Yep. I finally got a ticket out. I went to graduate school in DC (from WA state). I didn't get out of debt but got deeper into it.
One of my good friends just up and left Arizona and drove to Maine (she did it a few days ago). She is like that. Her uncle lives there so it's a bit easier. She's insane. This past week she drove from Arizona to Maine in three days. The last day was an 18 hours stint. I completely thought she was nuts and really never thought she would make it.
I think what keeps people from actually doing it is fear. Sometimes getting away from dysfunctional family is the best thing you can do for your immediate family and sanity. I did that and grew so much!! It was the best thing I ever did. It is good to have some sort of plan, though. Also moving to an area with a support system I believe is so important. I wouldn't recommend just up and moving to a place you don't know anyone unless some great job was waiting for you or you had a good plan.
we're about at that point. we're thinking of moving to .new .york. my best friend lives there & she would live with us if we moved there. there's a good possibility we could rent from her parents.
this place is so morose. everything is the same & nothing ever changes. there's no variety. there's no culture. no excitement. i want something more. i want something more for my son.
i have wanted to move to .new .york since i was 12 years old.
i just don't get why we should let anything hold us back. why should we be scared? why not take a risk? i've always wanted to be compulsive. so why not? why not take a chance? life is what you make of it.
go for it krissy, if that's what it takes to make you happy! how far away do you live from new york? (just make sure you have the internet )
i have another year (less than actually) before i get to "up and run" and i can't wait. im a little nervous about money, but i believe we can make it work. i'm so excited, i love the feeling of not knowing where i'm going to be in a year since i'm such a planner, i've never "not known" before, i always have a plan.
Ohh I feel you && I'm actin' on it
I am moving out in a week
I'm going to stay at my job untill I pay off all my debts
(past due phone bill & bank debt, ext.)
and then I am quitting my job and lookin' for a new one.
I'm just tired of everything now.
I dont think I could ever leave my family, I would miss them too much. They will move in the next few years, so we'll likely move when they do. If I dont like where they decide to go, then we will stay here for a bit longer. I hope to move out of the uk eventually if i can ever afford to.
my sister is moving to america, california, in 8 weeks to go to college over there for a year or 2, i doubt she will come back. i would move there just for the weather lol im still in shock shes actually going to be that far away and everything.
I would definitely miss my family. Especially my sisters. They're like my best friends. But I think moving away would be really good for us. We're going to talk seriously about it. Chris is all for it. But we'll see what happens.
One of my good friends just up and left Arizona and drove to Maine (she did it a few days ago).
i did just the opposite, up and left maine and headed for arizona.
i felt stuck in a rut and i needed a change. i didn't know where i wanted to go but my mom suggested scottsdale az. i'd never even heard of it but decided to go for it, even though i didn't know a soul there. i did give 2 weeks notice at my job and finished that, packed up all my stuff, and left.
i ended up staying for almost 3 years and in that time met nick (it was fate) and had so much fun.
phoenix wasn't for me though and i wanted to move back to nh, so here we are.
i say go for it, if that's what you really want. it's hard to be spontaneous with a baby though. make sure you have plenty of money and somewhere to stay.
that's been my dream for some time now. i just want to leave everything (furniture, clothes, etc) and just go somewhere else. Start somewhere else where no one knows me and I don't know anyone. Don't think it's going to happen for me though.
I would love to move away from southern Illinois, I've lived here all of my life. But my husband has 2 kids from a previous relationship and I could never get him to leave them behind, nor would I even ask him to. It would be hard to move away from my family, but most of them I don't really see all that much anyway and most of them are only a 20-30 minute drive away from us.
If you don't have anything that really ties you down to your home now, I say go for it. It sounds like you have living arrangements made already. It could be just the change you all need. Good luck in making your decision!!!!