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Moving out of the home you grew up in or off to college can be a difficult decision for the first time. You are leaving behind your childhood memories and habits, but even more importantly, you’re saying goodbye to family members that have been there through thick and thin.
It’s natural to feel sad about moving away from everything you know- but here are some signs it’s time to move on:
The Culture No Longer Serves Your Value System
When the culture around you no longer serves what you stand for, it’s time to reevaluate your life goals.
When Your Lifestyle Changes
When your lifestyle changes and you no longer feel like the people around you understand or accept your beliefs, it’s time to find a place to strengthen and reaffirm those values.
The People and Rules Oppress You
When you feel like the people around you are oppressing your beliefs through their actions and rules, it’s time to take a stand.
The Environment No Longer Supports an Active Lifestyle
If there is nothing for you to do in this place, and if you don’t have any friends or hobbies that keep your body from getting stagnant- then it might be time to move on.
You’re Lonely in Your Current Environment
Moving away from everyone you know can be difficult, but if there is loneliness without hope for companionship, it may not be worth trying anymore.
If moving on means that you will have more fulfilling relationships with others who share similar interests, goals and dreams, as well as spending quality time exploring new places, then maybe this sign applies?
You should feel free to check out other countries and places to move to. For example, look up Irish citizenship requirements before moving there if you love the thought of residing in Ireland.
You Feel As Though You’ve Changed Too Much
If you’re moving away because of the changes that have happened to you since starting your new life, then it might be a sign. Moving on is not always easy, but if you are confident in yourself and what you want out of life- then this could be an opportunity for growth instead.
Moving around can also force you to make tough decisions about who you live with: your best friends or partners (or both). If there has been tension between those two people lately, and they don’t seem to reconcile anytime soon, it may be time to move on. However, it’s worth exploring other options before committing completely.
You No Longer Have a Support System in the Area
A promising sign it might be time for you to move on is if some people or institutions can’t provide you with emotional, financial, or physical support anymore. But when this happens, they should also give you some insight into where else it would serve as an excellent place for you to live.
Your Family Members No Longer Want Your Involvement in Their Lives
Your family members may begin to go on with life, usually without asking for your opinion or suggestions. In that case, it may be worth considering moving out after all, even though you get drawn towards your families because of love and familiarity- sometimes distance brings you closer.
Moving out of your parent’s home means new responsibilities. It can seem intimidating at first, but as with anything else in life- practice makes perfect! Ultimately what matters most is how far away from family members will make them happier than before they left? It may not always be easy, but sometimes leaving behind all familiarity leads you towards something better.