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Would you re-locate to a place where you didnt know anyone?

WoodyStylee

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So I recently was laid off from my job (PR firm), which was a blessing in disguise since I hated it anyways. I have an 'in' with a large Yacht brokerage, and growing up on the water - I can honestly see myself loving this very potentially lucrative career. However this very prestigious company only has offices in Ft. Lauderdale (hub for yacht sales), Annapolis MD, Newport RI, and a new office in Greenport NY (E. Long Island).

Now im 24, no wife/GF/kids, etc. I could easily up and move without having to answer to anyone, however all my friends/family are here in Boston. I know absolutly no-one in all of those places, and my question for you is...would you do it?

Its such a scary thing, moving to another part of the country where you dont know anyone. Its a major life move that i'm seriously considering.
Any simiar experiences?
 

ms244

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Do it.

No risk, no reward. Plus you can take chics on your salesman's sample yacht. Can't beat that as a way of meeting people.
 

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At your age, what do you have to lose? If you hate it, come back after a year or two. Just visit the place once or twice and see if its somewhere you'd like to live.
 

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I've done it 4 or 5 times as an adult, and about a dozen as a kid. do it. worse case scenario, you go back.
 

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I say do it.

But keep in mind that there will likely be times in the first few months when you feel lonely, sad, regretful, or just stressed out. So just be prepared for this, and even if it is difficult at first try to stick it out at least 18 months before you make a decision to stay or not. Once you get used to everything you'll probably be fine.
 
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I guess I don't even need to chime in here do I?
 

Eason

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You're young enough, do it now because you can't do it later. Ft. Lauderdale... I think my grandpa has a condo there.
 

West24

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Originally Posted by Eason
You're young enough, do it now because you can't do it later. Ft. Lauderdale... I think my grandpa has a condo there.


yea, you can have shabat dinner with every jew in toronto over the age of 60.
 

acidboy

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I'm going out on a limb here and say do it.
 

AntiHero84

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Definitely do it. I'm from the Annapolis area and the Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area is blowing up. Really nice for young professionals. And talk about the Sailing/Yachting capital of the U.S.

I recently went to graduate school in Long Island, where I knew no one. It was incredibly difficult, but I am glad for the experience.
 

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I'll play the devil's advocate. Ask yourself how close you are to your family and friends. Can you easily spend time away from them, or do you see them every day? Do you like to try new things? Are you extroverted and social? Are you introverted, if so, do you need to be around people?

Some people don't deal well with being alone in new surroundings. Some people don't deal well with leaving comfort zones, with not having anyone they know.

Personally, I'm getting ready to move to another country that is a non-English speaking country, and because I like the other country, I do not see it as a big deal. I'll make friends there, I already live far away from family, I'll adapt to and learn the language as I immerse etc. My only worries are currency and mail related. I'll figure it out though.

You are in a good position to do this. Don't listen to anyone that says it won't be possible later. It will be possible, it just won't ever be this easy. I'm assuming you don't own a home right now, and you said you don't have your own family tying you down, so packing your bags and heading out is incredibly easy now. Also, at 24, social scenes will be easy to get into. As you get older, everyone has a family and thus does not go out as much.

Good luck.
 

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Unless you are exceptionally close to your family, do it. I consider myself an introvert, at least I have been for most of my life, yet I"ve moved to new cities without a second thought several times in my life (once for college, once for grad school and twice for jobs). Look on it as an opportunity for personal growth and for meeting new people.
 

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Do it. We've all got to leave the fertile womb of home sometime.
 

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