Haven't lived with my folks since I was 18. Was economically tough right out of college but I scraped by. 31 now and I've moved all around the northeast, moved for a girl I almost married. Some places were better than others, but as someone who's been locked into living somewhere because of a commitment to someone...get the hell out if you're not happy and you have no ties there. Unless it's some amazing career opportunity you can't pass up, leave. Use your freedom to your advantage and move somewhere you've always wanted to live. Be smart about it, save money, vacation days for quitting time, move somewhere you know someone who can help you out for a bit, etc.
Seriously, if I was in your shoes at your age, I'd be outta there if I didn't like it. It'll be soon enough before you meet another woman and tie yourself down again...take advantage of the freedom while you have it.
I'm not concerned about being tied down to a woman.. Not my style at all. I've always loved the Northeast. My grandparents live in Hingham MA and I lived in Middletown RI for a couple years. I think I might save up for the next year to buy a townhouse in RI. It would be tough but I know I'd be happy
Even though I initially said eff it, go for it, if you did stack money for a year you'd be glad you did, even more so when you get that townhouse...in which case, are you hosting the first annual SI New England meet and greet?
Absolutely! I'm looking forward to the Newport Creamery and some Dell's lemonade. Also Papa Gino's pizza
Dude Dell's is the $hit! I personally love the watermelon flavor:cool:
Emass: Get off your high-horse man, it would be much easier to digest the few gems of insight you have randomly placed in your litany of posts on this subject. Your self-felation amazes me, I bet the area around you looks like someone blew up a barrel of yogurt after you post some of that crap.
BCN: I want to reiterate what some others have said here--save up money for at least 9 months before you make a move. Save hard, live like a monk.... a surfing monk. Also, don't go buy a turn-key house if you are planning to go that route. If you have moderate construction skills go buy a complete dog of a house and fix it up as you live in it. I'm talking something under $30,000.
Your parents are not pushing you out of the nest. You will have to throw yourself out there. Go rent an apartment and get on with life! It's anxiety arousing for sure,but also fun and confidence building. It's safer than riding a big wave.