As I prepare to head to Chicago for some needed family time and to do some volunteer work preparing for a model UN conference, I am struck by my love of NY. It truly is the greatest city in the world. But it also beats me up inside. Over the past few months I often feel battered, torn, and emotionally destroyed. It is only for a few days, but I’m excited to be somewhere else. I’m sure that feeling will go away in 24 hours.