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Unread 08-27-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Well I will be finding a city again-lol someday- over the rainbow.........
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Unread 08-27-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Two times, actually.
First was when I had to leave Derry, Northern Ireland. She is the place of my birth and is in my blood.

Second is Boston, MA. A most European of cities - old, yet vital and intense. Rugged coast, history, pubs, bookstores.
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Unread 08-27-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Yes, Boston is a beautiful city. I loved it there, its hard to find a brownstone that will accept 3 dogs!lol.
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Unread 08-29-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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YES! I love, love, love the West Coast. I felt I could be myself there. It is HOME.

DH moved us to the East Coast and I feel completely stifled. I feel like I am suffocating. I have made some friends and am involved, but I can't really put into words how different it feels.

Dawn
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Unread 08-29-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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yep.. Athens, GA. but i'm also glad i closed that chapter in my life. it wouldn't be the same now.
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Unread 08-29-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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YES! I love, love, love the West Coast. I felt I could be myself there. It is HOME.

DH moved us to the East Coast and I feel completely stifled. I feel like I am suffocating. I have made some friends and am involved, but I can't really put into words how different it feels.

Dawn
We all feel differently. I've now lived in CA longer than anywhere else (31 years this year) and every time we go back to the east coast I feel like I've come home. It's just something about the greenery and lay of the land. I do understand where you are coming from though. Also didn't your teaching income take a nosedive when you moved to NC?
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Unread 08-29-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Native North Carolinian . . . moved to Kansas City and had hardly any adjustment at all . . . and quickly fell in love w/ my home and the whole region. Moved back to NC (career move) and nearly six years later and hardly a day goes by that I don't think about my former home, neighbors, friends, clients, city, favorite shops, restaurants, etc.

Everyone assumed I would be so happy to "move back home," and indeed, I have settled in and I love being near the mountains and close enuff to enjoy Charleston, SC, as well (one of my favorite places) and knowing there is family close by. . . but yeah . . . I miss Kansas City quite often and miss a lot of small things that made up the fabric of my days. Sometimes, the small things end up having a big impact!!!!
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Unread 08-29-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Native North Carolinian . . . moved to Kansas City and had hardly any adjustment at all . . . and quickly fell in love w/ my home and the whole region. Moved back to NC (career move) and nearly six years later and hardly a day goes by that I don't think about my former home, neighbors, friends, clients, city, favorite shops, restaurants, etc.

Everyone assumed I would be so happy to "move back home," and indeed, I have settled in and I love being near the mountains and close enuff to enjoy Charleston, SC, as well (one of my favorite places) and knowing there is family close by. . . but yeah . . . I miss Kansas City quite often and miss a lot of small things that made up the fabric of my days. Sometimes, the small things end up having a big impact!!!!
That doesn't seem like a real big move. I'll bet moving from NC to CA would have been more of an adjustment. Weather is better, but a real culture shock.
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Unread 08-31-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I moved from CA to NC about 1 1/2years ago---I don't really miss CA but I have always missed my hometown in CA. if that makes any sense. I was born and raised in Big Bear Lake CA. That is the only place in CA I really do miss! Haven't lived there for 30 years. Everytiime I go back to visit and drive up the mountain and then into the valley it feels like I'm going back home, to the "womb". It's comfortable, familiar, and beautiful! I have always looked for a place to live that is like Big Bear! I suppose that is because that is where all my childhood memories are! I do, however, love NC!
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Unread 08-31-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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... lived in a certain location, and now miss it ... and later regretted moving away
But there are good reasons you moved elsewhere, right? Therefore, the old place was no longer the place your life would unfold best. Life was nudging you to unfold elsewhere.

So there's nothing to regret. Nothing to feel sorrow about. You have in your mind for the rest of life the pictures of that place, the smells, the sounds, the quality of light and air... That place will always and forever be a part of you, and all you have to do is send your mind there, and in less than an instant you are there again. You don't even have to close your eyes... Now you've become more than you were when you were there, and that place is part of who you have become.
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