10 Things You Learn from Quitting Your Job and Moving Across the Country

Dr. Jeremy Divinity
6 min readFeb 10, 2018

Four months ago, I made a tough decision to move back home to Los Angeles after living on the east coast for almost four years. The decision was unanticipated and in two weeks I quit my job, sold almost everything in my studio apartment, packed a few bags, rented a mid-size and drove 3,300 miles across the country.

New York was my home for close to three years, and most recently I lived in Washington D.C. for a year which would be the premise for my sudden move back to LA. I moved to D.C. upon finishing graduate school for the perfect job opportunity. I enjoyed my position and the company that I worked for. But at the end of my year, I wasn’t happy living in D.C. for a variety of factors. I was unhappy, slightly depressed and had to do something about, so I left.

When I first moved away from LA four years ago for New York I never thought I would come back, at least not this soon. That’s usually how life works, you can have a plan or ideal of who you will be or where you will be, but life always has its own path for you.

So when I made the decision, it came unexpected to a lot of my family and friends but I didn’t think twice about it. I was and needed to move back home and so I did. I gave my two weeks notice on a Monday morning and started packing my bags that…

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Dr. Jeremy Divinity

Exploring ways of being. Critical Scholar, Strategist, Writer. Located in Los Angeles @Dr.Yermzus on Instagram.