seek your fortune

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.
See also: fortune, seek

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
See also: fortune, seek
References in classic literature ?
Not to be always selfish, talking of my son, who has gone to seek his fortune and to find a wife--when do you mean to seek YOUR fortune and to find a husband, Miss Summerson?
It is you who set out seven or eight months ago from your country to seek your fortune in the capital?
THE Civic Hall in Bedworth received an odd CV the other day from a very fine feline, Rascal, who had taken a previous owner's advice to 'go far and seek your fortune elsewhere'.
Just be sure to seek your fortune before the full moon rises.
The story begins in 3032, as you undertake an incredible journey across the solar system to seek your fortune.