As time nears to my departure for Boston, I am beginning to realize how much I will miss New York. I have fallen in love with Central Park where my bestie and I have tanned after school and usually ended up running through the park late at night. I watched every morning for four years as the Freedom tower grew taller with each additional floor. All the nights I’ve spent out with my friends, celebrating Eve’s birthday, supporting Matt’s evolving music career, shopping in 34th street, and bumming around the city with Ksenia will forever be remembered. The shopping mall at Columbus Circle where I would cut morning class by sitting at Whole Foods eating will always be my escape from a snow storm. Better yet I will miss swinging off tree branches at Central Park into piles of freshly fallen snow. New York has grown into my system as an idea, a home, a place of refuge from responsibility and is now a way of life. Saying goodbye breaks my heart which is why I am going to think of it as a ‘see you later’.