Boy_Vegas saidI am from Las Vegas originally but in High School was forced to move to the midwest due to family circumstances. As I have gotten older and am now living on my own with no help from family, I have decided to move out of state and start a life somewhere else. I want to leave the midwest and hopefully find greener pastures - Without snow!
Just wanted to get some feedback if anyone has picked up their life and moved somewhere out of state, I know I need to worry about job and housing, and so on - But does anyone have any tips as to how I even start the process? Money is limited for now but I plan to have enough saved by next summer for the move.
Appreciate all positive feedback or helpful tips!
At 22, just leaving for the sake of leaving may not be the most prudent. At 22, that may not mean much to you.
Ideally, you'll have a plan for success and a soft landing.
Folks are MUCH different in The South than in The Twin Cities.
Right now, you should concentrate on your hire-ablility, be it through education, or on-the-job experience. Moving to another city and working at a low paying service job away from family and friends could be a long road, and one that you should be able to avoid.
You need to choose a destination based upon how it fits with your skill set, and personal tastes. No person here can do that for you.
Some places, such as Dallas / Fort Worth have robust economies, but, are trashy and a grind to live in with bad air, stupid and rude people, and so on.
Either coast will cost you nearly 2 to 3 times as much to live as where you are, and you won't make that much more money unless you're highly skilled in a particular discipline. I.e., your money will go further right where you are.
If you move to a big city you should be prepared for costs for things like rent and insurance to EXPLODE, especially if you go to either coast.
I understand that you may well have some-place-else-itis, but, you'd do well to plan, and make provisions for a soft landing.
Without skills, or a gimme job, you'll be stuck competing in the market wherever you head for a menial job. In The South and The West, in major areas those menial jobs will mean competing with a labor market that works on the cheap and often doesn't speak English.