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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This experience was very traumatic and I am still trying to get over it. I don't think I will ever fully move past it. This happened just over a year ago when I was 14. It was a...
    EllaTheStalker EllaTheStalker 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my husband and I are so happy we made the decision to forego kids. we love the quiet, the freedom, and our kitties!! hell I can barely take care of myself some days, I don't need...
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    A year ago I moved to Ireland where I spent only single year, my beginning was really hard my English was very basic (now is only a little bit better but not much) I was having...
    Jared999 Jared999 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Loner Kid. i'm tempted to tell people this just so i don't have to bother with friends anymore. i don't have friends. i either betray them or they betray me. or something...
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M a week ago

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    My incident happened 20 years ago... I was grabbed from behind as I walked to my car, with my 2 children (3 and 5 years old at the time). I can still remember the brutte strength...
    jbean131 jbean131 46-50, F a week ago

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    I was about 5-6 years old when this happen. I used to live directly across from a park as a kid, I used to playing the ball diamond, cause as a kid I played softball. While I was...
    Befree1988 Befree1988 26-30, F a week ago

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    I've never thought about having a large family with me, my partner and a bunch of kids. I do not plan on having kids period and NOO NO NO it's not just a phase. Just because I'm a...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday I went to the city because the China town has extended with new cool shops. But to my dismay An elder friend had to bring her grandson along because the mother called on...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I am English and live in England. Yes it doesn't seem that adventurous but I have recently moved back here from Australia after being there for almost 6 years. Everyday I wish I...
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M Aug 23

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    I hate that people always tell me (even on pages like this) that I might change my mind. I hated kids my whole life and had to help my mom raise my brothers cause my dad was...
    BrokenAndDown BrokenAndDown 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    In typically called a kid because of my height. ( I'm 17 and 4 feet 8 inches) it annoys me so much that people think that just cause I'm short that means I'm a kid.
    ZombieQueen17 ZombieQueen17 16-17, F Aug 20

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    The parents are why kids are like this...everyone uses the same emotional discipline thing yet it almost never works...All the kids in this world are clowns who do not care about...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M Aug 20

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    my husband and i for married last year. I hate kids, particularly the young ones. I don't mind them as much if they're older, as long as they behave. however, my husband wants kids...
    gingerru gingerru 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    "Oh when you get older, you'll change your mind." I'm not saying youre wrong. But I'm not saying youre correct either. When I get older, I don't see children in my life. I want a...
    0KatieKat0 0KatieKat0 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    There is a lot more to disciplining kids than just spanking them when they screw up, although that is a very necessary part. Another is not spoiling them. When I was little, I knew...
    pagandad pagandad 66-70, M Aug 19

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    I dropped my 18 year old daughter off at her college 700 miles away on Sunday. I was nothing but excited for her until we arrived at the hotel. I started to feel a sadness creeping...
    ratcatg ratcatg 46-50, M Aug 18

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    Actually, I now have 3 kids in college. One is married with kids of her own. The next three are in college (all prestigious private universities) and one left at home. We just...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I was originally born in Colorado but I only lived there until I was about five, because my grandmother passed away to pancreatic cancer and so my mom and I moved all the way to...
    lilipad826 lilipad826 13-15, F Aug 18

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    So over the past few years (ok maybe 12 yrs), I have felt that a friend on mine's kid was my own daughter. All of the time frames fit as to her being my daughter. I have seen...
    mrhollerly mrhollerly 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Just because a person may be female, it doesn't necessarily mean that she should automatically want to have kids. I have seen a few women in my life who aren't married and don't...
    katiemitchell katiemitchell 13-15, F Aug 16

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