My friends, family, and even co-workers are asking questions about what I’m going to do in the near future. Unfortunately there is so much that is up in the air at the moment.
When I was younger, it was normal for most adults to get their own place. I am living in a part of the country where having roommates is normal. I still want to have my place (with no roommates) even if it is a tiny studio apartment with an even tinier kitchen. However, I have no financial stability and live off of two part-time jobs (adjunct professor) with no benefits.
The Tough Decisions
So here’s the problem. I started job hunting about a month ago, and at about the same time, I was asked to decide if I would stay at the place I am renting. My family has wanted me to move closer to them. It is extremely hard for me to manage my chronic illness without family nearby. Should I just take a chance and move there? If I stay where I am at, at least I know I could probably teach 2 classes at the local community college, but I still would not have financial stability.
The way I see it, I have the following options (in no particular order):
- Move out but get own place in current city with cat. At the same time concentrate on finding full-time employment in the same city. The current city that I live in has good access to good doctors and public transportation.
- Move closer to my family and concentrate on finding full-time employment there. This would be the cheaper option since my family lives in states cheaper than my own.
- Move closer to my family and find work as an adjunct professor. In the past, I have had absolutely no problems finding work as an adjunct professor. I could probably teach a few classes as an adjunct professor and still do okay since the area is more affordable. I would still have to purchase my own health insurance.
- Stay where I’m at and concentrate on finding full-time employment. This method would involve concentrating on the job hunt for now. I might be able to convince my landlord to keep me on for a month by month basis, but that is not a guarantee.
Maybe I’m just making this more complicated than it really is. What do you think?