SRS depressed and need big change but should I

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  1. dude19

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    I am thinking of driving from DE to california to stay with family and get a job out there. I feel like I have nothing here and want to start fresh. I just got out of a year long relationship and lost my job when I was already suffering severe depression. I started lexapro this week and think a new environment will help me recover. I feel like if I stay here I will never improve. Also I return to school at the end of January back east but think I just need to get away right now....
     
  2. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Go for it -- what's stopping you?
     
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    Go for it! Start fresh in a new place :hug:
     
  4. dude19

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    has anyone driven across the country ? how is that goin to be
     
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    :o yeah 1 post.
     
  6. Kirbys Autumn

    Kirbys Autumn Mrs. Kirby McSpic

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    I've only drive across i think it was 4 states (from Florida to North Carolina) before. And even so I was with 3 other people in the car. We had a blast! It took us like 2 days, it was supposed to be a 12 hr drive but we took a lot of stops and it was raining really bad, plus we got back traffic though W. Palm Beach in FL. But, we bonded a lot and had an overall good trip :).
    Go for it!
     
  7. dude19

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    I would go by myself tho
     
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    I did something similar, I struck out and did work all over the country in a totally new field. It was a very freeing experience. I am back doing what I did, but I have a new perspective and its a totally new ball game.

    When you get into depression its usually because you have entered a rut and limited yourself in some form or another.The best thing to do is wipe the slate clean. And forge a new path, just try not to repeat the past.
     
  9. dude19

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    I am pretty sure Im going...but the idea of a new town across the country with knowing noone is age is kind of a scarry thought
    any recommendations so I can fit in fast...I was hoping coworkers would be a start
     
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    what part of CA
     
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    Co-workers are an excellent start on that .
     
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    Drove North to South, and it was a cool experience. Enjoy it
     
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    if its waht u want go for it
     
  14. dude19

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    by yourself?
     
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    Are you the type of person that can easily go out to a bar and meet people? If you can't, doing something like that might isolate you even further. Just something to think about.
     
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    I would agree, but it does seem he has some ideas in mind about going out to meet people.
     
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    Midgetized Don't mess with Douche Cat

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    You are on OT, this place is great for meeting people :bowdown: I just got back from a trip out to LA and san diego and met lots of great OTers there, some of the nicest people I've ever met. If you are going to either of those cities then start posting in the socal crew thread and get to know everyone. They will be glad to take you out and show you around. I know there are lots of SF OTers too if you are going there.
     
  18. dude19

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    I leave tommorow morning. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Ill keep you posted on how it works out for me. thanks for the help
     
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    Family. One day id like to go across by myself or w/ a friend to like NC to CA. Keep us posted :x:
     
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    Midgetized Don't mess with Douche Cat

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    :h5: good luck!
     
  21. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    good luck dude, it'll be a good experience. It sucks you won't be doing it with friends, but don't let that stop you from having a good time. Google something along the way you always wanted to see or do. Make it some moments to remember.
     
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    best of luck :wavey: :wavey:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Go for it. Good luck!
     
  24. dude19

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    well I have been here 4 days and haven't found a job yet. I can't go to a bar by myself so meeting new people has been no existent. Are there any good websites to meet people thru
     
  25. SoySauciAl

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    which part of california are you in?
     

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