but, can you afford to live on what a cafe would pay?
without a roommate?
cats can cost a lot, esp. the vet.
i wish you well, but it's not the location that should change, as much as attitude. no matter where you go, there you are.
i moved to an artist's colony in Sierra Madre, with my friend, who convinced me that it would be better than hollywood, she said people love themselves more there. it was a gorgeous duplex, too.
& found out people are the same everywhere, the whole thing went wrong & i moved back to my old neighbourhood.