The carpetbaggers and scalawags are slowly making their way back from the sunny sands of Miami Beach to the cold hard concrete of New York and they are telling gripping tales of excess and art. My stories are tepid at best. Miami was lucrative for me in many ways, but it's true value was the clarity it provided on many professional fronts. Spending time in a sausage factory definitely helps you appreciate the wisdom of a healthy diet and my time in South Beach helped me glean insights that will guide many of my career decisions moving forward. For that reason alone, I am happy I made the trip south.