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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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 22-25 Mar 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 think I moved pass hating myself. I don't deserve such a strong feeling. Now I'm just indifferent of my stupid worthless existence. Maybe if I keep ignoring myself I will finally...
    Offoff Offoff 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    I'm a vietnamese girl who moved to australia for 5 years. I loved it there and now that i'm back in my home country, i'm still struggling even though it's been a year. I feel...
    hoailinh hoailinh 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lichtenstein...beautiful country...took me an hour to walk across. It's only 6 km in width. I really did walk across a country! LOL....
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    I suffer from depression, I self harm almost every night now and I have a lot of suicidal thoughts. I get bullied for my appearance, skin colour and weight. My parents expect me to...
    IllBeGoneSoon IllBeGoneSoon 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today i moved to Holland, it's wierd to suddenly be living in a different country but i've been here before so i know my way around fairly well. I am going to miss seeing my...
    Daner3 Daner3 22-25, F Oct 16

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    I know I have a thing about messing and wetting, but I can tell you one thing, I am a country girl! I grew up with my mom and dad on a farm, and eventually moved into a smaller...
    wetanna13 wetanna13 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Was born in another country and moved to another one.
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I am an immigrant. I'd like to say it doesn't define me but in reality it does. I've always been very ashamed of myself. I always tried to be invisible to the world. I felt like...
    yayami yayami 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People get to travel either on their own or sometimes maybe a company paid trip for business purpose., When you travel there could be times when you are moving from country to...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Growing up, I lived in Germany for four and a half years. It was an amazing experience. My family and I were able to travel around Europe and see so many cool things. We met a lot...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's always been my dream to move to different countries once I finish college. Right now I am majoring in speech pathology and I think I would really like that job. My BIG...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was younger my home environment wasn't the best, and I thought I knew everything that I wouldn't end up in the same scenario. In fact I did start of differently I had a "I...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    you know when you live in a small town and everyone knows everyone or they know someone who know you... well that's the kind of town I'm from. So I moved has it helped I don't know...
    dreamsofadragonfly dreamsofadragonfly 18-21, F Oct 11

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    It runs the country but it doesn't run us. We are not the country. We just live on the country.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I like and respect my country with all its faults and shortcomings considered, but I'm not nationalist or rascist at all. And I like to talk about my country and its culture with...
    RevSnowfox RevSnowfox 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate country music with a passion, it's always about beer and trucks, I love old country, like Johnny cash and the other OLD ones, just not modern country.. It's stupid
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anyone who's living in west and still hating it is ungrateful. let me tell you what ****** country means, I hate my country so much, I'm sure it's probably the worst country ever...
    despair1 despair1 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    My country "Egypt" is just a fake country that can't be classified religious or secular Its people are very stupid dogmatic people, they always prejudge and classify each other...
    Egyptian1Dentist Egyptian1Dentist 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    On the 18th September my country voted no against it's own independence. And now we are doomed and are forever going to be ran by a Tory government who couldn't run a bath never...
    deldel87 deldel87 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    At first, I hated country music. I listened to everything but country. Now, it's the only music I listen to. I'm so glad my boyfriend got me into it! #cowboysandangels #dustinlynch...
    ac9914 ac9914 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Yes, I do love country music. And two nights ago, I went to my first country music concert. The Swon Brothers were headlined by..... Rascal Flatts. Nothing short of amazing...
    jaykowle jaykowle 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Who is running America? Have you ever asked that question? Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I live in northern indiana in a small city. Every year we have a county fair and every girl is a "hurr durr country girl" every single one is wearing cut offs, cowboy hats, and...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 21

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    Country music is the best! My favorite country singer is luck Bryan and Florida Georgia line:)<3
    dalyce7 dalyce7 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Tennessee, Alabama, or any other Country State. Besides Oregon. Which state is the most country to you?
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Who's your favorite country artist and country song?
    dwinc732 dwinc732 16-17, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not todays modern "bro" country, no way, I mean country music, Alabama, Alan Jackson, Waylon, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Sara Evans to name a few, get that FGL and Luke Bryan...
    ashgurl71 ashgurl71 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Hello There ! Inspired by people introducing themselves..... I thought of introducing myself. but before I start, I request all of you, not to be judgmental. So I am Rajan, 43...
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M Oct 10

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    1: I adore horses 2:I live in Australia 3:I'm a country girl 4:I'm working to become a farmer 5:my parents are divorced and my dad re-married 6:I have a full sister and 2 step...
    eking18 eking18 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm crazy. I'm very kind. Listening to music and watching movies is my fav thing to do. I love to laugh. I love working with elderly people who need assistance. I am a pretty...
    Shypie1 Shypie1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    1.) I have a teenage daughter & she is my only child. 2.) I am on my second marriage & it's wonderful. 3.) I am a Project Manager. 4.) I consider myself a feminist. 5.) I have...
    MeganM7991 MeganM7991 36-40, F Oct 6

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    1) I'm terrified of birds 2) I don't like chocolate 3) I live country music 4) I have a miniature German shepherd 5) I love cooking 6) I am a really good golfer 7) I'm a twin 8) I...
    DenverGirl25 DenverGirl25 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    1] I find it difficult to come up with things about myself on the spot so this should be interesting 2] I'm a scorpio - I find that I fit my sign perfectly 3] I have bad dreams...
    crystalballer27 crystalballer27 22-25, F Oct 7

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    YES! FOR 3 YEARS I WAS STUCK IN A SCHOOL I VERY SEVERELY DISLIKED. I LOVE MY NEW SCHOOL AND IT'S ONLY BEEN TWO WEEKS! Woo! I remember yr7- 3/4 of yr 9- it was so miserable and...
    Docdaughter1 Docdaughter1 13-15, F Oct 17

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    I hate brazil, i just cant wait until i get out of here. I learned english by myself but i still have difficulty speaking, because i can't really practice (people i know dont speak...
    liippy liippy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    Dangerous hell, he has sold out this country to the Middle East. He is a disgrace and should be made to pay for his actions; like the rest of his life in prison along with Hillary...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 2

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    I want to live in a different country for new culture and environment.
    chinkychic chinkychic 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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