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7 Feelings You Get When You’re Getting Ready To Move Away From Home

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Daria Nepriakhina

1. You grow tired of being around the same types of people. Living in a small town all of your life you soon realize that most people in town are someway, somehow related and it’s like as if generations are be recycled over and over. The urge to be around different people and see new things is more apparent then ever.

2. You feel as though you don’t fit in anymore. There comes a point and time where you want to meet new people from various backgrounds, and explore different things. The things that you used to do for fun are no longer appealing, and the place begins to feel less and less like home as you grow within yourself. You crave more than what you’ve been used to.

3. You’re always looking for your next getaway. The time you spend away visiting new cities never seems to be long enough. When you come back home from your time away your mind goes to counting down the next time you’ll be away again, and then while away your in no rush to come back home anytime soon.

4. Things you used to find to be fun no longer are. Going to the same places every Friday and Saturday night grow tiring. Your always looking for something new and exciting to try.

5. You begin to want more for yourself. You want more than what you have experienced or have seen others experience. Your aware that theres more to the world than just the place that you grew up in, and although for some people where they are and what they’re doing is just fine. But not for you. You choose not to settle, you choose to want to continue to grow and have better for yourself.

6. You may feel guilty. Guilty that you’ve outgrown a place that you’ve for so many years have called home. You feel guilty that your leaving friends and family behind because you chose a different route then them. But if those individuals are supposed to be in your life for the long haul, they’ll be happy for you no matter where you go. They may even come visit you in your new city.

7. What you must know. Home no matter where it is, will always be home. It’s okay to want more than what you may have been used to, and it’s okay to want to try something new and venture out on your own. Take a leap of faith and try something new, you owe it to yourself to at least try. Even if you come back home and decide that maybe it wasn’t best for you, at least you have the ability to say that you tried it. Don’t ever regret not trying something new. It’ll be scary at first, but it’ll be well worth it. You’ve got this. TC mark

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