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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Default Remind me why I used to love Tucson!

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. I am contemplating moving out of Tucson. Some of you may say, "Do it!" But I really want to hear from those of you who still love and enjoy Tucson. I used to love this place. Lately, I'm just not feeling the same love for the city. Please remind me about all the good things in Tucson and the rest of Arizona! I'm not sure what the cause of my melancholy is - life in general is fine. It just seems that as of late, the bad aspects of living here are outweighing the good ones.

Thanks in advance!

Please don't remind me of Tucson's bad points - I'm well aware of them!
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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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The good things about Tucson? Hard to say. I love Tucson. Not so much for what it is, but because it is my home. It is what I know. I love the geography surrounding.

If you don't like the city anymore, no one can make you love it again.

Not even our $30,000 12ft tall griffin on Scott.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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If you don't like the city anymore, no one can make you love it again.
I'm just trying to decide the cause of my funk. I don't expect everyone to understand the reason for my post.

Sometimes a little reminder of the beauty of this state gives me inspiration!
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Unread 06-16-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I'm just trying to decide the cause of my funk. I don't expect everyone to understand the reason for my post.

Sometimes a little reminder of the beauty of this state gives me inspiration!
Particularly since you used to like it, I'm thinking it's probably something in your personal life you're unhappy with. I know I tolerate places a lot more easily if I'm happier.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Particularly since you used to like it, I'm thinking it's probably something in your personal life you're unhappy with. I know I tolerate places a lot more easily if I'm happier.
That could be part of it. I'm pretty happy overall, with nothing major going on. I am trying to sell my townhome, which is taking forever in this market. That kind of has me down. The plan was to sell and buy a house. We might consider renting it out so that we can get the house anyway. I know I'm not the only one with this problem, so I guess I really can't complain too much.

Maybe it is an "I'm all grown up now" kind of thing. I'm 30, so my husband and I have been discussing the possibility of children (I say one will be enough!), career advancements, etc. Maybe it is the huge life decisions that we are discussing that are making me weird.

When I need a break from Tucson I travel. I just spent a week in San Antonio. Next month is Colorado and California. When I go home to New Jersey I find myself missing the mountains and hating the dreary, rainy weather.

So, there isn't anything that I'm terribly unhappy about, but it could just be a combination of small things.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. I am contemplating moving out of tucson. Some of you may say, "do it!" but i really want to hear from those of you who still love and enjoy tucson. I used to love this place. Lately, i'm just not feeling the same love for the city. Please remind me about all the good things in tucson and the rest of arizona! I'm not sure what the cause of my melancholy is - life in general is fine. It just seems that as of late, the bad aspects of living here are outweighing the good ones.

Thanks in advance!

please don't remind me of tucson's bad points - i'm well aware of them!
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i'm just trying to decide the cause of my funk. I don't expect everyone to understand the reason for my post.

Sometimes a little reminder of the beauty of this state gives me inspiration!
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Originally Posted by m.a. View Post
that could be part of it. I'm pretty happy overall, with nothing major going on. I am trying to sell my townhome, which is taking forever in this market. That kind of has me down. The plan was to sell and buy a house. We might consider renting it out so that we can get the house anyway. I know i'm not the only one with this problem, so i guess i really can't complain too much.

Maybe it is an "i'm all grown up now" kind of thing. I'm 30, so my husband and i have been discussing the possibility of children (i say one will be enough!), career advancements, etc. Maybe it is the huge life decisions that we are discussing that are making me weird.

When i need a break from tucson i travel. I just spent a week in san antonio. Next month is colorado and california. When i go home to new jersey i find myself missing the mountains and hating the dreary, rainy weather.

So, there isn't anything that i'm terribly unhappy about, but it could just be a combination of small things.
Hey, Tucson's always been my home, and always will be. There is much beauty and much good to experience here. Don't allow outside influences to take away what your heart feels... or, your good memories either!

Whatever you do, don't listen to Tucson-haters who would like to brainwash you into desiring greener pastures! There is no such Utopia out there. Kick those Utopian missionaries off your doorstep before they start quoting chapter and verse from their grass-is-greener "bible"!

In other words, make up your own mind about Tucson!
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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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You mean.... Fantasy-La-La Land isn't REAL, Zony?

Also, just out of curisoty, what's the MLS listing number for your townhome, M.A.? I want to see.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Hey! Stop hijacking my thread!

: )
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Unread 06-17-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Hey! Stop hijacking my thread!

: )
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Unread 06-17-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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You love Tucson for the FREE mountains and the beautiful, FREE sunsets every night. And the dog parks. And the funny desert art all over the place.

You might even love it for the quirkiness (really, it's kind of odd) of the 'foothills' and you also love it for all the eccentric old people. They're funny to watch.
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