I Think I’ll Go To Boston

“She said I think I’ll go to Boston…
I think I’ll start a new life…”

It’s no secret that I’ve been unhappy down here. I’m always unhappy down here; it’s why I left in the first place. I’ve been job hunting for seven months and the market is crap. I have a few good friends, but for the most part, I hate the people.  I hate the scene. I hate the weather. I just fucking hate it.

I miss getting lost in the city. I miss walking around aimlessly. I miss busy streets and the din of constant noise. I miss living in an apartment and hearing the heartbeat of a mass of people outside my window. I miss the seasons. I miss the history. I miss Fenway. I miss the culture. I miss the artists. I miss the freaks. I miss the weirdos. I miss the opportunities. I miss the queer scene. I fucking miss Boston.

And so, on a whim, I decided to go back. I checked my savings account and established that I have enough to have a cushion for a few months. I’m trolling Craigslist for an apartment. I plan on getting a service or retail job until I find something else (the market is SO MUCH BETTER for me up there). And I plan on heading up there August 1st.

Now’s the time to do it. Now’s the time to make me happy. I have no job. No house. No relationship. I’m 25-years-old and free as a bird. And so, I’m gonna spread my wings and fly. I’m scared, I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I feel hopeful for the first time in months. I’m fucking flying.

“I think I’ll go to Boston,
I think that I’m just tired
I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind…”

-Boston, Augustana

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  1. AshleyNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Right now, we’re here in Boston
    in love with Downtown Crossing
    New York will still be there in the morning
    come back to bed, my darling.

    I’ve always wanted to visit Boston. I hope you have great success and happiness out there!

  2. BlaizeNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Good for you. I hope you will a great time.

  3. lovesickrobotNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Boston is sweet as all fuck, in my limited experience.

  4. EpiphoraNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink


  5. SaNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    I’m very happy for you! That is terrific news and I do think you will be less depressed while living in a place you love and looking for a job. Good luck!

  6. MargaretNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    I’m so happy for you. :)


  7. EveNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Yay, good for you! Best of luck getting established in your new home! I hope this move ends up being the change you need to be happier. I’m a little jealous, hehehe. I want to do something similar (move out and get my own apartment, but still in the same general area for now….maybe move to Portland, Oregon eventually), but I don’t have anywhere near enough money yet. Still, I’m working towards it. I definitely understand that drive to get out and start a new life!

  8. Ms.InconspicuousNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Boston. :)

  9. BlaizeNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Or *have* a great time, even.

  10. ParadoxNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    Good, good, good for you. Making yourself happy is super important and I’m glad you’ve found a way to do that, or at least move towards doing that. No good reason not to! Sending you good wishes for your job hunt and move and all the excitement and craziness those both can bring.

  11. JanieNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Your love for Boston makes me want to go there so badly!

    Good luck girly, I’m very excited for you!


  12. Toys in LoveNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Good for you!

    Why fucking hang around if you don’t feel happy. My OH and I did the same sort’a thing a few years back. No job for her and our place was crap. The scene was boring as fuck and the people we knew were…well, they were okay to be fair – we still see quite a few of them – but we just felt stuck. So we talked about it one night and by the end of the week I had managed to find a job in my field across the country. End of the month we had moved to a cool loft there, My OH had a job and we love it here :) – Best bloody decision we’ve ever made.

    -So I really hope it works out for you the same way. We’re only here once, why not fucking be happy and do shit that makes us happy instead of just tramping around in the same mud day after day. – Especially if it actually makes us feel like crap.

    So, good for you! :)

  13. ArthurNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    All the best of luck! :) … moving is always a bit scary, but thrilling at the same time… the new possibilities and all :)

    - Arthur

  14. tonya cinnamonNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    i think you will do awesome chicka!!! :D
    i bet it is pretty up there :)

  15. KittieNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    After two shitty exams today and yesterday and another equally shitty exam ahead tomorrow it made me really happy to read this. Sometimes we have to make a clear-cut decision and venture off to find new opportunities. I hope you’ll find everything you are looking for, hopefully including decent counseling from non-shitheads.
    (Am I being weird, being so excited for somebody whose blog I read on the interwebz?)

  16. MelissaNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I’ve been reading your blog in various incarnations for quite some time. You sounded much happier when you lived in Boston. Go get ‘em girl. Life is too short to feel stuck and pondering the “what if’s”.

    Also, that song is amazing.

  17. twgNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I’m sure our dirty water will be most pleased to see you again ;)

  18. Sophie DelanceyNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on taking steps to get somewhere that makes you happy! I have a friend who moved out to Boston with a similar educational background and pretty much immediately landed a sweet job as an educator at Planned Parenthood.

  19. Outspoken CliticNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Permalink


  20. AnneNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Good luck – it sounds great :)

  21. Greg (& Sheryl)No Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Boston is my original hometown. While I love living in Denver now, I still feel very connected to Boston. I hope your move to New England turns out to be everything you want it to be!

  22. frenchNo Gravatar
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s true, Boston is pretty awesome. This is highly exciting news! Best of luck!! :)

  23. JeannineNo Gravatar
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Congrats & good luck!

  24. Raspberry SwirlyNo Gravatar
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Heeeey you’re making a big move too! Go us! I’m sure you’ll be a lot happier elsewhere. And we’re moving around the same time, awesome.

  25. NelfyNo Gravatar
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I am so happy and excited for you!! I’m glad you took this decision, no one ever knows what will happen but I think this is a great way for you to improve your life! I really wish you all the best in Boston, hopefull you’ll find a job you like soon.

  26. MissMarNo Gravatar
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I am really glad for you and I have always wanted to go to Boston especially to take in the rich history. Just be sure the craiglist ads actually are truthful to the apartments and not buttering up a really crapstatic place. One person tried to rent an unavailable apartment they did not even own to unsuspecting apartment hunters.

  27. danimoNo Gravatar
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    that sounds absolutely awesome. i’ve been planning a move back to la myself; though i’m currently living within the county, i’m twenty miles away from my friends, from the hustle and bustle, and from ostensibly all the jobs. you’re lucky to have that financial cushion — i wasn’t so good with money when i had it, myself — and i wish you the absolute best of luck, to both of us! how far is boston from where you are now?

    i’ve been wanting to do a tour of the east coast for a while, to see the sights and mostly visit with my friends who’ve moved over there for school, although i hardly have the money to do it in the near future. at any rate, when i finally get around to it, maybe i’ll spend a night in boston and see if you’re available. : )

  28. Mary BullstonecraftNo Gravatar
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m *so* excited for you. I lived in Boston for two years, met my partner there, and never quite got over my love for the city. I’ve wanted to go back since the day I left…but until that day comes, I visit every couple of years. In fact, I’ll be there starting August 1 myself! Maybe we’ll cross paths. :) Good luck!

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