To move, or not to move?

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    Oct 18, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    So to make a long story short, I lost my job this week. It was a very clean break, and I'm getting a lot of support from my former employers. They're pretty renowned individuals in the field of retail consulting, and could potentially find me a pretty lucrative job here in Columbus. Now, I have nothing against Columbus, and if the opportunity comes along for a job that would be very nice I'd obviously jump on it.

    But, I've always wanted to move out of Ohio. Colorado, or Boston maybe. Perhaps California. I don't know. I just want to get out of the Midwest. I know that I'd LOVE to live in Europe, but I've essentially got about a month before the money starts running out and I'll have to make some hard decisions. Now, the questions is, should I just move? On the one hand, I'd be forsaking possible contacts and jobs here in Columbus. On the other hand, I've always wanted to live somewhere else. Any advice? Thoughts?
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    Do it. I just did. ;-)
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:43 PM GMT
    I just did it too. Find somewhere and go there, its more scary on paper than it is in real life.
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    I would agree with the others, just do it. You won't regret it and even if it doesn't work out at least you can say you tried.
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    I've done it several times. Moved to different places in the same country, and moved to different countries. It's acutally a lot easier than you would think.

    Just do it, and let the momentum take you.
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    Look at losing your job as an opportunity to now do what you really want to do. And if that includes moving, then move. Don't worry about leaving behind good contacts. If you made good connections in Columbus, you'll make them in Denver, Boston, or Seattle also.

    Pick where you want to live and go make a life there. Not enough people do that and you shouldn't pass up the opportunity that's been handed to you.
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    Oct 18, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    Ghen saidI've done it several times. Moved to different places in the same country, and moved to different countries. It's acutally a lot easier than you would think.

    Just do it, and let the momentum take you.

    DO IT! I was in the same situation as you are months ago, until i found a job, but im trying to move somewhere else and start over, clean slate. what Ghen just said is a good way of looking at unknown opportunities waiting to be discovered by you. Make it your mantra;
    "just do it, and let the momentum take you."
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    Oct 19, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    Move NOW!icon_smile.gif

    I have always regretted not moving away when the opprtunity presented itself at 23.

    I am established professionally and financially, thus making it more of a gamble to leave.

    You are still young and in a postion to meet new people easily and start fresh profesionally.

    Time is of the essence.
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    Oct 19, 2008 1:35 AM GMT



    perhaps followyour bliss this year. the resorts are a good time especially while you are young.

    I think Kyle's on the team.
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    Oct 19, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    Go for it...if your gut is telling you to do it, now is probably the time, more so than ever before.

    But before you take the leap, make sure you have a job on the receiving end or in the works, else, you may second guess yourself and be living in your car. Do some planning and scoping out costs of living...many west/east coast cities the cost of living is very high compared to the wages. Just be prepared for sticker shock because prices are generally higher than in the midwest.
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    Oct 19, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    HotToddy saidSo to make a long story short, I lost my job this week. It was a very clean break, and I'm getting a lot of support from my former employers. They're pretty renowned individuals in the field of retail consulting, and could potentially find me a pretty lucrative job here in Columbus. Now, I have nothing against Columbus, and if the opportunity comes along for a job that would be very nice I'd obviously jump on it.

    But, I've always wanted to move out of Ohio. Colorado, or Boston maybe. Perhaps California. I don't know. I just want to get out of the Midwest. I know that I'd LOVE to live in Europe, but I've essentially got about a month before the money starts running out and I'll have to make some hard decisions. Now, the questions is, should I just move? On the one hand, I'd be forsaking possible contacts and jobs here in Columbus. On the other hand, I've always wanted to live somewhere else. Any advice? Thoughts?


    Out west has the most perfect spots to catch sun, good food, and people are nice here too....not too cold and NEVER any snow in my town!
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    Oct 19, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Move to California today and register to vote by the 20th then vote no on prop 8.

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    Oct 19, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    MOVE NOW!!!!!
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    Oct 19, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    Go for it.
  • metalxracr

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    Oct 19, 2008 4:53 AM GMT
    Do it! I moved to LA in a random last minute move. It's scary, but I've always wanted to do something like that and I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

    It feels scary, but if you like a bit of an adventure you won't regret it!
  • SanEsteban

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    Oct 19, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    I made a spur of the moment change too! I practiced in Portland. I decided I hated 7 months a year of rain, sold my practice, uprooted myself and moved to Phoenix! I couldn't be happier! What an excellent choice! I say go for it! You have only one life to live and you might as well spend it in an area that you will like and enjoy!


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    Oct 19, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    Stowe Vermont awesome place, handy to many places Montreal, New York and Boston

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    Oct 19, 2008 12:15 PM GMT
    don't be that guy... should of, could of, would of, what if, just do it...
    this way, you'll know for sure
    it'll show you what you're made of
    how strong or weak your character is
    plus you'll get to experience people and places that you would of traditionally never been able to have

    either way, best of luck, its scary but so is life.. is an adventure... make the best of it
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    Oct 19, 2008 12:32 PM GMT
    I know from my externship in Colorado that Colorado Springs is cheap, beautiful and easy to get around. The people are nice and it has almost everything you'd want in a mid sized city, and it's only an hour from Denver.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 19, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    If you want to move .... GO!

    Because if you stay you'll always look at this as a missed opportunity
    I did it years ago and I'm very happy I did

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    Oct 19, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    I grew up in Ohio.

    Move.

    Now.

    I have nothing against the place, and I still have a couple of very close friends there - but they have both lived other places too. Living in one place all your life - especially when that place happens to be arguably the most vanilla environment on earth - can't help but give you a narrow perspective on life. You really need to get out and meet some people who have completely different priorities from anyone you've ever known. You need to live in a place where the world does not begin and end with Buckeyes football. Where even straight people don't just live to raise kids so their kids can grow up and raise kids so their kids can grow up and raise kids....

    After living somewhere else you may decide that Ohio is the place for you, and Ohio people's values are your values, and you really don't want to live anywhere else. But if you never leave, you will never know that.
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    samerphxaz saidThere was snow in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, other cities in Phoenix metro area last year or two years ago? It doesn't last long enough lol



    I won't want to move out of Phoenix Area to a different city. I love it here.


    OK...well at least I did not have to shovel it off my car or house....I do remember that global warming freak incident!!
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    DO IT!

    You can ALWAYS move back.

    Seize this wonderful opportunity!
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    Oct 20, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Ohio is the ARMPIT of America! GET OUT!!!!!