I live in Colorado and was offered a job in New York City. I hate cities, but this job would be very good for my career, both money-wise and influence-wise. If I move to New York, I’ll need to live within a 20-minute commute of midtown Manhattan, and for my own sanity I’ll need some kind of yard. I loathe the idea of anyone living above me, so I need to live either on the top floor of a building or in a single-family home. This, from what I hear, is going to be difficult to find. So do I settle for a less awesome career and stay where I love, or move to New York, probably be miserable, and see what happens?
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Sorry. Unless your new job is going to pay you $400 billion dollars a day, you’re not going to find anywhere to live that even has one of those things, let alone all three of them. You better stay in Colorado.
On the other hand, I don’t see a move like this as permanent. I see it as a temporary move that’s going to ensure that one day, you can live forever in Colorado, in a big beautiful house, doing something you love to do, without fear or starving to death, or even worse, being forced to send your kids to public school. I love New York. It’s an amazing place to live. It’s not for everyone all the time, but I think it’s for most people at least some of the time. Try it out. If you hate it, you can always leave and go back to your mountain goats and sunshine.