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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And I think I am one of them. Between my own upbringing and coping mechanisms, it's a recipe for disaster. Not that I want kids right now anyway, but I really just don't see it for...
    Visi0nQu3st Visi0nQu3st 26-30 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've always wanted to be kidnapped I live in the west Midlands of England I'm 15, male, skinny and have brown hair and eyes, if anyone is interested please contact me.
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    So when I was younger I told my girlfriend at the time that I wanted to do some playful things with handcuffs. She sounded excited. And the she told me to get some and she would...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 4

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    My boyfriend has a mental disability and a lot of people hate him. They do not understand him. And they don't take the time to. I met him in 8th grade and back then, he sat by...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I lost my kids when divorced in 1983,,for 12 years their were abouts concealed from me I take full responsibility ,,had I been a more attentive husband not just a good...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I have moved house 14 times, There was a particular incident what happened when I was six, maybe seven. We lived in a caravan for one day, I used to live in a bedsit but I got this...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I did play video games and watch TV a little, but I was mostly outside either playing with my friends, killing/capturing bees, or both. I haven't killed a single bee in my new...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I had this friend in elementary school, we became best friends. I followed her everywhere. We had sleepovers and summer trips. One night, we decided to experiment with each other...
    xAndreasx xAndreasx 18-21 Dec 11

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    I HAVE MOVED A LOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE, 11 TIMES. WHEN I WAS 12 I ALLREADY MOVED 7 TIMES AND I HAD MANY DIFFERENT EXPEIRENCESS, I WAS BEING BULLIED WHEN WE MOVED TO LONDON... I WAS...
    R5rocks4ever R5rocks4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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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 4 Responses Nov 28

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    It's really no wonder I've lost contact with a lot of people from my past... I was born in Toronto, Canada. Grew Up on Long Island, NY. Went to School in Washington, DC and...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M Dec 15

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    I moved to Europe for my husband. We moved here because he has an apartment here, and a job, and he makes more money than I do (easy now, i make 0 dollars, euros excuse me) so here...
    carolina87 carolina87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    10 Months ago I moved to Australia from South Africa, it was known as a safety met where I could be free and my future children could walk the streets and cycle without being...
    impulsivehuman impulsivehuman 18-21, F Nov 30

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    Hello, Everyone. Here's my story about my first EVER apartment, living alone and right in a Down Town area. I moved into a beautiful low-income apartment in Friday the 13th in June...
    LucasW58 LucasW58 22-25, M Dec 7

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    My best friend moved to UK about 4 years ago. I still consider her as my best friend, so what I get to see her in real life only once every 2 years. We still keep contact, but I...
    BirgitYeshh BirgitYeshh 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I moved away from my hometown in 2008 after graduating college. I moved from a small city which is pretty much a big town in Oklahoma to a major city in North Carolina, roughly 12...
    beedubaya beedubaya 22-25 Dec 16

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    I am a bisexual male and found the love of my life. He wants kids but I do not. Obviously we've discussed everything. We're only 20 so now it's not an issue. But he wants kids and...
    BrokenAndBetrayed612 BrokenAndBetrayed612 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Symptoms of kidney stone are severe pain and blood in the urine. Holac Hospital is...
    holachospital holachospital 22-25, M Dec 4

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    The crying and constant whining isn't something I have patience for. If I tell you to do something once then don't argue about it or ask why, just do it. I can barely deal with...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Wow. It's a deep level of loneliness that happens when you become a parent and you miss your children. It's not like pining away for someone to share a warm bed with ( yes please...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    when I was in school I was diagnosed with dyslexia. I struggled in school and felt embarrassed so I would ditch. met a guy and he said you can stay at my house I was dumb so I went...
    Diamond10n1 Diamond10n1 36-40, F Nov 26

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    I really want to be kidnapped. Somebody please take me. This is real and I will do anything you tell me to and you can do anything to me. I have taken a variety of drugs before and...
    GiveMeHell GiveMeHell 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I just moved into a new flat. got most of my stuff, but man some things are expensive. anyway just had lunch and sitting without a tv. bummer
    turbodude turbodude 18-21 Dec 2

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    when i was a kid , i used to fight all the time in school and was a problem to the teachers, when i had anger outbursts in school it took like 4 teachers to hold me down .. i also...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    My best friend David moved to California on Saturday and I really miss him he was my only friend that I ever hung out with :(
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    People shouldn't have kids if they'd b disappointed or unaccepting of their kid being LGBT. That's just stupid to say im gonna have kids and reject them if they don't turn out the...
    burnout96 burnout96 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 12