Cross-Country Move Help?

Cross-Country Move Help?

In the next year or two, I wish to move from Philadelphia, PA to Seattle, WA or its surrounding areas. How can I best prepare for this now? Is this a realistic timeline? Right now, I am a City Year (a program of AmeriCorps) corps member, living off of that stipend, which is about $800 a month, so I'm not sure how much I can save. Another thing I think I should do before I try to leave is get my driver's license and my car in working order, though I know no one recommends a sorta-new driver doing any long distance trips. I'm an artist, so maybe I can sell my paintings for some extra money? What about finding a job and somewhere to live out there? Help!
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Identification

Camouflaged Critter

Camouflaged Critter

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More things in the garden!

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Webworm pictures

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myroom

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Japanese Bedroom