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Old 05-23-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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It sounds like you were successful in your transition for a reason, luck had little if anything to do with it. Positive attitude and a will to do good in life are very important, sounds like you have both.

Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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Way to plan and work your connections, OP! Thanks for sharing your story.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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First of all, I apologize if there are any rules against replying to over a year-old post, I don't post often and not too familiar with the rules. The OP was very inspiring. I made a similar move 2 years ago from NYC to Houston. I also quit my job to move to a city that I've never been to with no job lined up, of course all my friends/family thought I was stupid for doing something like that, especially around the period of the worst economy and unemployment being so high nationwide. I went with my guts and left NY, which was a long time dream, great city but I wanted to get out of the cold, and the inconvenience of living there. After living in Houston for 2 years, I realized it's not for me and I am moving to San Diego the end of the year. Do I have any regrets of moving here? NOT AT ALL. When I thought of moving to Houston, I did so much research, not -should I move to Houston- kind of research, but more about areas/neighborhoods where I want to be or avoid. Sure enough, I ended up in a neighborhood that I love. This threads are great resource to get ideas about neighborhoods, but again people have different opinion, they may like something you don't and Vise Versa. My point is, if you really want to do something, nothing/nobody should stop you, especially some strangers in an online discussion board. As long as you have some savings and flexibility of what you should be doing for work, until you find a job in your field, you should be fine. You need an income, even if it's less than what you were making, just not to drain out your saving faster than the speed of light and end up blaming your misery on your new host city.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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San Diego is great for biotech. Lots of job opening in that field here.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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hell yeah bro.
*high-five

So glad errrythang is working out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The bottom line is that if you're not happy with something, and you have the power to change those circumstances, you need to act. Too many people just fall into a rut and worry about the consequences of making a change.

Well, think about the consequences of not making a change to a situation you don't like.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Central 858
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You did all the right things and you've been taking a lot of initiative to make things happen for yourself. For some, they'd rather wait for an opportunity but you're a "go getter" and that's admirable. Being "upbeat/positive" are quality traits that will get you places. Being a "people person" and putting yourself "out there" will catch many opportunities.

Take personal accountability for your positive outcomes and successes, it's all you.

Keep it rolling!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Until you realize the water tastes like s#*t. Then your health will be more of a priority and you'll wish you were closer to the source.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Really, dude? Water is a reason to hate a place? You know, they've got these things called filters. They do a good job of removing things from the water.

And even if you don't, it's not like you're talking about drinking water from the River Ganges.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Until you realize the water tastes like s#*t. Then your health will be more of a priority and you'll wish you were closer to the source.
Or you get a water filter and quit complaining.
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