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Old 03-24-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Camping in the motorhome
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You must be in Central Texas, lol. I am the same way. having lived in Arkanasas,Virginia,Tennessee,Alabama,Germany, Italy, and now Texas. The only place that I felt really at home was Alabama. I loved it there. I thought I'd find the same feeling here in Centex but 4 years later and a mortgage....its still not there.
I wish I was in Texas! LOL!!! I live in Utah.......it's sad, I know......
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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I wish I was in Texas! LOL!!! I live in Utah.......it's sad, I know......
Ouch, lol!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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I have moved twice in the past three years. First to Phoenix and then to Nor Cal. Neither place felt like home for us...which is why we are going back to DFW!!

We did get to see and experience quite a few different things...but we are done with it for a while.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I just wonder if others who have moved around a lot really feel like they are home or even give it much thought? When someone asks you where you are from what do you say? I don't feel like I'm attached to the place I currently live and I never really grew up any one place so I'm not really "from" anywhere in particular. I want to find a place that feels like I found home but It's not here.
I moved from my hometown w/ my spouse almost three years ago. We moved to VA Beach and although we were there for 2 years, it never felt "right" to me. My house was just a house, not my home.

We moved to NC a few months ago and stayed in a rental property for a few months. Although I loved the area, the house was still a house, not a home.

We just bought a new home 15 minutes away from the rental house and within a week, I felt like it was my homecoming. For the first time in almost 3 years, I feel like I am where I am supposed to be and can finally relax. I'm sure part of it has to do with having so many welcoming and friendly neighbors.

For me, being away from family and longtime friends made the transition to another place difficult but it is finally starting to get better. Sometimes, it just takes time and patience.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Kinds can adapt to most anywhere really. the older you get the more set i your ways as they say. I most find people that have grownup in one place that have that homeboy thing that can't adapt.You also can be influence by parents and where they grewup as they teach that culture to their children.Its worse for those who can't seem to make firends very easily really to adapt to new culture.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Glad to hear all the responses and different thoughts. I'll be 39 this year and I am ready to find home. We'll be moving as soon as our youngest graduates highschool, after December. We're moving to a larger city than I am used to but I have a large lot as a compromise that I should be able to spend a lot of great time planting and gardening in. I hope with everything I can that this is going to work out.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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I didn't move around a lot as a kid, but my parents divorced when I was in college and sold the house where I grew up. Since then, I moved around a bit and I don't feel like I have a particular tie to anyplace. It kinda stinks.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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Moved to Nashville, TN a year and a half ago and we have never felt at home here. We are making our plans to exit this state as soon as possible.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Spending a career in the military the past 17 years, I have yet to feel at "home" in anyplace I've lived since I left NYC. I started feeling somewhat at home in California, but I knew at some point I would have to relocate so I never really dug in roots and kicked my feet up. I can't wait to feel at home one day.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I didn't move around a lot as a kid, but my parents divorced when I was in college and sold the house where I grew up. Since then, I moved around a bit and I don't feel like I have a particular tie to anyplace. It kinda stinks.

Same thing with me. I made friends in Vegas but I hated my job and so I left. I hope this plae grows on me.
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