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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    While the evidence that anyone was resusitated let alone resurrected 2000 years ago is rather scant - I do hope the kids get to put on their fancy duds and find the colorful easter...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    TMI.... Or not enough? A week ago I had no idea what renal colic was. I knew it was bad and not something I wanted. A week ago a baby was still not entirely out of the question...
    owchimama owchimama 31-35, F Mar 25

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    A few months ago I decided to move from Miami, FL to a small town in Rhode Island. I have a 21 month old baby and I wanted to give her the sense of community a small town could...
    dalila1985 dalila1985 26-30, F Mar 19

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    In 5 weeks my ex wife moved out put the kids in a new school has cut my family and got a new partner what is wrong with people leaving me that's fine but messing with the kids...
    Imme40 Imme40 31-35, M Apr 4

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    Im 20 and my dad is a pastor and I love my parents to death, but there is so much I resent about them. Because of their sheltering me from the world, I have always been extremely...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I am a young mother. I have made many, many mistakes in my past, true. I was a wild teen who came from a broken home. Both of my parents were/are drug addicts. My father was in and...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Mar 31

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    Hey, my name is Kelsey, and my little sister is maddison. This is how we were kidnapped. It was late, and Madison came home early from school because she had a fever. She was...
    Marvelousness Marvelousness 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Most horrible month of my life So I one night I got a call from my friend Sarah, and she said her mom let her have a sleepover with me. Sarah's parents were kind of going...
    Gummybearbuddy Gummybearbuddy 13-15 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I just moved from CT to SC.. My best friend who I dated broke up with me when I moved.. I work nights and have like 4 friends.. I kno things will get better but for now I'm pretty...
    kiko0213 kiko0213 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I got married half a year ago to the love of my life, and we decided to live in the country he was living in, which ment i had to leave everything and everyone I knew and loved...
    SweetPotato01 SweetPotato01 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Why we moved to Macadamia Retirement Village While we worked in Johannesburg, we bought a small farm in the Eastern Transvaal for vacation in the Bush. Had a cottage built...
    WinterPalace WinterPalace 70+, F Apr 8

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    Kids seem to like me. I'm awkward, strange, grouchy on occasion, highly sarcastic and older than them. Heck people my age tend to ignore me. But not kids. I don't know if it's...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was in a plane from Frankfurt (I am German) to Shenzhen in China 2 weeks ago for meeting some of our suppliers and there was this fat spoiled Chinese brat sitting behind me...
    Eorthisio Eorthisio 22-25, M Apr 10

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    Visit our newest site for kids - Easy Science for Kids. Our site gives educators and parents free worksheets for kids, to help children with listening comprehension, reading...
    easyscienceforkids easyscienceforkids 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    Is it sad to say I don't want to have kids? Unless I was very wealthy and able to no worry about my kids babysitter or daycare etc. I think I am being very realistic. I love kids...
    memarried memarried 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I remember when I was working in Hong Kong in a family! This couple has 2 kids, the mother help the son to do the homework, and if he could not get it right she try to tell the...
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Children are the most precious things to me. I probably like them more than your average person.. I'm overly motherly. I have often sat and thought that to myself.. I try to...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I know most young girls dream about being a mom and when I was younger I did too; but now that I'm almost 20 I don't think I want kids. When I picture my future I just don't see...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to be "fake kidnapped." I just want someone, anyone, male or female between the ages of 18 and 20 to just pretend to kidnap me, keep me for 3 days, then drop me off...
    Kenziemarie Kenziemarie 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a 28 year old female with no kids. I am beginning to hear my biological clock tick. I am currently dating 2 men, both in early 30's and working on building their career . I...
    Sunroses305 Sunroses305 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    This day in age. I don't want kids cause I feel that this generation has completely ****** destroyed killed or will kill everything on planet earth. Living in so cal, politics...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Mar 21

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    So I moved about 2.5 months ago about an hour north from where I used to live and it's horrible. The rest of my family seems to be okay with the move but I am the odd one out. I...
    laurenburnett laurenburnett 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I have moved back home with my mother and I hate it!!! She chucked me out at age of 19 and now because everything has went crazy up I had to move back in with her
    vic0023 vic0023 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Well a kid but not kids! Her name is Sakura! She is 6 months and is extremely helpless. During the day shes quiet but at night she is very needy. I get no sleep and it annoys me...
    KaguyaSumeragi KaguyaSumeragi 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I typed in I am 25 with no kids and nothing came up, then it asks me if I want to add it, YES of course! I am speaking for all the ladies that are my age or older that do not have...
    Beautyrae Beautyrae 22-25 Mar 25

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    I moved to a different state last summer and I am now in my second semester as a sophomore. It's been quite hard for me to make friends here and I miss my old friends. I've tried...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    All my life I've known that I want kids. For the past few years, I've figured out that I would love to have 4 kids mostly because I come from a small family so I would love to have...
    nicolerh7 nicolerh7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My relationship with my ex boyfriend didnt work out. We have been broken up for years now and he relentlessly tries to persue a relationship with me which I find pointless because...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Hello! I am a full- blown city girl! Grew up in Las Vegas. Had an awesome fast paced life. Had get-togethers with friends on a weekly basis. Always hosted parties at my house. I...
    AAdams2005 AAdams2005 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I just moved a few months ago to SC. I hate it here. I loved living in my old state. Amazing boyfriend,(still have him). Great friends, great school, beautiful weather, I had it...
    Amydenson1 Amydenson1 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I have taken on 2 step twin daughters and 1 xtra child along with my 2 sons ....it's a mad house!!!! The twins I just want them to get it together!!!! I am trying to get them in...
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Yesterday my friend moved back to her home town... I didn't realize it in the week before her move, but when I saw her get into a car and go, I got it then - she's gone. She won't...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I moved to Warsaw 4 days ago, work related. I'm supposed to stay here for a few months, but things are not as I expected. It's kind of weird. I'm staying at the hotel, I don't...
    Iulia555 Iulia555 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    WORST TIME OF MY ENTIRE LIFE! I previously wrote a different story about a kidnapping mix up, but this time,it was for me. So I was walking my dog, he is a tiny pug. And...
    Gibson128 Gibson128 13-15 Apr 5

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    Alrighty then! Guess I'll ramble off about the topic: Lately I notice that my younger cousins, nieces and nephews or kids period tend to cling to me(literally) a lot more. Like...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Apr 6

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