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Old 07-14-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Sometimes I wish I could start fresh in a new city or state just to gain a new perspective on things. If I moved and started fresh I would be starting with a new slate. I could put all my failures in my hometown behind me. I would not have to worry about running into people that wronged me in the past or had seen me fail. I could start with a whole new group of friends. No one would know the old me, I could reinvent myself.

Is this how you look at a relocation, or instead is it just a way to have your old problems follow you to a new place?
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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We are creatures of habit and tend to repeat our failures as well as our successes, even if we move to a new town. I tend to believe that our old problems and issues will follow me if I move. You can run but you can’t hide as they say, things just seem to always catch up with you sooner or later.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Sometimes I wish I could start fresh in a new city or state just to gain a new perspective on things. If I moved and started fresh I would be starting with a new slate. I could put all my failures in my hometown behind me. I would not have to worry about running into people that wronged me in the past or had seen me fail. I could start with a whole new group of friends. No one would know the old me, I could reinvent myself.

Is this how you look at a relocation, or instead is it just a way to have your old problems follow you to a new place?

The problem with that is it can lead to unrealistic expectations. Nothing wrong with wanting to move, but do the research and have a good solid plan of action.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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I feel like a new person every time I go and visit another state. But the unemployment issues lurk everywhere, not just just here. So taking that into consideration, make sure where ever you move to, do some research first. Have a backup plan, just in case.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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When I moved to Tempe and Phoenix, I did! I love it there!!

But since moving here to Prescott Valley, I hate it! I've never been treated so badly in my life til I came here.

I can't wait to relocate back to the southeast where I belong (to Florida)!! I know I'll love it there and make some great friends...
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Sometimes I wish I could start fresh in a new city or state just to gain a new perspective on things. If I moved and started fresh I would be starting with a new slate. I could put all my failures in my hometown behind me. I would not have to worry about running into people that wronged me in the past or had seen me fail. I could start with a whole new group of friends. No one would know the old me, I could reinvent myself.

Is this how you look at a relocation, or instead is it just a way to have your old problems follow you to a new place?
You still take yourself with you, so whatever failures you had in the past, you are doomed to repeat. You will have identical situations on your hands - just with different players because you probably won't change yourself. Changing your surroundings won't help you, I'm afraid.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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hey if you have to move or want to move it's exciting. All new faces, people and places, its really kind of refreshing and a new start. I have done that several times in the last 15 years with my employer and its been a riot, stressfull yet rewarding as well. So unless your a total reject I wouldn't worry to much about the past. Move and enjoy
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I don't know if I personally feel any different......but I love moving to a new town.
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