At the end of the month, my husband and I will be moving to the NYC area! He got a job in Manhattan; I'll be looking for salaried work to supplement my freelance assignments. Since most of my career has been in the administrative field but because I want a more creative job, I'll be focusing my search on organizations that need office managers but with the potential to help out in creative projects and gain a little experience that way. Specifically, I'm looking at book publishers, but design firms and even print shops are also a good fit for me.
Some years back I read a biography of Will Eisner. It described his Depression Era childhood in the tenements of lower Manhattan, and his involvement in the Golden Era of comics. Even barely out of high school, he was working along illustrators and cartoonists, hanging out in studios and getting that hands on experience. It was all happening there in the same town. That got me thinking how a person's physical location can go a long way in determining their opportunities.
Rochester has been a nice place to live; I met so many great friends and coworkers here and hope to keep in touch with them. I've definitely learned a lot here and am a little sad to go. But I know there's an adventure awaiting us in NYC.