know the feeling of missing the city! That’s super interesting to hear about how it’s more expensive to live where you are now haha–yes, the car expenses can really really add up.

  4. Tiffany G says:

    This was a very lovely post. I was born and raised in the Bronx and left for Houston 5 years ago! It’s been so great but I do miss my home!! I had my oldest daughter literally mail me a few sweet potato pies from the chicken spot overnight lol. I’ve thought about coming back so many times but am too afraid to now since I have 3 toddlers and a great career. I have Yankees posters up at work and rep NYC every chance I get. If I didn’t have these kids, I’d definitely come back. Only visits for now though ;( .. things may change! I couldn’t agree with you more about feeling like a failure for returning. Very real insight there.

    • Daley Quinn says:

      Thanks for your comment! And I totally get it! I am partly from San Antonio, Texas, and I can only imagine how much the weather has been a drastic adjustment for you. Especially this past summer! Hope you were able to stay cool!

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