Never has a relocation to another city both lasted this long AND proved successful in the long run.
A year ago today, I made a very risky decision to move from L.A. to the Bay Area due to my prolonged difficulties in finding any kind of work. I had no job and no housing arrangements secured at the time I landed in San Jose that afternoon. Although many uncertainties lingered, I was fairly confident that the Bay Area is where my life and career held much better chances of improving than if I stayed in SoCal — where I spent most of my life.
Gradually, things really did pick up. I secured my current housing arrangements a day after I arrived, I found some temporary work through a temp agency during the winter months and I finally got my career back on track with my current job at MTCo in April. I would say what a difference a year makes but it was really the first six months that mattered most — the most crucial in establishing long-term survival and success.
I feel a lot better living in the Bay Area. I pretty much recovered from a three-year-long professional and personal slump in recent months although I have yet to be completely out of the woods just yet. Let’s see what the next 12 months have in store.