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At Least You Tried

I think the thing that scares people the most about relocating is the “finality” feeling of it.  Somehow we get in our heads that if we follow a dream, that if we move across the Country, that it is somehow permanent. Who says?  Who says it has to be?  I am here to address that fear and set some things straight- enjoy!

First off, just HAVING the goal, or dream, is the first step in TRYING. Yes, I understand we aren’t trying a piece of cake or new glass of wine, but trying a new city or home is something that many won’t even think about, let alone attempt to do. Of course anyone can do it, lots of people can do lots of things- but they don’t.  So if you have the desire too, you are on your way!

Second, planning is trying.  If you are selling your home, saving to move, or whatever is involved in your planning, you are doing it!   Where we get held up in this stage of the game is when the house doesn’t sell, when we don’t save enough money, when we can’t find that job or home of our dreams in the next city.  Instead of looking at this as a failure, look at it that you are TRYING and that it is only a lesson to be learned that something bigger and better is coming your way.

Third, you get here, or wherever you are relocating too, and for some reason it doesn’t work out.  You wind up living in a hotel, or a home you can’t afford, or the job you thought would bring the necessary cash in doesn’t pan out as you hoped.  In those moments, you have to remember that you TRIED and that maybe this was never your life path to begin with.  You can fight it out and try to make it, or accept that sometimes trying was the point to begin with.  We will all have those moments with our living situations, schools, friends, etc.. and to that you just have to remind yourself “I tried.”

I realize that attempting a relocation has so many factors involved that its not an easy thing to turn around and decide it didn’t work. It takes lots of greenbacks to move, along with the home you move into, leases and schools, there is so much that you have to think about.  But remember, nothing is permanent.  I always looked at this as an adventure, the newest chapter in our lives.  Maybe we will stay in FL until our golden years, maybe we won’t. But keeping positive about the entire thing and looking at every day as a gift is proof to ourselves that it was worth the “try.”

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  1. Thank you for this post. My husband and I are currently in “plan B” mode of our relocation. The first thing didn’t work out, and it would be so easy to just give up. But we’re still trying.


  2. XO to you. I hope you read my replies. You and I always agree. I wish I could write it they way you do though. DON’T STOP. I need you. 🙂


  3. Good things to point out. I am working on Plan A (move cross country to Florida) within the next year. I find myself stressing about the “what if’s”. You had the right idea that a move doesn’t have to be forever if things don’t work out.


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