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I just turned 25. I've had a great time the past 3 years. Worked at an agency, lived abroad, freelanced and recently completed a premiere internship. After all that I ran out of money.
I'm now at a small place in my sort of hometown. Work is great and i'm back on my feet financially. This gig pays well, i'm in a almost no-rent living situation and so far there is absolutely no stress at work. However, this town has very little going on socially. Seems like the age gap jumps from 18 to young 30s and married. There is a small art crowd, but this town makes me sad.
Here is the question: Stay here and create a good savings, grow at a small firm with good people? Or move to a place where all your good friends are "having fun" but all seem to be working at coffee shops/ small hourly jobs?
Be realistic. Your friends sound like losers.
move to a city and make some new friends
those are your only options?
kill yourself, faggot.
I take it you're not down at CPB here in Miami anymore...
home is where the heart is. I get homesick all the time.
You can always go back... but what you mind find is that once you move you might not be able to go back.
I would say move and get bigger and better experience.
Stay there and create a good savings, grow at a small firm with good people. Make it a two year thing. At 27, get the fuck out.
which would make you happier?
- Fuck "happy". Chasing happiness is bullshit. It's like chasing "angry"TheBlueOne
- I pray I never end up like TheBlueOneblogger
- the Blue One is right about this. Do what's right and happiness will follow, along with anger, sadness and the rest in their timenuggler
Stay in your small town for 2-3 years. Save up some cash. Continue to build your portfolio. Try to make some contacts. Then bounce to a bigger city.
I think in this economy, based on the fact you just said your savings are zero and you are employed by a good firm with good people and your only 25, fuck, take advantage of that. Put some ka-ching in the bank. Live small, stay hungry. At least get some savings in the bank...I mean why blow your money on women, drugs and beer? You're not 18.
- I say this having woken up at 32 with no money in the bank blowing it on women, beer..TheBlueOne
- So i'm bitter old guy waving cane. But by 42 it's all worked out. So what the fuck do I know.TheBlueOne
- ..you know what, fuck it..blow your cash on friends, women and beer.TheBlueOne
I've had alot of fun the past few years and haven't really attempted a savings. Basically going from freelance project, get paid, go travel and repeat. Then took and internship in Miami, got some great work out of it and have been getting some cool interviews in cities i'm really interested in, but barely had the cash to even get there.
So I took this gig back home, trying to save up. I'm open to "taking responsibility" and working a job for a year or 2 but it'd be nice if I didn't have to drive an hour or 2 every weekend to have a good time.
Save money now while you are not taking care of anyone else. In another 5-10 years, if you wind up with property or a family, you will need that money. You will truly regret wasting that time having fun, when you one day decide to build something, whether that be a house, a company, or a family.
Why not put in place what you think is missing.
Don't go somewhere just to work in a coffee shop, fucking loser work that.
Go where your friends are if you can find a proper job
You're only young once. Go out, have fun with no regrets. Seriously. Move to a city. Work at a young, hip, ad agency. Build connections. Be smart with your money. NYC would be an amazing experience.
You'll be 30 in no time.
Wait, you're the dude that came back from somewhere horribly hot and rural, right? Ethiopia?
Staying in your hometown for a year or two to get some money in the bank and some work in your portfolio sounds like a good idea. But don't get trapped into the idea that a marriage, two kids, two cars in the garage, white picket fences, etc. is the only way to grow up. There are a lot of things out in the world that you can do - and the suburban american dream doesn't necessarily have to be what you do.
Time yourself having a wank with a stop watch. Once finished stop the clock as quick as possible. Add all the numbers up displayed on the stopwatch (as single digits).
If odd = move
If even = stay.
Save some money before you move. If you move, lose a job, you'll be crawling back home and hating life.
If you have savings when you move, you can at least hate life in a new city (if you lose your job).
It's possible to take risks responsibly. You can still save and see more of the world. You don't just have two options, you have a million.