Can anyone relate?

I really want to move to New York City. I’m almost 21 years old, with very little work experience, no college degree (at least not yet), and I have very little money in my bank account. And even though I have nothing but negative points, I still can’t help but think that it is a good idea for me to just buy a one-way ticket to NYC and never come back to this town I am currently feeling stuck in.

Am I the only 21 year old that feels stuck? I’m sure I can’t be the ONLY one. I feel like I am though. I think the reason why I feel that way is because I have nothing in common with all of my friends here in my hometown. I wish I didn’t feel so out of touch with everyone I know.

I also feel like that’s what holding me back from going through with my fantasy of picking up and leaving. The need to be on the same page as my friends and family. And maybe also the fear that always manages to enter my head.

I’m scared to actually do it. What if I disappoint my parents? What if I end up disappointing myself? What if I end up regretting my decision if I were to actually go through with it?

I don’t know.

Has anyone ever up and moved with nothing in their pockets, without major work experience, and made it out alright on the other end? If so, let me know. Please! Because I not only need the reassurance, but also just someone near my age who can understand where I am coming from.

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