I've been 23 since the first of july, but that number has already been hanging over my head and I can already hear the number 24 just around the corner. I currently don't have a job, I only have the 9th grade. I speak three languages and have no actual marketable skills ... other then creative writing, which I haven't really done or have had the quality assurance for anyone other then "I think I'm good at it." Oh and I still live with my parents ... what did you expect? This is the place my life is right now ... it's been like this for a while. But here are the steps I'm going to take, which will place me in a completely different position from the one I am now.
So, let's hop to it:
- I'm going to actually try and find a job, rather then wait passively for it to fall on my lap.
- I'm going to stop buying comics, games, books, whatever, I'll read and play what I have. Save the goddamn money.
- Save the goddamn money! I should also have, if the bank doesn't pull a fast one on me, around 5000€ (7000$), it was a 5 year saving things, it should be almost up.
- When I have around 10000€ (12000$) I'll start to plan moving to New York. The usual, check with the embassy, paper work, yadda yadda.
- Pack my shit and leave it here, travel light ... unfortunately the plane ticket alone sets me back 1000€. Should probably look for an alternative ... turtles or giant seagull, are on the list.
- Get there, be in awe, kiss the ground, use baby wipes on mouth, keep it cool ....
- Find youth hostel for 3 or 4 days till I get shit straight, then use internet to search for shared apartment. Found some on craigslist, it ranges from 500$ to 4000$, of course I'll go for the cheap shared one.
- FIND JOB! Search Internet, knock on doors, URGENT URGENT, MAY DAY!! My savings are not going to last forever, eat cheap, no luxury, read books to keep sane and not jump of Brooklyn bridge.
- Like I said in the intro, I don't have a lot to write on a CV, so I'm not expecting anything cushy. But it's the actual start of my adult life and I'm willing to make sacrifices.
- Once settled and with a job. I'll explore, mingle, I'll make friends ... not really sure how, but I'll manage.
- I'll definitely need contacts in the "biz." I'll go to open mic nights, perform stand up. Get an agent, start working as an extra, try and get a speaking role. Get a feel for the productions and learn how things get made.
- Writing, I'll do lots of it. The sensory overload of the city will make my mind race and I'll finally start putting my ideas on the paper and hopefully with the knowledge I've gotten, I'll be able to start looking for someone to buy a script of publish a book.
Even if the last point doesn't happen immediately but all the other points do, I'll have a job, a place to call home, friends and ... I'm leaving in New York, that's pretty perfect position to be in live by the point I'm 28. I didn't mention anything about language, but my english is as good if not better then my native language, strangely enough my thoughts have been in english for over 5 years. I bet all it'll take is a week or two for my tongue to get up to speed. I might still have some difficulty with some words like "girlfriend" ... gurlfrand? When they played the Avril Lavigne song during TNT ... and I ended up singing it, every time that word came up I sounded like Bill Murray in Caddyshack pronouncing "gopher."
Anyway, enough dilly dallying, what do you duders think? Is this myth busted, plausible or confirmed? And if you have some advice, I'd be more then glad to read it.