I am an italian guy that wants to move away from my country to Germany (actually Berlin) for a lot of good reasons.
I will not list the pro and cons, but just the fact i want to move to become a musician.
So far i have been in a lot of bands here and currently i am creating a new one that's doing pretty well. The fact is... that i decided to go away.
It's not a big news, people around me knew already for years that i wanted to move but after being in Berlin, it's now a fact, and the problem is:
I don't really now how to handle this thing with my personal life.
I don't know when i will move. But to me it doesn't make sense to develop new friendships or playing with my band knowing that sooner or later i will leave them behind; moreover not telling them anything will make me feel guilty, but on the other side i don't want to live the -i hope months- here in Italy (i already have contacts and everything but i have still a lot of things to do) with a sort of alienated isolationism just waiting for the move.
Maybe the question is too broad and i don't know if it fits the current community purposes and i am not also sure if it fits the Q&A format.
So i will ask again: how to handle personal life (family, work, friends, in my case -but more importantly- my band) when deciding to move (i hope forever!) in another country (by your experience of being an expat)?