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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-18, F Nov 1, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am a single mom... the kids' dad left us when they were toddlers... for a party life. We have been doing it on our own for 15 yrs. My dad and mom used to help me but they both...
    Howtobeme Howtobeme 51-55, F Jan 22

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    wow! I know alot of us feel the same.... so obviously it is common to feel this way. I am in the same position as most of you. I met the most loving, hard-working, caring and sexy...
    romanijeh romanijeh 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    There's a general acceptance amid moms and dads with regard to the expanding importance of know-how in educational facilities but a panic lurks in the back of their minds - what if...
    Daniel6814zmz2 Daniel6814zmz2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    One of my stories occurred when I was 15 and this kid was 12 we were at a sleepover and we slept on the floor. His feet were so perfect and they were out of his sleeping bag cause...
    jakehamilton jakehamilton 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    So when I was 9/10 years old, I remember being my brother in law favourite person( my parents were away for work). He was always nice to me and I loved him like a family. So he...
    Joanna20j Joanna20j 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I wanna know how to make friends at a new school because I don't want to be the new kid forever.
    WorthlessXlove WorthlessXlove 13-15, M Jan 9

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    ...Really I do, but sometimes I wonder who is the parent and who is the teenager. Yesterday evening I was listening to Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child. Of course I had...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Wooow I just realized we've been in this house for five years now. That's the longest we've ever lived in one place lol. Our house in on the market again though and my mom wants to...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Letters To The Pastor The following are actual questions written to pastors from children across the world. Dear Pastor, I know God loves everybody but He never met my sister...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I heard the jangling of chimes and the heavy glass door swung open. The cold wind followed behind me as I walked inside, almost like it wanted to accompany me into the room. I was...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I am now a 30 year old male and this really happened to me when I was 24 (at least 6 years ago). It was a 98 degree hot summer day and I was wearing a black tank top, blue denim...
    DiamondD84 DiamondD84 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I was with a girl in utah. We have been together for over 5 years now. Her father wanted to move to Washington so his wife could finish collage and so his boys could grow up in a...
    Seemlessunspeakablesomething Seemlessunspeakablesomething 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    My kids watched "When Harry met Sally" for the first time ever, and you know what they took away from it? There's no way someone would fake an ****** out-loud in public. Really...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I understand people make jokes because they are uncomfortable. doesn't make it right. I made sure my kids were raised with an understanding of people with disabilities. one life...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F Jan 8

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    I love to go out picnic usually by myself when ever I look at families with kids their kids playing saying stuff some times I smile when I hear them so unique so cute same words so...
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    So coming home from a trip, we stop at a McDonalds and the kids and I head in to get food. While we are waiting, the kids are sitting and my youngest (6) is wondering why the...
    MLGecko MLGecko 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I just moved in December of last year. We're putting a pool in the backyard.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I was with my friend who was babysitting her little brother. I think the kid was only like 8-9 maybe. Anyway they started arguing and this little kid said to her "I'll rip your...
    Annamania1 Annamania1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I used to have a huge crush on this guy..Well I tried to make him my best friend, and he would all ways send me mix signal's.Well one day he called me out my name a total lack of...
    Alisha39 Alisha39 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    anyone ages 11-16 wanna talk about kid stuff nothing sexual and weird. i wanna talk to someone who acts like a little kid most of the time like me. or atlest sometimes. im very...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I have lived in south-Africa until the age of 12 and. Then moved to Europe. Know this is the view I go to sleep with every night.
    kleinjohanneke kleinjohanneke 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't want kids. Plain and simple. When I'm in a store and when I hear kids screaming on top of their lungs, I actually HAVE to leave the store or go somewhere else in the store...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have 2 kids both boys and 2 step kids 1 boy and 1 girl I love all the same
    LostinLove4ever LostinLove4ever 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I don't understand why I'm always demonized for not wanting kids. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to have them. They suck you dry emotionally, financially, mentally, and...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    So ...it's freezing out today. -25 c that's pretty cold. Our world does not end though it's normal for us. We went to school and the gym and music practice, it's a normal night...
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Bc kids also love me. Every little kid (especially the girls for some reason) loves to hangout with me.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Rant time: It really ****** me off when I'm asked if I have children & get the whole pity look & act when I say no. I got so sick of it today I snapped ***! I love kids don't get...
    Lovingmyselffirst Lovingmyselffirst 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    My daughter is the cutest person on earth. Today she is playing and she is a Hawaiian princess. She has been so cute and doing so my funny things like she organized her toys on the...