This past month, my husband and I did something we’ve talked about for years. We sold 80% of our worldly possessions, packed the rest in a truck, and moved to the coast. This drastic move happened for a variety of reasons, but ultimately a fresh start was exactly what we needed right now. Before you decide that I must have gone off the deep end, let me explain. You might find that you can relate to my reasoning! If you’ve ever considered it, take a minute and think about these 10 reasons to move and start over. It might just make sense for you too!
1. You Need an Adventure
Do you feel like you are in a perpetual rut? If the same day in and day out routine just isn’t cutting it anymore, maybe it’s time to do life in a different place. Moving to a new city is definitely an adventure and it will broaden your perspective and give you the opportunity to have new experiences each day.
2. You Need a Job
Have you been impacted by the steady stream of lay-offs? So many companies are downsizing or closing their doors completely, leaving many Americans jobless. If your town is a location affected you may want to move so that you can start over in a new town and have a better chance at finding a job. For many, moving will be a step in the right direction to finally getting a steady income again.
3. You Want Better Schools for Your Kids
Often times we may have children that we need to place in the school system. A bad school system is on the top reasons to move for many people. A bad school system can lead to your child not getting a proper education, so if you feel that the school in your area is not a great one, you should consider starting over in a new town.
4. You Need a Bigger (or Smaller) Home
Often times we find ourselves with a larger family than what we imagined. This can become a problem if you cannot fit everybody into one house. Moving to a different location and starting over with the appropriate sized house can help everyone in your family feel better. Some cities have more reasonable housing prices than others so moving can be a great way to get the perfect house without exceeding your budget.
5. You Want to Be Close to Family
Moving closer to family is one of the top reasons to move for many individuals and their families. If your extended family lives far away and you are constantly missing their physical presence as part of your life, starting over in a new home near your family might be a great decision.
6. You Need Some New Friends
Whether your old friendships turned sour or you just need to broaden your horizons, moving is a great way to make new friends and develop new relationships. When deciding on the best location for your new home, select a community that will be a good fit for your family and then look forward to the new friends you will make after you get settled in.
7. You Struggle with Depression
Some people may suffer from depression because they are struggling in their current location. Whether you lost your job, endured a nasty break up, or just fell into a slump that you can’t seem to shake, a new beginning in a brand new place might be just what you need.
8. You Have Chronic Health Problems
Health problems can force many people to have to relocate and start over. If you live in an area that is not suitable to treat your condition you may need to relocate so that you can get proper medical care.
9. You Want to Enjoy Your Retirement
Retirement is the perfect reason to move to the location you’ve always dreamed of! People may simply want to experience different locations and enjoy different states and areas. Enjoy this time in your life. After all, you have earned it!
10. You Need a Safer Neighborhood
If your once quiet community is now overrun with crime, drugs, and gang activity, this is a huge incentive to move your family and start over. Home should be a place of safety and if your house is in the middle of a constant string of crimes, it’s time to grab those boxes and start packing.
These are just 10 reasons to move and start over, but there are many more. Ultimately, you have to decide where you want to raise a family, pursue your career, and enjoy life to the fullest. Whether you’ve always dreamed of living near the ocean or nestled away in the mountains, it’s possible! Have you ever thought of moving away and starting over somewhere new?
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