2016: It was not all garbage fires

In the midst of thinking about all the bad things that happened in 2016, it was easy to forget the good things that happened, and even feel a little guilty if your personal life the past 365 days did not resemble a garbage fire.

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The unavoidable cost of moving

No matter what, moving is expensive. There's the cost of time: sorting through your belongings, figuring out what you want to put in storage, what you want to bring to the new place, what you're going to sell at a garage sale or donate and give away.

And you may find yourself

I've been in New York for two weeks. It's long enough for me to fill a kitchen with the necessities, unpack my stuff, and for things to finally sink in. That I live here. That I go to Columbia. I can plan to do things and see friends weeks from now. The dream is finally real, and now it's time to get to work.