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Should You Stay Or Should You Go?

There is an opportunity ahead for you that will give you the chance to live somewhere new, get to know new people and possibly indulge in a new culture. This opportunity could entirely change your life, so do you say yes? 
Do you stay or do you go? Do you leave your job, book Bekins Moving Solutions to get you packed and ready and leave?

Or do you stay where you are in the same job, with the same familiar faces around you all the time. Well, it’s a big deal to pack up and pick up your life to move it, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. Below, we’ve got some of the best benefits to moving to a new place listed. Hopefully, this can push you into a decision either way!

New Opportunities. Do you crave adventure out there? With new places to explore, you’ll find new social, career and romantic opportunities flying your way. Perhaps some of these opportunities you’d never have known about had you stayed put. The best reason to go somewhere new is discovery, and you can find it when you spread your wings and fly.

Reinvention. When you move somewhere you don’t know anyone, you can be whoever you want to be. Now, we’re not saying to Catfish someone and literally become someone new, but you can slough off an old image of yourself and step into a new and exciting one. The more that you spend time working on your image, the more you forget who you are. Moving to a new place is a fresh sheet of paper, ready for you to write down who you are and what you want to be. People you meet will only know the new you – not the old one. This is your chance.

Discovery. Wherever you are in the world, it’s likely you haven’t gone too far past your own country to explore. There is a great big world out there, and you deserve the chance to go and see it for yourself. Take off the rose-tinted glasses about where you grew up and seek out the new world. There are hundreds of places that you can take yourself when you move – especially if you go to the other side of the world to start again.

Moving to a new country or a new city is the biggest adventure you can do and it’s not just about the new freedom you have. It’s about the fact you’re cutting the apron strings of your home town and seeking something amazing. It’s about wanting to jump into the unknown and embracing every second of that moment. The best part? You can always come back home. You may choose to go right now, but once you feel fulfilled that you’ve done it, you could always come back again. There is no finality in your move choices, and as long as you know that, you’re going to feel far happier than ever.

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6 Months in New England

Two days ago, I wrote this on the train on my commute. Just wanted to share a little update on how happy I am to be right here in New England… and how I continue to fall more in love with Boston…

Every day I look up. At the beauty surrounding me. The tall buildings. The seagulls flying overhead. The opportunity. Watching the chaos of the people going to and from work is truly inspiring. People just living their day-to-day lives… seems so simple but brings me the greatest joy. Because this is where I get my energy. My extroverted self thrives here. Watching each person walk by and knowing each one has a unique story. Something they’re trying to do and reach and accomplish. And I don’t ever take my moment here for granted. Because this wasn’t a single step, it was a calculated plan.

I’ve been dreaming of this for years. And my heart is so happy. I can’t explain the pure bliss walking through the streets of Boston brings me. I remember dreaming of bigger places and things when I was younger. Being somewhere that made me feel ALIVE. I hate to discredit the great places I’ve lived before because they are great, but they weren’t my heart’s desire. And the heart wants what the heart wants.

I’m lucky to have a partner who trusts and respects me enough to have gone down this path. And it wasn’t easy. Not at all. But we still had fun along the way and I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. My husband is everything I could ever want or need and so much more than I deserve.

Some days I’ve driven through the suburbs and felt like maybe I’m still in Minnesota, but when I step out of my office off the Boston Harbor on a chilly October day, the cool scent of sea salt water hits my nose. Breathing in ocean water like breathing in life. We aren’t in Kansas anymore darling. And then on my walk to South Station, I hear a number of languages in the flocks of tourists. People actually want to visit here – and honestly, I’m still a tourist too. I keep falling more deeply in love and already have that strong Boston pride… and I’m never letting it go.

I’m currently sitting on the commuter rail writing this. Another place of pure bliss. Most people bury their heads in their phones (which while writing this post in notes I am too), but I look around and wonder where each person is going. I keep thinking maybe I’m still in my “honeymoon phase,” but this is another part of my day that makes me thrive. I see a few familiar faces every day and smile. Sitting on this train reminds me I’m just one small part of this big world. Coming here has been humbling. I feel so lucky to be a part of it in some way.

And as I continue on my new journey, one thing’s for sure… I will always be looking up. ❤️