Is this stupid of me???

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    Jan 06, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    OK, I am feeling like I need a big change in my life, a change of scenary. I have lived in Houston forever, and I am nearing that point where I just wanna run out of here and never look back. I'd like to start another chapter in my life by moving to another city. My question is this; Have you ever decided to randomly move to a city without knowing anyone in that town? You know just to seek out an adventure and see what happens? Would it be absolutely insane of me to leave for another city/state and seek out a job once I get there and start a new life??

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  • allatonce

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    Jan 06, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    No, I have done it (with job) a couple times and always worked out great. I have a friend who up and moved to Montreal. She met a couple people online (platonically) and then had an amazing few years there. Said it was the best decisions she's ever made.
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    Jan 06, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    Ha I know what you mean dude, I too am tired of Houston. That's why I'm hoping by next year or the one afterwards to leave this place behind. So yeah I would be more than be glad to leave spontaneously to a different city, but I got no net to fall if I move. Anyways you're 26 I think you'll be fine. Good luck.
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    You're young. You can afford to take risks. I say do it, if it will make you happier.
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    LOL. I'm from Houston too and kinda made the same choice years ago. Mine was right after high school so it was a little easier but still a big change. Houston is a great city but lacks the youthfulness and international sophistication that DC has. I'm glad I left because there is so much out there in the world to see. I say go for it. Don't be dumb about it (save money, have a job and place lined up) but if you feel you need a change do it...
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    Moved to Fla 7 yrs ago.. didnt know a soul! Didnt take long at all!
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    It is a common psychological experience in the latter 20s.

    Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life
    "....shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond"
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidLOL. I'm from Houston too and kinda made the same choice years ago. Mine was right after high school so it was a little easier but still a big change. Houston is a great city but lacks the youthfulness and international sophistication that DC has. I'm glad I left because there is so much out there in the world to see. I say go for it. Don't be dumb about it (save money, have a job and place lined up) but if you feel you need a change do it...


    what about if i have money saved and a place lined up but no job??
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Aggieboy said
    jmusmc85 saidLOL. I'm from Houston too and kinda made the same choice years ago. Mine was right after high school so it was a little easier but still a big change. Houston is a great city but lacks the youthfulness and international sophistication that DC has. I'm glad I left because there is so much out there in the world to see. I say go for it. Don't be dumb about it (save money, have a job and place lined up) but if you feel you need a change do it...


    what about if i have money saved and a place lined up but no job??


    You can do it. I've changed cities damn near countless times, sometimes with jobs, sometimes without and I survived. Sometimes going somewhere on nothing more than a hunch (or a really strong desire to get the heck out of where you are) fosters creativity and survival instinct.

    We are all far more resourceful than we think we are. Without a job lined up, there is some risk involved, but what the heck, you only live once. Go for it.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    No, it's not stupid. And more importantly, can I come with you? I need a good adventure!!!
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidOK, I am feeling like I need a big change in my life, a change of scenary. I have lived in Houston forever, and I am nearing that point where I just wanna run out of here and never look back. I'd like to start another chapter in my life by moving to another city. My question is this; Have you ever decided to randomly move to a city without knowing anyone in that town? You know just to seek out an adventure and see what happens? Would it be absolutely insane of me to leave for another city/state and seek out a job once I get there and start a new life??

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    Yes it will be insane. DUde, you need to at least have a job established before moving somewhere. That is the most important thing.
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidNo, it's not stupid. And more importantly, can I come with you? I need a good adventure!!!


    Fly away with me then unfounded. Let's just say fuck it and get the hell out of houston and in your case columbus.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Caslon18453 saidIt is a common psychological experience in the latter 20s.

    Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life
    "....shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond"

    this was really cool. the book link is awsome i love these typ of topics. thanks for that
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    when I was 19 I flew across the country by myself, to go to a college I had never visited. It was freaky at first but I got settled in when I got there. It's def do-able.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    Find a job first and move to where the job is
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    part of life experiences...if you decide to move..best of luck...and i hope you find a better life...and great adventures...just take care of yourself.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidOK, I am feeling like I need a big change in my life, a change of scenary. I have lived in Houston forever, and I am nearing that point where I just wanna run out of here and never look back. I'd like to start another chapter in my life by moving to another city. My question is this; Have you ever decided to randomly move to a city without knowing anyone in that town? You know just to seek out an adventure and see what happens? Would it be absolutely insane of me to leave for another city/state and seek out a job once I get there and start a new life??

    Comment please and or share your experience with this....


    It's not stupid. I did this on December 27, 2005 when I moved to Honolulu. I enjoyed five of the best years of my life living on O'ahu.

    Wherever you throw the dart. Just go. Do it.
    I wish I had done it earlier in life.
    Now I live in San Francisco. Loving it.

    Don't wait to find a job first. Go first.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Jan 07, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    This economy is pretty bad right now, so I think it's very important to find a job first even if it's not a great paying job. I know so many people moving to LA or any big city and having to move back in 6 months or a year because they can't find a job once their savings runs out.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Csrobbie2000 saidThis economy is pretty bad right now, so I think it's very important to find a job first even if it's not a great paying job. I know so many people moving to LA or any big city and having to move back in 6 months or a year because they can't find a job once their savings runs out.


    yeah you are probably right on this one. i will seek out positions in the cities i am considering
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Yes I have done this before. Moved far from home, didn't know anyone there, no job or place to stay. Never imagined I'd be that brave.

    Best decision I have ever made.

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    Jan 07, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Go for it! Be proactive. You're still young.
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Go for it! Sure, be smart in your planning and budgeting. But don't let your youth and independence go to waste.

    As long as you're considering moving to another city or state, go even bigger and think about going overseas.

    Good luck!
  • NashRugger

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    Jan 07, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I'm likely doing this myself. I moved back here to Nashville after my ex and I broke up and started college. At the end of the year I'll have my 2nd year under my belt and want to transfer to a bigger university and am highly considering UC-Denver. I know maybe 3 people there and that's it.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 07, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    It would be fun, but not very practical for me since my professional career is here in Kansas.... but it sounds fun. If you aren't "bolted" down, why not!

    Have a great time!

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    Jan 07, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    Hickram saidGo for it! Sure, be smart in your planning and budgeting. But don't let your youth and independence go to waste.

    As long as you're considering moving to another city or state, go even bigger and think about going overseas.

    Good luck!


    shit moving overseas would be very difficult with immigration laws and such... but hey i am looking into that too