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Old 03-10-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Long story short. I moved to pittsburgh for a job. I have been here for a month and a half I have to say its boring. Its not a terrible city but its not a city for me. Theres little racial/cultural diversity, its too quiet, I dread the winter time (thank god its finally over), the nightlife is subpar, and there is not much too it.

I really wanted to go to Houston texas but I was too impatient and jumped on the first opportunity to get out of the kingdom of boredom known as windsor ct.

Now I'm stuck here for at least 11 months until I have at least 1 year and some change at this employee before I can hope again to houston.

Has anyone else experienced a similiar situation of regretting that you didn't move to an area you really wanted to live in?

I'm going to try and make the best of these 11 LONG MONTHS.
It sucks because life is too short to waste time being miserable and those are 11 months I can't get back.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:53 AM
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We moved to a place we thought we'd like, based on old assumptions and our old selves. You can't put your new self inside an old box, or an outdated one. Every thing in life will teach you a grand lesson--if you can see the underlying reasons for the misstake, then you've gained something from the ordeal.
Learn what you can from it is all you can do.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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We moved to a place we thought we'd like, based on old assumptions and our old selves. You can't put your new self inside an old box, or an outdated one. Every thing in life will teach you a grand lesson--if you can see the underlying reasons for the misstake, then you've gained something from the ordeal.
Learn what you can from it is all you can do.
Your right it just suckis because you can't get back time.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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It's never too late.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Long story short. I moved to pittsburgh for a job.
Now I'm stuck here for at least 11 months until...
This is an example of why people are advised to RENT rather than to buy when moving.
Imagine how bothered you would be with a mortgage too.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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That sucks for sure, but like you said might as well make the best of it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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from your post you sound fairly young, so all I can say is get use to some things being considered "a waste of time", life is going to be full of those. I guess you can only use that time to gain some experience in your career. Houston isn't exactly the greatest place on earth to live either, some people love it, some hate it and can't wait to get out.

But, I can agree, being close to retirement, one of my fears is moving to the wrong place for me. Unfortunately the places that would be my first choices, I cannot really afford. One always has to make compromises and adjustments in life. I think if you learn this early on in life you'll be much happier in the long run.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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If you have 11 months left to make it a year, then you've only been there for a month . . . a winter month, at that.

Gee - give it a little time. Get involved in the community (and that doesn't mean the bar scene).
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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This is an example of why people are advised to RENT rather than to buy when moving.
Imagine how bothered you would be with a mortgage too.
Honestly I would just cut my losses and abandon my house.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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If you have 11 months left to make it a year, then you've only been there for a month . . . a winter month, at that.

Gee - give it a little time. Get involved in the community (and that doesn't mean the bar scene).
I'm trying but I just don't "fit in" here.
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