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Old 07-21-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Hi there, so I have moved to Dallas,Tx with an uncle about a month ago, I am 24 and poised to move out with a friend within the next 2 or 3 weeks, but before i make the commitment, i am seriously considering moving back to my home of Albuquerque,Nm. I came out here for a better opportunity and initially because of a extremely high paying job that was nearly promised to me. Turns out the job might not happen for 3-4 more months if at all. I know i am feeling homesick and i can get over that, but things are not coming together like originally planned and i really do enjoy my life back home with so many friends and family. I see great potential for good opportunities here, but I am lonely here. I am very set on moving back, but I'm so unsure because i know i will move away from my hometown eventually, but i would like to be more independent and established.The dilemma, I'm already here with this opportunity to be moved out,at a young age and great potential to start a whole new life, but I'm not ready to leave my old life behind yet, knowing I'm in the situation i wanna eventually be in(minus a significant other and financial security) am i dumb to waste this opportunity after only giving it 1 month or am i right in wanting to tie loose ends and be back home for another year or so only to move away again with a more established career??

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Old 07-21-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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Sounds like you'll have zero serious career prospects no matter where you go.

Learn a trade. Go to school. Learn how to express yourself more eloquently. The labor market is great right now, but your "music career" is a pipe dream. The city is irrelevant. You're 24 years old. Time to grow up.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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I do posses a BA in public speaking and a minor in psychology, with a certification in audio engineering for musical production, I've put in much work in past 7 years out of high school so i am "grown up", just no idea where my true calling is, so as negative as the response, thank you very much for your input, it is greatly apreciated and helpful!
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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I think your heart is still 'at home'. There is no shame in deciding that you don't quite know what you want to do yet. I say find work, build up some funds (if that is living at home - that is ok) and then go from there. I would say to reach out to the company that offered you the strong prospect and let them know you are considering leaving the area soon. This may nudge them to make a decision either way. Best of luck.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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I would suggest to go where the jobs are. But if you are unemployed, best to live rent free somewhere, even if it means moving back home. A lot of young adults are doing this (smartly) to save up for rising home prices and to pay down student loans. Really isn't any different from many other parts of the world (Latam, Europe, Asia). Good luck to you.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Hi there, so I have moved to Dallas,Tx with an uncle about a month ago, I am 24 and poised to move out with a friend within the next 2 or 3 weeks, but before i make the commitment, i am seriously considering moving back to my home of Albuquerque,Nm. I came out here for a better opportunity and initially because of a extremely high paying job that was nearly promised to me. Turns out the job might not happen for 3-4 more months if at all. I know i am feeling homesick and i can get over that, but things are not coming together like originally planned and i really do enjoy my life back home with so many friends and family. I see great potential for good opportunities here, but I am lonely here. I am very set on moving back, but I'm so unsure because i know i will move away from my hometown eventually, but i would like to be more independent and established.The dilemma, I'm already here with this opportunity to be moved out,at a young age and great potential to start a whole new life, but I'm not ready to leave my old life behind yet, knowing I'm in the situation i wanna eventually be in(minus a significant other and financial security) am i dumb to waste this opportunity after only giving it 1 month or am i right in wanting to tie loose ends and be back home for another year or so only to move away again with a more established career??
Sounds like you are looking for reassurance to move back home.... go with your gut and move back home.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Hi there, so I have moved to Dallas,Tx with an uncle about a month ago, I am 24 and poised to move out with a friend within the next 2 or 3 weeks, but before i make the commitment, i am seriously considering moving back to my home of Albuquerque,Nm. I came out here for a better opportunity and initially because of a extremely high paying job that was nearly promised to me. Turns out the job might not happen for 3-4 more months if at all. I know i am feeling homesick and i can get over that, but things are not coming together like originally planned and i really do enjoy my life back home with so many friends and family. I see great potential for good opportunities here, but I am lonely here. I am very set on moving back, but I'm so unsure because i know i will move away from my hometown eventually, but i would like to be more independent and established.The dilemma, I'm already here with this opportunity to be moved out,at a young age and great potential to start a whole new life, but I'm not ready to leave my old life behind yet, knowing I'm in the situation i wanna eventually be in(minus a significant other and financial security) am i dumb to waste this opportunity after only giving it 1 month or am i right in wanting to tie loose ends and be back home for another year or so only to move away again with a more established career??
Stay where you are. It's only been a month. Jeez.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I think you should go back home. There is nothing in the world wrong with ABQ and perhaps you will find a way to grow a career there!
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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24 is young to move out?
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Stay in Dallas the job market is superb. Apply any and everywhere. Craigslist has been helpful for me and several of my friends. Indeed, Career Builder. Plenty of young people and opportunities. You are young so the time to not be home is right now.


It takes time to find what one really wants to do. but there are plenty of jobs until then. Toyota, Liberty Mutual, State Farm and the other companies relocating here is the writing on the wall. Buckle in and enjoy the ride.
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