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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

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    I moved from Florida to Montana to escape a bad

    relationship. I had a 1 year period of pure relief and couldn't have been happier. Now though, the exhilaration of being free has waned and I find myself lonelier than ever...
    aveskins aveskins 22-25 Mar 8

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    So I moved away from home

    and am now living with an aunt that's willing to put up with me. I did it. I left that toxic house and now this is the part where my life is supposed to begin, only I'm a little frightened and apprehensive. A lot of people here speak Spanish and my skills in talking in general...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F Sep 6

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    Update!

    So, I moved to San Antonio almost a month ago. I came here to go to school but I really had no idea what I was getting into and that didn't bother me at all! I had 3 roommates assigned to me so I met them as they were moving in. I got here first, which I loved, because I got...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 19-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    After graduating college in the east,

    I looked for jobs (ineptly) for about a month. I was watching a program on TV one night, which featured a particular company out west. I had not wanted to move so far away, but I looked them up and sent my resume. What were the chances they would hire me? Their site didn't even...
    kope45 kope45 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My social security check was deposited into my

    account at 5 in the morning and I was on a bus from Upstate New York to Los Angeles by 9. I took a backpack. I hated my life. I spent a day in Vegas and contemplated staying there but I had no food so I went back to the bus station and landed in LA that morning. I spent 10...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    A Mover & Shaker

    I met him in Las Vegas through mutual friends, when I was still living back home in California with my parents, attending college. He quickly became one of my best friends, and I felt as though I could tell him anything. Skip a year and a half down the road. We're madly in love...
    Nyla Nyla 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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    Just moved to New Orleans.

    Feeling culture shock and a little lonely.
    Therealabbeyroad Therealabbeyroad 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I Was 19 Years Old

    I'd met and fallen in love with someone who lived on the West Coast; I lived in New England.  We communicated by letter and e-mail and phone for a while, then he came out to visit me, and a few months later, I went out to visit him.  A couple months after THAT, I packed...
    chanterella chanterella 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    I recently moved from small town Wisconsin to

    Los Angeles. It is nerve wracking being here, but I love this new life. Its a really great way to have a fresh start.
    lisadonner13 lisadonner13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    New To Saint Louis

    HELLO!  I RECENTLY MOVED TO SAINT LOUIS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AFTER 28 YEARS. I AM DISABLED WITH A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER AND FOUND MYSELF DEPRESSED AND IN NEED OF A CHANGE. HUMBLING TO SAY THE LEAST, I MOVED IN WITH MY PARENTS. BEING IN MY MID 40'S THIS WENT AGAINST EVERYTHING I...
    BOBFLYZONA BOBFLYZONA 46-50 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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    Chicago To California & Back

    Since the summer of 2008, August 18th to be exact, I have altogether moved to California 3 times! & you would think that I learned my lesson the first time. I had some family issues the first time and didn't really have a choice. I started high school as a senior & hated...
    DiamondSuissa DiamondSuissa 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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