Where am I supposed to end up?
December 15, 2013 5:22 PM Subscribe
Not sure where to relocate to. Or how to even start looking.. Help?
posted by morning_television to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been in a transition with myself lately. Taking care of a lot of things I have been putting off and I feel at some point very soon - I want to be able to finally start building my life. I'm in my mid twenties.
The problem is, I'm still stuck in my hometown. I really really don't want to be one of those people who just end up moving to a deadbeat town nearby and have a dead end job and end up living a domesticated lifestyle. I have a lot of bad memories with this town. I can truly say I have not met anyone with whom I've connected with, and I'm pretty damn sure I won't anytime soon. I want to roam and relocate somewhere where I can thrive. Creatively.
I'm an aspiring cartoonist who has a resume full of unrelated day jobs. I only took art classes after high school and never graduated with a college degree. I'm completely unsure of how to find a job in another city. I'm not even sure what kind of jobs to look for. I currently work for a non-profit organization. I feel this is a huge roadblock. Without a degree and/or connections, I'm going to have such a hard time landing anything. I want to keep pursuing my art whenever I have the time. Is it possible to just hit the streets and find something that'll pay me enough to live in a different city or town? I know it depends on the town/city but is there a better way to go about it?
Also, I'm not even sure what town or city I want to move to. I have absolutely nothing holding me back here. I want to move somewhere that has a thriving art or underground music scene. I would love to meet people my age and connect musically and artistically. I'm currently in NJ right now, and I have thought of Philadelphia but now I'm not so sure. I feel like there are better places that are along the east coast. I don't know how to start looking. Should I take trips out to places I'm interested in? Is that a good way to look?
I could sure use some guidance. Thank you