I had a really long online voice chat with my friend Hope from LA. She agrrees with me that getting work, moving downtown and experiencing that BEFORE even considering moving to LA would be the wisest course to take. Besides I have all these psycho, shallow ex’s in LA whatever would I do if I ran into them?
I got to thinking what would I like to see for myself. If I had my druthers I would like to be working part-time at a bookstore, say BookStar down and working my Melaleuca business the other half of the time. I would like to own a condo, or moderate home in West Hollywood, close to Santa Monica, west of Highland and East of Robertson. I would like Mike of course to be with me doing whatever it is that he likes to do, workwise. I will be driving a new car of course, a chevy cause there the most reliable cars I’ve ever owned. This is of course indulgent fantasy, and I’m not sure whether I really want to do this or not. I do know that the job market here sucks raw eggs, and that it doesn’t suck nearly as much down there. I am familar with things down there as I lived there for so many years, although things do change, since I haven’t lived there in almost 5 years, would I still like it. Most of my friends that used to live here have moved back to LA and have not intentions of leaving. Would I be giving up all that I’ve built for myself here or would it simply be the next step along the path. Is all of this “moving” business an emotional reaction to the work situation here or is it something more. And finally would Mike be willing to give it a shot in LA. He’s not one to pickup and move and he really does love his job. After thinking about this I think really the course for me is to stay here for now, find work, save money, move Downtown and give that a go for awhile. If after that I still want to move then it really is the thing to do. I don’t think anyone in my friends list lives in LA but if there are and you do, what is your experience of living in LA like? Either way I’m going to be planning a visit down there in the next couple of months after the holidays are past and I have some money in my pocket.