As someone who moved out to the East Coast after spending the prior 28 years in the Midwest, and did so completely alone and sight-unseen, yet I'm happier now than I have been in years ... yes. Actively find and engage your discomfort zone.
Glad it's working out, although I suspect there was a cost to it all which you had to pay.
But Baltimore? Yuck.
I need a graphic of a smug Romulan.
At any rate, this is a fine thread. Between this and Revdkathy's blast from the past, I can enjoy Misc again.
Sure beats the "Wahhhh....some girl doesn't like me"-type threads.