The emotional support and friendship a lot of people have given has been amazing, but it is dangerous to be living purely for my father's memory and in a house that still bares his images like a mausoleum. That being said, some friends in RI have offered to take me in and develop a change of scenery. Im thinking around May 1st. For more information, "Ian chinich the Blog" Reports: (i just wanted to say that :P )
New Jersey has many things I still really like. It has amazing food (Im a serial- pizza eating fiend...which probably isn't healthy), it has friends from both high school, college, as well as easy access to NYC and Philly. Lastly it has my mother, brother, uncle, cousin, my mom and dad's partners, and others who have been really close on account of my fathers situation. Being accountable to them and supporting them emotionally is a huge responsibility that I plan on continuing. However, that does not mean I have to stay here and live in limbo either.
RI has coffee milk, a really working class environment, cheap rent, new people to meet, and a group of supportive friends who already know all the circumstances of what I have been going through. Despite the ridiculous unemployment that is there, I am also pretty confident I can find work. As a result it seems really appealing.... and its still in the pizza belt--for the Win!
|Ian Chinich at a Pizza Joint in Buenos Aires|