How Does One Move Across The Country?

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    Sep 04, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    Ok so I am 19 and not in a Huge rush to move But I would LOVE help with a plan for moving to my Dream Home of California!

    I live in NC as of now

    (If you know California well then you can also suggest cheap Safe areas, that will likely not turn around and be dangerous, I hear that can happen fast there )

    Should I look for a roommate and how if so? I would be ok in the smallest apartment Ever.
    I am currently in community college, so transferring shouldn't be so hard.
    What job could pay well enough to someone who has yet to graduate to pay for rent down there?
    Cheapest flight. .. ?

    Just ANY Info you can possibly give me would be nice.

    Once again, this will take some time to do so that is fine, long term plans are good too.

    Thanks in Advance icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
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    Sep 04, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    move here

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    Sep 04, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
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    Sep 04, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    Someone is bound to pick you up

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    Sep 04, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    get your passport and a temp worker visa and you're good to go

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    Sep 04, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    You'll need a convertible Porsche Boxter and a Bekins truck to follow you all the way. Don't make out like it's all that complicated...icon_rolleyes.gif

    Edit: If you're on a budget, I suppose a Mazda Miata will do.
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    Sep 04, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
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    XD

    Maybe. . . Last Resort though
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    Sep 04, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    somersault saidget your passport and a temp worker visa and you're good to go

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    Oh.. Oh.. Now You Goins Toos Fars Homies. . . ! icon_eek.gif

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    Sep 04, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
    Your questions are too broad how to move across the country. Most people do it by either going to school there, stay a while, get a job in that city, work and enjoy life. Or they transfer to a new region with money save up! Since you're 19, don't come out here and become like a statistics of runaway/homeless teens. Try to save up money, network, ask around, decide on where you want to live in Southern Cal or Northern Cal, and which industry you want to go into first or maybe apply for school in Cali, study and stay here. Don't just come with no money in your pocket and expect to make it big ! Most people who done this ended up singing or begging on Hollywood Blvd asking for a train ticket back to their hometown. Sorry to be a little harsh! icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    You have to save up a ton of money. I saved for over a year before I moved here. Serving can make you more than enough money to live if you have experience.
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    I moved from the east coast to CA when I was 30.

    This was before the internet.

    I saved $ first.

    I used all my professional connections to arrange job interviews and yes even the LA Times classifieds.

    I stayed with a my sister's best friend who lived there while I, in 3 hectic days, landed a great career AND an apt.

    Made the physical move out there by driving cross country in 5 days by myself.

    There was no Plan B.

    I was a confident young guy back then.

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    Sep 04, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    garyinla saidI moved from the east coast to CA when I was 30.

    This was before the internet.

    I saved $ first.

    I used all my professional connections to arrange job interviews and yes even the LA Times classifieds.

    I stayed with a my sister's best friend who lived there while I, in 3 hectic days, landed a great career AND an apt.

    Made the physical move out there by driving cross country in 5 days by myself.

    There was no Plan B.

    I was a confident young guy back then.



    that's an awesome story!
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 04, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    1. Find out which is the hussler bar in the city you are going to
    2. hitch across country or get a bus ticket if you can afford it, or you might be able to hop a train.
    3. When you get to the hussler bar stand out in back and ask guys if there are any local squats and how you might make a few extra bucks

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    Sep 05, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    I actually would love to audition out there..
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    Sep 05, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    TheRece25 saidI actually would love to audition out there..


    For what?
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    If you're trying to pursue an education, start there by narrowing it down to 2 or 3 schools to choose from. Then pick the one located in an area that offers the best opportunities for affordable housing and work. Best if you can find a situation that does not require a car. Cars eat too much cash.
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    Sep 05, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    How Does One Move Across The Country?

    Not this way -

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    Sep 05, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    TheRece25 saidOk so I am 19 and not in a Huge rush to move But I would LOVE help with a plan for moving to my Dream Home of California!

    Now to be serious, after my stagecoach above. Though actually as an analogy it's not that far off the mark. Lots of perils and hidden dangers, and not all make the crossing safely.

    It would be helpful if we know your goals, your aspirations, both short and long-term. Also why California is your "Dream Home". Perhaps you're laboring under a myth, and what you seek may be closer than you think, and easier to obtain.

    I'm reminded of the exchange in the film Casablanca, when Rick sarcastically says he came to Casablanca for "the waters".

    "But Rick, this is a desert."

    "I was misinformed."
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:07 PM GMT


    How does one move to a continent!?
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    Sep 05, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    When I did it I had a job and a place. But my FWB did what you did. He enrolled in school here last year and moved here by finding a roommate on craigslist.
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:04 PM GMT
    somersault saidmove here

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    Lmao
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    yankeeswin said
    somersault saidmove here

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    Lmao


    ......... MJ could get it Any day if he let me live up in dur..

    If he were alive ya know. . .

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    Sep 05, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    @TheRece25

    you can't, you're waaaaaay too old
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    Sep 05, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin12days said
    somersault said@TheRece25

    you can't, you're waaaaaay too old


    cold blooded. icon_lol.gif


    Mj B's Lovin Me!

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