Moving to another city, or better yet to another country, is frightening, yet enjoyable experience. It takes a lot of courage, but traveling around will make you sharper, more interesting, and you’ll create life long memories.

If you’re still on edge about a possible move, here are the top 5 reasons why you should move at least five times during your life. Hopefully, one of these will speak to you, and you’ll take the big leap of faith!

Moving for love

When you’re young and foolish, you might get a chance to follow your partner into a foreign country. Similarly, if your heart is broken and you need a change of scenery, entering a school year abroad will help you move on with your life.

While some will say that it’s crazy to relocate and leave everything for young love, it comes with great benefits. You’ll grow up faster, learn a new language, and be able to take care of yourself fully.

Moving for children

Maybe you want an adventure or better education for your kids. It’s well known that ex-pat children are happier and more productive in their adult years.

If you have the opportunity, yet don’t want to move because of the kids, do it. They’ll adapt easier than you, while you’re giving them priceless life experience. 

The more your child learns about other cultures, languages, and settling in new territories, the more likely they’ll be open-minded and successful.

Moving for money

It’s no brainer really: if you get an offer which will improve your financial status, take it. Even if that means living across the pond.

It’s liberating and scary, but you will get a chance to see the world, meet new people and save for something bigger that’s yet to come.

With all the apps, you will still be in the lives of your friends and family. But exploring a new city and a new country is an opportunity you should never refuse, especially not because you might feel nostalgic.

Moving because you need it

Maybe you need a change, and what’s better than starting over in a country of your dreams?

We have one life and millions of dreams. We can’t really fulfill each one of them, but moving to a new place isn’t impossible.

Once you figure out your work and living situation, pack lightly and be ready to take over the world.

Moving for the weather

Believe it or not, most people move because of climate.

Some people prefer sunny areas, especially in their senior years. But bad weather can be outstanding as well.

You’ll get a job easier and houses aren’t as pricey. Besides, some countries, like Norway or Finland, have a fantastic living standard, yet they are always missing the workforce. So, if you like the cold, pack your bags! Don’t miss out on a chance to see beautiful nature and modern cities, just because you might feel chilly.

Relocating, permanent or for some time, is an adventure. While it may seem stressful, it’s all a matter of perspective. If you’re afraid, make a pro and con list, and you’ll know what to do. It doesn’t matter why it’s all about getting the best out of your moving experience.