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Display Name: BWiley
Member Since: 11/1/12

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Hear hear! You hit the nail on the head as to why I got out.


Living In The Most Expensive Cities:
How Long Can We Keep This Up?

11/1/12 02:00 PM

I lived in San Francisco for 2 and a half years. For the first year and a half I was working part time as a server to supplement in my income as an actor. When I got tired of the "starving artist" gig and stressing about constantly being late on bills and having no money to eat I decided to do the full time "job" route. Then I was working so much to make my bills that I barely had any free time. All the while I had a 10X12 ft bedroom with the only view being the neighbor's mirroring window from 5 feet away (that provided plenty of awkward moments). After realizing that my life was passing me by at a rapid pace I decided it was time to move. I had to work 7 days a week just to pay rent in SF while saving money to get out.

Currently I live in SE Portland in an amazing apartment with my significant other which has a fireplace, free washer and dryer, hardwood floors, plenty of windows and great neighbors. Not to mention I only work 4 days a week which pays my bills and gives me plenty of spending money.

SF was a great experience but I could not imagine spending my entire life there.


Living In The Most Expensive Cities:
How Long Can We Keep This Up?

11/1/12 01:57 PM