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[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

yup

moved 1.5 years ago. got my shit together and started taking control of my life. things have been going very well

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[–] weredawg 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It turned out fantastic. I moved away about five years ago, when I was 25. I started over in a completely new place where I didn't know anyone.

I started attending college courses while working a full time job and eventually started working part time at my school's help desk. It was rough for a while to take care of everything, but I'm doing great now. When I came here, all I had was what I could carry on a Greyhound bus. I'm far from rich, but things have never been better. I've made some great friends, I have a job that I enjoy, just got a raise, probably getting a promotion soon, I can buy a decent house whenever I'm ready, and I've taken up some new hobbies that I love doing.

I can't say this is typical, I feel like I just got really lucky. Every year has been a definite improvement over the one before it, and I have never regretted my decision.

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[–] Lake 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No this is typical. Sounds like you worked hard and improved because of it. Good job.

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[–] Official_ISIS 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yes i moved to Syria but I missed my PlayStation and porn so I came back home.

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[–] Forgotmyfuckingpw 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You lived in the wrong place... I'm a WY native and never knew it to be windy. The southern part of the state does have a lot though... Its cause SD sucks and ID blows. ;D

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[–] 123_456 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's hilarious that you hate an entire state just based on it being too windy.

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[–] el_hombre 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, once for sure and sort of a second time. First time was moving from Florida to Georgia for a job. That was a mistake, Georgia sucks. We recently moved to North Carolina for my wife's schooling. So far we have enjoyed it here, but since I was able to keep my job I don't consider it starting fresh.

Social life was a bit difficult in Georgia due to it being a fairly small town and most people there grew up with everyone else. It was difficult to get included into people's cliques. It took probably four years before we got what I would call good friends. North Carolina doesn't seem as bad but we have only been here a few months.

Edit: if you do move there are several sites (meetup.com for example) where you can find people with similar interests.

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[–] Ellimist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What part of Georgia?

My parents moved from St. Petersburg to metro Atlanta when I was four years old. They liked Atlanta enough that my dad quit his job the next time they told him to relocate(back to Florida.)

That was in the 90s, but I haven't seen any reasons since then to disagree with the decision. (We continued to visit family in Florida at least once per year.)

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[–] el_hombre 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Columbus. Yeah, that was a big part of why Georgia sucked for us. Atlanta can be fun, but the traffic is unbelievable. Most of my coworkers live in Atlanta and 1.5 hour commutes one way are not uncommon.

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[–] ShowMeYourKitties 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Moved from southwest to the pacific northwest about three years ago, and i'll be moving to another place about 1300mi away in a few weeks.

The only way to have upward mobility as a programmer is to move around.

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[–] illuminasty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I did, when I was 26 I picked up and put everything that would fit in the back of my pickup and moved from Washington to Texas, found a roommate on Craigslist a few weeks prior. Learned a lot about myself and it was awesome, now I've kind of regressed and fell back into that rut I was in prior just in a new state now, I'd do it all over again and encourage all of my friends to do the same.

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[–] Forgotmyfuckingpw 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I did it in the mid 90's, was flunking out of college and didn't want to be there (felt obligated). Had a falling out with my parents and simply vanished from their view for nearly a decade. Worked out great for me. I grew into s better person, life got nothing but better (harder for awhile, but more fulfilling too), and I consider it to be the biggest positive event in my life.

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[–] Lake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Have you reconnected wroth your family?

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[–] Forgotmyfuckingpw 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

9 years later I did, its been another 16 since then.

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