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Old 04-20-2016, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Juneau
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I moved to Indianapolis two years ago for a job offer. I doubled my salary from what it was and accepted a better role here in February. I've never been "sold" on this area - there's nothing in the way of natural scenery here and crime is through the roof (six murders since Friday alone). I'm tired of renting and have thought about buying property here, but part of me is very hesitant as this is not a place I'd really want to be, as I have no personal ties here and there's no real attraction other than the decent economy.

Staying here feels like settling - it's like a shoe that you know doesn't fit exactly properly , but you've worn it enough to be familiar with it. After two years, it's not gelling much better than it did in the fast two months.

Where do you draw the "line in the sand" about hitching your wagons to a place that just doesn't feel right? Did you end up having to settle or go where you wanted to?
I picked Juneau out over 20 years ago. Didn't have a job, I was married with two young children. We loaded what we could in a homemade trailer and took off. Lived in Louisiana and found myself bored, always had been fascinated by Coastal Alaska. I've moved once, and came back. Had the opportunity to move for a "dream job" a couple months ago and just couldn't make myself do it. I'll never settle, this is home and it's my paradise. I'll find a way to make my way, living here. I'm inspired by the mountains, fascinated by the sea.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I live in a midsized Louisiana city that I love dearly. I have honestly never felt like this wasnt the place for me. It just worked out this way. Theres enough food and festivities here to keep things interesting and I meet plenty of fun people.
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