I had a good job and a gorgeous apartment by the beach in sunny Los Angeles, one of the coolest cities in the world. I gave it all up to move back to my hometown of Buffalo, NY, a city famous for its brutal winter weather and an unemployment rate that was more than double the national average. Why? Because I love my hometown.
I’m excited to be back, but disappointed in the overwhelming negative response I received about my decision. I hope to show the naysayers that Buffalo is not just a dieing city; it has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. My purpose is threefold: I plan to take advantage of everything that Buffalo has to offer, and to enjoy and appreciate every moment of it. I hope that by sharing these experiences, I’ll inspire others to get off the couch and explore their own hometowns. More importantly, I hope to encourage readers to come visit Buffalo and explore it for themselves!