New Job

As some of you already know, I have started a 9-5 job on 1/2. I embrace it with mixed emotions. I have really become use to the freelance hours and working when I want as opposed to "you better be there by....". I love the fact that it is a steady check with benefits... OOOOOO child, benefits! Sorry, just had a Madea moment. I am kind of displaced because it is all the way in Parsippany, NJ. It takes me about 45 minutes of driving to get there. The commute itself really isn't that bad but it is the fact that I am going away from the city. I love the city and know the city a hell of a lot better than Jersey. So when I want to do something after work, I must drive the 45 min. just to get back to my place and then however long it takes to get through the tunnels at that time of rush hour. Thursday, it took me 2.5 hours to get from my job to Queens with the fastest part of the journey going across town in Manhattan. So of course that discourages me from wanting to do anything in the city after work.

It also makes it hard when considering a new apartment. I am crossed between whether I should just become the normal Jersey resident and try to live and play here as much as possible. The problem with that is I don't know a lot of people here and I spend a lot of time on the weekends with my friends in Queens. The option is to get a place in Manhattan and deal with a lengthy commute so that I can be more central. More to come on that.


fuzzy January 24, 2007 7:03 AM  

Do you have any contacts that you could possible stay at on the weekends? You could commute m-f and doo NYC on the weekends and come back home at the end of the weekend. just a suggestion...

Lyrically speaking January 25, 2007 8:53 AM  

Queens seems nice...hey, check out Craigslist, you'll find a great place in no time.