Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fear and Loathing

The epiphany I had on my drive back from Blogorado was facilitated by my friend GayCynic, who pummeled me about the head and shoulders with logic.

I'm not happy living in Las Vegas, and haven't been for a long time. Now that my daughter is off to college, I really have nothing holding me here.

So I have decided to move to Texas, home of the bigger and better!

I have many, many blogfriends who live there, who have already been helping me out with information, tips, hints, offers to check potential rentals out, offers to let me stay for a few days when I get there, and the list goes on and on. It's so good to have friends.

I'm moving the week before Christmas, I've already given notice at both of my jobs, and have been assured of receiving letters of recommendation. My application for my Texas massage therapy license went off by certified mail a week from yesterday, and I got the little green postcard in the mail confirming receipt a few days ago.

I've also been applying for full-time jobs at various local hospitals, since I do have a lot of experience in the medical field. I'll need to be making money right off the bat to pay my bills, and while I certainly want to build up a private massage practice, things like that take time (and money), two things I'm not exactly blessed with currently.

So, we'll see how things go. I might have help for my move, I might not. I might rent a truck or trailer, or I might shove all my crap into my storage unit and move bare-bones. Silver will be here on her winter break to help me, but we still have to get her back to Vegas in mid-January to catch her flight back to North Dakota. Maybe I'll do another roadtrip!

Oh, my poor car...;)

Anyway, life is too short to stay somewhere you're miserable, even if you do have a job. Friends are more important. I'm pursuing happiness, Peeps! And it feels great!

And a wee bit terrifying.

Wish me luck.

20 comments:

Rick Ratayczak said...

Damn, sorry to hear you go. Me and Laura would have liked to have met you before you move. Any chance you could give a referral to my wife to fill your soon to be open positions? :)

Rick

Christina LMT said...

Sure, Rick! Especially at the chiropractors, I know they'll need someone soon. They've already hired some girl for the spa, and honestly, we've been so slow here, it's almost not worth coming in.

LauraB said...

Woot! Another one falls for the big Texas love!

It's a lovely place to settle - let me know if you make it to Austin - or nearby. (In Texas, a 75mile radius is considered nearby.)

Let me know if we can help you with anything!!

Sonja said...

That's awesome! I personally can't see how anyone would be happy living in Vegas, but that's just me... :)
Good luck!

SCI-FI said...

Wow! How far is your search area from your current home?

William said...

Good for you, Christina.

dick said...

Welcome to Texas!

cybrus said...

Congrats and good luck Christina! If there's anything I can do from Pittsburgh, please let me know!

Old NFO said...

It's about time you followed YOUR dream :-) Not dissing your daughter, but YOU need to get something out of life too!

Holly said...

I think it's interesting you're moving from a place that's a blast to visit but you don't want to live there to a place that's a great place to live but has no tourist attractions. At All.

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Everyone!

I'm moving to the general area of the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex. That's sufficiently vague yet pin-pointed enough, I believe...:)

Holly, I'm so over "tourist attractions", I'm ready for a real HOME now.

Julie said...

Great news ... and I'm totally jealous again :)

Christina LMT said...

Thanks, Julie...no need to be jealous, you're livin' in the land down under!

Buck said...

Big change is ALWAYS scary, but worth it, IMHO. Texas is such a big and wonderful place but you have me wonderin'... why Big D? Employment opportunities? There are those who think Dallas is the (ahem) armpit of Texas, and I'm being kind in my descriptive term.

Full disclosure: I remain a Texas resident (Livingston, a small burg about an hour north of Houston) even though I'm docked in NM.

Christina LMT said...

Buck, I need to be closer to all my friends. I really don't have any in Las Vegas. And I'm so sick of the city!

Remember, I said the AREA of the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex...I'm not going to be in the middle of the city!

You're a Texas resident? I knew there was another reason I liked you!

phlegmfatale said...

Dallas is not so bad, actually-- I've just had my fill of it on a daily basis. I do and will continue to go back to stock up on provision, to see friends and to to go concerts (sometimes with YOU!!!) Then there's the ladies' events at Dallas Pistol Club. We're going to have so much fun when you get here. I can't wait!

Christina LMT said...

Phlegmmy, we're gonna paint the town RED! woo-HOO!

:D

Zelda said...

This is the coolest news! Make sure you swing down our way at some point. :-)

Christina LMT said...

Zelda, you bet your buns I'll make it down there for a visit!

Zelda said...

You're going to love it here. I know.