I'm in the process of moving my entire life, out of state. Everything I own is either being sold, put in a box for shipping or tossed out. It is a logistical nightmare. I have moved more times than I care to count yet, this one is special. When I was younger and single, it was just a hassle. I never had a need to pack, I just threw all of my shit into the car and parked in a different driveway. I've lived in the Hawaiian islands for most of my adult life and I'm finding it terrifying in a few ways. Not only am I responsible for taking care of a family, I've got to find a new job, car and place to live. This is also a completely foreign type of place to live. The weather plays a part as well but, I'm excited about that. I've got a few leads on the job, so I'm not too worried. Aside from the 'what if I work for/with a bunch of assholes?' What if it's too cold for the family? I'll be in Alaska. I won't be able to afford to move back. What if I pick a lousy neighborhood? Et cetera, you get the idea. The pressure is starting to get to me a little, I'm sleeping horribly. I'm irritated a lot by little stupid things. Money is the main issue here. There is simply no way to get ahead here. Sure, existing's fine but, I'd like to get ahead. I don't live paycheck to paycheck yet, I couldn't afford a house here. If I purchased something here, I'd have to work so many hours that I wouldn't enjoy anything. In Alaska, I'll make a little more per hour and the cost of living is a fraction of what it is here. Focus: Share your most traumatic moving stories, and moves that changed everything. Alternate Focus: Places not to move to under any circumstances. You'll know this, if you're there already.