There used to be a time when people would say “We’re in a recession” and I would totally roll my eyes and silently say “oh shut up sayin that”. I have to admit that although I have quite lucky not to have felt any of the recession woes of the world (knocking on wood), I am noticing just how dysfunctional the world is becoming without money.
As you know I’m trying to relocate. If you follow me on Twitter I mention this practically daily. I have been applying for jobs since November and here it is the middle of January already and I still have not managed to obtain a job in Atlanta. Grr! I apply to at minimum 5 a day. Most of them turn out to be spam. But some are legit. Yet….nada!! It’s starting to make me rethink my move.
I was talking to a long time friend I recently connected with again and she was planning to Atlanta as well. But was encountering the same problem. And has since decided to move to Dallas instead. Texas has never been on my list of places to live. Visit, sure. Live in Texas? Hot ass Texas? Did I ever tell ya’ll about the time my shoes melted in Texas as I was walking from the Greyhound bus to the door of a McDonalds one June? Yes…my shoes fuckin melted!! Ever since that day I associate Texas with extreme heat. Since she’s moving to Texas now, she’s thrown the idea at me.
So after talking to her and a few other friends last night…I’m left wondering where I should move. I know I want to live in Atlanta for the rest of my days. Am I really ready to give up experiencing other cities? Once I get to Atlanta I’m not moving out of GA again and I know it.
For the entire weekend I have been browsing CraigsList looking at opportunities in different cities. My list consist of:
Yes, Cali is still an option. I can’t deny it…I love Cali. I just don’t always wanna live here. But I love Long Beach. I’ve loved that city since I was 15. That was the first time I visited. It was just something about the good weather and that ‘home’ vibe. It was like my Atl on the beach. For some that makes no sense. But for me it always has. I’ve always got good vibes from LBC. San Diego belongs to Kaycee. I don’t think I’ve mentioned him here before. He’s trying to sell me on ‘Daygo’ simply because he loves it and wants me to move closer. It’s an option. But its expensive out there.
*sigh* This is really driving me crazy. I don’t really know what to do right now.
If you could relocate anywhere, where would you go?
If you like where you are, where do you live and how’s the housing & job market?