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Old 11-21-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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First of all, not everyone in the Midwest is boring. I lived my entire life in St. Louis and I did not normally feel bored. So, lets dispense with stereotypes and broad generalizations.

I did leave my home last year to move to Washington State. Actually, DH and I left. We moved home, after having lived in the same house for 26 years. We did leave friends and for me, a lifelong hometown.

Every so often I miss my old friends, certain places I liked to go, and some things I liked to do. It has registered many times in my thinking that I will probably never go back. Yet, I am not homesick.

I wish I could believe that I would see some of the friends I left behind, but truthfully I don't do a good job of keeping in touch. So, love them as I do, I don't feel the need to communicate with them very often.

We are all different. For some, "home" is the right place to be always. For others of us, home is where we are from. I am happy here. I don't wish to be any other place. I wish for everyone the same good outcome wherever they may find themselves.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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To the OP: take your experiences as evidence that people love you, but do what is best for you.

When I moved from the Rockies to Florida the reaction among my friends was unanimous: "You can't go!" But I left, even though it hurt to go. Within six months the following happened:

--my sister and her husband moved three hours away
--my parents retired to a different state (OK, I knew this one was coming)
--one good friend left for medical school in the Midwest
--another good friend had a JoP wedding and moved to Germany to be with her soldier husband

When people say they don't want you to go, that doesn't mean they will stay if you stay. Everybody has to do what's best for them, and sometimes that means leaving. Besides, there's always email and Facebook.
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