I'm 21 and will graduate from college in Utah with a B.A. in about a year and a half. I'm not especially happy here, and have been dying for years to move by myself to the east coast and kind of start over. Either NYC or somewhere close but more affordable (New Jersey, Connecticut, whatever). Life is short and I want to actually live my dreams instead of being an old man who has a million regrets. How realistic is this? Right now I'm unemployed so I can't save, but I have $11k saved up to move out whenever I'm ready. I know I should probably double that. Do I find a job first then find a place to move there? Do I move there first, live off of savings for a bit while I look for a job? It just seems like a lot of the time I make big plans for stuff and don't follow throw for whatever reason (Parents, time, money, blablabla) but this is something I want. I have some dough and I need to make it happen.