Back to the Future

Well, I’ve got one more week of relaxing freedom before I begin looking for a job. I’m planning on heading up to State College this upcoming weekend for a nice respite to see some friends I haven’t seen in a long time. After I come back from that, the job search begins.

I have always wanted to find something here in the Pittsburgh area, but that is looking less likely all the time. I love my town, but as time goes on, I’m feeling more and more isolated here. Everybody is leaving or has already left and the prospects for a bright and happy future seem to dim. I know that I had a job lined up that would have guaranteed that I could stay here, even if I didn’t get a radio job. Now, the group that was going to buy part of PPG and create a spin-off company has backed out, so that fallback plan is shot to pieces. If the radio gigs fall through, I’m going to have to start looking elsewhere.

If I do have to move out of western PA, Philly would be my next logical step. It is still in Pennsylvania. I have friends that I know from PSU living there. It’s a big market with more job potential. It’s close to NYC, DC and other places where I have friends living. It’s not ideal to me, but it’s at least something.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. Frankly, I’m trying not to think about it, but that is a bad decision, I know. I really don’t want to think about it because it seems no matter what I end up deciding, part of me is going to be unhappy about it. Pittsburgh = Alone. Elsewhere = Not Pittsburgh. It’s like a vicious cycle that keeps rolling around in my head. By this point, it’s up to a loud roar that has become impossible to ignore, so I just try to shut it out… at least, for as long as I can.

I’m just going to continue to take things one step at a time. All I know is… I’ve been unhappy lately, I’m unhappy now and the prospects for happiness in the near future aren’t bright. Here’s to hoping I prove myself wrong.

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