Okay, I don’t know how to ask this question. I’m having trouble finding my ideal city, and this economy is a big part of the problem.
Here’s my ideal city–> very diverse, full of artists, musicians, writers, actors, creative types, very progressive politically, very friendly and open, down-to-earth people, lots of highly intelligent people, lots of hippies & eccentric, nonconformist, “out of the box” thinkers (I really wish I could transport myself to the 60s!) Yet with all this I need to be able to find a job and an affordable place to live–but this could be worked out somehow I suppose if I found the ideal place. (Why is it that the artsy, creative cities become prohibitively too expensive for artists like me to live in them?)
Also I’d prefer to live in a major city to which lots of people move from other places. Currently, I live in the midwest & it seems everyone is “from here,” is white and middle class. Everything & everyone looks and feels the same. Even the food all tastes the same. I feel like the raving eccentric from Cali… But, then again, I am–used to live in Cali, had to leave due to the economy.
Anybody have any suggestions? BTW, I’m a filmmaker, writer, actor, musician, very creative and love being around other artists & living in places where there are people from other parts of the world. Sadly, like many artists, I’m struggling financially and having trouble finding a place where there are lots of creatives like me, but where one doesn’t need to be rich to live there and where artists are supportive of each other. Perhaps this just doesn’t exist in the U.S. anymore?
Sent by Mindy from “Mindyapolis”