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Old 12-23-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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I want to move to kissimmee fl from allentown pa. I do not have alot in allentown. one brother and a few friends. I have lived here 15 years in feb 2009. I hate allentown but i am used to everything here. Should i move and get used to another city? What would you do if you were me?
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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Sunshine, You should be thinking more about where you would LOVE to live then what you want to get away from. If you have something (job, family, friends, college, etc.) in Kissimmee that would make your life better, go for it. I've moved many times and it's easier if you have a good connection at the new place. Good luck!
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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For the Love of God please go! I made a mistake before and health issues have me captive here a little longer. At least now I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Things are falling into place. Absoultely go. Get in the car or get on that plane and go!
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, moving to lehigh valley
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Is Kissimmee your only option???? Have you ever been there? I guess it all depends what you are into. Disney World is in Kissimmee, Fl so there is always a lot of tourists which means a lot of traffic all year round. Full of motels which look very rundown. But those are all the cons in my opinion. Pros: The area is very diverse. Near Orlando, there is a lot to do in a big city like Orlando, from shopping to night life. New Year's eve is awesome in Orlando, they do a block party downtown and drop an Orange i believe or something like that. (Basically it is a huge city with a small city feel). An hour east you hit the beaches. You can go to beaches all year round. Boca/Miami is not very far from there. Did I mention tons of things to do , realistically you can retire your tv. It is sunny and beautiful in the winter which attracts a lot of "snow birds" so always a mess it can take half an hour to drive five miles unless you know all the back roads. During the summer it get's really really hot. But I like heat so I never complain. You can drive a convertible all year round.

I have moved a lot. I have lived in 9 countries and a numerous cities including florida. Soon I will be moving to Lehigh Valley from Atlanta. The one thing I have learned from living in huge cities to rural towns is that to be happy in any place you need to make the best of every place and you will definately love something about every place and dislike something about everyplace you have lived in. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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I want to move to kissimmee fl from allentown pa. I do not have alot in allentown. one brother and a few friends. I have lived here 15 years in feb 2009. I hate allentown but i am used to everything here. Should i move and get used to another city? What would you do if you were me?

I would seek major professional help if I were you. Anyone who wants the opinions of strangers on a online forum needs serious help. Check yourself into a hospital immediately.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with asking opinions, it's taking their advice if it makes no sense that can lead to problems.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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Sunshine, take a good look at your values and what's important to you. Then check out what you like and dislike most about where you're at. How will that improve in the new area?

For my decision to move, I'm trying to reconcile my value of family with my value of making it on my own financially. The second is just not do-able where I am unless I work two jobs, which would leave me with no time to see my family and make me a miserable person. So for me, a place that would be close enough to visit family regularly yet reduce my cost of living to allow me funds to travel to see my family would fit the bill. Obviously I'm oversimplifying this down to just two main values, but I think you get the idea. This kind of thought will give you the best idea of whether or not a move is going to be good for you. If the issues are found not to be external (like cost of living, depressing winters, etc) and are internal instead, then moving won't fix the problems. You'll have to work on yourself first in order to understand what you need to change to make life better. I did that part myself already and have decided that moving is still the answer, though I'll be moving on in a better frame of mind and with a deep knowledge of who I am and what I have to offer the world.

If you need assistance in this, perhaps check out the services of a life coach. I did and it started my journey. DM me if you want details on who I dealt with. She was just able to start me off in the right direction and get me asking myself the right questions and have the courage to answer them honestly. The hard part was up to me. My life isn't all I want it to be, but I'm working towards improving it every day and that in itself has made me a happier person. There is a direction to follow and light at the end of the tunnel.

A change in scenery may give you the chance to re-invent yourself, but if you start the process before you move, your chances of success will be much, much greater.

Best of luck!
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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I have been traveling since I first retired and love it. One thing that really stands out is that there is no place called "Perfect." Each place has it's pros and cons and I believe the object is to find a place where you, the individual, can find more of the pros. Asking others if you should move or not would be like trying to describe the color blue to a blind person. If you name a location you will find some love it and some hate it. I suggest you make a list of the things you like and ask if you can find those items in an area you may be considering. No matter, if you have a desire to move, do it, it's an adventure with no guarantees.
Sine I retired I have stood atop many mountains, walk many beaches, and had a lot of fun. I'll be moving once again this spring.
Good luck,
Don
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, moving to lehigh valley
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Einstein said it best: A person who has not made a mistake has not tried anything new.

All I have to say is that if you are miserable then you should do something about it. If you make the change and like it then great and if you don't like it then great as well as you tried it and you can always move back and go back to your old life. At least this way you won't live with regrets and you know that there is nothing that is permanent.
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