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Old 10-07-2007, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Do you regret moving to where you currently are living? Have you ever felt you made a bad relocation decision in the past? If so, explain your situation-- and how are you coping with the situation-- what are you doing about it?
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Ok-- I'll answer my own question first. I don't really "regret" moving here to Tempe, AZ (Phoenix metro area) in the first place, but I am definitely ready to leave. I came here from Denver to attend college on great scholarship deal, and I wanted to stay in the western US. I'm definitely not complaining about getting a degree for free, but beyond that, I've found that Phoenix has very little to offer as a city, other than the usual "lots of sunshine" appeal and other "climate" factors. In terms of having things to do, interesting places to explore, having a fun downtown, places you can walk around without driving everywhere, and nature within the city, this place is actually a step backwards for me. Also, the climate here is EXTREME. Extreme heat, extreme sun, extreme dry, extremely dusty and polluted. It can have its nice moments, but overall, I think the climate of Phoenix, when you look at what you have to put up with throughout the whole year, just plain sucks. So, nothing against Phoenix, no regrets really, but I'm ready to get out of here.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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For me, it's no so much as moving to my new city that I don't like...since I've lived in the same one my whole life. Sometimes though I wonder if I should've gone to M.I.T. in Boston instead of Parks at SLU for my engineering degree. But then again, that would've meant adapting to a change in the environment, having to relearn where all the roads went, etc.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:01 PM
 
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We regret moving to Appleton every hour of every day. Our plan is to leave, hopefully sometime next year. We will be returning to Maine.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I regret moving to Portland, OR from Philadelphia, PA. I moved for a job, more money. I was open when I first got here but after a month or two realized I made a hugh mistake. It's not Portland I dislike it's most of the people. There is almost no diversity. They want you to submit to their ideas or not say anything and if you do they get all salty. They are the most closed minded people I have every met. I have actually lived with my apartment packed for two years but finally I am getting out of this place in two weeks. I can't believe a town and I mean town because Portland is no city center no matter how hard they try, that claims to be so accepting and open minded have gotten away with the lie for so long. These people seem to dislike anyone who isn't "born and raised" in Oregon as if that's some claim to fame. However in being honest it's a beautiful place to visit for two weeks in the summer, just don't let them suck you into moving there.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Do you regret moving to where you currently are living? Have you ever felt you made a bad relocation decision in the past? If so, explain your situation-- and how are you coping with the situation-- what are you doing about it?
never
not unless we get that big sunami in 2012 oct as predicted.
i am taking swim lessons and have purchased a pair of swim fins.
i am ready.(kind of)
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I regret giving up our dog.
We only had her for 6 months so I thought our attachment
was not as strong as it turns out it was.
She was a 5 pound miniature poodle that was actually smarter than the average teenager.
We knew we were going to lease a home for the first year.
If and when we buy a house up here we will go to the local
pound and hope we find the same personality. Honestly when I think
of my ex-wife and of my ex-dog I can't help but think how often the word
"beeatch" is misused. At least for Stinky's sake ( dog not ex-wife )
she went to a loving home and will stay warm and dry in SoCal as
opposed to SW Washington. As for us .......... it's kinda weird.
I can say with certainty we have never been closer as a family.
The schools my children attend are outstanding, the area safe.
The only issue is after 9 mos. - my social by nature wife - has yet make
a close friend. The beginning of Autumn can be a little gloomy after a truly
gorgeous summer. We make it a point to play outside as much as we can
to suck in all the light possible. When we can't it's puzzle, movie or book time.
Like I said it's kind of weird, we end up closer due to the induced isolation.

Having ranted all that I would have to say no ( no regrets ) but we miss our dog.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Do you regret moving to where you currently are living? Have you ever felt you made a bad relocation decision in the past? If so, explain your situation-- and how are you coping with the situation-- what are you doing about it?
I very much regret leaving Oregon to move to Gilbert, AZ. However, I think the Phoenix area has a lot of people who regret moving here. Everything you said about it is true.
Also, concerning Robinons1 post about Portland, OR, I am a native of Portland. The large number of lowlife radicals who have moved there have not changed its basic underlying conservatism. I am usually quite an accepting person, but, when I go back to Portland, I hate outsiders, too!
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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Yeah, who doesn't regret moving here. I'm coping with it by wearing my rose colored glasses.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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I very much regret leaving Oregon to move to Gilbert, AZ. However, I think the Phoenix area has a lot of people who regret moving here. Everything you said about it is true.
Also, concerning Robinons1 post about Portland, OR, I am a native of Portland. The large number of lowlife radicals who have moved there have not changed its basic underlying conservatism. I am usually quite an accepting person, but, when I go back to Portland, I hate outsiders, too!
Well I guess you just made my point. It seems interesting that you can be so judging "lowlife radicals" oh that's right that's what people in portland do judge, the only right way is their way. What ever happen to diversity.
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