5 Signs Its Time to Leave New York

Perrin and I are sitting in our parents’ living room questioning our delicate situation. We are surrounded by mattresses and dressers, which makes this stay seem more permanent than we are comfortable with. We leave for Italy this week but at the moment we appear to have voluntarily moved back home. As we question what burst of insanity provoked us to leave our friends, apartments and jobs in New York we thought we’d make a list of those things that we won’t miss:

1. Tourists wearing “I ❤ New York t-shirts”. Our friends wearing I ❤ NY shirts” and pretending to be tourists at the Times Square Olive Garden is awesome though.

2. MTA’s go to catchphrase, “This train is delayed due to train traffic ahead. Thank you for your patience..” Our message to MTA, “Dude, we have no choice”.

Stuck on the subway? Why wait? Grab a beer.

3. Pushy masses and massive egos.

4. The skirt lifting Marilyn Monroe effect of the rank air bursting through the subway vents.

5. Careless spitters in crowded areas (yes an aspiring rappers accidentally hacked a loogie on Sarah in Herald Square once. Yum! He gave her a cd from his trashbag as consolation).


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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