5 Reasons You Should Move To A City Where You Know No One
If you’re in your 20s and you’re questioning a move to a new city, for a new job, a new venture or a different pace of life, do it. Here’s the reality: Time is going to pass anyway, so you can keep living in your comfort zone, or you can take the leap, and get out there.
If you’re single, it’s even more of a reason to get out there; some day you’ll be married with kids, a mortgage and countless responsibilities, and that step won’t be as “easy” as it is now.
Here are five reasons to make the move:
Power To Pause
When you move to a new place, it grants you a moment when you can take a pulse check for where you’re at in your life, in your career, etc.
I’ve realized those who I admire most all do this important step in their lives. Every once in a while, they pause, they reflect and then get back to work. Moving to a new city welcomes the power of pausing to reflect and ask yourself, “What have I not been doing that I now want to?” “How do I want this chapter to look differently?” You have the grace to start fresh and re-prioritize.
Challenge Your Comfort Zone
We all have some type of box we live in, something that keeps us from stepping outside the lines, and taking the leap to move, or to switch up our path or plan. When you move to a new city, things and people you relied on, are no longer physically there. Your favorite take out spot place, a glass of wine with your best friend on a tough day, or that long road you found yourself on when you just needed to drive it out and jam to your favorite tunes. They all no longer exist when you move to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar places. However, when you expand that comfort zone, you’ll be surprised where this trajectory leads you.
You’ll Grow, A Lot
Growth is never really a comfortable thing, let’s be honest, but the benefits far outweigh the process. You’ll learn aspects of yourself you never knew, or maybe you’ve put off for awhile in the pursuit of other things in your life. You’ll learn how to walk confidently into a party where not one face looks recognizable. You’ll find the lessons you learn when you move to a new city, translate into every aspect of your life and eventually in your future. Taking a leap to a new city, will make you braver and more confident, but it won’t come without some tough times. Embrace the journey, and give yourself grace as you grow.