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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

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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...
    chanterella chanterella 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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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...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 19-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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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...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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...
    kope45 kope45 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    aveskins aveskins 18-21 Mar 8

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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...
    BOBFLYZONA BOBFLYZONA 46-50 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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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...
    Nyla Nyla 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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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...
    DiamondSuissa DiamondSuissa 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    Exploring new country, friends, work, everything is new. Being lonely is also a new feeling when you you realize that you are a stranger/foreigner working away from home! Oh how I...
    jilyan02 jilyan02 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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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    I'm literally the only member of my family who wasn't born in or near the city of Liverpool. When I was born, my family had moved to a house in the countryside in Herefordshire...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Same , I wish I can travel away to a different country, state, city , I would love to visit new places , like Seoul -South Korea , Tokyo Japan , Malaysia , ect ... My dream is to...
    RubieeCeee RubieeCeee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    country to country, continent to continent, ever four years, like clockwork, following dads job aat Pepsi Co, Kenya, SA, Dubai, Uk , the Island of Cyprus !
    natee96 natee96 18-21, 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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    Hi its been nearly 4 years ago I moved to Kenya from the UK. And I still haven't found a good close friend. I have been feeling really alone. Im married to a Goan kenyan. A Goen...
    Moonshadowrising Moonshadowrising 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm constantly hurting emotionally... I used to self harm.. it helped deal with all the problems for a while.. for a while, I was in control of my problems.. no one could hurt me...
    ForeverSilenced1126 ForeverSilenced1126 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My wife sold her house near Birmingham to live with me in the Surrey countryside.
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I gave up my job on outer subs of Sydney to move to a "Country" town in Victoria so my husband could get back to the work he loves.... Now I feel like im going nuts with the quiet...
    Treenz Treenz 41-45, F Mar 24

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    I live in the country I stay in Tennessee so that's all I really know. I've been to the city a few times and the starts don't shine nearly as bright as they do in the country. They...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    While going down the road with my bf had his phone connected to his speakers in the car. We were listening to music on his phone. He played country music, the put it on rock...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It was thrown in my face today and i couldnt help but blame myself for having shared it in the first place. Im only human. I did not think this friend of mine would do this to me...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I dont really write alot of stories or how i really feel idk y but its very difficult for me to express myself especially in writing is either i forget to say something or i just...
    loveableprincess123 loveableprincess123 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hate how I changed when I met my ex. I became this girl looking back that I'm ashamed of. I hate myself for it. Why did I become her? When I look in the mirror I don't hate how I...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Well yes I do like touching myself I just can't help it, it's comes naturally to me. I've pleasured myself as long as I can remember. I one great releaser for stress,anger or what...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    Yeah, ironic that today is Sunday and later on I'll be in church and I am thinking this right now. But I've done terrible thing. I slept with my cousin. Since we grew apart, we...
    hazelnuts143 hazelnuts143 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Hello, this is my first time typing a experience, so I apologise if my writing isn't the standards you are used to. Yes, I talk to myself. But it is a different kind of talking to...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Growing up was hell. It was hard to to say the least. Lost my father to suicide. Never met the guy. His family has never cared or wanted to be a part of my life. Even when I needed...
    Iammyownworstenemy79 Iammyownworstenemy79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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 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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    I am a country girl and allways will be!! My heart belongs in the country!! I love to fish!! I live in Missouri right by the Missouri River!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26

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    ah every single guy I've ever been with has been real country. like down home, home grown, small town country. I guess that's just what I'm attracted to
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I live in the beautiful island of st.lucia and I love it. My country is very rich is fresh fruits growing right from your back yard. You can never be hungry or thirsty, stand pipes...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    People find it weird that I'm black and I love country music. I don't think music should have a specific race assigned to it. Honestly, I sing country better than I can R&B or rap...
    alexis05 alexis05 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Is it me. Or is there no country/cowgirls left? It seems like every woman I meet wants the city life with the big money. No one wants the country/farm life anymore. I believe it's...
    JrParks JrParks 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Yes I am... I was born in the city and happen to live in the city now but I was raised in the Country and loved it... I remember playing with my siblings hide and seek in the corn...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Each and every citizen should be conscious of the people who serve their country selflessly the day they forget doin so it would mean the dooms day countdown for that country has...
    romell romell 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I found myself in that hollowed out place, following dirt roads, getting lost. At noon it felt dark, as if light had been sucked out intentionally by large hovering monoliths, and...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I felt the world closing in, starting in my veins, my hands were shaking and I was losing all sense of peace within myself. I was talking to this girl I love to death, and the one...
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I woke up last week in the middle of the night and felt I should write this down it came to me as country lyrics.... I most likely won't remember you in the morning It's not that...
    ellissia ellissia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I love country boys they know how to get dirty but can still clean up nice!
    kamylou95 kamylou95 18-21, F Mar 19

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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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    Who doesn't hate their country lol!? The only good countries are the ones where the government fears its people, not the other way around. What a glorious day it will be when...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    You all have to remember that every politician is bad for the country. They're all in it for the paychecks and authority.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Can't go wrong with country music :)
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I love when u go to the country and all u have in space to think :) No one around and just look out to the world to think
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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