Originally Posted by gatorbc
Another SoCal Gator! Welcome Dream. It can be hard early on, but if you can swing it, avoid the Valley and live on the Westside. Better air, better food, plus the ocean!
Thanks, bc! You know, Westside might be doable. I come with meager resources, but I started out looking for rooms, and to my great surprise, rents seem to be on par with Orlando. I found (but didn't commit to) a 500 sq.ft. apt, just off Wilshire and Western, for $699. They'll even take my two dogs!
First step: find a job. Plan A is temporary, even part-time job (not picky) while I get the fitness off the ground.