Holy crap!

Told my branch manager, today, that I'm going to go ahead and shoot for New Orleans. He's going to talk to the people down there about getting me a spot with the company but I'm going to have to take a massive pay cut. At this point I don't care. Right now I have to get my replacement trained. The branch manager won't let me go until that's done. I thought about Santa Cruz or back to Portland but it's expensive as hell to live in those places. I miss New Orleans. It's not a perfect place to live, by any means, but it's still one of my favorites.

I called a couple truck rental places and nearly shit a brick at the prices. I'm not going to be able to afford a truck so I'm going to have to sell all my furniture. Means I'll have to leave behind pretty much all my books, too. I'll literally be starting from scratch down there. Clothing on my back sort of thing. I guess people ship some things but I'd need an address for that. My car is 10 years old and has 117k on it so I don't think wearing it out further by towing a trailer is a good idea. Suggestions welcomed, please.
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Dude, I let most of my belongings fall away. Most things can be replaced less expensively than they can be shipped.

Did you know that I am looking for a roommate? The rent here is really cheep. Call me or IM me if you are interested.
If you do want to ship anything, could you get a PO box there? Or send it to your company in New Orleans?

Sounds like quite a bohemian adventure.
My suggestion: go, and don't look back, and you will be amazed at how quickly you will replace everything!

If you're not picky, you can go to thrift shops and buy essentials.

Personally, I think it exciting to start off with a nice empty Zenlike apartment or house without furniture and use a cot and a cardtable until you can slowly get what you want.

What's the hurry? It's always warm in New Orleans.

Start over! You will be okay. You are highly intelligent, creative, and resourceful. And you have a great sense of humor.

Guess what? If it doesn't work out, you'll STILL be okay.

Don't panic. Savor the moment. How many people would love to be as free as you are right now?

(I loved New Orleans. I visited my sister there while her husband was at Tulane in med school.)

Have some BEIGNETS beignets and coffee at the Cafe du Monde and think of me, your envious friend

my boyfriend suddenly became homeless about 2 years ago (before we met) and when he relocated back up here he had literally nothing by the clothes on his back. he said that non attachment is good, especially with moving, but the only thing he missed were all his books.

If you are anything like us (bibliophiles) drop everything but the books. Get a P.O. Box in New Orleans and ship them to yourself. Or get a storage space until you can afford to come back for them.