Single-Minded: Committing to a City

Settling down isn't just about getting married and having kids. At some point, you just have to stop moving.

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Now it's two years later, and I find myself thinking of catching my breath versus keeping it moving. My mother, who postponed her move to St. Croix to travel with me last summer, has always managed to do both. She's figured out the quiet space between constantly moving and carefully planning your next move. So when I head down to Atlanta (yes, that's where she lives now, but it's not the place we call home) for her birthday next week, I'm going to ask her the secret.

Helena Andrews is a regular contributor to The Root and author of Bitch Is the New Black, a memoir in essays. Follow her on Twitter.

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