Maybe we are living in the pricey New York Metro area and can no longer absorb the cost of doing business. Maybe the weather is something we can no longer endure. Maybe our industry has changed and there are more opportunities in another location.
Sure, the emotional and social wear-and-tear on us will be difficult. But we also fear that we could make a mistake. Suppose after all that upheaval the new location doesn't pan out for us?
Well, that happens. For several years I had been researching where I could relocate to cut down on both business and personal expenses. Finally early in 2014, I decided to try Tucson, Arizona. Within six months I recognized that I had made a mistake.
But, that has not been a problem. Not socially or in business.
In fact, emotionally I have been able to heal in this laid-back area of the U.S. Interaction is not intense. The ethos is live and let live. No one was judging me as they do in the careerist Northeast.
In addition, my communications boutique roared back. Therefore, I have been able to pay down debt and sock away plenty.
My gains have been true gifts from the universe.
During the past six months, I again was back at research. I have been exploring where is my next geographical stop-off. Since my business is 90% telecommuting, that can be anywhere.
During the next seven months I will be pulling up the few roots I set down in Tucson. I can afford to break my lease. Or I can wait until it is up. Relocating here has been a mistake. But the outcomes have been miraculous.
Reflection: The courage to try something new gives us fresh confidence - and hope.