1. linda@adventuresinexpatland.com
    June 4, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I really enjoyed this post Andrew, especially the line ‘If you move around looking for greener grass, if nothing else you become a better judge of grass’. I also like your point about figuring out whether problems come from the situation or from within.

    • Andrew
      June 7, 2012 @ 11:08 am

      Thanks. I wrote this a long time ago. It is nice to see that it is still helpful. Even though I have decided to settle now more than I did then.

  2. Andrew
    August 15, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Thanks for the comment and compliment.

  3. Deborah Harmes
    August 14, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

    Excellent post that reflects some of the ‘what-ifs’ and fretfulness of those of us with gypsy-feet. I’ve lived on several continents and have derived benefit from every experience (even the ones that seemed grim at the time!) and hope to keep travelling until I am old and gray. Well done, Andrew.

  4. Andrew
    August 13, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    Research to a point, then jump. In most things there is only so much knowledge that is useful before you really need to just “do” rather than “learn”. Thanks for the compliment on my writing, that is always nice to hear.

  5. Andrew
    August 13, 2010 @ 6:54 pm


  6. Jeremy Branham
    August 10, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    Wow, good post Andrew. I really like the way you write. Like you, I can err on the side of caution making sure I plan and research everything. There is good in that but there is also some bit of fear that drives that process.

    I am not sure how I want to work this out in my own life. I definitely understand your point but need to research this and ponder on this some more before making any decisions. :)

  7. GlobalButterfly
    August 9, 2010 @ 3:19 am

    Really, really thoughtful post!

  8. yTravel Blog
    August 7, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    I love this post Andrew and relate to it so well. I am someone who is always moving to greener pastures. And my move is never based from fear but from the desire to have more and learn more. I think once you travel and take that brave step to see what lies in other fields you understand that in moving to different pastures you are enriching your life so much more. It's than easier to move again as you know what is in store. All the comments we receive from friends and family about “Why we do we want to move from our hometown as you have everything you need right here?” Well my answer is how do you know that if you have never left.
    I've lived in places and decided that the weather was too wet or cold for me, or I could earn more money if I moved somewhere else. I think that is being proactive in your life and choosing to not accept anything other than what you want. I think often those who remain in the same pasture, through fear, become complacent, which can be a serious obstacle to growth.

  9. Andrew
    August 5, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Thanks for the comment, even in comment form I like your writing voice. Where is that quote of yours from? I remember it oddly enough from playing Diablo. But yeah that perspective of seeing which problems were actually mine was a great benefit of the move. Probably the prime mental one.

  10. Melissa Stanford
    August 4, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    This was a great post, combining the reality of self-illusions and the promise of a better future. It's definitely important to know that “wherever you go, there you are.” At the same time, broadening horizons is equally important. Sometimes its those experiences that help us make our lawns greener, where ever we happen to be mowing. Awesome post!