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Old 09-20-2006, 07:51 AM
 
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Are there any families like us, who have moved to the Wilmington area of NC. We are hoping to meet people, new friends who are also transplants. We are still feeling out of our element(moved here in Aug '06 from Calif) And to anyone newly here, how are you adjusting? thanks
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:39 AM
 
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I lived in NC for 12 years and frankly never adjusted. Hope you have better luck assimilating.
My sister lives in LA and constantly asks me to go west.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:51 AM
 
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Are there any families like us, who have moved to the Wilmington area of NC. We are hoping to meet people, new friends who are also transplants. We are still feeling out of our element(moved here in Aug '06 from Calif) And to anyone newly here, how are you adjusting? thanks
We just left NC after 1 year, we are from Oregon and never adjusted, some do some dont. Hope it gets better for you.
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:45 PM
 
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Culture shock, I guess? Feel like you are stuck in a hick backwater? Need more info....
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:32 AM
 
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Are there any families like us, who have moved to the Wilmington area of NC. We are hoping to meet people, new friends who are also transplants. We are still feeling out of our element(moved here in Aug '06 from Calif) And to anyone newly here, how are you adjusting? thanks
So it has just been a month? Give it a little more time than already being worried about feeling out of your element.We have been here( Lake Norman area) since mid June from Calif. and have been happy with our decision so i guess we have adgusted fine so far.I was not worried about when exactly we would resume our social life we left behind but focused more on getting to know the area, try to meet new people etc. It takes time and a good attitude that these types of things do not happen over night.New friends are not going to come looking for you, you have to put yourself out there meeting new people through work,church,school if you have kids in school etc.Relax and dont worry
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:51 AM
 
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So it has just been a month? Give it a little more time than already being worried about feeling out of your element.
Very good point. I'm a North Carolina native and even I would feel "out of my element" within the first month or two if I moved to Wilmington, which is only 3 hours away from where I'm at now.
It's just a fact of moving I would think.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:58 AM
 
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Are there any families like us, who have moved to the Wilmington area of NC. We are hoping to meet people, new friends who are also transplants. We are still feeling out of our element(moved here in Aug '06 from Calif) And to anyone newly here, how are you adjusting? thanks

Hang in there! Any place this different from what you are accustomed to will feel uncomfortable for a while. Try to get as involved as you can in the community. Joining an active church could really help, if you are church goers. I think I cried every day the first month I moved here because it was January and literally rained every day! It was so depressing. Then spring came I've never wanted to leave once I found my niche. Hopefully that will be your experience too! This is really a great state, give it time
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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Hi there mjca4.

We've just moved here too and are actively trying to get involved...tried the Newcomers Club, but it's largely retirees.

We're looking for a fun, tolerant, non-denominational church. If anyone hears of one, please let me know.

By the way, we love, love, love, Wilmington. I'm sure there are lots of negatives, but for the time being we've agreed to simply not dwell on that, just reinforcing the positive.

Cheers!
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