I want to leave, but I don't know how!
August 6, 2012 12:10 PM Subscribe
I want to move across the country, but I'm scared of change. I didn't used to be. What happened and how do I get over it?
posted by anonymous to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've lived in my current city for a decade. I've had some good times here, but I've been dreaming of leaving for a long time. Some of my best friends live in another city, a city I love a lot anyway. So, naturally, I want to go there! But I'm scared. I was scared when I left for Current City ten years ago, but I was also young and too dumb to think about the risks. I got by on luck. I kind of wish I could turn off my fear and do it again now that I have a little bit more of a cushion, but it's so hard! I have a career where I am now and perks that come with my seniority here. What if I can't find a job in Other City? What if Other City isn't as great as I thought it was once I actually live there? I've been putting off my relocation decision for three years because of these questions, and I'm disappointed in myself.
Please share with me your experiences of just picking up and leaving. How did you do it? I need encouragement and suggestions for turning off the worrywart in my head.