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Old 01-17-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Hello! I am a 24 year old graduate from Rutgers University 2011 with a B.A, in Sociology and minor in Psych. I lived in NJ my whole life, but after my mothers death in 2010, things started getting really depressing here. After college I went to Insurance School and was working at a small agency, but it was not for me. I got a job doing administrative work at a shoe manufacturing company in NY and am now living in williamsburg. I love the area for I am an artist myself, but it is very expensive and I do not really think I am cut out to be a true New Yorker -- plus it is SO expensive and I feel like I'm spending money on things that I do not actually enjoy. I am very hardworking, but laid back in nature. I love to snowboard, hike and paint. I need sun and to enjoy the outdoors. I have been to CO twice and absolutely love it-- my cousin lives in Boulder. My idea is that if you live in a place that is just so beautiful you can never really get too depressed.

My question -- is it a smart idea to move out there now? Where is the best place to live for someone my age? How are the job opportunities given my college major/ work experience? Should I move first and look for a job or vice versa?

I know I can excel in the right area. I am pretty much on my own...
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Sensible routes

1. If you have $10K saved up. And don't own a large or banned breed dog. Just move here and find a job.

2. There are no shoe manufacturing companies in greater Denver that I know about, but I could be wrong.

3. If you have no money saved up, then save some. More than some.

4. Start hunting for jobs remotely. It will be very difficult as almost no business want to pay for:
interview travel
relo expenses

5. There are places in the USA besides greater NYC and Denver, CO. Many wonderful places.

6. Colorado has the 8th highest suicide rate in the USA AFSP: Facts and Figures: State Statistics
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Your young with nothing holding you back. Why not move here, stay with your cousin, and look for a job? I don't know what one does with your major so can't help with what types of jobs would be available.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: CO
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2. There are no shoe manufacturing companies in greater Denver that I know about, but I could be wrong.
. . .
Would Crocs be considerd a shoe manufacturing company?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Would Crocs be considered a shoe manufacturing company?
HQ is in Niwot.
Manufacturing is worldwide.
Wherever labor is cheap. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/business/20suits.html
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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LOve2Live wrote: My idea is that if you live in a place that is just so beautiful you can never really get too depressed.

Depression has little to do with WHERE you live, and alot to do with your thoughts ABOUT where you are living. Your move to Colorado will be alot more pleasant if you straighten out your thinking and handle your depression BEFORE you move. As the old saying goes: Wherever you go, there you are! A change of scenery might temporarily lift your mood, but unless the underlying depression has been dealt with, it will rear its ugly head again when you least expect it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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Hello! I am a 24 year old graduate from Rutgers University 2011 with a B.A, in Sociology and minor in Psych. I lived in NJ my whole life, but after my mothers death in 2010, things started getting really depressing here. After college I went to Insurance School and was working at a small agency, but it was not for me. I got a job doing administrative work at a shoe manufacturing company in NY and am now living in williamsburg. I love the area for I am an artist myself, but it is very expensive and I do not really think I am cut out to be a true New Yorker -- plus it is SO expensive and I feel like I'm spending money on things that I do not actually enjoy. I am very hardworking, but laid back in nature. I love to snowboard, hike and paint. I need sun and to enjoy the outdoors. I have been to CO twice and absolutely love it-- my cousin lives in Boulder. My idea is that if you live in a place that is just so beautiful you can never really get too depressed.

My question -- is it a smart idea to move out there now? Where is the best place to live for someone my age? How are the job opportunities given my college major/ work experience? Should I move first and look for a job or vice versa?

I know I can excel in the right area. I am pretty much on my own...



IF you can afford it, follow your dreams. Your happiness cannot be judged in dollars.........It took me 48 years to realize that
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Why not move? You are young and not tied down by a relationship, kids or animals (apparently). You have lived in one place all your life and are wondering what else is out there.

Given your college major, I have no idea what kind of job you would get -- social work, maybe? However, since you have been doing administrative work then you could look for that kind of job until you figure out what you want to do. Just because you work at a shoe manufacturing company now doesn't mean that you couldn't work in some other kind of company. That's pretty wide open.

I agree with mic111 -- see if you could stay with your cousin for a while until you get settled. Given your work experience and the kind of job that I would imagine that you are seeking, I don't think that you would get hired without being in the state.

When I was your age I packed up the VW bug and moved from Washington DC to Colorado. I knew one person in the whole state and had no idea where I was going to live or what kind of work I would do. Ended up living there for over thirty years.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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B.A, in Sociology and minor in Psych, experience doing admin work?

Sure, you can definitely move here, but let me give you some advice:

Learn how to mix a cocktail.
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