You decide to move to a new house not only because you want to start a new chapter in your life. You also do it because you want to close an old chapter. It is not a good idea for you to move because you want to run away. Without closure, memories and experiences will always haunt you.
Settle issues with friends
If you had problems with friends in the past, it is time that you settle them now. Invite them for a cup of coffee. Let them know how you feel and process the problems you faced. Do not leave the city without formally saying goodbye to this person and settling your differences.
Pay your debts
You also do not want to start a new life elsewhere when you still have lots of obligations to settle. It is like running away from them without a promise of paying them back. Face your creditors and tell them that you intend to move. You can negotiate with them to reduce your total debts. If not, you can ask for a timeline when you can pay what you owe them.
Learn to forgive
You cannot move to a new place when you still have lots of negative memories and feelings associated with the people and places you are leaving behind. You might not reach out to everyone who hurt you, but you need to find a way to forgive them. Even if it is with your ex-partner, you need to be tough enough to say that you are ready to forgive and move on. If you do not want to bring up all your past differences, it is okay. As long as you are okay to let them go and forgive, you can have peace in your heart.
Talk to your landlord
It might be a formality, but you also cannot leave your old home until you settle with your landlord. You need to talk about the contract and the responsibilities of both parties. On your end, you need to clean the place and repair any damage. You can visit website resources for help from experts. Your landlord also needs to assess the place and return your deposit before you leave. You cannot move in the middle of the night and pretend that you do not have any responsibility. Your landlord allowed you to stay in the house for years. Cleaning it and fixing the damage is the least you can do.
Once you have settled these things in your old place, you can look forward to a new chapter in your life. It is like starting from scratch, and you can determine how you are going to live that life. It will not be free from pain and problems, but you can learn from your past mistakes and have a better life in the place you are moving to.
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