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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 157 People

    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Just moved to New Orleans.

    Feeling culture shock and a little lonely.
    Therealabbeyroad Therealabbeyroad 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 6, 2006

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    At 21 I moved to Malaysia from the UK all by

    myself for a job, I loved it, Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic city and I've never looked back
    knownasjojo knownasjojo 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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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 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 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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    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, 2014

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    About three weeks ago I moved a thousand miles

    away from all my friends and family. My 90 year old grandmother has fallen ill, and I came to take care of her. I have to provide her with 24 hour care and I can't get a job or really get out of the house to make new friends. At first it wasn't so bad, but everyday that passes I...
    laurap432 laurap432 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    Why doesn't country music radio stations play country music.
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    I just moved into my new 2 bedroom apartment and I left a three storey townhouse that I ended up living in by myself. I have a really good feeling about living here.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I bet most people who read newspapers or television or other media mass that people who did naked run in the mountain and the beach were both fined and went to court . i...
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    Love these headphones! Taking my country addiction to a new level :P
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    I remember clearly the one time I came home on leave from the military and got the vibe that everyone had moved on. My sisters had families and kids and were quick to ignore my...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I am working on an assignment for my current college course dealing with intercultural communication. The assignment requires that I ask someone who is not from the US and has...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes i sure am a country girl i live in the Ozarks hills and love it...Love to fish and hunt and work here at the home front..Some may say im a redneck and thats fine..But with all...
    CLPLIKESFUN CLPLIKESFUN 46-50 1 Response 6 days ago

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    HarleyQuinn251 HarleyQuinn251 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Right. Don't come on here much but when I do I tell people about how I'm feeling at the moment. Truthfully I thought I moved on front my ex but she just told me she moved on from...
    Caine135 Caine135 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    AlwaysFacingtheFace AlwaysFacingtheFace 18-21, M a week ago

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    Ok so lets start from beginning, i have an academic enemy of sorts during University and we argued a lot regarding political theory, logic and governing social norms. I hated her...
    backgroundguy backgroundguy 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Torturous hands claw at my mind, Wrenching my thoughts from their hiding places. Exposing them to the air and allowing them to breathe. They become real; emotions smeared across...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'd love to travel around first and then just settle down in a new life and be happy. Considering the fact the world is becoming smaller everyday, I see no reason why I should be...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F a week ago

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    When I was 8 years old my life completely change. My parents broke apart and my dad left us. I attended a different school where I wasn't liked by the teachers or the students...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    I really hate where I'm at. Everywhere you turn, there are tall buildings. It's suffocating, like they're all closing down on you. Education is ridiculous: 12 year olds are split...
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    "Shoulders" When confusion's my companion And despair holds me for ransom I will feel no fear I know that You are near When I'm caught deep in the valley With chaos for my...
    lillian2234 lillian2234 22-25, F Jun 21

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    I was born and raised in the Netherlands and will probably stay here for the rest of my life. It's not that I don't want to leave, but it would come with too many risks, especially...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Jun 21

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    It's like all the same and all the guy singers sound the same and the girl singers sound like super hillbillies. It's all like hey there country cutie lookin so fine shakin that...
    ShatteredGlassPlayground ShatteredGlassPlayground 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    You probably already know a lot about my country. But if you want to know something about Germany you've always wanted to know, just ask :)
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    CONFEDERATE RAILROADDADDY NEVER WAS THE CADILLAC KINDMy favourite country song about dads.Written by the very talented Bernie Nelson.If you have time, check out his recent album...
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    Totally a simple, easy going, nothing fancy, hard working, not afraid to get dirty, boots & jeans wearing country girl!!!