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when one of those explorer type guys came to the new world he burned his ships thus not giving himself or his crew the option of returning...meaning they were commited. today i sold my tools and have commited to my new job when school starts. have any of you guy's burned a bridge or ship on purpose to give yourself no option of return.........just curious,and bored
 

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When in college I packed up all my stuff, moved to Missouri, and wrote (or rather, my parents wrote) a $9,000 check for tuition. That pretty much burned any chance of me deciding mid-semester that I wasn't committed to going to school there.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with your endeavors! I hope it works out well for you.
 

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The most I've ever done is to get rid of a lot of nice clothes in order to make moving easier. I put them out on halloween so a bunch of trick-or-treaters got new clothes.<br><br>
I'm a pack-rat, I can't stand to get rid of stuff
 

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In March, after much discussion, support and advice from the VB-ers. I quit my UK job and moved to Munich, Bavaria. I threw/gave away about 60% of my belongings. I received a relocation bonus that I spent on repaying CC debts and a deposit on renting an apartment. I didn't speak a word of German and had only been to Munich (and Germany) for a day and a half for an interview (three back to back actually). Having spent any money I might have have had to get back to the old country, I was in a country where I couldn't speak the language and I knew no-one. My last weekend in the UK was very stressful and it all came to a head and I broke down at my leaving presentation. Here's the schedule - Friday leave UK job, Saturday moved out of old home (stuff into storage), Sunday flew to Munich, Monday started new job.<br><br><br><br>
Do I win? Probably not.
 

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I moved to New Orleans with $600 in my bank account 8 months ago without ever having been here before, and not knowing any person here in RL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Burning bridges is great! It gives yourself self-confidence and pride. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Never "burned a ship". Now bridges on the other hand...burn, baby, burn! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by buddadragon</i><br><br><b>when one of those explorer type guys came to the new world he burned his ships thus not giving himself or his crew the option of returning...</b></div>
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That was the villainous Cortez, excited at the prospect of seizing all the Aztec gold, that thieving *******.<br><br><br><br>
But, getting back to your original point, I do that all the time, with careers, people, etc. MAJOR changes, which maybe I'll get into if I'm ever interviewed, but I don't have the energy right now. I've occasionally regretted burning my ships, but I'd rather move on and grow, then tie myself down and stagnate.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by buddadragon</i><br><br><b>when one of those explorer type guys came to the new world he burned his ships thus not giving himself or his crew the option of returning...meaning they were commited.</b></div>
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sounds like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
*waving to people on the US and China mainlands----"HeeyyyHooo HeyyyHoooo"*
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by buddadragon</i><br><br><b>wow jon,that took some courage...makes my job change seem like a breeze</b></div>
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And looking back on it now, its the best decision I ever made. Good luck with your new job.
 
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