Moving is nothing new. People have moved under the most stressful circumstances for many different reasons: 1) Job opportunities, 2) Divorce, 3) Death of a loved one, 4) A chance to have a better life, 5) Aging/Physical/Medical, 6) Personal/Family reasons.
"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles
the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray." ---Lord Byron
No matter how old I am, clouds always stir up in me a longing, a sense of belonging. Clouds look different when you're in the air and you can breathe without distraction. Sometimes you have to move to begin to breathe all over again.
"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that
will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
I never heard a child say, "When I grow up, I want to get married and get divorced." Nor did I ever hear someone say, "When I grow up, I want to be widowed." And I never heard a mother cry out loud she wished bad things for her children. Stuff happens. Some times you have to forgive. Other times the best thing to do is move away and start all over again.
"Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky.
They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives."
Being optimistic can help. You never know what you can have unless you shoot for the stars and learn how to soar. People don't have to earn a lot of money but they do need to have the means to eat, shelter, take care of their personal hygiene, have the best medical treatment when life makes others plans for our body, mind, and soul, and of course the means to survive. Although there may be great jobs in your own backyard, there may also come a time when times up, you need to make a change.
"I owned the world as I rode over it, free of the earth, free of the mountains,
free of the clouds, but how inseparable I was bound to them."
Moving is an adventure. Perhaps you have a choice. Maybe not... In my opinion, nobody said it better than Henry David Thoreau:
"It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are...
than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think
that you are in paradise."
Living in a world in which you feel stuck isn't fun. Isn't it time to find your fun and place in the sun where you can soar? If you're thinking about moving to somewhere in Dallas Fort Worth, and you want to talk, let's talk. Or if you're needing to move somewhere else, there are Agents from every state here on ActiveRain. I can happily provide referrals.