Tomorrow, Saturday, I will be embarking on my journey to New York City. Staten Island to be exact. I feel a mixture of excitement, confusion, fear, anticipation and optimism. It is a new beginning. While in NYC, I will be living with my uncles because they have a house and are letting me stay for free. I really appreciate this, for without this gesture I would be staying in Chicago.

I don't have a job yet. I did have an interview at J. Walter Thompson today, but I'm not sure if they have a place for me there. The man I spoke with was very nice and quite helpful. He's also giving me some more contacts, which is always good since it seems that connections are the only way to get jobs these days. So, like I said, I have no job. A clean slate.

The journey will take place over two days and via automobile. I am excited for a roadtrip, even if it is along I-80 the entire way. (That reminds me, any suggestions for stops along the way? I love kitschy siteseeing.) Fourteen hours of driving excitement. My ipod and camera will make things interesting though. I'm hoping to document most of the trip with my camera. It'll be a good momento in 10/5/2 years.

All I have left is to ask you to wish me luck, for I will likely need some in the months to come.