Manage the desk at Hot Rod Tattoo in Atlantic City. Do side work in restoration and rough framing/finish work. Run a non profit called #skateac based in Atlantic City, NJ working with the city and state to build AC's first skatepark. In my free time also developing a surf/skate/punk/graffiti/urban style soft/hard goods brand called Local Thirteen. I keep myself busy.
This year marks 3 years since 4 of my friends moved from NJ to CA. 1 of my buddies (who is a hard worker and a good dude) is doing very well for himself.. got himself a California girl and a decent job within his first couple years. The second one knocked up some chick so he's stuck and the other two are back in dirty jersey. From what I understand... California is beautiful... but its filled to the brim with the worst type of people there is. Also, crowded line ups, surfboards on every car, and I hear their "shoobie" problems are WAY worse than ours.
With that being said, if you do move out there I wish you the best. Your perspective on life usually determines how you will live no matter where you choose to settle down. Find the stoke out there!