Finding a job in a city you’re not currently living in is strange and somewhat difficult, especially if you’re asking people to invest in your full-time employment. But the good thing about my soon-to-be home is that where one job is nearly instantly snatched up, another appears just as quick. Unlike in Virginia, I’m never left looking at an empty craigslist page, someone is always hiring, and I am always looking. The best part being that for every ad I see, there are probably three more that aren’t advertised online and I’d only find, walking around.
We still don’t know where we’ll be living, and I get the feeling this is going to be the sort of thing that when it happens, it’ll happen fast. And it’s strange to think that I’m only a few weeks from completely uprooting my life to create a whole new one. I still have stuff to sell, and clothes to pack, and books to catalogue. Nothing’s overwhelming me (yet) but there’s so much to do, with little knowledge of how I’m going to successfully make ends meet.
Though if you have suggestions, or know someone who knows someone, I’m not averse to some help. The problem I consistently come up against is how the vast, vast majority of my work history is under-the-table and tax free, so I haven’t legally existed in a decade. It’s weird problem to have, but I want it to change.