Just the thought of moving, whether for a new job opportunity or just another YOLO experience on your mind, can get stressful and frustrating. However, it doesn’t always have to mean that it has to get on your nerves until you reach the point of giving up on the idea of a new home already.
Before you actually decide that you want to move, you have to re-evaluate the reason why you are moving and then everything follows from there. Is it because you got tired of the city you’re in now? Is it because you want to refresh yourself and get a whole new bunch of new life experiences in another place? Is because you don’t get along well with your roommate? Or could be a simple reason like you don’t wanna pay this much for a rent anymore?
Once you have figured out the reason behind your desires to move, you can then think of ways on how to solve your current dilemma by means of moving. If you are in an expensive city now and want to keep a more low-profile lifestyle, then you might want to consider moving in a smaller city that has a lower cost of living. If you want to get into a more scenic and adventurous lifestyle, maybe you would want to move to a house next to a beach!
Another thing to consider is, of course, the budget and the practicality to move. How much rent can you afford? Would you be able to afford it now, or do you need to save up a little more? Is it the best time to leave your current job and land another one? Are you emotionally stable as well to handle homesickness or other changes that a move might bring?
It always has to be your priorities on the top of your list. Make sure to sort things out first before jumping into another big decision in your life.
Everyone’s story is different. But the solution can only be one– moving. Keep in mind that if you move, there might be some downsides. You could miss your family and friends, or you could be a total stranger in a new place or city. But that doesn’t mean that you have to close your doors for the positive things! You just have to prepare yourself properly and be able to compromise some of the good things you will be leaving behind for all the new better stuff that the future of you moving has to offer.