Changing One's Life

@BlackBay (584)
Canada
March 8, 2007 8:29am CST
Has anyone made huge changes in their life? My husband is considering a Career change and a move to a completly different part of Canada. I've heard of a lot people just picking up and moving to a new place or changing their careers. I find this a bit scary. My husband has thought of owning his owm bussiness someday, I know it is alot of work and money. I find it hard to part with savings that we worked so hard to save and put into a bussiness that is gonna take time to recoup. Has anyone ever done this? Anyonje just pick up and move to start a new life? Any Advice?
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
9 Mar 07
I guess I fall into this category. I moved from the US to Ireland after only thinking about it for 3 months. It was a real fly by the seat of your pants decision but 7 years later, I'm still in Ireland. My biggest advice would be to not burn your bridges and leave an escape route.
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@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
What was the major reason for going and do you regret it? Is it hard to move,passports,work visas,etc?
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
14 Mar 07
I do and I don't regret it. I miss home and family but this is my children's home. I only wish we could visit my home more often. Ireland is tightening up immigration policies so it is getting tougher, but it is one of the easier countries to move to if you are a skilled worker or the spouse of a skilled worker. Check out: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/moving-country/moving-to-ireland It'll give you all the basics.
@acquaria (719)
• Italy
8 Mar 07
two years ago I left my city and a secure job to follow and to live with my boyfriend.In the first time I found some problems and difficulties to live in a new city and to find another job,but now I'm happy of my choose and I have faound too a good job.You have to be optimist!
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
8 Mar 07
I recently changed job. Worked as a caseworker in insurance, just got a job as an IT consultant. That's the biggest change I've made in some time :-)
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@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
8 Mar 07
I always believe in keeping a fallback option. I do not recommend to sink all your earnings in business. Suppose if the wife is in a position to work and support the family, when the husband is changing his career, it is better. When husband has picked up in his new assignments, wife is free to leave her job. Think twice before entering in to ventures like this. Keep a fall back option so that you can be supported in case of unforseen circumstances. Wish you all success!
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