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Hi all,


Due to the breakup of a long-term relationship and feeling stale in my job, I think it is high time for me to make a move to a new city or even country. I have resumes in at a few places in Latin America at the moment, and am working on applying to jobs on other continents as well.


I have been wanting to travel for a long time and I feel like this would be a perfect time. It has been three and a half years since I graduated from college and I'm 26 years old.


My question is, my family and friends are all here. My parents are still relatively young (well, not compared to my friends' -- they're in their sixties) and my grandma is in good health, especially for being 91. They are all trying to get me to at least stay in this country. But I feel like if I don't leave now, I never will -- attachments will only get more entangling as I get older.


Am I right, or am I just being selfish? Thanks for your insight.

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Go somewhere sunny. But yeah, another country sounds awesome. Am thinking about doing this myself and I'm 34. South America sounds great! I think a different cultural perspective may help you gain some perspective on your own life. At least that's what I'm hoping. When do you plan to do this?

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there is nothing stopping you from taking a job wherever you want to go, nor from coming back home if you don't like it! so you don't have to look at this as an either/or situation, but as an experiment in doing something different, or a short term trial to see whether you do prefer living at home.


your family sounds like they fear you will go away and never come back, and you can win them over by reassuring them that you just want to experiment and travel now, and will most likely miss them and come back.


but you are young and should explore it now, rather than waiting longer and perhaps not having the freedom to travel if you marry or have children.

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