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Old 01-29-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Elston, I feel better just knowing I am not the only one! We live in San Diego too. Best of luck with your move!
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Elston-beautiful post, poetic. We've been here 3 winters now and I so want to move back east. My children and 3 grands are there and like you-the days of watching them grown and change are slipping by.

We did list our home last spring but the market "tanked". I've been dropping hints to hubby and hope we soon can make another move closer to "home."
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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There is some comfort in hearing from others; good luck to you and yours.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Everett, Wa
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We too are trying to get back to our "comfort zone" when we first moved to Fl. I had imagined the perfect climate. But for us the heat and humidty are oppressive. We have tried to aclimate for the last 10 years. After a lifetime in Anchorage Alaska this is to much of a change.
We are trying to sell and go to Seattle, Wash. (not quite as drastic a Anchorage.) Looks like it will be a long waiting game though. Sales are slow and patience is the word for the day.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I love this post! I've been job hunting in California as a chance to make a new start somewhere but also agonizing about leaving family, friends and the life I have here behind for a new start. Thing is, they're still just a plane ride or phone call away, and I know I'll meet new friends there (I'm far from shy).

Hearing that others have felt the same way, had to grieve the home they're leaving, etc. helps me greatly. Thank you for sharing that emotion!

Now, to get that new job landed....
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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The downside for me when I get a new job, is that it is invariably FAR away from my family and I can't afford to.. or don't get the time off to go see them.

However, you have to weigh the pros and cons of every situation..

I'm glad everyone is enjoying this thread.. and glad I could help!.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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You are very fortunate to have had these opportunities. However, with satellite radio and i-pods, radio is dying. However, if you know of a small market southern town that will take me I'll be there very soon. So, let me know. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:22 PM
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Location: San Diego
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Elston, another San Diego couple here who echo your sentiments...we are moving to middle tennessee this fall.

Beth
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: livin hi in no az
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Great thread, i love the original post, thank you, i'm going to print it. i'm moving at the end of march out of california. i've lived in the same area for 28 years, raised my 3 kids here, went thru 2 marriages, lost one son here, been thru 4 dogs, countless cats, numerous friends (transient town, hard to make a living)

i've been dreading the 'depression' i know will come after i move. 'did i make the right choice, i miss my friends, looking for a new job etc.'

but i have 2 friends in the area i'm moving to who i love, my family is within driving distance and this new area is better motorcycle country.

i'm excited for a new adventure, and it is comforting to see i'm not alone. i'm sure the tears are gonna roll as i'm driving 'down the hill' for the last time to my new destination.....prescott valley, arizona here i come!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thumbs up Great Post!

RadioBroadcaster2008,

That was a very comprehensive and helpful post you wrote. I'm glad that you were brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and pursue your dreams in the field of radio. Making the adjustments to leaving family and friends so far away is an issue with just about everyone I've spoken with who have done the same thing. I myself am not brave enough to leave my family, friends and everything familiar--but that's me, we're all different.

Good thing you're still young enough to pursue various jobs around the country. I'm guessing you're single with no kids, so that makes moving easier. Once you get married and have a family of your own, that might makes things like packing up and moving a little trickier, but it can be done!

Even though I myself am staying right where I am, thanks for the very helpful post!
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