Moving Won’t Solve Your Problems

Ever since high school I would talk about how I was going to get out of here. It started with wanting to go to Canada, to wanting to go to college in Ireland, to getting accepted to all the schools I applied for in North Carolina.

I ultimately stayed in New Jersey because of my boyfriend at the time. And although that relationship didn’t work out, it was the best decision I could have made. I was close to my family and made amazing friends.

But once I got around to graduating college, I swore I wasn’t going to move home. I was looking at jobs in Arkansas and Pennsylvania – while applying to safety jobs in New Jersey. But I ended up getting a job in New Jersey, a mere 30 minutes from my hometown. I moved home and I don’t regret it. I still see my friends a decent amount, I save a lot of money, and I’ve been learning a lot about myself.

A lot of people want to get out of town just to run away from their problems. No friends? I’ll make better ones in a different state. Bad job? I’ll find a better one somewhere else. Bored and lazy? My life is clearly waiting for me somewhere else.

But that’s not true. If you have problems weighing down on you and choose to solve those problems by moving – it probably won’t work. It’s one thing to be moving for better opportunities and a change of scenery, but anything that’s causing a chip on your shoulder will only deepen with distance.

If you’re planning on moving you need to tie up your loose ends. Say see ya later to your good friends and a solid goodbye to the people in your life who aren’t contributing anything. Don’t say anything to the people who are bringing you down, just leave them. And don’t blame where you’re living for your bad job and boring life. You’re choosing not to make the best of where you are and no matter where you are that will always be the case.

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11 thoughts on “Moving Won’t Solve Your Problems

  1. I think that is true. When I moved just now, it was to come back to a place I loved better. When I moved it was for my late wife who wanted to be closer to her family. Not for me. And while I had some friends there, and grew up there, it never felt like home as much as the place I live now (I have lived here before) so I wan’t moving to change things, as much as just feel more at home where I was.

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    1. That’s a great reason to move! I know a lot of people who moved just because they were unhappy and they tend to just revert back to the place that really did feel like home. Sometimes you need change to realize where you really belong.

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  2. Amen! I learned this lesson the hard way but I wouldn’t change that experience at all cause I was able to see that moving definitely does not solve problems.

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