Growing up in Missouri, I always knew I wanted to move to New York City - even though I had never been here, and my vision of the city was entirely formed by fashion magazines, TV shows, and Woody Allen movies.
Twenty years ago today, I finally moved here. Each August 30, I celebrate my "New Yorkiversary." Many New York transplants celebrate their date of moving here; just Bing or Google the term! I would say that I bought a one-way ticket here, but my work frequently takes me elsewhere. Even after 20 years, though, I am still excited to see the Manhattan skyline when flying out or returning home.