I am excited to have the world as my oyster, I must say.
As of now, my options are Atlanta, NYC, and Chicago. I'm sure that if you have seen my facebook status, then this isn't news to you. Here are some things to consider with each:
Atlanta (HOTlanta)--I would move in with my sister and her boyfriend who I get along with pretty well. We would share either a two bedroom apartment or a three bedroom apartment in Alpharetta so that way we can have a workout room-if the facilities are not up to par or non existent. I only know a couple of people who live down in Atlanta (Mary Alice and Ryanne) but they aren't there throughout the school year and who knows if they will still be there when they graduate. Basically, rent would be cheap and the apartment wold be nice. Most likely.
NYC (The BIG Apple)--I would look for a four bedroom apartment to share with my good friend Andrew and two of his College buddies. One of them wold pursue a career on stage and I have no clue what the other one has in mind for himself. The rent wold be hella expensive, but pay for basic jobs is increased so that makes it a little easier. Slightly. I would have to have a plain old J.O.B. but I would also get some theatre work in whenever I could--even if that means cutting down on my hours at work. As far as eating goes, hopefully I would be able to do it everyday, but who knows? Here is my attack plan (this goes for Chicago as well): before I move, I would go to a BJs, Sams, or Costco and stock the fuck up! On toiletries, detergents, non-perishable food items, etc. Of course, that would mean more to pack and take up with me, but hopefully in the long run I will have saved some money that way. I know a few people who are up there, Tiffany Hogan, Jake Kricken, Giuseppie has plans to move up there, my friend Rebecca (who isn't in "the biz") and a few others. So, if nothing else, I would have friends already. That's nice, and certainly doesn't apply to Atlanta. And, if all goes well, then I could network through those people, meet other people, and hopefully be liked well enough to have connections in the theatre world.
Chicago (The Windy City)--I have options here. Depending on what Jordan Danz and Matt Kiedrowski are thinking about as far as their living situation, I would either search out a two, three, or four bedroom apartment up there. All I know for certain is that Diana needs a roommate, so I would live with her. Jen Short is also moving up there, so there are a few connections and people that I am already friends and comfortable with. (does that sentence structure make sense?) Now, it would get really friggen cold up there, so I would need to stock up on sweaters and blankets and any other wool creations that I can. The thing about Chicago is that there is a lot of greenery, like grass. Which NYC sorta lacks... Also, its a little cheaper than NYC, but, by the looks of it, not by much, at lest as far as rent goes.
As far as the artistry ("Art history" spoken rapidly produces a phonetic similarity) for each location, well I don't really know what would fit me best. Of course, that's what these first post graduation years are for, right? Right. So, maybe if I make a decision and it doesn't work out, I can always move on to option 2 or C.
At this point, I would like to bring up something pretty clairvoyant that my friend David thought up: the color 'mother of pearl' should really just be called 'clam'.