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1. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

I`m quitting my current job and changing to a new one. But I`ll have to leave for another city. Struggling a lot recently...my friends,my apartment, this gorgeous city...how can I give all those up.

Does anyone else here have similar experience? How can I cheer myself up?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I just did exactly that less than two weeks ago. I moved 2200 miles. I don't know if this will help much but...every place has a beauty all its own. You will find new things...maybe even better things! :) Just keep your eyes and heart open. To new things, people, experiences!
I hope everything goes wonderfully for you!

3. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

Thanks a lot! You are very right that I should be there with an open heart. The bright side is I`ll have more resting days and more money in the new company, and be able to travel more. :)

Frankly, still feel the future is unpredictable right now.

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Yup, I did a similar thing about six months ago, but moved across "the great pond". Must say that its great fun discovering new places and making new friends. Plus your old friends will probably pop over once in a while to visit. You'll have lots of fun, you just have to make it all happen.

5. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Yip, know what you mean..

Wellington, Melbourne, Adelaide, Wellington, London, Sydney, London, Wellington & now Auckland

Life's an adventure though & new cities along with new friends are a great experience, it can be hard leaving your friends but then you get to make a small trip now & then to your friends & that's priceless..

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Plus is it a good way to find out your true friends, at least that is what I find.

7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Agree completely. Just go for it. You'll find out who your true friends and people worth keeping close are, have a new experience, and have great memories of your city without them possibly turning sour.

I've lived in the Rhondda, Birmingham-ish, Oxford, London, Lincoln, Newbury, Delft, Luxembourg, Garmisch-Partenkircken, Liechetenstein, Basle, Vaduz, Maribor and Kristianstad and now on my way to Beijing, and they've all been wonderful experiences which i wouldn't change.

Go for it, and good luck

8. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Certainly it's never easy to leave friends and family behind, but moving to another place is always a challenge and a brave adventure! I'm myself leaving my great city next month for almost two years to live in other countries, but at the end of the day I know I can always come back here and if I wish, live here for the rest of my life. Until then I take the opportunities to go somewhere else . Therefore, I can also only encourage you to go for it and I'm sure you won't regret your decicion!

9. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

I just got finished with my trip, 3,117 miles in total. Moved from Virgina to California. I already had a job to start and had interviewed there already so I was a little prepared to move but I gotta admit I was pretty nervous before but that slowly changed to exhiliration and the challenge of it all.
It was also a great time to take stock of my life and all the sh*t that I had acquired over the years. Quite a time for self-realizations. I am so happy I did it, though. Do miss friends and family but man, I'm living in California! Nothing can stop me now. I feel so inspired. Along the path of life there are many doors that can be opened. How many are you willing to try? Go for it!

10. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Well done on completing the move Lance.. did Earl make it