Seeking my fortune - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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seek (one's) fortune
To attempt to make a living or become rich by leaving one's home or original location. She worked as an assistant in the firm for several years before she finally left to seek her fortune as an independent contractor. I felt trapped in such a small town, where opportunities were very scarce for young people, so as soon as I turned 18, I packed up my belongings and moved to New York City to seek my fortune.
seek your ˈfortune (literary) try to find a way to become rich, especially by going to another place: At the age of twenty, he decided to emigrate and seek his fortune in Canada. ▶ ˈfortune seeker noun
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They wondered how I could possibly not share their desire to grow up and leave, seeking my fortune
and happiness in a ``real'' city like New York or London.