Date: January 13, 2018 01:11AM
Sure. When I moved to NYC, it took me three weeks to find a living situation (most of that was not knowing what neighborhoods I could afford that were safe. If I had some idea, it might have been faster.) During that time I stayed in a nice hotel (I had previously worked in the hotel industry and was given free lodging,) and then a fleabag motel when that time ran out. I found a situation living with roommates. If you want to know how to interview with potential roommates, I can tell you.
I got a temporary job for a few months working in a shop. Then I signed up for a class in the industry in which I was interested, and got an associated job. So I would say it took three weeks to find a home, and then about three months to get fully settled in.
What I would think hard about if I were you is how you are going to earn your living in the long run. Being poor gets old after a while. You might want to think about attending a community college to get some skills that employers are willing to pay for. It can be worth it to take on debt if it will help you get a good job in the long run. I would make your move strategic in terms of making your life better, not just in terms of getting away from your parents.
AmeriCorps can also jump start an independent life.https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2018 01:17AM by summer.