Is it okay that I make this thread? I plan on making it pretty much a second diary where I talk about my intention to move to New Mexico and start a new life, tabula rasa, but one that other people can comment in if they have any advice (though there's no pressure to reply). So my question, since this is the Uncertainty Principle section: is it okay that this thread stays here, and I keep updating? I defined the many problems that makes my "way out" (of a pointless existence in a country I'm tired of) seem unrealistic. (It brings me down that it doesn't seem like it can happen) 1. How will I live and how will I afford it? 2. How will I make money? I have no work experience and I'm quite introverted and shy 3. How will I make friends and contacts? 4. How will I afford a place to live without having a job? 5. How will I get a place to live there before travelling there? 6. If I live in a hotel at first, how can I be sure I find a place to live AND a job before the hotel gets too expensive? there are more problems that I haven't written down. regarding #3, I don't have any friends and contacts here either, so here's the thing: If I just have some sort of social interaction at work, even if I don't hang out with them on my free time, I will still be better off than I am here. Regarding #1 and #2, I realize I have to involve someone from real life. My mother and my therapist. I think I can convince my therapist to help me, I have to be tougher with my mother, I have to say that this is my life, I have to move out and the place I'm thinking of moving out to is a bit further away than what might have been expected, but it's the only thing I will accept. I have to involve them in the planning (rather than present a finished plan to them and tell them it's what I'm going to do) because they know better than me how economic things work. So, I hope it's okay that this thread stays here and I keep updating it. If not, just move it to the diary section, but I could really use some input now and then. And not the kind where people tell me I should forget it or that it's just not possible.