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Old 02-06-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I used to live in Ohio and I do not really care for it but luckily for me I enjoyed my job and I took satisfaction in knowing I was helping people in my job, I lived for my work. I tried to make peace with the fact that I did not enjoy living in Ohio as well as taking road trips to other states and visiting places that I did like in the state of Ohio, every place has its ups and down/pro's and con's.. Good Luck to you.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Stay the course. Study, make great grades and then leave.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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spend the next couple of years giving education my all, and better yet, I now had legitimate time to prepare for a move You can do the same. Three years will fly by. Trust me.

learn to love where you are as best as you can. It is an important adaptation skill that will serve you well in the future. It is a bad idea to romanticize about other places to be. It will keep you from enjoying the opportunities and people right in front of you. Keep the idea of California in view and plan for it along the way when you can, but don't waste too much time day dreaming. It will create an idealized version that even a place as nice as SoCal can't live up to.

Fabulous advice OP!

Focus on finishing school and making the best of it.
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Old 02-07-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Stay the course. Study, make great grades and then leave.
^ That's what I did.

I told myself everyday, I'm one step closer. Graduated college in 2012 the moved to NYC from Florida.

Now I'm moving from NYC to either LA/Long Beach or Denver.

Take a leap of faith, you've got nothing to lose.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I say bust your butt in school, graduate, and bounce the moment after they hand you that diploma.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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^ That's what I did.

I told myself everyday, I'm one step closer. Graduated college in 2012 the moved to NYC from Florida.

Now I'm moving from NYC to either LA/Long Beach or Denver.

Take a leap of faith, you've got nothing to lose.
I'm like that regarding employment as well. Let me know how LA is. I want to move there or Portland.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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From my personal experience, having lived in several different places, it's really just a pros and cons thing, for the most part...at least for me, anyway. A lot of it has to do with how you mentally deal with it. I have seriously learned to look at the positive side of things with any place I live. For this reason, I no longer care where I live, whether it's New York City or Carson City.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:28 AM
 
Location: OPKS
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To answer your question: Don't. Do some research, look for a place that sounds good to you, then go. Even if you have sell or give away some personal items to lessen the burden of moving and living in a place like a tiny studio apartment while working a menial, "just something to pay my bills until I find something better" job. I grew up in Seattle- or more accurately was forced to spend most of my childhood there. I left, then moved back to Washington state (the pathetic town of Forks) because my parents nagged and badgered me to come back to the area, a move I almost immediately regretted. Take it from me- do NOT subject yourself to a place you hate. Life is too short for that. If you get an opportunity to move to a place you think you will like, go for it. Don't try to force yourself to live in a place you hate. Nobody should voluntarily live in a place that makes them miserable.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Alive Time Vs. Dead Time: Which Are You In? | Thought Catalog

The most valuable resource you have right now is Time. Use it to figure out where you want to be after you graduate. Don't get stuck on a single place like Southern California.. brainstorm some other places you might want to be as a backup. If you have no idea, then brainstorm what features you like to have or to be missing from your ideal place (which no single place on the planet will fit perfectly but many may come close.)

Once you have a list of places you'd like to move to, then narrow them down to ones with opportunities in your career path. Use Job Search | Indeed to investigate the job market in your niche. Eliminate the places that aren't lucrative for your career from your list.

Now that you've narrowed your list even further, go to the forums for the respective cities/regions and see how people living in those places feel about them. Bear in mind that most people who are happy probably aren't gonna come on here to rave about them as much as the people who don't like the place will come here to complain, so definitely take that into account when you judge a a particular locale using the respective CD subforum.
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