We didn’t drop exactly everything. We kept our 11-month old daughter. 🙂
But we did drop 2 high-paying jobs, a new home and our former lives in the US. For that, we become expats (sight-unseen) in Prague, Czech Republic. There we lived for 4 years. We bought there a new home (flat), had our 2nd child and made many great memories and friends.
After 4 years in Prague, we did the same, moving to the Canadian eastern seaboard. Been here now 3 years.
I’d say, to “drop everything” and move somewhere is like jumping into a colder-than-expected pool. It’s shocking and reinvigorating at the same time. And while you might regret the first second after the “jump,” you soon realize you would have regretted it much more if you hadn’t jumped in the first place.
Don’t continue on the path of eventual regret.
Jump. If by no other way, just jump.
If you need help, Jeff’s here.