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Old 09-04-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Phanos9999 View Post
Hello Everyone,

I am a person that is moving from Novi, Michigan to Oahu, Hawaii in about 5 months. I am a chemist and my wife is a teacher. We have no children. She is already there and got a job along with $10,000.00 to relocate. I am staying here with a mutual friend of ours to raise some money for us to have a nest egg when I get there in October.
I don't deal much with family anymore as I have become a bit of a black sheep in my family. But I have a few great friends here, and my co-workers over the years have become great friends as well.
But Michigan saddens me now, I have been here for 32 years (all my life). Everything I grew up knowing or went to as a kid is gone, Detroit has become worse. I was over my cousin's place in highland park to visit and overnight they stole my catalytic converter from under my van. I am not even sure how they got to it.
But I am curious. If you were in my position, what would your feelings be? I am going there sight unseen. My wife loves it! Has anyone on here been there before??? Would you leave? Stay? Be sad or happy? Many have said it's a great adventure, some have said it's foolish. I am confident about getting a good job though. I applied for about 2 weeks in Oahu and got 5 interviews soon after. I ask this great Michigan forum what are your thoughts about my upcoming plans?

thank you
I'd be happy. It's a chance to see new places, meet new people, experience new things.

I woud not like to be stuck in a place just because that's where I was born, there's a whole big world out there. If you don't know anything else but where you've always been, how can you know what you really like?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kma2 View Post
Well, having moved from Southern California to Detroit Metro (Plymouth) a year ago, I would tell you that no matter where you are, as long as you're with the person/people that you love, you will be fine. My husband came out here a month before I did, and I was a little worried/excited myself.

One tip to mention, if/when you do move, love the place you are going to for what it is. Don't constantly compare it to where you are from. I found myself doing this for the last year, and it's very unproductive, and an easy way to get down. Beleive me, there's a lot to compare btw CA and MI!

You have an opportunity that many people in the Detroit Area, or other areas for that matter, would never get. Good luck!
So from Where in Southern California did you move from. Do you regret it? California is getting very crowded.
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