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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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    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 16-18, F Nov 1, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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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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    Lots and Lots and After Growing Up Also

     I think I lived in 8 differnt places before finishing High School.  Then I lived in 2 different other countries and went to 6 colleges.  I've bought and sold 9 homes so far and rented dozens of times.  Home is where I am at moment since I've moved so much...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 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 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Indeed I Did

     About every year to two years, financial problems were the main cause of it I think, but I don't regret it, I've gotten a chance to meet some pretty cool people, but I did lose a lot of friends in the process. Wish I could contact some of them again....
    Blazespirit Blazespirit 18-21, F Dec 5, 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 18-21, M Jun 29, 2013

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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 6 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    The past year of my life has been the craziest experience of my life. I finished college, met the love of my life, moved three times, and lost everything. I thought I was doing a...
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    I got spanked with a belt when I was a kid. I turned out alright from my own point of view. I wasn't a really bad kid and only got it when I did really stupid stuff or lied. My...
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    Still A Kid At Heart I'm still act like a kid even though I'm turning seventeen in October. My physical age doesn't always match my actions. I've said in some of my other stories...
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    I just moved here to California from Texas a few days ago. I quit my job in Texas to come here. I realized so many things. I love it here. I can start a new life and use what I...
    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    A long time ago I bought really nice bedding. I didn't open it because I didn't want to share it with him (my husband). Today, I moved most of my things upstairs to another room...
    LoveMyLifeWithThem LoveMyLifeWithThem 36-40, F Sep 2

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    So I moved away from home and am now living with an aunt that's willing to put up with me. I did it. I left that toxic house and now this is the part where my life is supposed to...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I'm now officially a university student woo hoo!!! All moved in 📚📦
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    I moved to a small town from a large city.
    TobyLake TobyLake 31-35, M Sep 7

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    So i just moved from ecuador to florida and I dont know anyone and I just started school (Im a junior), soo yea it sucks.
    aliv12 aliv12 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I can't stand how kids now a days are just so snobby and they act more like adults than kids. :/ I just don't get why they are so concerned with weight, brands, and looks! Like be...
    AngelaV1988 AngelaV1988 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I get to do so many things I always wanted to do when I was a kid. I get to enjoy things and laugh at silly things that I was always too pretentious to enjoy before. I get to be...
    CameBackHaunted CameBackHaunted 26-30 Sep 11

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    Hey. So I moved far away from where I'm actually from, and I'm feeling extremely lonely and horrible and my gut is wrenching constantly over the thought of school. School started...
    coolkat4 coolkat4 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I moved this summer into my own apartment with my fiancé and it is wonderful.
    octopieyes octopieyes 18-21, F 6 days ago

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