Time For A New City?
Perhaps it’s not even a new city that you want to go to; maybe it is time for a new country! Who knows what type of adventure is available to you. Often we settle down not too far from where we were born or grew up – but there is a whole world out there, and you are free to explore it.
Of course, you need to consider things like new schools, your career, what the housing is like, learning a new language, and the movers being able to handle international moves… but sometimes it’s less of why and more about why not?
The last few years have shown us that we shouldn’t take anything for granted, and more than that – anything can change in the blink of an eye. So if you are teetering on the edge of a significant change, here are a couple of things that are worth contemplating.
For many of us, we live our lives for our children – but what we do and our own careers are essential too. So what if you have bigger and better opportunities in a different city? As your children grow up, they are less reliant on you, and that can give you some freedom to explore the workplace further.
If you know you can thrive and flourish somewhere else, then maybe it’s time to see what your options are – it is even possible to get a relocation package.
This can go two ways; you might be moving to put more distance between you and your family. Perhaps the relationship is toxic, and you need to be further away. Moving to a new city can give you that space that you need.
On the other hand, you might wish to move closer to other family members. Family can often offer some of the best support and help you navigate life a little easier. Elderly family members who don’t have many people around them can also need help, and you might feel like you want to move closer to be with them more often.
If you have uttered the phrase ‘there is nothing to do here’ more than once, or when you are talking about your children having nothing to do, then that can be a huge factor in moving.
Moving to a place that has more culture, after-school activities, and a better way to raise your children is a great reason to move.
If you live in a place where the crime rate is high, and you aren’t able to safely walk as the evening starts to come in, and your children can’t play in local parks – then that can be a big motivator for you to head to a different city.
One of the things that can stop us from taking the chances we want to is that we haven’t experienced living somewhere else, and we are scared that we might not fit in or be able to thrive. In this case, if you don’t try, you won’t know – and really, home is wherever your family is.
There are also occasions when you don’t want to move, but sometimes the situation is out of our control: How To Make The Best Out Of A Tough Situation: Tips For Moving When You Don’t Want To.