New York January 23, 2017
18 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From New York Has Thought At Least Once
As much as New York will always be home, at one point or another a considerable amount of our residents will move out of state. Fairly wanting to get a taste of what the rest of our country has to offer, many New Yorkers will briefly venture to another location to see if the grass is really greener on the other side. If you ever moved away, you’ll be able to relate to these thoughts that everyone will experience once they leave the Empire State.
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1. How do these other states deal with being landlocked?
Not only are we lucky enough to have a piece of the coast, we also get to enjoy two major Great Lakes that surround our western borders! We truly get the best of both worlds.
2. This is what you call a snow storm?
It's always interesting to go outside of New York and see how it only takes a little amount of snow approaching for entire states to shut down in fear. These other states wouldn't know what a snow storm was if one walked right up to them and introduced itself!
3. And where are all the snow plows?
Finding out that some states aren't even equipped with snow plows is just mind blowing. How do you go on living throughout the winter if you're not waking up to the sweet sound of beeping plows outside of your window?
4. Where am I going to find a good pizza?
It's not just pizza, there are so many specialty dishes and meals that only New York does right. After moving to a new state it can often feel like there's absolutely nothing to eat.
5. I miss being able to drink water right out of the tap.
Some people may cringe at the thought of filling up a glass of water straight from your kitchen faucet. But not us New Yorkers! Our state is known for having incredible tasting water, a thing we tend to miss quite a bit once we leave here.
6. I regret the times that I wished New York didn't have all four seasons.
During those times when we're knee deep in snow shoveling out our cars or the moments when New York's humidity is sweltering down upon us, you might catch us talking badly about our state having so many seasons. But usually the moment we move out of state and don't get to experience these beautiful changes throughout is when we regret saying all of those nasty things. There's no place better to see foliage than the Empire State!
7. How do people enjoy the holidays without snow?
I'll never forget it, the first year I found myself spending Christmas in the south I couldn't believe my eyes. Seeing people's lawns decorated in holiday lights while the grass was still as green as ever was just a strange sight to see.
8. I wish I could wake up early to enjoy a peaceful New York sunrise.
9. Or teleport myself to a perfect sunset along the shores of one of our lakes.
10. I really do not miss the taxes... at all.
It's the little things in life, like moving to a state that doesn't tax everything to a crazy extent.
11. I hate not being able to have the world's greatest city within arm's reach.
As frequently as we may point out that there's so much more to our state than this compact city, it's genuinely a bummer when we no longer have the option of being just a hop and a skip away from visiting it.
If we wanted to.
12. How will I survive without being able to watch my favorite teams?
Not only are we at a distance from our favorite stadiums, now we're also finding ourselves unable to even find our games on television!
13. How did I not fully understand how absolutely incredible New York's state parks were?
Sure, we can all acknowledge that New York has some pretty spectacular parks. But it isn't until we move away that we get to fully understand
just how amazing they really are. Not every state is lucky enough to have so many natural wonders within it like the Empire State.
14. Where are all the mountains? I miss the mountains!
In New York, the mountains are constantly calling our names. So when and if we move to a state that's as flat as Stanley, we find ourselves wondering how residents survive without them!
15. And where on earth are all of the waterfalls?
A natural wonder we often take for granted, it's strange for us to try and wrap our minds around the idea of other states not having waterfalls all over the place.
16. I miss being around other New Yorkers.
We're a unique bunch and when we aren't around other New Yorkers for an extended period of time, we start to feel more homesick than ever.
17. I wish I was home to hop in the car and take one of New York's unforgettable road trips.
For most of us it often takes awhile for us to decide that we actually want to leave New York. With so many amazing attractions and natural wonders to visit, we rarely find ourselves needing or wanting to leave the state. We have everything we could possibly want right here! It's always a good time to hit the road and explore the Empire State.
18. How did I ever leave this amazing place?
New York will always be home, no matter where we're living! We may venture out to see the rest of the world, but we almost always come back.
Have you ever moved away from New York, what was it that you missed most? To reminisce even further on why we love living in this unique state, take a peak at these
18 Things People From New York Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners!