Allie Volpe is a writer and social media consultant based in Philadelphia. She has contributed to Noisey, Nylon, Thrillist, Observer, the Philadelphia Inquirer and more. You can find her running along the Schuylkill River, listening to sad music and writing (obvs). Follow her on Twitter.
In a time where everything was in flux, in transit, I thought leaving would be how I overcame the things I thought were, in fact, turning their backs on me. I wanted to be the one to rip the band-aid off first. As it turns out, that has never been the case and likely never will be.