posted 2018-08-19 20:53:53

Time will tell, but perhaps my latest career setback will turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Now I am free to explore other jobs and locations without being tied down to a career that I have loathed from day one.

Next month, I will be going on another trip out west. It'll cost me over a grand, but that's still cheaper than moving out there and finding out that I don't like my new location.

Honestly, I don't know how much time I will spend in the mid-sized city that I'll be flying into. I'm more interested in checking out the smaller cities with fewer than 20,000 people. Those are my kinds of cities. Traffic is more tolerable, life moves at a more laid-back pace, the cost-of-living is usually lower, the people are generally friendlier, and there's a better chance of meeting a halfway decent woman (upwards of 5-10% as opposed to 0-1% in larger cities and suburbs). Of course, the biggest concern is scarce employment opportunities, but there seems to be a fair amount of job openings in the ~20k city that I'm considering.

I have a lot planned over the next two months, but after that, I have nothing to look forward to besides six months of winter. Someone put me out of my misery if I'm stuck here after mid-October!

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