The Next Stage: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Moving Away

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Starting a new life is a great adventure for many. But when you are under 30 and you are looking at the rising cost of living, but also seriously starting to think about settling down, what do you need to consider when it comes to moving to a new area? 

Why Are You Moving?

While you may like the look of certain luxury homes, this is one piece of the puzzle. When we get an appreciation of an area, it doesn’t give us the complete picture. You have to think about why you are moving. Some people are moving because they prefer a new place but for others, it’s for an essential reason, such as getting a new job. If you’re going somewhere to start all over again and start a family, you’ve got to truly evaluate your desired location. There are so many different factors in this, not just your affordability criteria, but the climate, education, and even the real estate value are things that you need to consider. The real estate value is crucial because you have to think that you might not be there forever.

How Far Away Are You Going From Your Current Life?

Starting all over again sounds fantastic, but you have to remember that if you are going so far away from everything that you know, it can be a big shock to the system. You may decide to move to another country because of certain perks and benefits. But starting all over again in a new location, even if it is just out of reach of family and friends, will feel like an alien landscape. You are just going to a new location, but you are going to a new life.

Have You Considered Your Impact on People?

We might think you have no ties, but when we move away, we can start to realize how many people depend upon us. While we should never feel that we are tied to a place or people that are using us as a crutch, if we have family members who rely on our practical or emotional support, are we able to continue this while still getting on with our lives? It’s about getting that balancing act just right. You might believe that nobody is relying on you, but you might not realize your impact on people until you go.

Are You Running Away?

While the prospect of moving to a new home is always exciting, you’ve got to address the real reasons that you are going away from where you are. Finances are one of the overriding decisions for many, but are you running away from certain aspects of your life because you don’t want to solve the problems? You may have a good life where you are, but a new location can be the perfect opportunity to draw a line in the sand. But you need to make sure that you are going for the right reasons. 

When we go to the next stage of our lives, we have to make sure that we are doing it for the right reasons. While a new location is a perfect opportunity to pack up and start all over again. However, this is only one aspect of settling down.


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