Washington, DC is a strange place. Few people are from there, and as a result, people are coming and going constantly. Which means, for one of America’s great cities, a disproportionately high number of people eventually have the “leaving DC” experience.
I am one of those people, having departed earlier this year for Los Angeles, and I’m not saying I’ve been listening to Cinderella’s “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” on repeat, but, well, when it comes to DC it IS kind of true. The things that once made you crazy could weirdly become the same things you feel nostalgic for. Such as...
1. How alarmingly aggressive everyone is
While living in DC, many people bemoan the fact that the city is made up of super-zealous, type-A workaholics. “I just need an escape from the city,” you’ll tell your friends, “I feel like I can’t relax here.”