I have been trying to find a new job in Pittsburgh for many months now with no luck whatsoever. Its not that there is a total lack of jobs in the area, but a lack of entry level jobs for recent college graduates. This had led me to make a decision that I will be dreading when and if the time comes. I will have to make a decision to move out of the city and into another one. I think I have narrowed down my choices as to where I will be applying for jobs come the last day in February. The locations chosen for possible residency include: Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, and Denver. I would be leaning more towards DC with Chicago coming in 2nd. This is a rough decision for me to make though. I really didnt want to move out of Pittsburgh, more so now than ever. I really like it here. I have friends, family, and familiarity here. I dont really have that anywhere else.
I told the bf about my recent revelation and of course I am sure he is not too happy with it either. But there is in fact a relationship that will most likely not survive something like this. There are only two options for us if I should relocate. We would break up or he can follow me where I go. The main problem with this, we have only been in fact going out or 7 and a half months. It would be hard for him to sacrifice everything he knows to follow someone he has only been dating for that long. And I wouldnt blame him for not wanting to if he made that decision. I would not want him to blame me if he was unhappy wherever we would move to. This would have to be a big decision he would have to make on his own. Obviously, I would want him to follow me, but I would never actually ask him to do so.
I refuse to do long distant relationships because there is no way it would work for me. So I guess we will cross those choppy waters when we get there, but for now it is just one more thing to add to my already overflowing plate of stress. So I now have 1 month to find a job in Pittsburgh. I have a few options which I have yet to explore, but I still see a dreary outlook for this. I am trying to keep my hopes up but I still am trying to see that in the near future things could possibly drastically change for me.
That scares me.