Life is funny sometimes. Last week I was totally sure I was moving to Los Angeles on October 2nd. As of yesterday, that has changed. I am still planning on moving to Los Angeles, but in spring. I have work in January through April that puts me on the road and I don’t really need a home base during that time. With that in mind, moving to LA was only going to be for three months and then Iâ€™d be back in April. As it turns out, the awesome gig that was bringing me to LA in October has been pushed to spring.
I have spent a great deal of time thinking about this move over the past few days. There are logistics, finances, people, jobsâ€¦so much involved to make this happen for just three months. I began to wonder if it made more sense to wait until April anyway. I could ship my stuff to the west coast, hang with my family, get my car fixed (did I mention my sister works at a car fixer place?) and then go on the road in January and move to LA in April. There are many variables, but it boiled down to one thing. Would the opportunities in LA still be there in April? Am I gaining a huge advantage by going now that I wonâ€™t have in April?
As the decision weighed on me and friends and family offered their input, I got a little crazy in the mess. Seriously, how hard is it to pick a city, a state, –hell, a coast? Then I got the news I needed. The big opportunities were pushed to spring. There is no huge advantage to moving now.
So, I guess I have my answer. And there it is. Just like that, Iâ€™m on Plan B (not that birth control thing, but my back up plan). I am headed back to Seattle to regroup, work on some projects and fix up my (stupid) car. I have a crazy 2012 ahead of me and with it comes Los Angeles. I still wish I could go now. On the inside I am pouting that I want to move to LA nowâ€¦ I want to go NOOOOW. (Pouty face foot stomp)
Sometimes being a grown up is stupid.
And the lesson isâ€¦.
Life can change very quickly. Saturday I was blogging about how I am moving to LA, now Iâ€™m moving to Seattle. Maybe Iâ€™ll be moving to Costa Rica next week. Who knows? This is the joy of the unknown world of being a freelance Dammit Liz.Â I guess the way to look at it is this: My projects and future are full of uncertainty and surprises, so I am choosing to create some stability to prepare for the coming insanity. Or does that just sound crazy?
For my east coast friends, Iâ€™ll miss you all!
For my Los Angeles friends, sorry I canâ€™t make it now, but Iâ€™ll see you in a few months!
For my Seattle friends, watch out here I come! Also, if you know of anyone needing an event manager in the next month or so let me know.
I am still following my dream, with a slight road bump, if you would like to donate to the cause, I have a link for that.
4 thoughts on “Change of plans…”
I am so, so happy you get to move to the west coast in a right-for-you time line. Yay!
also, yay for Seattle visits!
Three collections of friends — that’s pretty cool. I bet some folks in the Midwest (me!) and the south like you, too.
I am really going to miss you. When do you head out for Seatlol?
I’m going to miss you too! I head for the west coast on October 2nd, soon huh? As for Seattle, I have to decide whether I’m going to use my already booked ticket for LA to visit friends, or just go straight to Seattle.