Ten years ago I moved from Western NY to Boston. I honestly had no idea that moving beyond the rust belt could completely change the scope of creative and professional opportunities available to someone. After a few years I moved three thousand miles out west to Sacramento. Being on the west coast for the first time was an absolute sea change (and another great leap forward for me). I often tell younger friends and colleagues the best decision I’ve made was to keep seeking, rather than settling. I think the earlier you are able to experience the impact of geography on opportunity and and life experience, the more likely you are to invite the idea of living outside of the US.