TN, find a home for one dog who isn’t built for NYC living space, move my other dog with me (probably she can’t fly), figure out what to do with my car which i don’t want to take but may need to get there initially (see dog, above), find a comic shop, find a crossfit gym, and generally not freak out too much to accomplish all of the above. any logistical advice?
That is a lot to worry about! I can see why you’re feeling freaked out.
But remember that you don’t have to worry about all of this at once. Just for example, finding a comic shop? Not ever going to be life and death. Make a “do when I get there” list and put that at the bottom, because seriously, you shouldn’t even be thinking about finding a comic shop (or a gym) until you find a place to move into and get settled.
What I would be doing (what I did) in your situation is make a list of all the individual things I have to do – the therbligs – in whatever order they come to mind; once I’ve got them all done, I sort them by priority. So you have to:
a) Find temporary housing in or near NYC where you can have a dog
b) Find a place for the dog you can’t take with you
c) Get your car ready for the trip
d) Pack up all your stuff and move.
NOTHING ELSE of your list needs to happen until you get to New York. So now you only have four things to worry about. And really of those, right this minute, you only have the first two to worry about.
Stuff like “What do I do with my car once I’m in New York” is important, but unless you’ve got a place to live in New York, who cares? Find a home, then deal with the car. The worst-case scenario is that you can’t find a place to store it and have to sell it to some shady weirdo off the internet.
Most of the stuff you’re (legitimately!) freaked out about isn’t going to resolve itself until you get to New York, so you can set it aside. Write it on your “When I Get There” list, fold it in half so you can’t read it, and magnet it to your fridge. When you get to New York, unfold it, put it on your new fridge, and then ignore it until you’ve unpacked.
Good luck! It sounds like an awesome opportunity. I hope you find a safe place to stash Dog #1 :D