|08-20-2011, 02:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New Jersey
Do you ever want to just pick up and move?
I wish I could just pick up and go for a year or two. Has anyone here ever done it? Where did you go? What did you do? Did it work out or did you return to where you left?
I have nothing holding me back and I just think it would be a great adventure. I don't think I have the guts to do it though.
|08-22-2011, 05:06 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida USA
I didn’t ‘just’ pick up and go, I did buy a motorhome and sell anything that would not fit in it (over a couple of months). I then drove around the country (USA) for many years. I traveled all over seeing whatever I felt like that day. When I had seen enough of an area, the next day I drove to the next ‘place’. I had no intention of returning, rather I was trying to figure out what was next in life. It was a great adventure but that way of doing it is not for everyone. I met many people along the way who at first looked starry eyed at the idea of taking off but said they would never actually do it. Of the many people I asked why not (~50), the two main reasons for not wandering about are 1) feeling uneasy about not having a ‘home’ and 2) not having constant contact with friends and family (a little easier with good cell phone coverage these days). The main dislike of those who did go was disliking not knowing where they were when the woke up (related to the not being at home thing).
Adventures can be great if you are not just doing it to run away. Wherever you go so do your problems. On an adventure, you have lots of time to ponder your situation.
|08-22-2011, 05:21 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
I've done it from time to time. I picked up and moved to Salt Lake City from Atlanta for the winter, just packed up my car and went. I didn't even have a place to stay the first night, I had leads, but nothing solid. So I was homeless that one night, spent the evening with a crazy guy who thought he had gotten screwed out of the ability to bring a cure for cancer to market. The next day I got online and solidified one of the leads for a bedroom.
Flying without a net is a hell of a lot of fun. Definitely give it a shot!
|08-22-2011, 06:25 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
My decision to move to Edmonton was sort of spur of the moment. I originally planned to go to school in Ontario and never planned to do anything else until my brother moved to Alberta. Then I just sort of randomly decided one day that I would follow him. I really enjoyed exploring a new city and province. It was the first time I lived in a city and I loved it. I can get lattes so easily now; I felt so giddy and self-indulgent. I still do love it, but after the first month or two of excitement, my problems came back rearing their little ugly heads. Its not as if you can escape your self.
But yah, I would like to travel again as I love to explore. I'm not sure I would actually move again any time soon (I despise the process of moving), but I would absolutely love to visit Crete and the Aegean sea.
|08-22-2011, 03:51 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I quit my crazy job and moved to Melbourne. It took me soooooooooo long to get established here and make friends and find even a crap job, that it's hard to now just up and go again, though I feel the itch to.
I did it in my early twenties as well...travelled around Australia, fruit picking. I was escaping crazy abusive men, and maybe my problems as well?
I was pretty carefree in my twenties though, and probably would have done the same even if I wasn't in a crisis situation. It's hard to tell I guess. Maybe I was just getting lost for a while because I needed that? I had lots of psychic stuff happening at the time and I met many wierdos like me at the time and had crazy adventures, so there were lots of fun times.
I had a boyfriend once who up and quit his job and flew to London the next day with a hundred dollars in his pocket. That was pretty crazy. He ended up in court though testifying against two armed robbers who tied him up and robbed the place he was working in at the time, which happened only about two weeks after he had arrived.
They sent him back to Australia after that.
But yeah...do it!
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|08-22-2011, 04:27 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
I did it for college (does that count?). I moved a few states away, to a place where I didn't know anybody. It was fairly awesome. I plan to do it again sometime soon, except I don't really plan to return here to live.
|08-22-2011, 08:52 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: United Kingdom
I very recently left the Army to have a break from it all and possibly re-join back to it all if things don't turn out ok where I'm living and workwise. It was a huge emotional step for me leave because the Army was a huge important factor in helping me fight against Social Anxiety Disorder.
When I first joined, my Social Anxiety Disorder was extreme and it was a huge and important challenge for me to fight against it. As well as this, I was completely dedicated to the Army and met so many people and travelled to many places in the world in which I've learned alot from my experience and I grew attached to the life, so deciding to leave was a huge emotional step for me.
But I felt I had to leave because I wanted a break from it all to see what else is out there I can do. If I find myself struggling to adjust, then I would re-join back to the Army. I feel I've left as a better person, but I'm still fighting against Social Anxiety Disorder and improving to become an even more better person.
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