An Open Letter To NYC

Dear NYC:

It’s been about a month since I left you for the warm weather of Los Angeles and thought I should give you an update on how I’ve been.

First of all, I never told you what a hard time I had getting out of New York.  As you already know, my first flight was cancelled because of the Christmas Blizzard.  I quickly bought a new ticket for December 30th.  Although I had never said this aloud to anyone other than Cindy, my goal was to be in Los Angeles by New Year’s Eve so I could kiss her at midnight (I know, cheesy).  Everything I had done was working backward from that goal. Even though, it ended up costing me another $100, I was getting to LA before New Year’s Day.

The day of my flight, my brother was supposed to pick me up.  My flight wasn’t leaving until 2:25 PM but I wanted him to arrive by 11 AM.  I figured with all the madness of people having to reschedule flights, the earlier I got to the airport, the better.  Unfortunately, my brother got stuck in two hours of traffic and didn’t get to my apartment until 1:25 PM.  I quickly loaded into the car and we sped off to LaGuardia Airport.  I was 1:45 PM by the time we got there. When I tried to do curbside check-in, they wouldn’t allow me because my bag was too heavy.  There weren’t any carts to help me lug my three pieces of luggage around.  I was sad to leave New York but at that moment, I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there.  As I waited in line, one of the Delta employees asked me when my flight was.  I told her and she rushed me to a check-in station.  She also informed me that my flight had been delayed but I only had seven minutes to check-in.  If my flight hadn’t been delayed, I would have missed my flight and would have likely had a meltdown in the middle of the airport.

In the end, it all worked out.  I made it to LAX at around 9 PM and Cindy was waiting for me.

The next day was New Year’s Eve and I accomplished my mission.


I took a week to just relax and get used to my new surroundings.  For Christmas, Cindy bought me an annual pass to Disneyland.  That may seem insignificant but I’d never been to a Disney theme park. Needless to say, I was as excited as…well, a little kid in a Disney commercial to go.

When You Wish Upon A Star...

After having fun in Los Angeles, the reality of my situation started to set in.  In a perfect world, I would have gotten a job after a few weeks then I could get an apartment and a car. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to find a job.  If finding jobs were easy, then Obama wouldn’t have better approval ratings.  However I wasn’t expecting to hear nothing.  I might have sent around 40-50 resumes and I haven’t gotten one interview yet.  It’s really depressing.  The last few weeks, the weather has been beautiful (Between 70 and 80 degrees during the days) and all I want to do is be sitting in an office, working a 9-5 I can tolerate and, most importantly, getting a paycheck. I’ve looked into temping and am starting to wonder how much kids at The Gap make an hour.

I do miss you, New York.  You have most of my friends so how could I not.  The first few days, it was hard looking at photos of friends hanging out on Facebook. I couldn’t help but think, “If I was in New York, I would be there.”  I can’t wait until you visit.  But I hope when you visit I have my shit together.

Despite all my whining, I have no regrets.  Cindy is worth it.  My life is better with her next to me than 2,500 miles away.  I had contemplated moving to Los Angeles before Cindy and I started dating but now that I’m here, I don’t know how I could have lived here without her.

Being Silly

Anyway, NYC, I just wanted to give you an update.  I’ll write you again sometime to let you know how things are going.

Love Always,

P.S.: Feel free to write me some time.


4 thoughts on “An Open Letter To NYC

  1. awwwwww. that just made me all warm and fuzzy inside. the job will come love. might take a while, but it’ll come. hang in there xox

  2. NY misses you my friend. Glad to hear you’re happy though, I totally know why you went and why you needed to go. Keep the faith, the job thing will hopefully work itself out soon.

  3. I’m glad you finally made it to LA. I’ve been following you blog for sometime time and was quite happy for you when you found someone. It reminded me of when I finally met my girlfriend. I don’t know you, but I do have some friends in LA that might be able to find a job for you. What do you do for a living? I’m in advertising/graphic design in Chicago. I have friends in advertising/entertainment and a few other places. I can’t promise you anything but I will pass on your info if you are okay with giving it to me. Good luck dude!

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