Come January 2nd, I will be boarding a flight from Seattle to New York City with a one-way ticket in my hand. It's true, I am finally, actually moving to the east coast. I have been offered a job, which is great, and also the sole reason for moving in the dead of winter. I will be applying to schools in the city in hopes of finishing my undergrad there (I will be completing my associate degree in just two more days!). Even as I write this, I can't believe I'm really doing it.
I likely will be looking for a place in Brooklyn, as I can just barely afford it and I don't want to have to travel too far to work. I have been checking the Listings Project with much fervor and feel as though I have been haranguing my Facebook connections. But, despite my efforts, the quest to find roommates or an acceptable living space has failed up to now. I realize most people don't manage to work this out until they actually get there, but I'm a proactive person and I like to plan things ahead of time if I can.
In the past, reaching out to you has only proved to be beneficial. Many of you helped me out when I was traveling through Europe and looking for places to stay. I have made some life-long friends by way of this blog, and since connecting in the real world has worked so well for me before, I'm trying it again.
So, dear strangers – if any of you are still out there – I'm hoping there might be a like-minded individual reading this who can potentially help me out. Do you know anyone who needs a room rented in their place? Do you know a nice gal looking for a roommate to rent an apartment with? Are you that nice gal?
Please get in touch and/or leave a comment if the answer to any of the above questions is "yes!" I can't wait to hear from you! I really can't.
Post Script: I'm also looking for like-minded friends in New York! So please, don't be shy.
Photo by William Eggleston, from the Los Alamos collection.