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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 Mar 8

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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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    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 Apr 13

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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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    I always talk to myself. I have for years. It's not because I've always been a lonely person, I think it's just because I do enjoy myself. Narcissist I guess you could say, but I...
    sweetashoney3 sweetashoney3 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    Do you everything about all the foreign places that you've ever wanted to go and how there are people just like you living in walking distance of that attraction and it holds no...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 hate myself so much.. I feel so f****** stupid and useless.. Like everything I do seems messed up. No matter what i do, I end up being a disappointment. And now I think people...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I married a guy I met on vacation while I was still in college. He was 15 years older than me and had a good job. He seemed to be very nice and understanding of me. I never had...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I've moved out of my home state and it just doesn't feel right yet. I don't feel right. I moved to be with my bf and I thought I had a job once I got here that turned out to be a...
    ImperfectlyAdorable ImperfectlyAdorable 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 Apr 15

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    hi , i try to share this story that i felt it like many years ago ,i feel like im weird or idk its just weird ,im asian im 19 years old now study at college ,i always love people...
    bloodyelmo bloodyelmo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 12 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 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I was a medicated child and I was out of my mind for most of my childhood. I did not prepare myself for real life and have retreated and have become a hermit following a breakdown...
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    When I was younger we moved to Europe and I went to a school where I was the outcast I kept so much to myself. I'm not sure why probably because I'm quiet and I was shy and maybe I...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Apr 16

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    I don't have a family yet but I made a vow to put my family first because my mother never will put me and my sister first. I'm 17 almost 18 and my mom has never defended me even...
    ashleyjo1 ashleyjo1 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    People dont realize he has broken soo many ******* laws its ridiculous. He should have already been impeached by now. All he cares about is himself and money. He doesnt know whats...
    AbbyJeanne90 AbbyJeanne90 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I live in the country in the state of Virginia and am a country girl at heart. I love to be in the backyard and in my garden too. I have a pool for swimming and an adjacent patio...
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 19 hrs 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 1 Response Apr 5

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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 Mar 25

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    I LOVE patsy Kline...I don't know if you would class her as country? Probably more bluesy...but she's fantastic her voice is incredible!!!
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Russia- I'd love to answer all the question you have about my country :)
    Lilna Lilna 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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