I'm moving to Boston: A new life!

  • cookingitswee...

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    Sep 24, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I have lived in the small town of Budd Lake, NJ for 22 years. Budd Lake is extremely small and very boring. There are limited opportunities and no gay scene to speak of (except me!). I've been going to school in Randolph as a hospitality student.
    Unfortunatley there has been a lot of drama in my life as of lately. I am not looking for sympathy. I feel very strong and excited for my life now. I was attacked by my dad who has been abusive to me physically and mentally most of my life. The cops determined I should no longer live there. I decided to move out and after realizing I can't rent a room with my job (they will only give me 3 days a week) that I needed another option. My cousin offered me to move there with her and her girlfriend and I will get a job and move there once they get there apartment there.
    I have two interviews in Boston lined up for thursday and am looking for more. I am so exited about moving there as it is so beautiful and has so much life. Is there anyone who lives in Boston and can tell me all the hot spots to hit? I'm also looking for people to show me around if anyone is interested.
  • LJay

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    Sep 24, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    Can't tell you about hot spots, but Boston is a great place to be an individual and to grow. Good luck with both. When I lived in the area, I had the feelng that working folk had no fear of being educated and that educated folk had no fear of working. It is something about the atmosphere. There is enthusiasm for everything from street hockey to high art. It is one wonderful place.

  • omatix

    Posts: 89

    Sep 24, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    I'm glad you found a cop who laid out for you the only possible good advice in this situation.

    I don't know Boston, but congrats on getting the two interviews! Don't be discouraged if getting set up (job/social life) seems tough at first - it may take months to make a success of the move.
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    Sep 25, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Boston can be fun. Here are a few things to know:

    1. If you are not registered to vote, you must register. Democrat is the default option. Anything else is borderline illegal.

    2. The South End is where the gays congregate. You will be required to be in that area often, if not live there.

    3. You will be expected to live with at least three other people to save money. Money is better spent on Boston's gay nightlife.

    4. You will develop a holier-than-thou attitude, particularly when it comes to other gays. This is normal.

    Good luck! Enjoy Boston!
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    Sep 25, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    you're leaving the great state of new jersey? icon_cry.gif
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    Sep 25, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Looking forward to your thread about how awful the gay scene is once you're there!