Everyone has that feeling occasionally where they want to spread their wings, leave their normal life behind and just escape. Well here are five reasons to break the boundaries and escape your hometown… for a little while anyway.
1. To find out how insignificant you are in the world
One of the great things about occupying somewhere new is that you become a nobody again. It doesn’t matter who you were in your old town, you have a chance to be whoever you want to be . And you’ll soon see that the world is much bigger than the place you grew up in. You’re just a very tiny part of this great, big world.
2. You learn to appreciate your family and friends more
If you take people for granted now, the best way to learn what they mean to you is by creating some distance. It’s probably not the best advice, but moving away really gives you perspectives on the people and places in life that mean the most to you! When you return you’ll have a lot more gratitude.
3. To learn to live life on your own without the security blanket
It’s easy to become complacent and just rely on other people to help you out and solve all your problems for you… by which I mean those lovely folk we call parents! Fleeing the nest shakes off that security blanket and lets you find the guts to do things for yourself. Even if you fail, at least you did it alone…and hey, they’ll always be there to pick you back up again.
4. To meet new people
I love to meet new people, and being some place new lets you meet different people with completely alternative experiences and perspectives.
5. Because it’s fun!
Above all else, setting up shop again somewhere new is exciting! Just think of all those bragging Facebook updates to come… and if it turns out it’s just not for you, remember that nothing in life is permanent!