How many people think about this and has anyone actually done this?
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Your life sounds like mine.
I graduated college 2 years ago and have since realized that I hate my career choice and I hate my job. I live with my parents in the same town I've lived in since I was a baby. My mom wants me to stay here to be by her but my dad wants me to move out and start my own life. (I tend to agree with my dad). I've also lost touched with a lot of friends, most are still here, but I've just grown apart from many of them and made enemies with the rest. So my friend circle has greatly diminished.
For about a year I felt that it might be in my best interest to just move far away and effectively hit the reset button on my life. New town, new friends, new job, etc. Essentially I wanted to throw myself into unknown waters and see if I could swim. My best friend who moved away 4 years ago did the same thing. He was battling depression, had broken up with a 3yr GF, lost many friends as a result, and overall was living a pretty dead end life of going to community college, getting stoned, and playing video games. Eventually he decided he needed a restart. He packed up and moved out of state to live with his mom and step dad, and attend a new school. He's pretty much established a new life and it seems to have done him some good.
I finally made the decision myself to do the same thing. In 2 months I will be moving 2 states away and going back to school to change career paths. I felt that my current situation wasn't contributing to my growth as a person and so I felt I needed a change.
Just make sure, you think hard and long about this, since its a serious decision. You don't want to make an emotional decision about this. It took me about a year to decide it was in my best interest to quit my job and move.