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Old 02-16-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: NC
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I do feel like I was born in the wrong place. I'm from a small town in South Carolina with very conservative values and I just don't think that they rubbed off on me. Not hating on anyone at all, but I just never quite fit in. I've always been drawn to larger cities. I love hot weather, so I feel that I should've been born/raised in the Phoenix or Las Vegas areas. However, I love the diversity of Washington, DC, so I would have gladly traded with you, Richmonder I've never been to New England, but I've always felt drawn to Massachusetts. I heard that people from MA were some of the rudest, coldest, and most blunt people in the country, but I've met nothing but good people from all parts of MA. I can't stand cold weather, but I LOVE the MA accents! Maybe that's where I should have been born, lol
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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I use to feel like I was born in the wrong city....Waco,TX and belonged in Houston,tx. I than moved here to Houston for college and now looking back on the good ole times, Waco was a pretty fun city. Heart O Texas Fair, being almost kidnapped by the ice cream man, waking up early sunday mornings to attend CHURCH!, Being the token black kid in my hood, all the tornado warnings, getting a switch from the tree (always picked the wrong one!) hiking in cameron park, all the fights at the park, playing football in the street,etc.

I really miss those things now.
Dang, I can relate to a lot of that. As for being born in the wrong place, I did when I was younger. I thought that a city like Pittsburgh or Toronto fit me more. I don't know why, but there was something about those cities.

I liked going "down South" every summer as a kid too. Most of the time it was to the Carolinas or occasionally Florida or some other southern state. I will say that Florida has never did anything for me, but it could have been where we were in Florida too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I do feel like I was born in the wrong place. I'm from a small town in South Carolina with very conservative values and I just don't think that they rubbed off on me. Not hating on anyone at all, but I just never quite fit in. I've always been drawn to larger cities. I love hot weather, so I feel that I should've been born/raised in the Phoenix or Las Vegas areas. However, I love the diversity of Washington, DC, so I would have gladly traded with you, Richmonder I've never been to New England, but I've always felt drawn to Massachusetts. I heard that people from MA were some of the rudest, coldest, and most blunt people in the country, but I've met nothing but good people from all parts of MA. I can't stand cold weather, but I LOVE the MA accents! Maybe that's where I should have been born, lol
Thats nice. But I didnt grow up in DC. I grew up in VIRGINIA. Which is not DC, lol. In fact, though we were less than 50 miles from DC, I hardly ever went there for any reason. When people said I was from DC, I was like "I am"? But thats in Maryland!
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I cant say Ive ever felt that way. I was put exactly where the Lord wanted me (maybe thats why I havent traveled outside of it?)...and I fit in just fine.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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I've always had a stong pull to San Francisco. When I was a kid, I would watch movies based there just for the shots of the city. I'm going to school out there this fall, so I guess I'll find out if I'm meant to be there or not. I do like where I'm from though, and I don't think that'll ever change.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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I do!!! But I feel like I should have been born in the Carribeans!!! I desperatly want to move to the V.I's. The culture just a totally different way of life!!! I'm from Cincinnati,OH... It's home but it doesn't feel that way!
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Wow, old thread. But yes, I definitely feel like I was born in the wrong place. A lot of it has to do with my weather preferences, but there a million other things as well. All the things my friends, family, and coworkers love about living here are the exact things I hate. I don't fit in at all, and I always have the unusual sensation of being a stranger in a strange town, yet knowing lots of people here. The only person I can really have any sort of meaningful conversation with is my brother, and he's in the same boat as me.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Sometimes. I just feel like I belong in a bigger, more "in your face" city, with more brash personalities. That's where I tend to thrive. I'm not talking rude, just more brash. Minnesotans in general are quieter, more passive-aggressive and don't "shoot $hit" the way I sometimes like (although some do).
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I do ! I grew up in Northern Virginia, and while technically its the South, the area is no longer very Southern at all, and I always felt I wished I had grown up in at least Richmond or somewhere further South.

Growing up, I always felt so much more Southern than those around me. I loved sweet tea (my mother put it in my forumla as a baby!), and fried okra, grits, collard greens, and of course spoonbread.

I love Loudoun County, but its soooo transient! Everyone doesn't say hello very much these days. I always almost felt like I was a Deep South person livin' in border town ! I have a very strong Southern drawl, and most people even from the Deep South ask me where I get it.

Mostly its from my older relatives in Tidewater Virginia. But anyways, I felt like a fish out of water in transient, plastic, Northern Virginia. I wished I had been born in the 1800s in the Deep South!
This sounds like a trick question for Obama. I was born in Brooklyn NY, but I always felt I belonged in a laid-back California sea side town.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I wished I had been born in the 1800s in the Deep South!
Not if you're black, lol.
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