Before August ends, I felt compelled to share my perspective on loving, living, learning and leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Claflin University in 2009, I knew I wanted to move out of South Carolina. This was the perfect opportunity for me and what I “thought” I wanted to do with my life at the time.
I applied to one grad school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, got accepted and was ready for the big move later that Summer. I never visited Pittsburgh before moving, so it was going to be new for me on every level… people, places, things, etc. I was taking a leap of faith and plunging head first.
Little did I know, there was so much to learn…
Pittsburgh aka The City of Bridges ( my view from my downtown apartment) and my first bus ride on Port Authority Transit.
I was determined to focus on school, start a career, work a few years, and move on. Obviously, that didn’t happen… because guess what? August marks ten years I’ve resided in Pittsburgh… but it’s all changing (for the better), thank goodness.
I met some really awesome people (my wife) and some not so awesome people (trust me, I won’t name any names) *wink wink*, but the timing was perfect! Over the last few months I realized that I was more than ready to leave a city that I still loved, but after a decade, was no longer in love with.
Excuse me while I run to Crazy Mocha (one of my fav local coffee shops) one last time before I go.
Peace out Pittsburgh!