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  1. A year after moving to Moscow, I found myself thinking that I had fulfilled my teenage dream: I started my life almost anew. In Samara, all I have left is my family and a couple of not-so-close friends. At the same time, I went from being an introverted nerd to being what I'd wanted to be for a long time: an active person in the thick of things. So it all depends not so much on the move, but on how you put yourself and what you will do in the new place and what roots are left in the old one.

  2. Yes!!! A million times yes!

    I really feel better, I'm less worried about minor / major troubles. I'm really happier and I love my city. I began to relax and have more fun, my standard of living became better.

    In the previous city, everything became depressing. Almost all the people I knew became unpleasant to me. Everything put pressure on me, I began to quarrel with my family more often. I saw only bad things around me. The reason for everything is a big event in my life that just knocked me down. I realized that my environment is terrible people.

    Right now, I don't care about the troubles I left behind in that city. Now I have a new life, new people, new goals.

    Moving is my best solution.

  3. Over the past 13 years, I have moved 8 times to different cities and countries. Did it make me happier-yes, definitely. Plus, this is an invaluable experience, plus the last 10 years every year moving(sometimes a new apartment, sometimes a new city or country), and this helps to free your life from clutter, helps you learn to start with a new leaf, new people, new impressions. Getting used to new laws is sometimes not the easiest, but it is new emotions and a good shake-up. If there is such a possibility, you definitely need to do it. Just keep in mind that old friends at a distance are not always preserved, and family will not always be there. Most likely, you will acutely learn what loneliness and homesickness are.

  4. Me – did.

    I “got sick” of St. Petersburg in 2007, when I visited my boyfriend here. It didn't work out with the guy, but the love for the city remained. When I moved, everyone shouted that I would regret it, that the rain was too expensive, that I would be disappointed after a month…

    This is my fifth year here and I can't stop marveling at the beauty and depth of this city. It is difficult, it is not for everyone, but all my friends who decided to move here, stayed.

    …Although now, by the way, I remember that epic and grab my head-how did I even decide to do this?! Leave everything-family, friends, work, future, and rush to a completely unfamiliar, albeit beloved city.�

    Don't be afraid to dream and follow the dream to the end! Good luck to you! 🙂

  5. For me, absolutely yes. I've moved twice, and both moves were pivotal events in my life. At first, I left my parents, and even if the first couple of years were wildly hard and hungry, the beginning of an independent life is still a happy event. It was the Surgut-Yekaterinburg crossing. I really liked living in a big city with green parks, a certain amount of historical buildings and some legends — for a person who grew up in a gray northern town built up with identical panels, such things are very important, plus the newly acquired independence in itself.
    Ten years later, I moved from Yekaterinburg to Toronto. And again, the happiness of opening your new city, which is even higher in terms of awesome gradation, even more new, because it's already a different country and all that. In addition, now I left my husband's parents, which just couldn't help but please!
    But this does not always happen, so I agree with those who wrote “you will not leave yourself”. If there are some circumstances that interfere and from which you can leave like this-this is one thing. If a person basically sees only the bad in life, he will be unhappy everywhere. I myself have often encountered people who were depressed because my mother no longer ironed their shirt every morning, subway tickets are a different color and look foreign, and in the nearest store instead of “Russian potatoes” some doritos. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  6. Of course yes! The first half of the year is a feeling of novelty and joy of being. Of course, a lot depends on the circumstances. Of course, if you have problems with yourself, they will not go away, but as a suitcase they will come with you to another city.

    Nostalgia is present for example on March 8 when you see photos from Moscow and outfits and gifts and remember this feeling of the arrival of spring and bustle and acutely feel how much you miss Moscow. You miss your parents the most.�

    Among the advantages, you can completely change your style, circle of friends, hobbies, try a completely new one, create a new reputation for yourself.

    Of the minuses, it can be scary and lonely. �There are social networks for this situation:) I do not regret that I left a large metropolis for a practically resort city. I still love Moscow.�

    I noticed this:�

    on my first visits to Moscow, the disadvantages compared to Europe simply stuck out and I accumulated them in my mind, but I didn't tell anyone and had a sharp food nostalgia. I threw myself on Alexandrov cheese and Dymovsky nut servelat, ran to eat at the Georgian restaurant satsivi and laguna in a Teahouse;

    now after three years I do not pay absolutely attention to the shortcomings but the food nostalgia has completely passed!

  7. Happiness isn't about circumstances, it's about choices.

    Once I came across this quote, and I realized that this is exactly how I live. You can be happy anywhere, but some places can make us a little happier. Although there are some people who do not feed bread, let them suffer-complain. For such pessimists, moving isn't going to make them happier.

    Did the move make me happier? Yes and no.

    Why not? I'm further away from my friends and parents. I see people I care about a couple of times a year for a week or a week and a half. I thought that friends are a lucrative business, there will be others… But it's been almost 4 years, and I haven't had any new ones 🙁 There are friends, good acquaintances, but apparently something went wrong. Still, I don't lose hope 🙂

    Why yes. Moving is always a way out of your comfort zone. You're doing something you've never done before. This is a new experience, new knowledge. It's interesting! And most likely, with all this, you will have more money. This means more opportunities. I now have the opportunity to travel. In St. Petersburg, this is generally not bad. You can take a bus and walk through the old streets of Tallinn or Riga in a few hours. Or take a ferry and see 3 Scandinavian capitals in 4 days. Yes, and just now there is money to fly somewhere to relax.�

    In general, if you feel strong enough to move, do it. You can always go back, but it is more difficult to move yourself to drastic changes over the years.

  8. He didn't just make me happy, he just created a new person out of me, who was no longer recognized by old friends, etc., it's just GORGEOUS. The headache is gone, all the stupid thoughts are gone, I just can and I just live.

  9. You can't get away from yourself: -))))

    But a change in location, weather, energy, environment, language, mentality, and country is refreshing and helps accelerate personal growth.

    For 2 years in another country with a different language and customs, you make more progress in understanding life than if you stayed at home for 10 years…

    I personally checked on Germany and the Dominican Republic – the countries are very different, but only after living there, I understood almost everything about happiness :-))))

  10. The move made me happier. In fact, the easiest way to get new experiences for quite a long time is to move. Impressions are “food for the psyche”. If you sit for a long time without tourism or moving, then you gradually impoverish your thinking. I moved here six months ago, and I'll go again the day after tomorrow. This time to St. Petersburg. I've always wanted to live there. I'll live there, then probably go somewhere outside the country. I can say for sure that moving makes you happier if you are free. If you've lost your freedom…GCC.

  11. I went for a very long time to move to my favorite city in my country,I worked hard, maintained an excellent level in my studies, considered housing options and only after three years I was able to move, my beloved husband was waiting for me at the moment, excellent education, my own house and a lot of impressions, just imagine living in my favorite city.So yes, after moving in, I'm just happy.

  12. I don't think moving by itself can make a person happy. But it can be part of a big change that, yes, is capable of it.
    I studied in Kharkiv for 5 years, and all the years I didn't like this city. It made me uncomfortable, and I knew I wouldn't stay here after school for anything.
    I've always been attracted to Kiev. Once, when I came to stay with a friend for a couple of days, I was walking around the capital and wrote in chalk on one wall “I promise, I will live in Kiev”. It was three months before the end of UNI. Four months later I was living in Kiev.
    I've been here for a little over a year now. Did it make me happy? Unlikely. But moving to an unfamiliar city where I don't have anyone made me stronger and braver. Perhaps this is already a step towards happiness.

  13. It seems to me that the feeling of happiness has nothing to do with moving. But there is an effect of waiting, they say that I will move and be happy! Instead of moving, you can bet anything: I'll lose weight, finish university, have children, get a promotion, and so on. We have forgotten how to enjoy the present moment and simple things: ((every day is a holiday, because life can easily end. I have a garrote charm hanging in my house. We were asked during the campaign-what is your favorite date? I called it 5, made a garrote with 5 turns on the knot and gave it as a gift for luck. It will be sickening-look at this garrote, they told me then. Works. Good luck to you!

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