Advice on moving

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Virtusa
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Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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Sep 3 11 Comments

My wife and I have wanted to move from the Midwest to North Carolina since we graduated college (3 years ago).
Recently I got a remote job so we could make it happen, but she's been growing in a field she likes and has made new friends. We checked out NC and loved it, but at this point is moving worth it if she's made connections here? I feel like if we don't move now, we never will. I feel like we want to grow and explore a new city.

Have you moved? Was it worth it to you to experience new things by letting go of some things?

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  • Citibank / Mgmt šŸŸršŸ·ļø
    What part of NC? The various regions of the state are wildly different from a geographic, climate, and cultural standpoint.
    Sep 3 3
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      Virtusa
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      Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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      Raleigh area
      Sep 3
    • Citibank / Mgmt šŸŸršŸ·ļø
      Raleigh is really cool. This is a deeply personal decision for your family, and I'm doubtful that strangers online will be able to help you make it. Sometimes when faced with big life decisions it can be helpful to hire a counselor to help you get to the root of your feelings. Have you and your wife considered that?
      Sep 3
    • Google macropolo
      Second this response. Also, the fraction of blind posters who live in NC or the Midwest is pretty small compared to the big coastal cities. Even harder to get good recommendations.
      Sep 3
  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    I moved from the bay area to Portland. I wanted to relocate for a while and was unhappy in the Bay Area. It was one of the best decisions we made. We had to save and prep for a while to move but it was absolutely worth it.
    Sep 3 3
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      Virtusa
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      Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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      May I ask why you were unhappy in the Bay area? What do you like about Portland (heard it's great there)?
      Sep 3
    • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
      As a young couple starting out my husband and I could not afford a house with our combined income, we felt stuck in our careers and stuck in Bay area traffic. We didn't want to raise our family there.

      In Oregon we bought our first home, both had greater success in our careers, felt happier with the community we were joining. To be fair a lot of other people have left the Bay area and some of the things we didn't like there are now happening here. The community is growing rapidly and that growth hasn't been smooth. The local infrastructure could be a lot better. And I miss the diversity of the Bay area.

      That said I am happier here. Life is short sometimes you have to take a risk.
      Sep 3
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      Virtusa
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      Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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      I feel bored right now in Indianapolis, a city with very little opportunities for recreation. I feel called to move and that just won't go away.
      Sep 3
  • New / Mgmt
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    GreAt experience moving. NC is great. Check out lake Norman in Mooresville.
    Sep 3 1
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      Virtusa
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      Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
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      Where do you live currently? Could you describe your moving experience?
      Sep 3
  • Google IfMB26
    Raleigh is a wonderful place for people with family
    Sep 3 0