Well, it’s almost here. Tomorrow, I board Virgin America – Flight 363, with service from BOS to LAX. Some time around 10:45am PST, I’ll be touching down in Southern California. This will mark the first time I won’t have a return flight booked to fly back to the place I’ve called “home” for most of my life, Massachusetts.

There’s so many things I’m going to miss about Massachusetts, and while I really (really) love lists, I won’t bore you with a self-indulgent record of those now. I will however say that my family and friends top (and probably fill) any list I could possibly compile.