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Ahahaha, I got laid off.

My last day is this coming Friday, though my boss let me know this past Friday. I went home a little early and told my roomies and quietly freaked out a little. Went to the gym. Then I relaxed because whatevs, I just had to figure out what I should do about it: look up California Unemployment, see if I'm eligible; look up jobs on Craigslist and other sites, start sending resumes out.

I did those things.

I can't even remember what the context was when I jokingly said "I should just move to Philly", but then the thought just got stuck in my mind. The more I thought about it, the more seriously appealing it became. Several weeks ago I'd decided that I was going to stay in LA for only another year before going back to NYC. Mostly because of Rich. So my thinking is: if I've got only a year to sow my wild wanderlust-oats, I need to make the best of it; if I was going to struggle with finding a job (for who knows how long) and maybe not be able to do things because of making only enough money to survive rather than go out and doing fun stuff, I'd rather spend a year doing that in a place I've never lived before, experiencing something completely new and different.

You probably think I'm crazy. I don't blame you; I kind of do, too. But I talked it out with a few people who've got good, rational heads on their shoulders, and I think this is actually going to work out.

I'll be going back to NYC first, for a couple of months, to work and save up some money for the cost of moving to Philly (rent/security/furniture/etc.) where I plan to live for about a year before returning. I'm ridiculously sad I'm going to miss all of the new friends I made here, though. And most especially, my two awesome roomies [livejournal.com profile] elipie and [livejournal.com profile] likeaglass. This past year just couldn't have been as fucking awesome as it was without them!

But I'm not gonna lie -- though it wasn't the motivating, or even the tipping factor -- it's a huge plus that Philly's only 2.5 hours away from Rich, and my family, and so many of my closest friends. (And also the NY Rangers.)

So here's the fun part: ROAD TRIP 2: EAST COAST BOOGALOO!

LOS ANGELES >> ALBUQUERQUE >> OKLAHOMA CITY >> ST LOUIS >> CHICAGO >> PITTSBURGH >> NYC

Date: 2013-02-11 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharona1x2.livejournal.com
You know that I would absolutely love it if you moved to Philadelphia! :-)

Date: 2013-02-11 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pressdbtwnpages.livejournal.com
I am going to miss you! & am super jealous of your cross-country road trip, that's something I've always wanted to do!

Date: 2013-02-11 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hockeysaurus.livejournal.com
DOES THIS MEAN I GET TO SEE YOU SOONISH IF YOU ARE IN NYC?

:D :D :D

Date: 2013-02-11 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hockeysaurus.livejournal.com
I am, omg! and I should be here those days, that's right after i get back from ottawa :D :D :D

(it's weird that our trips west sort of correlated in terms of time, eh?)

your recent post

Date: 2013-02-12 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebecca004.livejournal.com
Wow, a lot has happened in your post. Of course, I'm with the Philly crowd who would be happy to have you in the area for however long you are here. We could have a mini mini mini MMC. I don't know your other roommate, but likeaglass could make any place, any city, any event even more of an adventure so I am sure you will miss her a great deal. Keep us posted on the next part of your journey!

Date: 2013-02-12 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sneaqui.livejournal.com
Dude that blows that you got laid off. *big hugs* But you will no doubt find something new and awesome to do whether it be in LA or Philly.

And more importantly, ROAD TRIP!! When I drove from LA to Kansas City a couple years ago we took old route 66 through California, Arizona and part of New Mexico and it was AWESOME. We stayed in a teepee hotel in Arizona!!

Date: 2013-02-14 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popfly.livejournal.com
Sorry about the job, but this plan sounds AWESOME! Are you spending any time in your road trip stops?

Date: 2013-02-21 03:23 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lucifuge-5.livejournal.com
Safe travels, bb! :D!

Date: 2013-02-23 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lucifuge-5.livejournal.com
Probably Saturday night?

In any case, DM any of us on Twitter, yeah?

Date: 2013-02-23 06:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] puckling.livejournal.com
So I have been only sporadically on LJ, but oh my god! Philly! That's so awesome! Now that I have some context for your tumblr pictures, I hope that the drive is going well!

Date: 2013-03-03 11:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] puckling.livejournal.com
Yes. Sometimes it's just best to seize your opportunities as they come and not worry too much about how it's going to happen, you know?

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