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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I absolutely love all of my six kids that my husband and I made together over the years. I love to raise them in a wholesome family environment. They seem to grow up so fast...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    I was in love with a boy who had great taste in music as for what I thought and still do and who he is funny and happy. Note: this isn't just about a summer love but also a life...
    RadxButxSad RadxButxSad 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    The youngest age I can remember of pooping my pants was when I was 4 we had just moved into our new house which we still live in to this day and for what ever reason I remember...
    Mushypanties12 Mushypanties12 18-21 1 Response Feb 4

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    My life changed a lot after serving in the military. I served for over three years, and after I got out and moved back to the states, I really noticed that my priorities had...
    ysg93 ysg93 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I was with my friend one night and while her parents were asleep, we snuck out the window. Three men jumped us. I think it was three... It could've been more. They used a drug to...
    DreamingOfInsomnia DreamingOfInsomnia 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I was at a school fair and it was me and my friend putting our shoes back on after the trampoline and as she was putting her shoes back on I pretended that I could smell something...
    shyfootguy15 shyfootguy15 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    "'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    During the past 30 years Ive moved at least 15 times. In the past 3 years Ive moved 5 times alone. A divorce kind of disrupted my living situation. Ive been at my current residence...
    Xhaxabrel Xhaxabrel 26-30, M Feb 16

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    iv never liked kids...even when I was a child other kids were playing with baby dolls and i couldn't stand them...I would rather play with barbies and video games. from the time i...
    phinixmak phinixmak 26-30 Feb 19

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    Just last week, I found out I have kidney stones. As someone who is used to bladder problems, I should have seen this coming, but honestly, I didn't. I had a slight pain near my...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I think most people shouldn't have kids. Just about all of the people I know have kids now and not a single one of them are what I would call a good parent. Some of the worst...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always wanted kids & loved the ones that my girlfriends had, kids always loved hanging around me & I love the way they think,but at that time I loved the way drugs made me feel...
    NakedHiker51 NakedHiker51 51-55, M Feb 8

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    i act like a kid, i look like a kid, i get mistaken as a kid, i love doing kid things, im a kid at heart forever!
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I'm tired of all these mombies running around acting like women who aren't reproducing, are the most selfish people on the planet. Exactly how is it selfish to not want kids...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I look like a kid, I think like a kid, I love like a kid. Possessive, stubborn. I love cartoons, chocolates, colours... I still sleep with my teddy. I like to play with kids and...
    idontlikesharingmyfriends idontlikesharingmyfriends 22-25, F Feb 9

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    You know what really bothers me? When people ask me why I don't want kids and I tell them it's because I don't like them, they come back with "you were a kid once." Seriously...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 12

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    I have NO patience with kids at all. I have anger issues and I would probably get mad and yell at my kids a lot if i had any. My mom knows this side of me and she has seen it so...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    this past weekend we got completely moved into our new house, it was alot of work to get done but now it is. i thought it would be harder to get used to the new house, but its not...
    TsGirl16 TsGirl16 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I want to have at least one kid before I have a sex change. I want to give that kid the best life possible, and I want to teach them to do the same for their kids.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Feb 3

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    I honestly do love kids. I was once a kid and saw no bad in the world but then I grew up so I know I don't want kids. I'll just love them from far away ♡
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    When I was younger I like the idea of becoming a mother until my nephew became a Father for the first time and his drama mama ex girlfriend keeps calling my mother to babysit so...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I love the feeling of growth and development this experience has given me. I'm doing an international study and meeting people from all around the world is really interesting and...
    SoftFreudianSlippers SoftFreudianSlippers 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I just moved back to my dad's house. Mostly for monetary reasons. I had to quit my job, but I hope I can find one here. Its kind of nice to be back. I got to meet up with old...
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9