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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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    Moving Around: The Good And The Bad.

    21 Years, 2 Countries, 6 Cities, Moved 8 times. (P.S: I will give out a condensed history of me, will briefly write of moving 4 times) The first time I moved to Dubai from Delhi, I remember being excited a lot. I was moving to a whole new country at a very young age. A new...
    kxyz kxyz 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Change Is Good

    We moved at least once a year.  One summer we moved four times.  I would always try to get a time frame of how long we would be somewhere before I unpacked.  In order to feel more normal I would put my room back in the exact same layout.  It made me feel like...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2008

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    Moving

    As a kid i can recall moving a good number of times. About 20 times in 18 years. Being young I loved moving around and meeting new people. This never bothered me being young. As soon as I was in Middle school I started to see that I was not always welcome ever where I went. This...
    Bbyg978 Bbyg978 13-15, F Feb 10, 2010

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    I Hate Moving...

    but I did it sooooooooo much. I have moved maybe 13 or 14 times in my life so far... and I'm only 18. As a child we would move every 1 or 2 years... the longest I've ever lived in one place is 4 years. Its funny though how I've only lived in 3 different cities. I have come...
    Azurehearts Azurehearts 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Moved A Decent Amount. Lol

    So this is where i've lived in my life. 0-7 England, Derbyshire 7-9 Belgium, Waterloo 9-12 England,Cambridge 12-15 Belgium,Waterloo 15-20 America, Wisconsin And now i'm stuck here!
    Barton93 Barton93 22-25, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Moved Aloott

     i went from tennessee to canada, texas, georgia, florida, illinois, florida, georgia. and now I'm still in georiga. growing up, i got by, was sarcastic, didn't let anybody mess with me. people even looked up to me. now I'm 24 and i feel broken. I've lost all my friends from my...
    calicogypsy calicogypsy 22-25 Jun 5, 2012

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    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

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    Me Too!

    Well, I'm still young (15 yrs old) but... I've been in 2 kindergartens and 5 schools. Mainly because of my paren'ts job, my father liking to move around, thinking he'll get a promotion at his new job (but he never does~). And So... I become shyer and shyer at every new school I...
    Anneah Anneah 13-15, F Aug 18, 2010

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    My Story

    I only moved houses a couple of times. And then there was one point where I moved from living with my dad to living with my mom. The longest I've ever spent at one school is 2 and a half years. The shortest is 3-4 months. Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
    l3luel3abe l3luel3abe 16-17, F Nov 1, 2007

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    3 Countries, 5 Cities, 5 Schools

    My family and I moved to 3 different countries as I was growing up. It was quite similar to "kxyz" experience I guess. I was born in Wuhan China. Moved to Fukuoka Japan when i was 8 years old. Then landed here in the U.S. by the age of 10. While living here in the U.S, my family...
    Jing86 Jing86 26-30, F Dec 3, 2012

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    The Road Goes Ever On And On...

    Born in Oregon, moved cross-country when I was 2 to Ohio and then to Florida when I was 7. At age 9, we moved to Bratislava, Slovakia. Next to Amsterdam, Netherlands, then Frankfurt, Germany, then to Hungary. Lived in 12 different houses in Hungary. Moved back to the US when...
    Teasaidh Teasaidh 26-30, F Apr 5, 2013

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    11 Schools, 14 Moves By 16

    5 elementary schools 3 middle schools 2 high schools 8 states After a while, I stopped making friends. Being a new boy at school was most challenging by late elementary school through middle school because that's when boys fight. I got kicked out of one middle school for...
    dvarum dvarum 31-35, M Sep 11, 2012

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    Indeed

    4 Elementry schools 3 middle schools 1 junior high 1 high school By the age of 14 I head already moved about 14 times 2 states 9 cities I do regret all this moving and having to make new friends, it is very hard on a shy person, it got to a point where people didn't know I...
    TiredOfTheLies TiredOfTheLies 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Yup Yup Yup

    Well, let's see: 19 different schools At least 30 different houses 2 coasts. Lots of cities. Yes, I think I qualify. ;)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    4 Countries, 8 Schools, 11 Houses

    Before I went to high school (my 8th school - I suppose college is 9th) I'd already lived in 4 countries and 11 houses or apartments. I'd lived everywhere from university "family housing" next to peanut fields, to a vertical slice of a row of conjoined houses (3...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    20 Years Old And Moved 55 Times

    I just discovered this site today, randomly googling. I read a few stories which inspired me to share my own. Please excuse my english since its not my first language. 6 Elementry schools 2 middle schools 1 junior high 2 Countries I lost count on how many times i moved until i...
    watermerron watermerron 18-21, M Oct 16, 2012

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    I Feel Like a Rubber Ball!!

    i have moved around so much in my life it's disgusting. i started in arizona (where i was born), then (immediately after i was born) moved to california to live with my grandmother for 9 years, then got kidnapped by my mom and moved to surprise, arizona and lived there for ...
    nightflayme nightflayme 22-25, T 7 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Different Countries

    Age 0-3 I was in holland Age 3-4I moved to Germany Age 4-7to Switzerland 7-10 back to Holland 10-present (13) in England I've moved around a lot !!!
    TylerDePiteeyord TylerDePiteeyord 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Can't Get Over It

    I started moving around when I was 3yrs old, every two and half years: new school, new friends, and same anxieties... Middle school and high school were bad, but I think the worst experience was when I graduated from high school. I left for college the same day my parents moved...
    longtermFX longtermFX 36-40 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I was a child when this happened. I was in Jamaica in the parish of St Catherine. I was sleeping in a room which I shared with my 2 brothers,, my twin brother - who was also...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    (1am and my 6 year old picks his head up from his pillow) My kid: "Daddy? I have a question." Me: "What's the matter babe?" My kid: "Have you ever seen a cow with a green eyebrow...
    StraCat StraCat 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Over protective people will make their kids fail in life for sure.Many of them might think that the world is so harsh ect. But If you really want to protect your kids then protect...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    A man I was seeing for 6 months has moved away without telling me. I met him (I'll call him Paul to make things easier) because he was a neighbour who lived down the street from...
    enid11 enid11 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a soft spot for kids...they're so innocent and most of them are really sweet...I really love kids ♡
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm sick and tired of people telling me to have kids when I don't want kids at all.
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I miss it so much. No work, adult responsibilities, taxes or lawers after us. Kids just eat, sleep, go to school, activities and play. Us adults gotta go to work, pat taxes and...
    BigDDGirl BigDDGirl 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Me and my roommates just moved to a new home we rented, out of this apartment. Sad to say goodbye to my neighbor across the way haha, he will be missed. Nice to not be in an...
    thegreatkate2 thegreatkate2 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm in a best buddies group in my school where kids with disabilities get to hang out with other kids from school. We play games and honestly I bonded so much with everybody in the...
    Curlygirl228866 Curlygirl228866 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Kendall here again, I know I post quite often on my mom's account, but she's a very busy person and I have a lot of time so I thought I'd help her out and keep people up to date on...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    First my wife left, and the 4 of us continued...after a while the youngest left grade school, one day the eldest went off to college, the army took a son, and before long the last...
    mycupoftea mycupoftea 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Don't you just hate It when you tell a kid not to touch your expensive stuff and the stupid mommy cow becomes hostile towards you or bossy acting like there is nothing wrong about...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was never all that interested in having kids. I liked them just fine, I just never really saw myself as a Dad and couldn't imagine taking on that responsibility. I met my...
    Fedup2016 Fedup2016 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I have always wanted to be kidnapped. Just taken away off the street one day as it try to struggle but am overpowered by you. What would you do if you kidnapped me?
    rosie88566 rosie88566 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    How fat would you want your kids to be? In a world where there were no health risks, etc., with obesity, how fat would you make your kids get? If it was me, they'd weigh 100...
    ImNotAHipster ImNotAHipster 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I was just informed that a very good friend of mine is having a kid. I'm feeling very conflicted about the news. On one hand, I want to be happy for him. Kids are supposed to be a...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    i am not in a HUGE rush to have children but i would LOVE a kid or 2. i am looking forward to it but even if i don't have any children i would be okay with that. These things...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Hahahaha! I like when people joke with me. Some time ago, my hairdresser thought I would look great with a new hair color. Can't explain what kind if color it was. More or less...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I was ten at the time, and my parents let me ride my bike home. My parents told me all about kidnappers, how to avoid them, how to get away. I was half way home, and I noticed a...
    iiDepressed101 iiDepressed101 16-17, F Jan 30

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    i am very good with kids i have lots of Little cousins they are good kids they always want too wacth cartoons with me pr play legos or play video games i also babysit before i use...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    i got too babysit today the kid i babysit was 3 years old im like a big brother too him he played minecraft on my ps3 and me the kid i babysit my sister and my dad went out too...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 29

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    So as people know me and my marine are not together and haven't been for almost a year now. I still think about him, but never want to get back with him. I moved away from my...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I want to donate kidney.. my blood group is B+... I'm 23 male. anyone who needs kidney contact me @ sachugc077@gmail.com. need money urgent so contact soon
    Sachin077 Sachin077 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26