Having made it to D.C. having begun adjusting here, I realize the person I miss the most is my niece who is in my opinion the coolest person on the planet. She is the closest thing to me having a child and the reason that I can understand what it feels like to be a parent. In her short 4 years I am amazed at how much we have bonded…..I am afraid that the distance from her now will cause her memory of me to fade. Leaving her was the hardest thing for me to do. I have two nephews as well who are older and I love them dearly, but somehow this little girl and I have made a connection. I don’t know if it is because she is a girl or because she reminds me of myself in some ways……..more on our move later maybe.