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Old 03-19-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I was commenting on another users post about moving to Seattle from Oklahoma and was going to go into detail about my future life plans but figured it'd be better suited for a new topic.

I've always wanted to move to Colorado. I'm a senior in high school now and will be staying in Oklahoma for college. After school I plan (who knows what the status of my life will be in 4 years) to search out a job somewhere along the front range.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love OK (save the weather), although sometimes the weather keeps things exciting. I just don't want to be one of those people who've always lived in the same town, attended the same church 50 years, marry locally and stay local forever (basically my grandmother)

My mom was from Wisconsin and my dad from Iowa. They went to college in Illinois and obviously met there and got married, etc, etc. They have since lived in Iowa, Georgia and my dad took his first and only career job over 30 years ago and has been here since.

Because of that I've been to many areas in the Upper Midwest and it's so different but at the same time exciting to be in a new place. I just want to gain some perspective on life outside OKC.

I'm so glad I've lived here all my kid years. Even though I do plan on leaving after college it may be temporary and I think I'd consider moving back to Oklahoma after 5 - 10 years elsewhere. At least I know that if at anytime in my life I'm ready for a change then Oklahoma is a great place to be.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Nameless, It's a good thing, especially in your younger years to get out and experience life elsewhere. I did the very same thing as what you are planning to do. After the Army, and college, I lived all over the place. I've settled in Texas, but WILL move back to Oklahoma some day. What you're doing is a natural thing for someone who is starting their life as an adult, and I wish you the very best. Stay on the forum and keep us updated...
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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So where are you going to college, Nameless? I will take a wild guess, OU?

When I talk to someone like your grandmother, who lived in the same place forever, I am jealous because I wish I could have had that. It is good to live in different parts of the country and experience different ways of life, though.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Before I was in my 20's I Hitchhiked and rode freight trains all over the US. I've been from Montana to Texas, from Michigan to Florida and from Virginia to California. I like Colorado too. I rode in an empty box car through the Colorado Mountain and nearly froze to death until the conductor found me and let me ride in the caboose, (with a wood burning stove) and let me ride the rest of the way to San Diego.
I'm glad I got my life adventures when I was young.

"NOTE"
I wouldn't try that now-a-days!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Nameless, you should definitely do it. As you said, you can always come back. My 18 year old son thought he couldn't wait to leave NJ, until we actually moved, and now he claims he's going back. If he wants to leave home, I would prefer if he went somewhere new just to experience life. However he absolutely hates change so he is the type who will probably live in the same place his whole life. Some people are like that, and some people (like my husband myself) are wanderers. We've lived in NJ, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado and now Oklahoma. My sisters have lived in the same place their whole lives. It's what best for you. But since you have the urge, you should definitely do it. Best of luck to you
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Well, he will still be here for a while. He still has to go to college.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Well, he will still be here for a while. He still has to go to college.
Yes, at least for a few more years. And I won't be going to OU actually, I'll be going to another college locally where I can get free tuition because my dad teaches there. For once in my life I will benefit from a parent teacher
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Yes, at least for a few more years. And I won't be going to OU actually, I'll be going to another college locally where I can get free tuition because my dad teaches there. For once in my life I will benefit from a parent teacher
OCU? I've heard it's a GREAT school..
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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OCU? I've heard it's a GREAT school..
SNU. Who made the rule about 10 characters for a post
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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SNU. Who made the rule about 10 characters for a post
Probably the same person who got tired of seeing
100's of posts consisting of only "LOL" or "ROTFLMAO"

Don't laugh... My kids are on a forum like that.
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