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Old 12-19-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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it is where your ancestors happened to settle, your family (siblings, elderly parents, etc.) is there, and you feel an obligation to stay?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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No but I know people who have. If you wind up trying to "settle", you may end up bitter or maybe not. All you can do is follow your heart. I don't have family holding me back. I would answer the call if they needed me around, how ever.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: The South
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I live where I retired. You've got to be somewhere, so here I am.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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I happen to live in a city where my younger sibling currently lives and my older brother followed her dragging my eldery parent and me along. After a year he left us & moved to his own place. I took a huge cut in salary & have been miserable ever since.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think in my entire high school class, I was the only graduate who went away to college, a thousand miles from home. Everyone else either stayed in-state, or went to a college affiliated with their church in an adjacent state. I couldn't wait to get away, and I loved it, and it was the best move of my life. I never lived within a 12-hour drive of my home town again.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hey, if your ancestors who settled there hundred(s) of years ago traveled far and wide to get there, why shouldn't you go on a similar journey?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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I recently left my family to move out of state. It was hard to do but I don't regret getting out of my comfort zone.
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