highs and lows
My first year when I moved to L.A. was incredibly tough. Many, many times I thought I’d be moving back to my former city before the year was up. I had to remind myself again and again of all the trouble I’d taken to move out there and would resolve to give it at least one year. Then I got a job and ended up staying almost seven.
I feel like I’ve hit one of those dips here now. My roommate situation has had its disappointments, a few “friends of friends” I was supposed to meet haven’t panned out (just like in L.A.), the dating situation doesn’t appear promising, I haven’t hooked into anything socially, and now the job worries have set in. Although it’s less anxiety-producing here since I already know the place, I also don’t feel the excitement of a new city like I did in L.A., especially since L.A. is such an incredible and overwhelming place.
There’s an appealing job open right now in L.A., but I realize it’s absolutely crazy-thinking for me to pursue that idea mere months after leaving. I will have to let that one go and give this place at least a year, even if it drains my finances to do so.
I have been accomplishing the initial things I set out to do here in terms of the classes I’ve been taking, so all is not lost, even if things don’t work out long-term.
Most likely I just need to ride out this dip and things will eventually sort themselves out.
I know I am a complete stranger, so go right ahead and disregard my advise— apply for the job!! If you get an offer, we can talk further about what to do.
It is okay to change plans!
If you mean the part-time one, I’m in the midst of the interview process. The one in L.A… I don’t know. It’s appealing but the thought of packing up even one box again is enough to make me keel over.
Yes I mean the Los Angeles one. Is the pay good? Is it a better job than your last Los Angeles job?
What are the top three things in life that would make you happy and where ( what city) are you likely to find them?
Regarding a job in your current city- have you considered/ are you qualified to be a teacher? Will give you summers off!
In L.A. there’s a higher job that I turned down and would probably make me miserable. There’s also a lower-level job than my previous one that could be pretty pleasant. Would have to think about the top three things! I’m not qualified to be a teacher, no.