In the last month or so, a lot of things in my life have gotten shaken up quite a bit. After I graduated college in the spring, I moved about an hour away from St. Paul (where I went to school and where my friends/girlfriend live) for the only job offer I received. Fast forward a couple months, my girlfriend broke up with me and I absolutely loathe my job. It's having a detrimental effect on my health, attitude, and the way I treat others, so I've come to the conclusion that I have to get out of it. I was originally planning to move in with a friend back in St. Paul, but I started thinking about other options. I feel like I'm at a certain point in my life where I'm not really tied down anywhere and I should get out and try something new, because that option isn't always going to be there for me.
I'm thinking Seattle for a few reasons: I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and want to go to the coast; my brother, sister-in-law, and niece all live in Seattle, and they're some of my favorite people (they're the only people I know out there); it seems to be a pretty fun city filled with young people (I'm 22) and great music/art; I've visited many times and generally really like it there.
The problem is, I need to make up my mind very quickly on this. Moving there would mean moving away from my small but tight-knit group of friends that I've established in the Twin Cities, and that's scary for me. I also will need to somehow find a job pretty quickly out there (I've already applied for a few). Any advice?