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Why Moving to a New Place Alone Is a Great Experience

Moving to a new place alone can really do so much for you.

I’m quite a shy person. I really am, but I’m sure most people who know me would disagree with me on this nowadays.

15 years of traveling, moving to very diverse countries all over the world and starting numerous new jobs has changed me.

I have learned what it’s like to move to a new place. To start over, to build a new life and make strangers become my new friends.

I now love meeting new people, people with completely different backgrounds and completely different lifestyles.

That’s one of the amazing things moving to a new place alone has brought me. It has helped me grow as a person, deal with setbacks and feel free. Free to do whatever I want, live wherever I want. And that to me is an amazing luxury!

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I moved to San Diego to experience the California lifestyle

It almost feels like I get to reinvent myself every time I move to a new place. I think about what things I’d like to be different in my life. What I’d like to improve.

When I moved to San Diego for example, I became a more successful entrepreneur with a healthier lifestyle, going to the gym five days a week.

When I moved to St Maarten I learned what it was like to live on a boat and how fascinating the boating community is (I’ve been wanting to sail around the world ever since, and have recently moved onto a catamaran to make this dream happen!).

And when I lived in Rome I became more interested in history and architecture (and finding the best pizza, of course).

Changing habits and learning new skills is easier when you combine them with starting a new life in a new place.

Of course, moving to a new place alone comes with some challenges and ups and downs, but it has made me stronger and more resilient and I would therefore highly recommend you to move somewhere new at least once in your life.

Also Read: What It’s Really like to Move Country All the Time

Moving to a New Place Alone

Whether you are thinking about moving to a new city alone or an entirely different country, it will be a memorable experience. It has the potential to completely change your life, to help you grow as a person and to learn more about yourself.

This article describes perfectly how valuable of an experience moving to a new place alone is:

Why You Should Move To A New City Where You Don’t Know Anyone

There’s no better feeling than setting a courageous goal for yourself and defying the odds to achieve it; jumping headfirst into the unknown with an open heart and an open mind.

While you may be comfortable where you live, sometimes you need to ask yourself if you’re truly taking advantage of the world’s opportunities.

Too many people let fear of the unknown stop them from taking chances.

Moving alone to a new place (whether it’s the other side of the country or the other side of the world) is an experience like no other: part terrifying, part exhilarating.

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Featured Image: Hostel Casa Kiwi in Honduras, where I lived and worked for a while. A unique experience moving to a new country!


Author: Sanne Wesselman
A traveler, wanderer, digital nomad, and entrepreneur. Owner of marketing company A to Z Marketing.
I spend most of my time living and working abroad and use this website to share "the good, the bad and the ugly" of traveling and living abroad. Visit the About Me page for more info.

1 thought on “Why Moving to a New Place Alone Is a Great Experience”

  1. Hey,

    Traveling alone or moving to a new place alone does not mean that you are alone.
    In most cases, you meet wonderful people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime. Adventure is a good thing but most of us can’t travel alone so we want our friends or family.


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