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Moving to a New City | Encouragement to Get up and Go


One of the greatest decisions I’ve made was to just get up and go and move to a new city. I’ve moved cross country four times and this year, around my birthday, I started to reflect back on those moves, the growth that occurred in my life because of them, and how many other people are out there wanting to take their own great adventure.

Update: I’ve now moved cross country FIVE times and created an online course called Soul-Centered Moving: A Spirited Course in Moving Cross Country Alone. Get instant access here!

In the beginning of this video, I talk about how the past year of my life I have remained quite stationary. As a woman who considers herself a gypsy soul, it is natural and many times necessary for me to be always be going. Venturing. Moving. Exploring.

But this past year of remaining in one place has allowed me to reflect back on my many moves, what I overcame, what I learned, what I would go back and do again and again.

I share with you some encouragement if you too are a gypsy soul, a wanderer, an explorer.

If you’re ready to begin your own journey and move to a new city, state, or even country, watch this video and let me know what you think. (And then join Soul-Centered Moving to learn the start to finish process of moving, conquering fear, etc.)

Onward. I hope you go.

Are you planning a move? Where to? Let me know in the comments below! Additionally, let me know any questions you have and I’ll answer them in future posts!

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    February 19, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    I’m about to move to a new city tomorrow! I transferred universities, so I’ll be living in one of the major cities of New Zealand! Auckland! Woo. I’m excited but just a little nervous at the same time. The internet is rubbish where I live at the moment, but I swear that I will watch it when I’m in my new place! :)

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      Chelsea Dinen
      February 20, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Kendel, I am so excited for you!! I’m sure today has been an overwhelming but fulfilling day for you. There is so much to look forward to. Keep me updated on your journey in Auckland!

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    February 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Wow, your blog and especially this video rescinded with me, exponentially. I’m considering taking a job that will require me to move from the Midwest to California. I’ve traveled to California before and loved it. I know the Midwest and West coast are very different though, aside from the weather! I will be completely single, not knowing a single person–that is scary. I’m also very close with my family. The thought of leaving them makes me cry! But I know this could be huge for me and I can always move back home. Such a difficult decision. Thank you for your insight.

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      Chelsea Dinen
      February 26, 2015 at 3:27 PM

      Hi Katie, that is awesome news! While it’s definitely a huge move, and full of a lot of ‘what-ifs,’ it’s also an opportunity that may not come again. Think of all that you’ll learn by moving somewhere new, especially since you already know you love California! What ever you decide, just be sure it feels right to YOU and this time in your life. Wishing you the best! xo

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    June 19, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    I live in a small town, and have spent less than a week collectively in my life in Chicago. I just spent another two days there with a friend, and after coming home, I feel homesick… Homesick for a city I have never lived in. I want that to change. My dad attacks me when the subject is brought up, but after graduating from university, I plan on moving to Chicago. I’ll be starting freshman year in the fall, so I won’t be graduating until 2019, but even if I can’t move there immediately, I plan on calling Chicago home by the time I’m 25. I’ve got 7 years to make that happen. Your blog has given me so much motivation to make my dreams a reality. Thank you!

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      Chelsea Dinen
      June 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

      Hi Danielle! I can so relate to the feeling of arriving in a city and just knowing you’re meant to live there. It sounds like you have a great plan in place for your future and, although you may receive opposition from your loved ones, especially once you get closer to your move date, remember that YOU are the only one who has the power to write your life story. Do what feels right for you. Again, it’s amazing that you have a solid plan in place. Hold tight to your vision! xo

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    January 31, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Hi Chelsea!

    This post is amazing and I’m so glad that I found it! I’ve lived in Boston for the last 8 years and I’ve decided that this August I’m going to make the move to Denver, CO. I’m waiting until August because of my current lease here in Boston. I’m both super nervous and excited. For the past few years I’ve felt pretty stuck in my life in Boston and desperately need this change. I know that this could be great for me!

    To be honest one of my biggest concerns is finding a job. Do you have any tips for looking for a job in a state that you don’t live in yet?


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