Goodbye to All That

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Molly Z Mackinlay, Dec 2, 2017 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 12 pages

I never loved New York City.

I never craved the crowds, hungered for the grit, or idolized the opportunity. To me, New York was just a means to an end – a place where the team and project I wanted to work on happened to be. I wasn’t dragged to New York, but I wasn’t running there either. As I packed up my life into suitcases, had one last hurrah with the people I loved, and turned to say goodbye to the state that had birthed me, taught me, nurtured me, and launched me into the world – I knew New York wouldn’t last.


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About the author (2017)

Molly Mackinlay is a Product Manager who designs technology to encourage and accelerate learning. After majoring in Human Computer Interaction at Stanford, she spent 2.5 years in New York where she was inspired to write her own "Goodbye to All That" essay after reading the collection of essays of the same name. Today, she lives in the Bay Area between frequent travels for conferences and meetings with her distributed team.

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