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Do you ever feel the need to just up and move and start a new life?

Old 03-03-08, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
You bet! We're packing up and moving to Alaska in August.

Are you taking up residence in the back of an abandoned bus?
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Old 03-03-08, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by adamblast
Feeling pretty antsy right now, as a matter of fact. Been fantasizing alot about dropping everything and moving to London.
Do you have any idea how horrible the weather can be there? And you get about 6 hrs. of daylight in the winters.
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Old 03-03-08, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Do you have any idea how horrible the weather can be there? And you get about 6 hrs. of daylight in the winters.
sound's sublime to me...
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Old 03-03-08, 12:30 PM
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Yes - a seasonal thing - typically every winter.
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Old 03-03-08, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Are you taking up residence in the back of an abandoned bus?
Nah, wouldn't work out with all the pets. [/daydreams about the adventure of living in a bus]
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Old 03-03-08, 12:58 PM
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Yeah, but my wife and daughters won't let me.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:10 PM
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I did. I was getting tired of the Northeast and decided to take a chance and moved to Chicago. Never for getting away from problems or anything close to that. Just wanted a change and knew that if it did not work I could always go back and easily fit back in from where I came from. Sort of an adventure and over 10 years later I am still here.

Remember, I did not do this to get away for the wrong reasons - it was sort of an adventure (small one at best) at the time to see what would happen.

I do miss seeing my old friends and family sometimes but I do fly back and forth a few times a year just to say hello. They as well come and visit every year.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Do you have any idea how horrible the weather can be there? And you get about 6 hrs. of daylight in the winters.
Not only weather but the cost of living?
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Old 03-03-08, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, London is just about as expensive as NYC from what I've read.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Flashback
Not only weather but the cost of living?
the taxes front the fact there is free health care, unlike the US.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Are you taking up residence in the back of an abandoned bus?
Calling me abandoned is a bit harsh.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
You bet! We're packing up and moving to Alaska in August.
WTF? Can't wait an extra few weeks until after the Con?

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Old 03-03-08, 01:33 PM
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My understanding (and the reason it's no more than a pipe dream) is that Americans can only move to the UK if they've either got tons of money or a "sponsoring" employer. And the sponsoring is expensive enough that few employers are eager to do it, particularly if there are already locals with your skillset.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
WTF? Can't wait an extra few weeks until after the Con?

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I know! It's killing me! DC is the one time of the year when I let it all go and just hang out with my two best buds for 4 days, drink, ogle latex clad girlies, and maybe sport the armor. Alas, the couple of grand DC costs is going towards the several grand the move costs.
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Old 03-03-08, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by adamblast
My understanding (and the reason it's no more than a pipe dream) is that Americans can only move to the UK if they've either got tons of money or a "sponsoring" employer. And the sponsoring is expensive enough that few employers are eager to do it, particularly if there are already locals with your skillset.
or give up US citizenship ...
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Old 03-03-08, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by grrrah
You definately should get out there and experience life.

Like get a bike or something

Seriously, go for it. Its like meeting someone perfect, then not asking them out. You will spend the rest of your life wondering what would have been. Worse case is its not for you and you move back, but at least you know. Best case, well, you made the right decision and everything is way better. Maybe even get you to move further away to bigger and better things. If possible, try to find your next contract in a different area, away from where you are now, and start with that. I would be more career consious about the move than what you described, but your idea isn't bad, just different view.
Haha, I might would actually get a bike in one of these beach towns. They actually have separate sidewalks for bikes so they're much safer and don't get in the way of the cars.

I've been thinking the same thing about the "wondering what might have been" aspect of it which is what is really making me lean towards going for it.

As for "bigger and better things" though, that just isn't me at all. All I want is a simpler way of life, similar to the way it used to be where I am now before the influx of yankees moved down and turned all our woods and farmland into subdivisions and shopping centers.

I wouldn't be able to do any of my current work in the area I'm looking at (OBX) which isn't a big deal since I hate it anyway. I've spent most of my work day going through government sites for all the counties and cities there and have found quite a few job openings for which I am well qualified for. I think people with degrees are in short supply there whereas there is a huge surplus here. I figure I'll go ahead and send in the apps and see what happens. A government job would be much better career wise than tending bar. If I don't hear back from any of those I'll start considering the bartending or other service jobs that would be open there and weigh the pros and cons of moving then.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
I know! It's killing me! DC is the one time of the year when I let it all go and just hang out with my two best buds for 4 days, drink, ogle latex clad girlies, and maybe sport the armor. Alas, the couple of grand DC costs is going towards the several grand the move costs.
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Old 03-03-08, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Do you have any idea how horrible the weather can be there? And you get about 6 hrs. of daylight in the winters.
I would LOVE that. I'd be more concerned about cost of living in London.
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Old 03-03-08, 02:58 PM
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Old 03-03-08, 03:01 PM
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I do quite often, particularly after meetings of my HOA board, of which I am a member.
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Old 03-03-08, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Yes - a seasonal thing - typically every winter.
Usually happens to me in the Spring/Summer, when the weather gets nice and I just want to drive away...
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Old 03-03-08, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by das Monkey


Yeah.
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Old 03-03-08, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by John Galt
I've been feeling this way ever since graduating college in May 06 and think I might finally act on it. I just don't feel like there's anything keeping me here anymore.
The reasons way too many people don't get out and really see the world are because of obligations (significant other, kids, job, house...) that you aren't tied up in (no offense, I don't have them either... besides still being in school). So if there's any time for you to head out there... sounds like it's now. I say go for it, because very few ever do... and I hope to do the same whenever it is I can.
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Old 03-04-08, 12:41 AM
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Every godamn day.
Ditto. I wonder if they'd do a disenfranchised citizen exchange program with Mexico? (I'm really just thinking of the warm weather right now)
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Old 03-04-08, 05:03 AM
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The best thing I ever did was move from Jersey to Atlanta for 4 years. got my shit together, sort of. then I moved back to Jersey by the beach, got married had a kid and started a small Flooring business.

My advice.

do it now before its to late. and remember, DVDTALK will be wherever you go

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