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5/10/13 12:45 P

I had to make a huge move away from all my friends and family because my husband was transferred 2000 miles away. I was scared to death and I didn't usually make friends easy but I told myself if I gave it a real chance that if it was still to hard after about 6 mo I could think about moving back. I ended up meeting so many new great people that I ended up staying and flew home to see my friends and family every summer. What I am saying is that when I have a huge decision to make I tell myself that it doesn't always have to be permanent, that allows me to experience new exciting opportunities.

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5/10/13 12:03 P


Change can be very scary, but it can be a big opportunity too. I recently had very important change in my life last year. I was laid off from my job. Needless to say, I found myself in an extremely stressful situation. What did I do ? Did what I had to do i.e. be proactive. I updated my resume and started looking for new jobs. It's been a tough few months, but recently I did start a new job. That's been the exihilerating part of my own journey.

I know change is scary, but look at all the GOOD things that could happen. You could end up making more money. You could end up with a better position. Even though you're leaving your old friends, you'll make new friends.

Think of change as an opportunity for growth, not setbacks.

SARLIA Posts: 87
5/10/13 8:12 A

Change is scary and exhilarating! I can say that every time I've made a big change in my life in the past, it always turned out to have been a good decision. I found it motivating. I've been working for the same company now for almost 20 years (which I find very difficult to believe), but I've changed positions every 5 to 6 years. I found I was newly motivated and it was fun again.

I'll be retiring at the end of June and of course I have mixed feelings about that as well. I understand how you feel. Enjoy the process! emoticon

DIANE7786 Posts: 5,071
5/10/13 8:08 A

My vote is to take the job. I made a lot of big changes in both my career and my home life. It's good to shake up comfortable routines with new challenges. After somewhat frustrating learning curves, I never regretted my choices. You don't have to completely leave your old friends. Suggest meeting them occasionally after work for dinner or walking to catch up on each others lives. You'll also make new friends at the new job. Good luck!.

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5/10/13 7:18 A

I'm in the midst of considering a big change in my job. Same kind of work - different place. I'm excited about the prospect, and yet sad about the friends I will leave behind. I believe the new placement will be a better place to work on a daily basis, but I'll have to forge new relationships, find out where I "fit in", and will be leaving a staff with whom I've worked for many years.
Have you made a big change? Has it worked out? Words of support, encouragement, anecdotes are all welcome.
Thanks! emoticon

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