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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    1 out of 3 weeks complete. Flew from Chicago to Miami and now I'm in Delaware. Can't wait to be home for a day and a half then to Camp!!
    SexyFilly SexyFilly 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I'm 26, i've been single forever, i do everything alone, and i've moved across the country before alone, so when i decided to move to australia alone it didn't seem that crazy...
    halloweenkid halloweenkid 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I screwed it all up, I can feel it. I don't get looked at the same, felt the same. I feel a lot of times things would be better without me around. The girl I met couldn't get...
    Lost42000 Lost42000 22-25, M Jul 24

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    When people talk about moving its normally 20 miles away. In comparison I moved a few thousand miles. I actually find it to be a joke when people are sad that they won't see their...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 70+ Jul 16

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    I Want To Eventually. I live in England and hate it here not because its cold an rainy I just don't know something about it I hate. It is like I am in the Simpson movie with a dome...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F Jul 10

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    It's a depressing thought when this sort of thing comes to my mind, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and the more I think about it, the more hopeless my cause seems to...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F Jul 10

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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 and...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I'm a country girl with a city girl's life. I grew up in a small town, we hunted our own food, worked hard for what we got, and where we helped out one another. It was where I felt...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 5

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    Subject: Detroit "Suburb" Dearborn, Michigan makes the news (This is from a fellow who says he lives and works in Dearborn!) Can't work in the school system front offices if...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I miss my country so much I just can't help it I think I'm gonna start crying!!!! If you are from somewhere and you moved and now you miss your country comment something you like...
    isabel16 isabel16 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was born in Makati City, Philippines. At age 4-5, I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. 2 years later, I moved back to Manila, Philippines. 6 years later, I moved to Singapore. 6 months...
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have stepped outside of my comfort zone. I left all my friends and family and moved to another country. Now that I am away from all that is familiar to me I realize how much of...
    elitetb elitetb 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    OK so I got married and ended up moving to another country for her. I tried everything and gave up everything for her. Now we are seperated. We have a kid together and that is why...
    babybilldog babybilldog 31-35, M Jul 12

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    I was born in the north in Illinois but my family is all originally from Mississippi they still live there. I love fishin, bonfires, cowboy boots, country music, trucks ect. I wasn...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Don't judge. I go to college across the country from home. I joined a fraternity i rushed into joining without seeing my options. I got drunk at initiation and got a brand on my...
    truechamps truechamps 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I have recently returned from a month long road trip across the states. Well I made it across about 7 of them.
    Kirjamo Kirjamo 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My first real venture out of the country was to Mexico. I was at a Navy "A" school in San Diego, and altho "A" school sailors weren't supposed to do so, I went to visit Tijuna...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I studied overseas for my college and met a guy through work. He proposed and we got married. While I had many friends back at home, I find it so hard to have friends in this...
    MotherhoodMakesMeFeelLonely MotherhoodMakesMeFeelLonely 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 16 hrs ago

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    I moved to Hungary about a year ago for my fathers job. Im still learning the lagnuage :( I really want a friend though and maybe a lover :)? Im in Budapest. I dont really know my...
    cassiewantsyou2 cassiewantsyou2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I moved to the UK from South Africa when I was 9. It's weird, I can't remember what it was like there so much that it feels like a different life. I hate that
    nomegusta nomegusta 16-17, F Jul 3

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    As a kid (and currently) my dad was in the Air Force so when I was really young, from the ages of 3-6, I lived in Hochspeyer, Germany. I got to travel all around Europe and have...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 17

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    Just someone that lives in the country and knows the life of a farmer! I feel like a true country guy is different than anyone else because of their values and the way they were...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    if i could i would cut off my arms break all my bones stab myself 50 times burn myself alive and push myself on the fifth floor of our building and other weird painful things x_x...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Well, I've actually been to multiple countries. Most I can't really remember because I was younger (around 5-7ish) but the most recent ones inspired me to travel around. The...
    AmoebaPrime AmoebaPrime 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My parents took my brother & I to Rio De Janeiro in South America when I was 12. We stayed for 2 weeks. I will never forget that trip! Men with machine guns on top of all the...
    sandybeaches4me sandybeaches4me 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Back when I was still in the US to have my on-the-job training program, there's this time when I'm in a cab going home from work. The driver (who is a woman) and I were kinda...
    Mrclubhouse Mrclubhouse 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I have been a self-improvement project for so many years now, and I feel like a college course! At the beginning, I decided to set myself a 5-year plan. I carefully formulated it...
    terridactyl terridactyl 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I do believe Obama wasn't the best choice for this country. I absolutely felt that way from day one. But, it's also important to remember that the mess other people leave behind...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    1. I like country music 2. I have issues 3. I'm clumsy 4. I walk into a room and forget why I'm there. 5. I love rednecks they're fun to hang with. 6. I like country boys. 7. I...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Country music, in my opinion is some of the best out there. Sorry, I do not consider Taylor swift country... But anyway, the reason I love country music the most (80's music is my...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I moved because i lived in a city for 19 years never met my brother that my mother abandoned decided that it was unfair that i had such a good life while he had to live everyday...
    mairaauroracx mairaauroracx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I hate Russia. I hated it since I was a kid and with age grew my hatred. I was obviously born in the wrong place, because I've never ever felt anything warm towards this place...
    soproni soproni 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Born in the country, livin in the country, and will die in the country. 🇺🇸
    brizle brizle 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am just fed up from my life and my country. I lost my family. I lost my friends. I lost my job. I lost my home. I lost my finance. I lost my love. There is nothing left for me in...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M Jul 6

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    Out of all the music out there, country is by far my favorite!!!! And not just new songs, the old country is just as good as the new!!! My next fav would probably be 80's...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I am amazed at the 52,000 women and children that have come into the country from Central America. Obama frost wanted 2 billion dollars to accommodate these folks. Now he wants 3.7...
    livinfree1968 livinfree1968 61-65, M Jul 13

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    This is the best Country in the world.We have so much more than everyone and we started from nothing.I love my country enough that if I had to I would go into the army. What other...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M Jul 22

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    I think Obama is dangerous for this country because how can we support him if his supporters prove themselves continually to be dangerous to themselves due to stupidity. I don't...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 23