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I'm Asking: Have You Ever Started Over?

I'm Asking: Have You Ever Started Over?

The theme of starting anew is always ripe with adventure and makes for dramatic plot lines. There's nothing more thrilling and chilling than the unexpected, right? Noah Baumbach's new movie, Greenberg, tackles that exploration of a person (played by Ben Stiller) who hasn't quite made it anywhere, trying to make it somewhere new. Sure, he's in recovery from a breakdown and house-sitting for his brother, but it's Hollywood.

Most of us will need to start over at some point in our lives — be it a new relationship, moving to a new city, coming back from bankruptcy, or making a career in a new industry. Have you ever started from scratch?

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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 5 years
Yes, after a divorce when I was in my 20's & one other time when I switched careers. It's looking like I might have to switch careers, again. *sigh*
Anne26 Anne26 5 years
I will be moving to a new city in a month all by myself, not knowing very many people in that city either. So yeah, very much so. I hope it is a clean start for me. :-)
secondstar secondstar 5 years
I'm in a similar situation as cupcakers. I've gotten new starts going to school out of state and moving across the country for internships, and I'm so glad I did. Now I'm back home, saving up, and looking for jobs all over the place. I have a few locations I'm focusing on, but I can't wait to see which one works out.
cupcakers cupcakers 5 years
I graduated from college in December and moved back home with my parents. I am looking for a job and hoping to move out to the westcoast. I started over when I was in college. I figured out a lot about myself-being in a new surrounding, new people, new city. Now I'm ready to start that again when I find a job in a new city, become more independent and confident and meet new people. I'm patiently waiting to start over again!
cupcakers cupcakers 5 years
I graduated from college in December and moved back home with my parents. I am looking for a job and hoping to move out to the westcoast. I started over when I was in college. I figured out a lot about myself-being in a new surrounding, new people, new city. Now I'm ready to start that again when I find a job in a new city, become more independent and confident and meet new people. I'm patienly waiting to start over again!
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Yep, I did that when I got married. I left my hometown and my job to move with my husband to a city where he was offered a job. We found a place to live and made friends, I found a job and we have set down roots in our new town and now it feels like "home". It's not as bad as people think!
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 5 years
Yep I did that. I grew up in the southwest and I absolutely hated it. I hated the hot weather, I hated the college. IMO you need the right place to succeed sometimes. Eventually I left and moved to the mid-west. I don't intend to stay in the mid-west forever but for right now its just what I need. However, I will never move back to my original state, I'm done with the southwest. Sometimes people need that though, they need a fresh start, a place to meet new people, to start over, to be known as the people they are now and not the people that they used to be. Sometimes old friends don't understand why you change even when that change is for the better. I used to be the girl with very very low self-esteem, and the friends that I had were horrible, and they didn't understand why I wanted to improve and become a better person. There was no way that I was going to stay "the loser" for their sake. I was tired of my low self-esteem and I wanted a life that I was proud of. But some people for whatever reason, like having friends that aren't doing well to feel better about themselves. Instead of seeing me as an equal, they just looked down on me. I applied to go to college, got accepted, and decided to move to the mid-west. Anyway I moved, and the only people I kept in touch with were my parents who still live in the southwest. I even went as far as changing my online screen name, my cell phone number, email, etc. When I meet people now, I try to make friends with better people, people who have good character. I'm much wiser in picking my friends these days. Friendship needs to be a two-way street. I'm still working on my self-esteem, but I'm at a much better point now than I used to be. Sometimes its a good idea to cut ties with the past, and move on to a better future.
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