Many people have told me, “You are so brave” for leaving my job and moving to Thailand. I don’t think it was brave; a bit risky, yes. I gave away everything and left. Adventurous? Of course. Leaving for some place new is always adventurous. I didn’t know what to expect. But I also put a lot of thought into the move.
Regardless of your reasons to leave, going to a new place, whether moving to another part of town or abroad, can be intimidating for some. It doesn’t have to be. Traveling is one thing, staying for an extended period of time, is another. As a traveler, if you don’t find something in a town, you can make do without, try in another town, or wait until you go home. As a longer-term resident, you have to adapt and make it your home.
If you feel you need a change in life, go for it. Here are a few things to consider before making the leap to a new country. Keep in mind, this may not be completely relevant to everyone. However, this may help you to decide where to go if you have a choice.
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