What It's Like Growing Up in Miami & What You Learn When You Leave

Published On 12/11/2015 Published On 12/11/2015

There’s a common misconception that Miamians were born in the sand & went to school in their bikinis.


When I inevitably entered my teen years, I was slingshotted into a goddamn existential crisis.

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My favorite memories shifted from clubbing with fake IDs to blasting down US1 without worrying about traffic.

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