I have been giving a lot more thought to moving away. The more I think about it, the more sense it makes. For starters, the job market here is terrible. I got laid off from my last job in the beginning of November. I just now found a job in February. It was the first job that came along, so I took it. It is not at all something that I am comfortable doing. I will live with it until I manage to find something better.
The thought of moving away is exciting, yet overwhelming. I have no idea how to begin the process. I don’t know where I want to move. Things I am looking for in my new city are: a strong job market, fairly large gay populace, culture and a reasonable cost of living.
Once I decide on the where, I have to focus on the how. That part is really confusing to me. While I have lived in three states, they are all neighboring states, so it was not exactly a big move. Since I am not moving because of work, do I try and find a job from here? That raises the question of how do I do interviews? I can schedule them for about the same time, I assume, but what if it doesn’t work out that way? If I decide to move to, say California, it’s quite expensive to fly there from Philadelphia. Once might be Okay, but every time?
Should I save up a pile of money and then move out to wherever I want my new home to be then look for a job? That does seem to be the easiest way, yet the most uncertain. What if I can’t find a job out there? What if, in the long run, I don’t like it?
So many questions, so little answers. I have always wanted to do this and I figure now is the time before I get too old. Now really does seem the right time to do this. I just need to figure out how.