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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 158 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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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 18-21, 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 1 Response Sep 6, 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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    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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    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 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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    The kid who sat in front of me in math would always turn around and say 'huh?' And I had to say I was actually talking to myself.... sorry. He got used to it.
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    I drift off to a small pier past her time. She defiantly pushes out into deepening waters, allowing. My bare feet step carefully across her dry cracks and twists. Her grains...
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    It has been escalating . The other night I wrapped my body from my ankles to my chest in a thick layer of duct tape. If that wasn't enough I used a whole role of tape to encase my...
    misstinabondage3 misstinabondage3 18-21, T 7 hrs ago

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    I had moved into my first apartment. I was opining boxes and came across the ones with all my girl clothes and then the box with my bondage gear. I thought to my self its time to...
    misstinabondage3 misstinabondage3 18-21, T 7 hrs ago

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    The old me. Me in the middle of the road running and crying out for my friends, Laughing my heart out over their shoulder. Today also I smile because I love to smile but my eye...
    evilingod evilingod 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Yes. I'm going to involve myself in the movement
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I've cried myself to sleep recently it seems like my "friends" don't seem to understand me anymore, and my family has many problems right now, always ending up in the hospital...
    emily1213 emily1213 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I started talking to myself during the second year of my marriage. Long time ago....I got married to a guy who didn't enjoy talking to me. Things that were of an interest to me...
    nubone67 nubone67 31-35 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My name is Karly I just turned 16 and I am from Michigan but currently live in Florida. When I was younger my dad used to beat me and my sisters so my mom and dad got a divorce...
    allaboutkarly allaboutkarly 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    And read with, and talk to, and fvck... and fvck with. But she has to have a pretty face, pretty eyes, and a bangin body. And be some sort of tanned, and be able to have a bunch...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's always a struggle to wake up and get out of bed in the morning. My belly gets in the way and it takes me about half hour just sit up, by that time I am exhausted and I lie...
    ThickLegged ThickLegged 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Driving with My Car Radio On Almost Full Volume. Back when I was about say 7 or 8, I started to like to listen to country and western and also rock and roll music and would...
    BlueJeanedPrincess BlueJeanedPrincess 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I love country music so much! Better Than You Left Me by Mickey Guyton is one of my repeat songs at the moment. We need more African American female country singers too...
    AllyBaby13 AllyBaby13 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I dont even know where to start. When I was young I know im different from other kids. I was more mature and kept things to myself instead of crying and ask for what I need/want. I...
    Meow1121 Meow1121 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I was born into a world I do not identify with. I don't feel any sense of belonging to my family, social group, racial group, country, or even the world. I have an inner stormy...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 27

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    I find myself to be absolutely repulsive. Every person I've come across has rejected me or turned me away (except for one) because I'm too negative. I can't help it if I have this...
    JSylvia1015 JSylvia1015 13-15, F Jul 26

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    I am Brazilian and I love my country, but I always had a dream to be able to live in another country ..... I sure would love a new experience in a country other than Brazil and it...
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 26

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    This is pretty much the story of my life...growing up my family moved alot, never staying anywhere for a very long time...it got to the point where I looked forward to seeing the...
    Alchymyst Alchymyst 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    making sense of it all the equations gifted to the living feeling, expecting..doing the chores silent yet so many opinions in the mind try..wait..think..hope..convincing the...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Jul 24

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F Jul 24

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    my country itself is incredibly beautiful. such a nice place to live. the problem is that we don't own it anymore. go between houses and you will find we are few and far between...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Ah, yes, ugly 'n brooding. Precisely what a girl needs to be.... Yeah, fair warning: I'll be using a bit of sarcasm in this even though I am anything but a sarcastic person...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have just moved to Germany. My friends and family are in my home country and I miss them a lot. I also find it a bit difficult to find new friends here. Apparently I am not very...
    scenicisland scenicisland 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    its almost as if my brain is wired to do that. i cant help it. i started comparing myself to other people when i was in middle school. i didnt really realize my appearance until...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    About two months ago I started hiring for positions in a summer camp I help run. One of the women we ended up hiring planned to move here to take classes and the camp job was a...
    SodbusterPat SodbusterPat 31-35, M Jul 17

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    all the time i wonder how i come across to other people. if i really am a wonderful person or if i'm rude and mean. it would be very interesting thats for sure.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I promise to myself that I will have gone to the USA before I die.I'm not american but i was influenced by them.I wanna go to a place where I can be free , show who I am.I wish to...
    jessyjay16 jessyjay16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I've done so much soul seaching these past 5 and a half years. I've people come across my path with puzzle pieces that i've had to fit into place. There was so much bottled up...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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