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Old 12-20-2009, 10:45 AM
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I was on this forum about a yrear ago when I was trying to decide if I should move to Houston, Florida or stay in New York to go back to school for Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Wellllll I am originally from NY and I did wind up moving to HOuston. I love this, "City", however I find myslef missing the fast pace and city minded people form New York. People say we are rude and unhappy, but for whatever reason that is just what I know and love!!! Now the thing is since I have been here all have really had time for is school, and I havent really had time to travel to other cities and do everythng I planed on doing because I have been taking 17 credits, which is crazyyyy for medical school!!! I feel like the reason I am taking so may is becasue I am in a hurry to get back to NY. My options are to move back to NY which I know I love or, there is also a branch of Pacific College in Chicago as well. So I would be able to go to Chicago for a year or so and move bck to NY witout losseing any credits!!! I am in a hurry to make this decision becaue if I stay in Houston passed April I will already be too far into my program and I will loose too many credits when making the transfer. I guess what I am asking is should I stay in Houston ans stick it out for 2-3 more years lighten my load with class and work more, or do I move t Chicago and get to experience a new city without haveing the stress of feelin stuck, because I will be able to transfer back to NY atany time. Or do I just move back to NY and start my life becasue I know that is where I want to wind up anyway. I am 25 so not quit ready to settle down or anything like that yet. Ok well im am sorry this was so long but I have asked allllllll of my firends and family and it is difficult to get an un-bias opinion. I will appreciate any adivse or even just opinions on any of these cites!!!! Thank youuuuuuu

One last thing I do feel that if I decide to leave Houston I will still be here for another 3-4 mts, and I will have more then enough time to see neighboring cities before I leave!!! OK now im done.....
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:03 AM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Move back home to NY
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:27 PM
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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You want to move because you miss the fast pace and "city-mindedness" of NYC? I can understand that, but after making the move, I don't know that I'd uproot again so soon for that reason alone. Sounds like you're just homesick. I guess I'd need more information to make a judgment. What kind of money is involved in the move? What is your living arrangement in these cities? I'd definitely factor my budget into my decision. Or is money not a concern? What was your motivation for leaving NYC, a city you love so much, and moving to Houston in the first place?
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:37 PM
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Money is definitely a concern. A freiend of mine that I met in Houston is from Chicago and she is moving back there in March so I wont have any trouble finding a job there while im in school. However, I just came home to NY for the holidays and one thing for sure is I do NOT miss the cold weather, and I think Chicago is even worse then this!!! I just really love experienceing new things and considering I will most likly wind up in NY anyway, and I am going to be in school reguardless of where I live, I kind of feel like why not try a new city??? As much as I love Houston, I will always feel like I have to tone down my personality a little bit to be even somewhat "Socially exeptable" in Houston. On the other hand they do have the Texas Medical Center which is the best in the world!!! I realize I sound crazy but there is just so many pros and cons to both. And I have made a list of them, several list to be exact, but that really doesnt help me. I much rather ask perfect stangers with un-bias opinions!!!! Thank you again...
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:36 PM
Location: Queens, NY
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Originally Posted by Rachael84 View Post
Move back home to NY
^^OP, listen to her.^^

home is where the heart is. welcome back.

there is nothing like NYC and anything else will leave you with a lacking feeling...although chicago wouldn't be a bad decision. its just not home tho, right? and like you said, you'd move back to NYC regardless. you should just move now and get it over with.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:54 PM
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I see what you are saying. I am from Chicago and I notice that people down here are more reserved. People from Chicago and NY are more blount and to the point. I like Houston as well but i hate the lack of aggressiveness sometimes as well. I love Chicago, it is a great city but like NY people can be more rude an the taxes are high. But as far as things to do Chicago is second to none.
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