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Old 11-05-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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Yes I did it! I was in a custody battle and have done it many times...It is just stuff and thrift stores abound everywhere.....go for it...keep the pictures and your precious stuff and let the other go. If you are miserable here do it....jypsye
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Just picked up and moved to Denver with my boyfriend about a month and a half ago after living in Chicago and the surrounding area for all our lives. No family, and a friend is all I had in Denver. I get lonely at times and find myself getting homesick but am glad I did this. It's always something I wanted to do before I settled down.

Who knows where I may end up next, if I stay in CO or move home, or continue to move west!
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yes. Moved from SoCal to Texas. HUGE mistake! I moved back to SoCal after 9 months and was very fortunate to sell my Texas home. I would not do this again, however it was a blessing in disguise for us. We sold our CA home at the height of the market, made money on our Texas home when we sold it and were able to buy a fabulous home again in CA at an excellent price because the market is so bad right now. We are staying put!!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Twice....once in the Air Force to a base in NE France [loved it...once I learned a little French] and once to NJ to help open the Casinos there.....I was parolled from NJ 8 VERY long years later and RAN back to Las Vegas.....[I wouldn't leave even on vacation for 10 yrs after I got back]
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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I was 24, and had a very obsessed ex boyfriend. I quite my job and packed up my car and drove west, from Cape Cod, MA. Got as far as Gardner, KS where my father's sister and kids were. Was headed to Oregon, where my mother's family is. I left in October 1995 and came home January 1996. A friend of mine from Cape had called me at my aunts house and asked if I was coming home, seeing as I didn't get too far in my journey. He and I are still friends and we ended up dating for 4 years! But the main reason for moving was the ex boyfriend. He called a college friend of mine to find out where I was headed and showed up on my cousins door step in the middle of December! Thank goodness I was working and not at the house, who knows what could have happened! A guy that I had started to date while out there was a local cop and I told him all about the ex. He took care of it. Don't know what happened to the ex...hmmmmhmmmm.

Came home in 1996 for my 25th birthday and have been in MA ever since. Then got married in 2000 and went to Basic training in TX from May to July, then Tech school from July to Sept and then lived in Central Mass. Never did move back to Cape Cod after marriage. Cant afford it.

I am glad that I made the move to drive cross country, or at least get half way. I was proud of myself. I had never done that before. Haven't done it since, but I know that I can do it, just as I knew I could make it through Air Force Basic Training.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Great stories-guess we all have an adventure bug!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Talking Story of my life!

Sure have!! I moved away from home---Minnesota to Texas--when I was 21. Transferred with my company at the time, didn't know a soul, picked up & moved one day. Got sick of Texas & the heat, my serious relationship of 2 years had fallen apart, so I thought what the heck? I was very unhappy there anyway. He moved to AZ, I moved to Colorado---that was a year ago now. I've been in Colorado since September of 2006 & love it! I still have a couple friends in TX but I have never looked back once. Don't miss that place for nothing! NO regrets!

It's been 6 years now since I moved away from home (MN) & I've had a few moments where I felt like maybe I should move back home, but I know it would be too hard now as an adult. I know my family loves me no matter where I live & I don't feel any need to 'prove' anything to them, so to speak.

Everyone has always called me 'brave' to move so far away from family, etc. I don't think it was that hard since I've always been VERY independent. And was kinda the outcast in my family, anyway. I'm now closer to my parents & family because I don't LIVE with them.

I really enjoy living in Colorado---it is so beautiful here & a lot of people (like myself) flock to live here. It's great, but expensive! I think this is where I'll stay unless something happens in the family where I am needed there.

Good luck to anyone out there who makes a long-distance move--it is not easy, but sometimes you really do have to take a leap of faith & just get out there & live your own life--you never know what you could find!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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yep best move i every made. took a pay cut that was temporary but the move was not.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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Welcome to CO, katmoney!

Now aren't you glad you made the move? It is a great place to live, isn't it?

I'm moving to Denver (from outside of Denver) in 3 weeks & don't know a soul there. I know how you feel not knowing anyone--that will be me when I move to my new apt here soon


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Just picked up and moved to Denver with my boyfriend about a month and a half ago after living in Chicago and the surrounding area for all our lives. No family, and a friend is all I had in Denver. I get lonely at times and find myself getting homesick but am glad I did this. It's always something I wanted to do before I settled down.

Who knows where I may end up next, if I stay in CO or move home, or continue to move west!
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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I had lived all my life in Cincinnati, Ohio until I was 41 years old. I had been to Florida for vacation about five times and decided that Florida was where I wanted to be. I chose Jacksonville because I just wanted to get in Florida even if it was just over the Georgia border. I packed up my cat and my clothes in an old 1988 Toyota Corolla station wagon with a bald tire (that I didnt know about) and headed down there. Stayed in a hotel for a week, found a job with a temporary agency which later went permanent, and a week later found a townhouse. Worked that job for about 1 1/2 years. Got lonely, had nobody there. Decided to move out to Washington State with my sister. Happen to be in the winter months and I absolutely hated it, couldnt find a job to save my soul. Took myself back to Florida where I stayed with aunt in Tampa, got a job, my own place. Worked that job for about 2 years. Was gonna get laid off soon, so got a job in Sarasota, moved to Bradenton, absolutely loved it there, job didnt work out because they told me it was a management position but turned out to be a gopher job (after 30 years of working, a gopher job was not for me). I had no desire whatsoever to return to Ohio and said I would never go back to Washington, but guess where I am now? Exactly, Washington, however this time I have a good job. But, I am not happy. I want to go back to Florida, or either I want to move to Arizona because I have very bad osteoarthritis in my knees and damaged cartilage and am one step short of knee replacements. I ask myself everyday 'what have I done?' Am I a complete moron?
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