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Old 12-30-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I wouldn't argue with you other than to say that moving "north" from Texas requires some "getting used to."

Secondly, the economy is more robust in Texas than most places "up north."

Finally, they have these bumper stickers in Texas that say "we don't care how you did it up north."
What's wrong with spreading your wings? It's a big world out there. Why shun somebody's curiosity? The poster wants to explore possibilities elsewhere, your closed minded "you best stay where are" is totally lame. What's more desirable to you may not be for somebody else. I've lived in the Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest and the differences between all of them are things that I embraced and enjoyed while living in those places.

OP don't listen to this poster; get out there and explore. Life is too short not to. The only regret you'll ever have is "I wish I had gone while I had the chance" if you don't. And if it doesn't work out wherever you may end up the worst thig that can happen is returning to Texas having had a valuable life learning experience. Also there are plenty of robust economies in the north. To say places like NYC, Boston, or Minneapolis are not economically robust clearly do not know what they are talking about.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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What's wrong with spreading your wings? It's a big world out there. Why shun somebody's curiosity? The poster wants to explore possibilities elsewhere, your closed minded "you best stay where are" is totally lame. What's more desirable to you may not be for somebody else. I've lived in the Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest and the differences between all of them are things that I embraced and enjoyed while living in those places.

OP don't listen to this poster; get out there and explore. Life is too short not to. The only regret you'll ever have is "I wish I had gone while I had the chance" if you don't. And if it doesn't work out wherever you may end up the worst thig that can happen is returning to Texas having had a valuable life learning experience. Also there are plenty of robust economies in the north. To say places like NYC, Boston, or Minneapolis are not economically robust clearly do not know what they are talking about.
Nothing wrong with getting out there and exploring.

I'm coming to "explore" New Mexico next week in fact.

It's just that sometimes young people tend to think that the grass is greener somewhere else.

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Nothing wrong with getting out there and exploring.

I'm coming to "explore" New Mexico next week in fact.

It's just that sometimes young people tend to think that the grass is greener somewhere else.
True, I was like that in my early 20's but I had to learn that for myself. Though I'm glad I allowed myself the opportunity to get out and learn that what I thought was hipster paradise in Seattle during my 20's wasn't always the cat's meaow. There were many days I wanted out of it during those five years, though I mostly enjoyed it and it was a valuable experience (and fun) , made lifelong friends, my career got a very good footing there, and I did a lot of growing up in Seattle. I see my friends on Facebook who have stayed within the same county I grew up in their whole lives and I guess there's nothing wrong with that though I could never have fathomed it that way for myself. When I was younger I was told to stay in New England because everywhere else sucks, but that only strengthend my resolve to get out. I'm glad I didn't listen to the naysayers.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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True, I was like that in my early 20's but I had to learn that for myself. Though I'm glad I allowed myself the opportunity to get out and learn that what I thought was hipster paradise in Seattle during my 20's wasn't always the cat's meaow. There were many days I wanted out of it during those five years, though I mostly enjoyed it and it was a valuable experience (and fun) , made lifelong friends, my career got a very good footing there, and I did a lot of growing up in Seattle. I see my friends on Facebook who have stayed within the same county I grew up in their whole lives and I guess there's nothing wrong with that though I could never have fathomed it that way for myself. When I was younger I was told to stay in New England because everywhere else sucks, but that only strengthend my resolve to get out. I'm glad I didn't listen to the naysayers.
Agree totally. I didn't mean to come across as I apparently did. I did exactly what you did. I really did enjoy living in other places but it made me be less hard on Oklahoma by the time I came back. It is what it is.

My only advice to this young person really is to finish their degree before going off and checking the weather and COL......................... Well that and find a new team to root for.

In the mean time, I head out for New Mexico next Monday and I am really jonsin' for some green chiles!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Agree totally. I didn't mean to come across as I apparently did. I did exactly what you did. I really did enjoy living in other places but it made me be less hard on Oklahoma by the time I came back. It is what it is.

My only advice to this young person really is to finish their degree before going off and checking the weather and COL......................... Well that and find a new team to root for.

In the mean time, I head out for New Mexico next Monday and I am really jonsin' for some green chiles!!!!!
Try the green chile stew! Just had some yesterday, it was divine!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I've graduated, got my bachelors, working on my MBA, and am planning to start this paralegal program and have been ACHING to leave Texas. A lot of people say Texas is where the jobs are at though. I just need a breath of fresh air away from Texas. So I'm watching this thread seriously: Minneapolis, DC (go figure I know too many people up there), Nashville, ok ok ok, still paying attention.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I've graduated, got my bachelors, working on my MBA, and am planning to start this paralegal program and have been ACHING to leave Texas. A lot of people say Texas is where the jobs are at though. I just need a breath of fresh air away from Texas. So I'm watching this thread seriously: Minneapolis, DC (go figure I know too many people up there), Nashville, ok ok ok, still paying attention.
Boston has pretty low unemployment and more law firms than you could possibly shake a stick at (too many to be honest, but good for anyone looking for a career in law). It will definitely offer a big change of scenery from Texas if that's what you want. I'd imagine DC would probably be a very lucrative place for that as well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I wouldn't argue with you other than to say that moving "north" from Texas requires some "getting used to."

Secondly, the economy is more robust in Texas than most places "up north."

Finally, they have these bumper stickers in Texas that say "we don't care how you did it up north."
You let bumper stickers demonstrate your point of view in Texas?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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Sorry to bump an old topic, but I'm 20, and I can't drive due to a disability. I'm worried that by the time I graduate college and can drive, I'll be too old to enter the workforce.
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