Every day in America someone else is making a move to somewhere. In the 1930s, people use to move from one town to another with nothing but what they could carry in their pockets. And the next town that they would travel to was often determined by whether or not there was a train that they could leap onto that was traveling in that direction.
Long distance movers today don’t do anything like that. They don’t even pile up their belongings on the large trucks the Okies once used which were made famous by the novel and film “The Grapes of Wrath.” Today, people use moving pods and rental trucks.
Long distance movers are moving longer distances than ever. There was a time in American history when people would only move from St. Louis to the West Coast, if that. And once they moved to a new place, the chances are that they would permanently stay in that new place.
But long distance moving is an experience which almost everyone is likely to have today. Moving from one place to another is something that someone will probably have to do several times throughout the course of his or her lifetime. The reason is because it is easier to be hired for a job outside one’s hometown than it was previously.
But also, people are expected to have an education which only prepares them for a few different courses of life. This means that they have to look everywhere for work. And many people will move to an entirely new location, perhaps on the opposite side of the country, for a position that pays only average wages.
This might be good news. If nothing else, it means that moving to a new place is not nearly as much of an investment as it once was. But moving from one place to another can still be stressful. If you are moving long distance, you need to be prepared for the full implications of this.