After a lot of deliberation (probably too much) I’ve decided to move to Warsaw, Poland. I was born in California, but my parents and ancestors are all Polish. One reason is to pursue my PhD in history, but more importantly it’s to start a new life in a place where I feel connected to the culture and the people in a way I’ll never be in CA, or anywhere else in the world. I wanted to do this while I’m still young (30) and single.
I’ve generally soured toward the idea of marriage since learning about game and all the things I’ve read, but I think a big factor in this is also the type of women I’ve known in the past and the really strange beast that American culture has become. It wasn’t until I met a certain girl from Vilnius that I could actually picture myself marrying someone (ironically she turned out to be my One-itis that ended up leading me to discover Roosh, Maverick and the rest of the “community”). If I do get married it will almost certainly be to a EE (and probably Polish) girl.
I’m giving myself until February to wrap up a big project at work, move the remainder of my belongings to my parent’s place and tie off whatever loose ends are left. I already spent 6 months in Poland last year so that was a big factor in my decision, now I’ve realized that the only things keeping me in CA (my immediate family and a good job) aren’t big enough reasons to tie myself to one place any longer. I’ve got some savings and other sources to cover me for at least several years, but I plan to use this time and cushion to develop an independent income. One of the big reasons for leaving is not wanting to work a 8-5 job anymore with all the office politics and dehumanizing crap that goes with it.
Since making this decision in the past week, talking to my boss, parents, etc. it’s been an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows, but I can slowly feel the excitement building. I’m finally doing what I want to do. I’m going to be closer to my heritage and culture, meeting beautiful and fun women while pursuing my own most important goals. I’m also excited to travel more and plan to visit Riga for the first time in the spring, Finland and Russia sometime after.
To be honest though, I need to work on my discipline to put my nose to the grindstone and not treat this as a well-deserved vacation, but the great opportunity that it is. For anyone who’s made such a dramatic move or are contemplating it, I’d like to hear from you in the comments.