"I didn't tell anyone that I was going. I don't need someone else telling me what to do. I just sold everything and split: I'm the sort of person who mulls things over but never discusses their plans. I felt the pull from an early ages. I must have been about 12 when I started to think about its bright lights. When I was living in California, the people I was attracted to always came from New York. They were totally different. I got sick of being in California because I never felt I belonged, but I can't ever imagine tiring of New York."