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  1. #1
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    Ever thought of just picking up and leaving?

    Has it ever crossed your mind to just pack some of your stuff up and just drive to a new location and try to start a new life without saying a word to anyone you know right now? I know it is kind of mean to do, but has it ever crossed your mind?

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    Re: Ever thought of just picking up and leaving?

    Originally posted by Jesse_613
    Has it ever crossed your mind to just pack some of your stuff up and just drive to a new location and try to start a new life without saying a word to anyone you know right now? I know it is kind of mean to do, but has it ever crossed your mind?
    Yep. My parents catch me everytime

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    I've done it on a few occasions. It is extremely refreshing, but can become an annoying habit.

    It's a great way to never accumulate more stuff than you need.

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    Never ... what makes you think you need to do that?

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    Originally posted by -T{H}R-
    Never ... what makes you think you need to do that?
    just a thought. I couldn't just leave my friends, nor could I afford it.

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    I thought about it -- when I was 5 or so. Once, I actually walked out of the apartment building where we were living while looking for a house (we had to sell quickly and GTFO of there), just to see the reaction on my mom and sister's face. My dad didn't even care; he knew I wasn't going anywhere.

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    restlessness, boredom and dissatisfaction.

    A change is as good as a rest, some say, and if there's no time for a rest then what's one to do?

    I guess it's easier when you're young and can fit everything you own into a few bags and a box.

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    I'm not seriously actually thinking of doing this. It was just something that went through my head for a second.

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    Sometimes it's hard to afford a 2 week vacation

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    Re: Ever thought of just picking up and leaving?

    Originally posted by Jesse_613
    Has it ever crossed your mind to just pack some of your stuff up and just drive to a new location and try to start a new life without saying a word to anyone you know right now? I know it is kind of mean to do, but has it ever crossed your mind?
    Yes but I would at least contact friends/family about where I'm heading to etc..
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    Jesse_613,

    Do it. Obviously you've put enough thought into it.

    Just move, contact people one by one as you want to. But not a second too soon.

    Enjoy!
    //Moved too much, bored of it these days but just preparing to move to another country.
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    No. I love my family and friends too much.

    Oh, and I would get put in the Brig once they caught me.
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    Originally posted by David
    but just preparing to move to another country.
    I did that just over a year ago. Big change from just visiting all the time.
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    I've taken a few vacations where I've considered just not coming back. But to be honest, life is really good right now, and I'm happy being where I am in the company of the people around me. The nice thing is that my line of work is mobile, and my fiancee is finishing her nursing degree next week, so she can work practically anywhere. I've talked with her about possibly picking up and relocating to wherever we please. This would be done with careful planning because I have business partners involved, and ultimately the decision would have to be made in such a way that nothing is compromised with the business, but we work together pretty darned well in that way, so no worries there.

    But we have a really good life where we are right now, with the added benefit of family nearby (but not too nearby). I'm thinking second home in the South of France
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    Re: Ever thought of just picking up and leaving?

    Originally posted by Jesse_613
    Has it ever crossed your mind to just pack some of your stuff up and just drive to a new location and try to start a new life without saying a word to anyone you know right now? I know it is kind of mean to do, but has it ever crossed your mind?
    Never like that. I usually leave in style, make sure I burn all bridges and never call or visit again.

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    sasha,

    Now that's a bit unfair!
    Always leave on good terms or no terms at all, never bad terms! :p
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    I did just up & leave.
    I had a good job in the government, my wife had her own business and my 2 boys in a good school.
    I had 3 good friends, loads of mountains as well for my rock climbing.
    One day i just thought i have had enough.
    Within 3 months we had sold the house and put everything in storage. Drove to France with no house or anything just a tv & a dvd player in the car. It was scary.
    4 years later i run a succesful holiday business with her indoors, my boys are fleunt French and can run out in the garden without me worrying they will get snatched or shagged by a paedophile.

    We are really happy and settled.
    Guess What? - i am thinking of turning it upside down again and moving on.
    Nothing like a challenge.

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    Don't even go there...

    It's hard for me to even put in words how many times I wanted to do that.
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    Originally posted by David
    sasha,

    Now that's a bit unfair!
    Always leave on good terms or no terms at all, never bad terms! :p
    Heh, I was not kidding. Starting over is not easy. The fact that you have something to "fall back" makes it even harder in my head. If there is nothing to look back then you have no choice but to look forward.

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    Originally posted by sasha
    If there is nothing to look back then you have no choice but to look forward.
    Now that is true. I do see a point.
    I like that line.
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    I actually thought abuot this with my friend, we were both gonna up and leave to cali (we live in nj)

    we planned it out pretty thoroughly, but i chickedn out
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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    Anywhere is better than NJ, I'd assume.

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    haha .. the question isn't whether I've thought of it .. but rather how many times per hour I think about it.

    P.S. NJ would be heaven compared to a Canadian winter

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    Originally posted by WoodShedd
    Sometimes it's hard to afford a 2 week vacation
    Yes and no. If you can afford a one week vacation, you can probably figure out a way to stretch it to 2 weeks by going with lower level accomodations, etc. However, I can attest to the fact that a two week vacation is exactly the right amount of time needed to clear your head and get back into life again. In fact, I found that after about day 12 ... I'm really ready to head back home again.
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    I have no desire to just packup and leave. I'm happy where I am with my friends and family.

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