Do you have Gypsy in your Blood!

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
July 23, 2008 4:10pm CST
I don't mean literally. I mean do you like to move around the country, the world? Or do you just like to stay in your home town? I was born and raised in my town. I only moved away for two years and that was in a small town about a 45 minute drive away. I guess I am content to live where I know lots of people and my family is close. I sometimes think a new city and a different life might be exciting and fresh but I really do like it here, it is familiar. I am a little Leary of change. My friend on the other hand was a army brat and moved from coast to coast and all places in between. She in turn married a military man and still moves around changing towns every few years. She loves it, she loves the change. She loves to travel. If she is in a town to long she can't wait to move and explore a new place to live. How about you? Do you like to stay put or do you like to travel the world over and make your home wherever the wind takes you? For me I think I am pretty much rooted here!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I was born and raised in the same county. I spent the first year of my married life just across the border into another county...and by 'just across' I mean I could see the border sign from my yard! After that, I was right back here. The thing is, I get bored easily. I would love to have the freedom and ability to move around more. If you've seen the movie RV, I wish I could be like the family in the bus.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
I love to travel but it is always good to be home. I think in my retirement I will by a RV and travel across Canada and back VIA the USA!
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• Canada
23 Jul 08
I don't, but my husband deifnitely does. Most people don't believe the way he's moved around in his life. Me? I've ever perminently lived outside of my hometown. I do live part time in Arizona, ut I still maintain a residence here in Guelph Ontario. My husband's happy to finally be ale to settle down now. He feels he's too old to be a gypsy.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
My hubby is part gypsy I think. He lived all around Australia before coming to Canada. I think he is a little old now for the Gypsie life too.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I have gypsy in my blood, in my bones, in my genes, in my heart, in my mind, in my past and in my future. I don't like to stay in the same place too long. Sometimes a week is too long, but other times it takes a few years. I read tarot cards too, hehehe.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
26 Jul 08
My you sound like my wondering friend! Do you have a crystal ball too?
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• United States
26 Jul 08
No, I don't... I prefer a reflecting pond. Hehehe.
• United States
24 Jul 08
I don't know if I have Gypsy in my blood, but I know that I have pirate and bard in my blood.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
Arrrgh I too have a bit o pirate in my blood!
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Arrgh me matey, pirate blood is the best blood.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I was born here and so was my family , and we all have roots here . I do have an itch to just travel the world for a few years , but something always comes up . Gypsy is actually in my blood so maybe that is why . I love travel , and change for the most part
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
A stay put Gypsie. It could be a new trend. Travel is good I think too.
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@sahm35 (891)
• United States
24 Jul 08
A little gypsy like... We had to move away or we would be divorced now. The inlaws has issues... Now they think that I am the best thing since sliced bread.. LOL So guess what,,, we are closer... Tired of moving now that my daughter is in school.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
It makes it a little harder once the kids hit school age for sure. Kids like to stay put I think and form lasting friendships.
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@boerema (60)
24 Jul 08
In a way I have gypsy in my blood. I do not like to move around that much and like to have somewhat of a permanent home. However, I do love to go on long traveling adventures whether it be a road trip or a long hiking/camping get away. I cant stand the feeling of being stuck in a town without leaving to travel but at the same time I need a place to call home.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
That is how I am too. I love to travel and camp but I love to have a home to come to.
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Yeah, I'm pretty much rooted where I am also. I've only lived in two other places and they both weren't very far from my hometown, the place I grew up. My husband would like to move way up north where its gets colder in the winter, and they get more snow, but I don't know if I could do that, all my family live around me, and I would miss them terribly. So I'm pretty much a homebody.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
I would miss my dad too much for me to move. I think it is a good thing that we love our family that much. I would seriously consider moving if family weren't involved.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
24 Jul 08
Well, I never thought about it that way, but I must surely have some Gypsy in my blood! I was conceived in country No. 1, grew up in No.2, studied and worked in No. 3, but then moved to No. 4 and now I am living in No. 5, wishing I could visit Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
It sounds as if you have gotten around in your life! I think it would be interesting to have lived in different countries. I wonder how long until you move on to #6!
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@shinymood (406)
• China
24 Jul 08
I must confess that i do have a bit of Gypsy in my blood. Lord i love to move around and i like changes. There are so many things that are new and one get learn so much. Even if the new one is a lot worse than before,i wouldn't regret it coz i'll have much to tell to my future grandkids by then. i look at every person's life as a book. Some books are to be browsed by and some are to be digested and studied. i try to be the inspiring book. Mobility is the the theme. Of course i need a house of my own to put my belongs too so that i can move with ease.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
I think that moving around does teach you a lot about others and gives you a fresh outlook. They say home is where the heart is. I guess for me my heart is hear...at least for now.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
Hello whywiki, I prefer to stay where I'm familiar with my surroundings. I have been staying in the city for the past 15 years. I don't really like to move around. I came from a small town and after finishing my study, I used to live in a city. I feel a little bit awkward too whenever I go back to my hometown as I not used to the life anymore and I don't really know my neighbors well.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
It would be strange to go back to your small town after several years and the people have changed. I guess people are right when they say you can never go home!
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
24 Jul 08
We have relocated so many times I can't give you a number right off. Buyt it's over 15 for sure. Ever city had its own unique things to do - cultural events, farmers markets, speciality stores to the area, zoos, museums, restaurants, recreational areas. I'll admit we didn't like a few places so well, but we explored anyway - it was a little harder to find stuff to do. And when you don't have family and close friends right off, you don't spend that time you would be using to visit and spend holidays and get togethers with them. So we had time on our hands to spare. We try to find stuff to do and keep busy. After a few years, we're ready to go again usually.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
You sound a lot like my friend. There certainly was a couple of places she really hated like Petawawa Ontario. I think she likened it to a sweaty armpit!
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@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
23 Jul 08
Hi whywiki, I am very much like you, I am content to stay at home. I did travel a little when I was younger, but came back to the area where I was born and raised. I guess I just like it here or I don't have an adventurous spirit. Blessings.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
I'm thinking we were both lucky to be born in a place that is a great place to call home. Why move if you have everything where you are...
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@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I love to travel, but I love to come home. I have a friend, who has a friend who moves apartments every 6 to 12 months - mostly the 6. I guess that's one way to keep from getting too much stuff. I haven't moved in 24 years and if I never move again - it'll be too soon!