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I Moved Across the Country By Myself

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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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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

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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

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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

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    Yes please I'm pretty country myself but a country companion added onto that would be great.
    mrwilson062198 mrwilson062198 16-17, M a week ago

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    I moved to Europe for my husband. We moved here because he has an apartment here, and a job, and he makes more money than I do (easy now, i make 0 dollars, euros excuse me) so here...
    carolina87 carolina87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I hate myself so much for who i am. My life has been a struggle. I never found true love, im crazy addicted to horror movies personality. I hate myself for this strange disorders...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Oh Oh Mr President! FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, people chant during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington as President Barack Obama announced...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I moved away from my hometown in 2008 after graduating college. I moved from a small city which is pretty much a big town in Oklahoma to a major city in North Carolina, roughly 12...
    beedubaya beedubaya 22-25 Dec 16

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    With each step, I could feel my lungs exploding. How many more miles? I don’t think I can hold this pace for the entire race. I can’t even run the whole race. As these thoughts...
    andreacrystal96 andreacrystal96 18-21, F Nov 30

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    When I was in 6th grade I became obsessive about a guy I had liked...he was from Pakistan... I became so obsessed that I began to bother him...he hated me for that...he wanted me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I really do. Whenever **** hits the fan, I stray from the norm more than I normally do. I get this obsessive, compulsive urge to make this world a better and a happier place; to...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was very lost for a very long time, which almost all of us experience i am sure. I made so many mistakes and there are so many things i could have done differently. Alas i stand...
    Sproetjies3 Sproetjies3 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    1)My name is Tessa. 2)My real name is Theresa actually but people call me Tessa. 3)I'm American. 4)I'm originally from Washington. 5)I moved to New York 2 years ago. 6)I have a...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I'm sitting here at the unemployment office waiting for my number to be called. Number 49 and they are only on 18. I'm sitting at a cafeteria table, across from this man who looks...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    One sunny day in January, 2017, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine...
    RegularGuy3 RegularGuy3 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I went with a group to the British Isles during the summer of 2013 for 3 weeks. We spent about a week in Ireland. I remember cahersiveen well. The day we went to cahersiveen was...
    abcdeltabob abcdeltabob 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love music of all types but I just can't bring myself to listen to country music.
    SEIGUY SEIGUY 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I watched world news where women in protest of the law they are not permitted to drive ,,,Saudi women are not allowed they have to have a "guardian male " to say they can study...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    See Through these eyes deeply down a tunnel of miles, walking, experiencing... I have fallen, stuck in the middle of no where, wondering if it will ever be gazed and looked upon...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 17

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    It seems that I care to much of how people think of me, regret too much of my past. Look at how people react to what I say and when It doesn't turn out the why I wanted, I would...
    InsanelyCrazy InsanelyCrazy 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    i hate myself on what id become because of complicated relationship. i lose my confidence,my joy, i became jealous, alone and clingy. i hate it..
    annettesan annettesan 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Internationally,everyone keeps pointing fingers at my country and saying that they have this problem or that problem and I know we do.Every country has its own issues and we will...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 26 Responses Nov 30

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    I love country music, but I'm afraid there has been very little real country music produced for many years. I love the Golden Age of Country, from about 1955 to 1985. George Jones...
    Gloryous Gloryous 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    So I thought I should tell u guys all the things I have been threw in life this is hard for me telling u guys but bare with me so I was born on the 7 jan 1996 so as I got older and...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a country girl. Dang proud of it, too. I love everything about being who I am. I expect to have doors held open, hats tipped, and compliments just slathered on like fresh...
    prufrockrock prufrockrock 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Country girl till the day I die!! I love fishing and gettin down in the mud. I love my boots as much as my southern roots!!! My parents served this country in the Marine corps so I...
    AutumnTuesday AutumnTuesday 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm very country, but I had to move to the city.. Everyone acts like that's a bad thing, and make fun of my accent.. But like I never get bullied anymore.. But should I be proud to...
    Ison56 Ison56 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 9

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    It's really no wonder I've lost contact with a lot of people from my past... I was born in Toronto, Canada. Grew Up on Long Island, NY. Went to School in Washington, DC and...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M Dec 15

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    Im the most patriotic person You will ever meet. I love my country so much. And I love patriotic songs. And when I'm old enough i plan on joining the U.S. Army because I love my...
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F a week ago

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    My friend is trying tell me I don't know no damn country singers since I live in the city. Well guess what I know lots she gave me a list and I didn't know one of them then I...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    1) I believe there's more to life than money can offer. 2) I value people's opinions, and feelings. I turn no one away. 3) I'm irrevocably in love with my boyfriend. We've been...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F Dec 2

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    Usually I don't like sharing how I think about suicide because I know for a fact someone out there will judge me for it. They will end up thinking I am overreacting upon my...
    HungryHippoBruh HungryHippoBruh 16-17, F Dec 10

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    this says what some people are afraid to say I'm a little boy with glasses The one they call the geek A little girl who never smiles 'Cause I've got braces on my teeth And I know...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    It is three years since I left bournemouth . I moved to bournemouth at the autumn of 2009 to start and new life I have been unwell for many years and I have gone to see doctors...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i think the music people listen to says a lot about who they are. for example, people don't usually just listen to one genre. we have different music for different emotions...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I got one for everyone. So I bought a straitjacket. I was working out of town and while I was there I decided to try it out. Unfortunately I was alone at the time and didn't...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 30