The Perks of Starting All Over Elsewhere (And What to Remember)

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A lot of people have dreams of selling everything they own and starting again somewhere far away. But for many, the thought of this can be terrifying, and rightly so. However, there are also plenty of perks to starting over elsewhere. If you feel like you’ve stagnated in your current situation and are thinking of moving to the other side of the country or abroad, here are some reasons it could be the best decision you've ever made.

You Get to See Something Completely Different
Moving to any new place comes with its own unique experience, and while it can take some getting used to, you’ll soon come to appreciate the quirks of your new home.

A different environment gives you the chance to travel and try new things. It could introduce you to your new favourite food or type of music, and if you embrace the travel aspect of your new home, you can see things that few people get the chance to witness in person. 

You’ll Make New Friends and New Memories 
It’s natural to be upset about leaving your friends and family behind. You’ll miss out on birthdays, Christmases, and other significant events. However, it’s no good feeling sorry for yourself. Instead, you can focus on the positives. 

Making new friends can be hard, which is why it’s useful to check into a hostel for a few days when you arrive. This puts everybody in the same boat and allows you to experience this new environment with other people who could become friends for life. 

You Can Escape Negative Influences
Some people decide to start over elsewhere because they recognise the negative influences impacting their lives. This is a fantastic step forward for your personal growth and allows you to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. 

Getting away from the wrong people helps you analyse your life and start living the way you want. It might be difficult at first, and there’s likely to be some guilt-tripping, but it’s your choice and your choice alone. So own it and enjoy your new life elsewhere. 

Things to Remember
It’s not as easy as merely selling everything you own and leaving forever. There are many things you need to remember before moving away. 

The first is whether you can afford to live and whether you can move there. Many people moving abroad choose to teach English or volunteer, which gives you a steady income and a place to sleep, so this could be an option until you find something more suited to you. 

The second is how long you can stay. It’s better to apply for a Visa before leaving if possible and also check any additional flight requirements. If you’re traveling to North America, you’ll need to complete an ESTA application or similar before you’re permitted to enter the country. 

Finally, while you might be planning to stay forever, some countries won’t allow entry without an exit ticket. If you don’t have dual citizenship, then it’s smart to purchase an exit flight, preferably one you can change if you need to. 

Packing It Up
Moving away anywhere can be scary, but recognising the benefits of following your dreams can make the transition much more comfortable, and soon enough, you’ll wonder why you were worried in the first place. 

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Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

Thank you so much for reading today's post! As much as it is a collaborative one, it really does hit home for me as I did make the big move to france 5 years ago with my family and started again from scratch - this list would have helped me at the beginning of my journey towards acceptance of my new surroundings; I really hope it can help some of you.

Are you planning a big move far away or even abroad? If so, has this post managed to ease some of your worries?

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1 comment

  1. I think it would be exciting and terrifying at the same time! But making new friends and seeing new things would make up for any of the worries I reckon!

    Di from Max The Unicorn


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