I’m not giving this one up. I do really want to live in Seattle. However, the more I read on ADHD, the more I believe that DC needs to be the next home. I can do all the same jobs there and I’ll have friends, especially AK who is a true coach for me in this ADHD business. Yes, I can probably succeed overtime in Seattle and make friends and find what I need for my ADHD, but at what cost? I have made huge strides with this recently because I’ve had a support network. I want to keep making strides, healing and growing, and that means a continued support network. That means DC.
So I will instead look for jobs with the Gates Foundation and Planned Parenthood which will easily transfer to Seattle in a few years. 8 months ago
Both Planned Parenthood and the Gates Foundation have offices in DC and Seattle which means I could start in DC and move to Seattle later with contacts, connections and experience. All this makes me feel a little more positive about going to DC first… 8 months ago
Recently I’ve been struggling with my decision to move to Seattle. I’ve never been there and I know no one there. However, I have very strong emotions telling me I should go there despite this. The conflict is coming from the changes in my relationship with Mk, the traveling I’ve done alone and the dinners I’ve shared with friends. If I go to Seattle in January, I will be lonely for a while. I will have to find a home and job immediately. There won’t be anyone there to help or lean on. DC would give me all the support I need plus dinner and weekend brunches with friends, the ability to explore a relationship with Mk, to be able to take my time finding a job and a home.
Yet, I still have reservations about going that way. I think the gist of it that I’m afraid if I don’t go to Seattle now, I won’t ever make it there. And I don’t know if that’s good or bad. 8 months ago
This last week has given me a different perspective on the move. I grow weary of traveling on my own. Further, I’m struggling getting by here with the friends I have (three really good ones now). I’m rethinking the choice of Seattle over DC now because of the three really good friends I already have in DC. The loneliness is starting to overwhelm and the real question becomes: where will I be the least lonely? 9 months ago
I have all this acquired stuff thats dragging me down and overwhelming me. I’m going to try to get rid of the clutter and organize to see physically how possible it’ll be to move. If i can see the dream maybe the reality will be easier. 9 months ago
I told Mk that there is wiggle room here. If he’s open to certain things I need in my life, I might swap Seattle for city of choice #2 so that we can pursue a relationship. I don’t know what’s with me… I think I just need to swear off relationships, but then again, it’s my primary focus in my life: family first, kids and a partner to share that with. Then everything else. Sigh, but so many buts. And so few objections to city #2. Ah well, I have 5 months or more before this decision gets written in stone and everything will work out for the best of all involved. 9 months ago
Tomorrow night, I have set aside for writing my résumés. I’ve been slow to get this awaiting the new computer and putting other work commitments first. However, I’ve started shifting gears with less a month of real work left and then 50 days of travel in Asia, sorting my life into boxes and ending my employment here. So, yes, it’s currently very important I start thinking about January 2013. (Unless the Mayans have it right…) 10 months ago
I’m thinking of going to Seattle in September and buying a house. Am I crazy? I don’t even have a job there. 10 months ago
How I did it: Sold a lot of larger items, packed up my car with what I could, and mailed the rest. Took the road trip of a lifetime from West Virginia with my best friend.
I did a lot of job prospecting on craigslist, and apartment hunting too. I had already put a deposit on my apartment before leaving, and had a few job leads, too. Now I'm sitting here on the back patio watching the sun go down over the olympic range, with a view of the sound and the needle AND the skyline. YES!!! Read how I did it… 3 years ago
This weekend I got online and started looking at the Seattle housing market. I was excited to find things within my price range, in Seattle proper and actually appealing. They were all with in a short drive of the Seattle Planned Parenthood and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters.
I’m going to start looking for a realtor while I’m still employed. Perhaps I’ll have a place to move to in a couple of months :) 11 months ago
all the sites about setting healthy boundaries say that the last option is to physically move and it actually even works.
i’ve been here too long, sure it’s comfortable in ways, but other places have alot to offer also and i wouldn’t mind leaving with a partner. that’s the thing… with a partner.
i’ll do it when i get married and start my own family… at some point. 11 months ago
seattle came up twice with random strangers recently.
one person was saying how much they hated it there… elderly. but they did say the air was so fresh. they also said, you couldn’t plan anything because it was always raining, people are always sick and mold is everywhere.
and then the young person just came from there and is having issues with getting sunburned after going for a bike ride. you can just tell when people are from seattle though. they’re more chill. 12 months ago
is awesome. I believe that airports tell you a lot about the character of a city and I’m very pleased with how this airport is. Wish I could spend more than 2 hours here. 12 months ago
It won’t happen right away, but I want to move to Seattle after I finish Nursing School next December. Actually, I want to be sure that I first get into a DNP program. 12 months ago
S thought this is my dream. He’s incredibly respectful and admitted he’s hesitant about officially dating me because he won’t be in Seattle and doesn’t want to keep me from doing the things I dream of. Wow. Sweet. Caring. Respectful. Perhaps the best news is this isn’t my dream, just part of the plan. 16 months ago
This is my after school plan.
In 5 years I have my fingers crossed.
The return to my home State. 17 months ago
i’m in love with this city!!! i don’t ever want to leave! 17 months ago
Frommer’s Seattle 2011
Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle
Lonely Planet’s Seattle City Guide 17 months ago
So it calls to me with it’s culture of coffee drinkers and computer nerds. I like the idea of this place and having a year to plan the move. I also found several books on Seattle and ordered them, physical books to write in instead of Kindle books. Looking forward to some mail. 17 months ago