This may make me sound like I'm out of my mind, but my husband and I took a long vacation to the Gulf Coast last year and we loved it... enough to think we might want to move there. I know—that's insane. We've gone ONCE. And I hear there are hurricanes.
But it's just in my head. It's weird, while we were there we were driving between Bay St. Louis and where we were staying (closer to NOLA) I had this sort of overwhelming moment where I said out loud, "We could really live here."
So on-again-off-again for the past few months I've kept my eye open for AD and designer positions (that pay a living wage) in the area and... zip. There's nothing, how is that possible? Is that for real?