I Want to Move to California

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 371 People

    Here We Come

    I live in New York City; so does my boyfriend. He went to Cali a year or so back. He always wanted to move their. Our plan is to leave NYC in about three to four years and move to Los Angeles :-)
    lobaroja85 lobaroja85
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    Really badly

    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    I have the greatest 5 year plan ever guys!

    ! Considering I hate living in Florida with my parents. I'm gonna graduate hs and live in a studio apartment in San Clemente California and be a nanny and have a job as a waitress too while I'm in college. Does this sound okay?
    cassidyduffyyy cassidyduffyyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    By this time next year I will be living in

    California all by myself. All the way from Wisconsin. I can't wait. But I still have no idea on where to live or what college to go to..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    I moved to California 10 years ago

    and at first I missed my family so much but then when I got my job and made friends, I fell in love. Recently I filed for divorce and needed my family so I moved back to NJ. I love my family, but I miss my life in California... it has become my home. I want to move back so badly...
    jgoryn jgoryn
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    California 2019 ≪3

    I live in Indiana and in about 6 years I'll be home.
    Tiffyboo1991 Tiffyboo1991
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2013

    Relocating to California

    I am at a point in my life where just about everything needs to change.   California would be the complete opposite of where I live now.  Everywhere I look I'm seeing something about California and I believe that this is where I'm being lead. ...
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    Miss California

    california is my dream. i dont know why but i feel like if i moved there i would be happy and i have never even visited. its the only place i have ever really wanted to be ever since i was little. i live in nc now and find it very boring here..i feel like maybe life would happen...
    anna201983 anna201983
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 8, 2011
    personofmanymoods personofmanymoods
    18-21, F
    May 3, 2014

    I've sent my heart to San

    vinvicau vinvicau
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014
    lovemariexxo lovemariexxo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014


    ...I would love to move to California. It seems like a dreamland. Most of the people where I live are Republican and close minded. I would like to be somewhere surrounded around people that think like me. Plus, California has more to offer than my town.
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Dec 3, 2010

    I have visited California several times

    and I've loved it every time. I love the beaches of Santa Barbra. I LOVE the town of Ojai! I've been kayaking off the coast of the Channel Islands. Everything about California is for me! Now, somebody tell me how I can move there!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Hopefully I See Myself Driving West

    For the past year, i have been telling myself i am going leave this small town of mine and move to California. but i haven't and its hurting inside.Like anybody else who (lives/has lived) in a small (community/town) and wants to get out and explore something new and become...
    Fasian Fasian
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2012

    I'm california dreaming!

    Its all I do, Its all I research. Its scaring me a little because I want it so bad but yet so far away
    aiesha1230 aiesha1230
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014
    officialjaylove officialjaylove
    Apr 8, 2015

    I lived in SD for about 2

    or 3 years, then I moved. I'd love to move back and I probably will. Been going there every summer, now to convince my parents :P
    vlop vlop
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014
    football2014 football2014
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014


    I want to get involved in the film industry.  I figure if that's what I want to do, I have to be near the people who run the show.  Plus, I've always thought that California would be really beautiful.  Even if I decided not to pursue a career in film, I feel like...
    frontier frontier
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2007

    I Didn't "leave" My Heart There...

    San Francisco STOLE my heart. But don't you worry, my tender heart. I'll be back there to reclaim you. I promise.
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    California Dreamin*

    SO I have one more semester to go and I am finally finished with college! Woop Woop. I am going for Public Relations and I would really love to break into the enertainment business. One of my girls from school is planning on moving out to Cali next Janurary and I am going with...
    monroe24716 monroe24716
    Feb 23, 2009

    It Never Rains In Southern California.

    I don't kno why... I but I have a cosmic gravitational pull to California. Never been anywhere near the state.... (The Furthest west I've been from ny was Ohio) but I think the way of life would b much more laid back than here in ny... This is jus what I gather from the media. So...
    Celo1er Celo1er
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

    I live in Michigan and I have big dreams

    that involves fashion design. California has always been my dream destination and I plan on moving there after I finish college!
    DanielleJW DanielleJW
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2014
    officialjaylove officialjaylove
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    Looking For Ideas And Any Help That Can Be Offered Or Repayed Or Even Worked Off

    Hello everyone reading this, I was born in California and I can't shake this feeling that its where I should be, you know that little big voice thats more like a sensation than words.  If you've ever had that feeling that you should not go somewhere and then catastrophe...
    bigbro1111 bigbro1111
    1 Response Jul 13, 2010

    My friend and I are camping in her trailer

    and it's absolutely freezing.. We can't even feel our fingers lol
    satanictacos satanictacos
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    Looking to relocate to the San Diego area.

    Looking for work before I pull the trigger. Can anyone help?
    Troutflies Troutflies
    41-45, M
    Feb 4

    I just visited the San Diego area.

    And it is absolutely beautiful out there. I live in Pennsylvania, and have all my life. I just want to be stuck in a dead end town for the rest of my life where is you don't conform to everyone else's standards, then you have done something wrong with your life. There is...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 3, 2014

    I hope I'm able to move to California very soon!

    There is so much I have to get prepared first though. But in the end it'll be worth it. I just wanna hurry up an start my life with my BF. We aren't getting any younger.
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk
    31-35, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    I'm thinking of moving this summer.

    I've been there a few times, but never committed to living there. Of course, there are some things I have to take care of first, and I'd need a roommate and job, but that's all easily attainable. I would just need to know who to trust living with. But I love California so much...
    buttsmchs buttsmchs
    18-21, F
    Feb 20

    Like super bad. As soon

    as I get enough money, I'm gonna be out of here and I'll be moving to LA. Yeah LA probably isn't the safest place to go but it's probably way better than here. I just want to be out on my own and living life, not feeling like I'm stuck all the time...smh
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    Want To Start Fresh In California

    Hey everyone =) I've been wanting to move to Sacramento, CA for a while now but I'm so scared about living alone in a place I've never been before. I'm tired of my life here. There's no excitement in my life. I'm heartbroken. Depressed. It's just work and college for me. None of...
    Aikox3 Aikox3
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    Unhappy In Ny, Help

    Hello: Recently, I was able to visit someone in California (near San Diego) and I fell in love with it.  I have always been affected by the dreaded Winters here in NY for most of my life (I am mature late 20's)!  The weather is more bad, than...
    mizsamantha mizsamantha
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    I really want to live in California one day

    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    California Is Awesome

    something for everyone here, you gotta find the right place though
    donnjb donnjb
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    I'm at the time in my life

    where I'm officially ready to move. It's always been something I've wanted to do but it would be far. From New York to California.. kind of far. I know it's crazy but I just feel like there is nothing for me in the small town I'm in. I've been ready to leave for years now but I...
    steffr23 steffr23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    Going back to Cali πŸ‘Œwhat u knw about 1,

    000 grams put in the pot made a quarter πŸ‘Œ
    jmontoya50913 jmontoya50913
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    Somewhere near the beach!

    I hope the future brings me there.
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo
    22-25, F
    May 3, 2014

    I can't stand being caged in anymore!

    I need to be FREE!!!! I want to explore the great redwoods and dance at festivals. I want to be one with a community of people that think relatively alike! PEACE.
    DelicateLion29 DelicateLion29
    22-25, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    New Beginning

    I am a recent college grad. I am from Maine, and I have lived here all my life. I have always wanted to move to CA even though I have never been. I just need something new, and I think now is the perfect time. I just don't know where to begin!
    britt88 britt88
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    California Here I Come

    I want to move to  California. Male looking for a single female with same interest. I will commuicate with you as soon as I figure out.   I am in Florida now.   Don Well everythings is going as planned. Going on Va Ca tion for 2 wks in N Ca. ...
    Alfauplink Alfauplink
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

    I am finally planning on moving to California.

    Possibly during this summer.. I crave the beaches, the sun, the fun, and excitement that the west coast brings. I'm obsessed with Hollywood and maybe I can even jump start my career there. I do still have some things to take care of before I move, but hopefully this will really...
    LilVixen18 LilVixen18
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Feb 18

    London is home and always will be.

    However, I have always wanted to make a move but it's something that scares me a lot. I am a very strong minded individual and I know I am capable of making the move. I think what scares me the most is having and knowing that I have to start all over. That same feeling that you...
    concon26 concon26
    26-30, F
    Mar 17, 2014

    I used to live in California.

    I grew up there when I was younger. I loved it there and I really miss the warmth of it. I live in ******* New Jearsey. It's cold and snows like crazy here I ******* hate it it's so annoying😑
    emmataylorr emmataylorr
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    California Dream

    I was only in Cali for a week. I remember getting there and feeling completely different. I was so happy. I felt good and alive. I want to go back so bad. If money wasn't an issue I would go back in a heart beat. I don't know why but I feel like I will be complete and happy once...
    LoverInTheClouds LoverInTheClouds
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2011
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