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So basically, a job has come up within my company in Palo Alto, its the exact same position i have now except in a smaller environment. Its somewhat piqued my interest, but... Im not sure.
Ive never really been to Palo Alto before, ive been to california, but it was the southern, LA and what not. Ive got no idea what to expect, and its a really far move and im not sure i should do it.
Basically im worried about leaving everything and everyone i know 3000 miles away while i go off on and try and radically change my life. I mean, right now im happy, like my office, like my coworkers, like my friends, enjoy thats its somewhat close to family but not close enough where i have to see them all the time. Moving to california changes all of that. I mean, im starting over from scratch building relationships with my bosses and coworkers, and hell, i might not fit in at all. Maybe everyone will hate me, and ill wish every second that i was back home.
On the otherhand it might be great and ill never want to come back.
So basically im looking for advice on a few things. Advice from people whove moved cross country by themselves to start over. Advice from people whove been to/live in palo alto, and advice from people whove moved from canada to the US, since im sure thats a hassle in and of itself. If it helps, im pretty sure my company will get me my visa and everything, since they routinely send people from our office to other offices all around the world, and i havent heard anyone say it was a hassle.
*edit*, i meant to mention im in toronto right now.