I'm off to the stereotypical start doing restaurant work (I'm a barback/sous chef at the moment.). I'm treating this life change like one would treat joining the army or the priesthood: I'm devoting my life for better or worse to my art. I have no ambition to retire, I want to do this for the rest of my life. I have no delusions either, I know this will be hard but I have a beast of a work ethic.... also I have an agent in Philly helping a little.
I liken moving to NYC with little money and no job to jumping onto a canoe: It has taken me two months to stabilize and start to stand up. I think I'm close to the point where I can sit down and start paddling, but this city always has a surprise for you (like when your restaurant closes with no notice).
I have chosen interesting over regular, unpredictable over predictable, and I'm sticking with it. Unfortunately, us bohemian type people are seldom rich. If you're looking for a baller-sugar daddy guy then I'm not it. However, if all you need is love then I have a lot of it to give. I'm a shy guy, but I would like to find a partner in crime to have inside jokes with who gets this paragraph and identifies with it. I don't think I am looking for anything too serious, but if somebody special comes along that can be changed and I'm good at letting special people know they are special to me.
Side note: I'm not as pretentious as my name and summary would suggest. I'm actually kind of a goofball who is always smiling and who always has something witty to say or a silver lining to point out.