Goodbye to All That
December 5, 2010 10:34 AM Subscribe
Please tell me your stories of running away from it all, going home again, and all those impossible things: the bits that tripped you up, the ways it did work out after all, etc. I am exploring the possibility of doing just that and I can't decide if this is a jump worth taking or just crazy.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (28 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up in southern California and live in Brooklyn now. I've lived here for 10 years and I own my apartment. I'd been thinking about moving back west and then, bam! bad breakup central. I was living with my boyfriend, so there is a tenant in my apartment. My work has an office in San Francisco and an open position I could probably fill, I know some people out there, and my mom would be glad if I moved closer. I am a little sick of New York, though I hate to admit it because it makes me feel like a failure.
Basically, everything is set up to make it as easy as possible to move to San Francisco (well I would probably live in Oakland). It seems like the right time. I am sad about all the mistakes I have made in New York and am ready to make new mistakes in a place that looks a little different maybe. I'm going to start seeing a therapist here and I could see another if I moved, so I am definitely not thinking just a change of scenery will change me. At the same time, it seems like starting over would be easier elsewhere too.
I am not a social butterfly but I do have hobbies that I can pursue out there, so I am thinking I will not just be sitting at home, not making any friends.
I feel like that covers all the bases but I still wonder: Is this a totally horrible idea, doomed to failure?