How to make a move to a new city?

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    Sep 01, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    I've pretty much lived in the same place most of my life. And I hate it here. I want out of this stinking town. I need a change of scenery. I want to move to South Florida. But the thing is that I'm not exactly sure how to go about that. Like I said I've only ever made one big move to Florida and that was with my parents so I guess I just need perspective on what to do. Should I look for a job first? Amass cash to make the move? Should I move in with my family members in Miami while I get settled?
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    Sep 01, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    You made 3 good suggestions. Start preparing financial, job searching, and consider staying with family initially. I would make sure to identify why you aren't satisfied with your current location and try your best to assess if moving to South Florida would be different in the way you want it to be
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    Sep 01, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    If you have family there, they why not ask? Just set a deadline for yourself. You don't want to overstay your welcome. Unless they're really cool family members.
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    Sep 02, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Ravensong saidI've pretty much lived in the same place most of my life. And I hate it here. I want out of this stinking town. I need a change of scenery. I want to move to South Florida. But the thing is that I'm not exactly sure how to go about that. Like I said I've only ever made one big move to Florida and that was with my parents so I guess I just need perspective on what to do. Should I look for a job first? Amass cash to make the move? Should I move in with my family members in Miami while I get settled?


    I'd say start networking with people in the city you are looking at moving to. They can give you a better idea on what it's really like to live there. When you visit a city as a tourist everything seems better than when you work/live there. I have moved across different cities in South America, USA,UK and Australia and love the feeling of being in a different place icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    ha! i'm moving to NYC this saturday! much excitement...
    being a over analyzer and extreme planner and worrier, it took me 10 years to finally just getting a one way flight ticket to NYC.
    so just do it! NYC is vibrant and full of life and opportunities, sometimes you just do it and see for yourself.

    And what the guy above said, NETWORKING. Meaning be as friendly as much as you can icon_smile.gif

    PS. I'm moving from South Florida... lol
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    Sep 03, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    Well there are a couple ways to do this.

    . You move to go to school there? College or grad school.
    . You move for a job transfer or ask for a relocation with your company.
    . You move with a lot of $$ in your bank and just willing to take an adventure.
    . I've moved several times but all within Cali though.
    . Just ask your family and move to S. Florida, I'm sure they will help you out.
    . I've been thinking about moving to NYC for a while. But I have like 2 distanced-college female friends there and I heard the job market in NYC is pretty bad plus the outrageous rent....etc. Well, u know what they say, u got to want it to come to the city. I need to do more hw on this. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 03, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    ythings saidha! i'm moving to NYC this saturday! much excitement...
    being a over analyzer and extreme planner and worrier, it took me 10 years to finally just getting a one way flight ticket to NYC.
    so just do it! NYC is vibrant and full of life and opportunities, sometimes you just do it and see for yourself.

    And what the guy above said, NETWORKING. Meaning be as friendly as much as you can icon_smile.gif

    PS. I'm moving from South Florida... lol

    Congrats. I'm the same way, I need to plan, analyze and worry when making a big decision.
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    Sep 03, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    Ha. I'm the complete opposite. I moved here with no job, friends, or real money. I just believed it would all somehow come together. And it did. Sure there were a few bumps in the road and days were I questioned if I made the right choice, but in the long run, I did what I felt would make me happy.

    Just do it. You aren't getting any younger. All your suggestions and ideas seem pretty good, now you just have to act on them....
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    Sep 03, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
    jmusmc_85 saidHa. I'm the complete opposite. I moved here with no job, friends, or real money. I just believed it would all somehow come together. And it did. Sure there were a few bumps in the road and days were I questioned if I made the right choice, but in the long run, I did what I felt would make me happy.

    Just do it. You aren't getting any younger. All your suggestions and ideas seem pretty good, now you just have to act on them....


    ∆ This. I moved clear across the country to Los Angeles, not knowing a soul there and it was one of the best things I ever did. I'd still live there but my mom got terminally ill back here, so had to come back to be with her. It's funny how things just magically work out when you just pack your bags and go for it.
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    Sep 04, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    jmusmc_85 saidHa. I'm the complete opposite. I moved here with no job, friends, or real money. I just believed it would all somehow come together. And it did. Sure there were a few bumps in the road and days were I questioned if I made the right choice, but in the long run, I did what I felt would make me happy.

    Just do it. You aren't getting any younger. All your suggestions and ideas seem pretty good, now you just have to act on them....

    I wanna do what makes me happy for once in my life dammit. I'm gonna make some phone calls.
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    Sep 04, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    Common sense dictates that you have a job or at least line up some good leads before you move. It also suggests visiting first to explore the place and get a feel for what neighborhoods would suit you and your budget.

    I moved to Houston after finishing school, with zero concern for common sense. No job, no prior visits, no local contacts other than the boyfriend I moved with and who dumped me at the airport.
    Amazingly, it all worked out. Sometimes you just have to trust in luck and go for it.
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    Sep 04, 2014 8:54 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidNearly two years ago I left Chicago and moved to the Seattle area. I was technically homeless for nearly a year. Now I am doing much better and live just north of Seattle. I've had several relationships and am still on my third one for nearly six months.

    I now look back at Chicago with mild contempt. Seems like the Midwest held me back on so many levels. No luck at dating and health issues constantly plagued me (even since childhood). I'm doing so much better now.


    I remembered reading some of your posts on this. How did you stay homeless for a year? OMG, scary! Glad to see you're doing a lot better. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2014 6:16 PM GMT
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    ythings saidha! i'm moving to NYC this saturday! much excitement...
    being a over analyzer and extreme planner and worrier, it took me 10 years to finally just getting a one way flight ticket to NYC.
    so just do it! NYC is vibrant and full of life and opportunities, sometimes you just do it and see for yourself.

    And what the guy above said, NETWORKING. Meaning be as friendly as much as you can icon_smile.gif

    PS. I'm moving from South Florida... lol

    Congrats. I'm the same way, I need to plan, analyze and worry when making a big decision.


    My whole career has been founded on planning, analyzing, and "worrying". Its my DNA.

    However, the past 9 years since leaving South Florida (where I lived for most of 40 years). Ive learned that sometimes going with your wildest dreams really pays off. On gut Ive moved to and live in Honolulu and San Francisco. I did not have jobs or housing arranged. I moved via checked baggage. I now "live" out of AirBnB apartments around the globe one month at a time with a "base" still in SF.

    Part of this formula is the "less is more" philosophy in regards to stuff.

    Another part of the formula is having a portable occupation where I make US$. Im now working on being able to earn Euros.

    I wish I had learned to do what I'm doing now earlier in life.

    Take a chance on going big. Not just Florida. There is a hugely cool world beyond the United States.
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    Sep 04, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    OP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.
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    Sep 04, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.
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    Sep 04, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
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    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    I would love to move to Spain, but don't think even I'm prepared right now. You seem to still be wet behind the ears. No offense. Maybe move somewhere in the US before you decide to go international....
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    Sep 04, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
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    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    I would love to move to Spain, but don't think even I'm prepared right now. You seem to still be wet behind the ears. No offense. Maybe move somewhere in the US before you decide to go international....


    The best time to go international is when you're wet behind.
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    Sep 04, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
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    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    Outside of birth and marriage, access to Swiss citizenship is narrow.

    BTW, the cost of living in Spain has gone down significantly due to the economic situation there. High unemployment (approx 24%).

    Good luck on wherever you choose to go. Don't be afraid to reach far. If you don't already have one, get your passport. Always be ready to travel.

    Cheers!
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    Sep 05, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
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    Ravensong said
    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    I would love to move to Spain, but don't think even I'm prepared right now. You seem to still be wet behind the ears. No offense. Maybe move somewhere in the US before you decide to go international....

    I'm not gonna do it now. Maybe in the future.
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    Sep 05, 2014 4:42 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    I would love to move to Spain, but don't think even I'm prepared right now. You seem to still be wet behind the ears. No offense. Maybe move somewhere in the US before you decide to go international....

    I'm not gonna do it now. Maybe in the future.


    NO!!! DO IT NOW!!!

    Don't wait beyond...I'll say 6 months. If you keep putting it off you will never do it...
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    Sep 05, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.



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    Sep 05, 2014 5:35 AM GMT
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    Ravensong said
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    GAMRican saidOP: FYI, because you are Puerto Rican (I'm 1/2), you qualify for Spanish citizenship and an EU passport after 2 years of residence in Spain. Im pursuing this dual citizenship path to give myself more opportunities for working and living.

    I look forward to carrying both passports.

    icon_eek.gif Good to know. I may be moving to Spain. I have considered it. But would rather live in Switzerland.


    I would love to move to Spain, but don't think even I'm prepared right now. You seem to still be wet behind the ears. No offense. Maybe move somewhere in the US before you decide to go international....

    I'm not gonna do it now. Maybe in the future.


    NO!!! DO IT NOW!!!

    Don't wait beyond...I'll say 6 months. If you keep putting it off you will never do it...

    I meant I'm not gonna move to Spain now. I'm gonna move to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami first. Then I'll get a job, save up, take a vacation to Spain to see if I like it, then I'll make the decision to move there. I'm probably gonna end up buying a little shack in Spain to claim "residency" lol.