First, let me tell you about me. I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I grew up here. I am 26. I have an Associate’s Degree in Business. It doesn’t help me with anything here in Baton Rouge; I have been able to get lawn care jobs with it, and one at McDonalds.
I would like to move to California for a few reasons:
a.) the weather. All year long we have funky weather here. For example, right now, it’s 80 degrees and stuffy. From April to November, it will be 90 degrees and morbidly humid. From November to February, it will be frigidly cold.
b.) the stuff. It seems like y’all have a million things to do there. California is always the birth place of everything I’ve always enjoyed watching or doing. Skateboarding, for example. For about ten years now, I’ve been a music game enthusiast. The videos from the many California arcades helped me to get more into Dance Dance Revolution. Same with fighters, y’all have always had the best players and the biggest scene.
c.) the personalities. In these videos, I have always loved watching the people interact. I’m not saying they’d all become my best buddies, but they seem like nice people, joking around and having a good time. Here in Louisiana, if you’re not in someone’s fighters/DDR clique, you’re not getting in, and they will not talk to you. We never really had any DDR players in the state, but all the ones over the years I ever tried to hang out with were pretty cold.
Before I decide where to move, I’d like to know what getting a job there is like. Is it hard to get a good job? is it hard to even work at McDonalds? Where should I try to live? I don’t expect, even if I get a reasonable paying job, to be able to live in a super-nice area. I’m not going to be arriving there with much money. I’ll want to find a place where the rent is low, and preferably around other people that share my interests in gaming, or even around some of those gaming centers.
One of my life-long dreams was to become a writer. I know this is the least likely dream to achieve of all of mine, and probably the least profitable one. However, it’s become clear over my working life that writing is one of the only things I’m even decent at, if not good. (Y’all can see it for yourself, anyway, haha.) I want to become a writer for a gaming magazine or a music magazine. Gaming and music are the two things I know the most about, and care the most about.
I also love cycling, and have read about your many cities that are bike friendly. Actually, Oregon has a few more than y’all I think, but I’d rather live in California for sure.
So, main things I want to know:
Places with the best weather. Blue skies, temperate climate all year round, not very humid.
Place easiest to get a job and a place to live. I don’t want to be crashing on someone’s couch and wearing out my welcome. If someone has an empty room I’ll rent it, though.
Place to live where I’ll have lots to do and a great gaming scene.
To be honest, I was already thinking somewhere near LA or San Diego. Y’all just chime in with whatever you think. Thank you so much for reading this and any help you have. I really appreciate your time!