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.
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.
Anyway, NYC, I just wanted to give you an update. I’ll write you again sometime to let you know how things are going.
P.S.: Feel free to write me some time.