This is a continuation of yesterday’s blog post: Stamford to NYC Train Commute (Part 1)
I’m often asked
“Why don’t you move into NYC? Since you’re an actor it seems like a perfect fit for you!”
The simple answer… it’s expensive… really expensive.
To put it in perspective, I would easily pay twice as much rent (for a smaller apartment) in Manhattan.
Even living in the other boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island) the cost of living is significantly higher than Stamford. And, as I previously mentioned my travel time into Manhattan would be the same if not longer.
My survival job simply doesn’t pay enough to justify the extra expense.
I know many other creative types in my situation have roommates. While that may have been an option when I was in my 20s, it’s not something I’m prepared to do at this point. For most of my adult life I was either married or living alone. At 49 I don’t really see myself having traditional roommates anytime soon.
So… for now my train commute continues. Maybe someday things will change financially…
Maybe someday I’ll move into NYC…
But for now, I feel blessed to live close to New York City & experience it’s creative vibe…
Even if it’s part time!
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