I’ve been in the city a little over a month now, and I am still enjoying it. Sure, I wish I had a job already, but it will come as long as I keep plugging away with applications and reaching out to people. I have been meeting with lots of people and contacting others for advice.
I have made a lot of friends who also want to lend their knowledge and contacts to aid me in my search. It’s very generous of them. I always appreciate it. It’s fun hanging out and getting to know new people. They have been very warm and inviting.
I’m living in my third new neighborhood in a month. I don’t have any plans to settle in one place until I find a job, and even then I’m not sure what I’ll being doing. And that’s okay. It’s what I need right now.
I do miss my family, but at least they can all talk to me. In some ways I miss those who I can’t communicate with so much, like my little cousins and pets. I would love to be able to play with and hug them all right now, haha.
When I was telling people I was moving to San Francisco, their jaws usually dropped. It is a far distance, but in many ways it is no different than if I had moved to a city in the Northeast. Technology and the internet enables us to transcend space, and perhaps to a lesser extent, time. Chances are, if I was living in NYC, I wouldn’t see my family and friends any more than I will living on the West coast.
I am a strong communicator and especially good with technology, so I haven’t had much trouble keeping in touch. The three-hour time difference makes it a little more challenging, but it’s not too bad. I’ve kept my little cousin in my thoughts and prayers today, as she goes through a reconstructive surgery for her palate and lip (she was born in China and adopted several years ago). Prayer also transcends time and space. It’s connecting on a level technology can’t reach.
I have to keep my head high and remain upright as I work towards my goal. The thing is, once I reach my goal, the race isn’t over; I just progress to the next goal. So there’s no reason to get hung up over the details. As long as I am steadfast and moving in the right direction, I will get to where I need to be at the right time. It’s about reaching the prize, and I’ve got my eye on it.