Where you live

June 23, 2010 2:24am CST
Do you live in the place you were born ? I was born in Lancashire England and have lived in lots of different places due to looking for work but now have settled in Hereford England but sometimes I get homesick especially if I see a programme on the television about lancashire or hear a Lancashire accent. Sometimes I would like to go and live back in my hometown and other times I feel I am better off here, I cannot make my mind up Do you live in the place you were born or not and if not do you get homesick and would you ever go back home.
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@liolia79 (15)
23 Jun 10
I was born in Lithuania but now live in Northern Ireland. Situation in Lithuania is very bad so I don't think of going back there. Though here in NI I don't feel like at home either.....
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
24 Jun 10
Ah, too bad. I now live in a different island than where I was born. Unlike you though, I feel at home in Bali island now than when I was in Java island. Well, one of the factor is probably because I easily adapted to new environment.
@thomad13 (212)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I don't live where I was born. I was born in Galveston, Texas and grew up in that area. I've been gone now for five years. My husband and I grew up together. He enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Florida. After I finished school and we got married I moved out here too. Thankfully we didn't have to go through moving around alot with the military. He stayed in the same station for his whole time. We plan to move back home once we both have finished with school. I miss it alot though. Though Im still in the same region its different. I'm Mexican and grew up in a strong culture, and I miss it so much. I miss the food the most. The Mexican food in Florida is horrible. And of course I miss my grandparents.
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27 Jun 10
ah you have just reminded me of the food from my hometown, there are delicacies that you can buy here that originate from lancashire but somehow they dont taste the same
@oldchem1 (8144)
23 Jun 10
Glasson Dock - The baisin at the end of the Lancaster Canal, Glasson Dock
Hi I was born in Lancashire in Widnes, but in the 70's with boundary changes 'they' changed us to Cheshire I lived there for over 50 years but 6 years ago I moved back to Lancaster'proper' and now live in the little village of Glasson Dock just outside LAncaster. Here is a picture of Glasson Dock!!
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24 Jun 10
I love Lancaster i was born in Burnley but grew up in Nelson where you could walk for 15 minutes out of town and be off into the moorland this is what I miss the most as here in hereford it is all working farms around me not many walking places unless you go for a drive
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
23 Jun 10
No, I do not live where I was born, I live very far away from that place even. I was born in Northern Europe and now I live in Asia. I have also lived in several other places before coming to the place where I am now. I guess I am a bit of a restless soul, haha! I would go back home if there was a good reason, yeah, but for now I don't have one...
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23 Jun 10
I too am a restless sole and although I have been many places i stillthink of home maybe it is my age I am not sure. I think its more to do with being here for so long, this is the longest i ahve ever lived somewhere so maybe it is the reason i am thinking of my honetown, maybe i should move again to a new place to stop these homsick feelings.
• United States
23 Jun 10
I was born upstate in Newark, New Jersey originally, but I never get homesick because there's nothing to miss really. I was raised in Blairs, Virginia, so I have no clue what it's even like to live in my hometown, only visted a few times. I have lived in lots of places as well.. attending college in Norfolk, Virginia and when on my post teenager rampage have lived in places like Jacksonsville, Florida, Statesboro, Georgia, Hapeville, Georgia, College Park, Georgia, Collins, Georgia, Greensboro, North Carolina among other places. I am now living in Danville, Virginia, a desolate wasteland that I am anxious to escape.
23 Jun 10
I think if you travel around a lot you get used to other areas and don't get homesick, it is only since I have settled here i have begun to think of home.
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 10
I was born in Jakarta, but now, I do not live in Jakarta again but settled in Bintaro - tangerang south ... What I miss jakarta - my hometown? not really, because I'm working in Jakarta ..... so, I really do not miss it
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23 Jun 10
I is good when you are working and not homesick. You are luck to be living in another place and working where you were born as you have best of both
@karen1969 (1788)
23 Jun 10
I was born in Lincoln (UK) and left Lincolnshire in 1988, when I moved to Portsmouth to go to University. I ended up living there for 8 years then moved back to Lincolnshire in 1996. I lived there 2 years then moved to Bristol to be with my (now) husband and I have lived here ever since. I still see Lincoln as home and yes, I do miss it and love hearing the accent. My parents and grandmother are in Lincolnshire, so it is tempting to think of moving back there, but my kids are settled here now and Hubby's job and family are here too.
@karen1969 (1788)
24 Jun 10
They just featured Lincoln on Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC1 and I was getting homesick seeing all the familiar streets, even though they were talking about a robbery at a jewellers!!!
27 Jun 10
Its funny to see you town on crimewatch i saw mine and it was on some of the streets i used to plat when i was young, i kept expecting to see someone i knew come out of one of the houses and walk down the street.
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@karen1969 (1788)
27 Jun 10
Yes, I was looking for someone I knew too! I recognised all the streets they showed!!
@eagle271 (179)
• Canada
24 Jun 10
Hello, I was born in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. I was raised and lived in Laval, which is just north of Montreal. So, I lived about 22 years in Laval, then I moved out of my mother's and rent my first apartment in Quebec city ( about 250 km away of Montreal). I went there to work, college etc and wanted to move away of the greater Montreal area. In 2005, I moved once more, to a remote town called St-FĂ©licien, in Lac-St-Jean and this city is about 300 km north-west of Quebec city and about 500 km north of Montreal. Its far, but a beautiful region with forest and nature nearby. The Lac-st-Jean is a huge lake and it is known by Quebecers and there are lots of tourist visiting including Americans, Europeans, etc. I lived in my 2nd apartment for 3 and a half years until 2009. In June 2009 I moved out again to a new city : Chicoutimi ( Saguenay area) and this is about 110 km East of St-Felicien and 200 km north of Quebec city. Very nice place. Next year, in 2011, I am going back to Quebec city, so I will move again. I think after that, I will start to calm down and remain steady. It is a great experience to live in different cities. Bye
27 Jun 10
It is nice to move around a lot when you enjoy new experiences and places, i am older now and moved a lot in my youth so am thinking its now my time to go home to relaz and retire
@eagle271 (179)
• Canada
27 Jun 10
Hello, Yes it nice to move around during our youth, however, at a certain age, it's wizz to stop moving and establish ourself for a steady employment, family, etc. One of theses days, I am planning to stop moving around and I'm hoping that I will be more steady in something that I will enjoy. For now, I am still a student and looking for the best program of study. I've tried a few programs, but noticed that I was unhappy. So that is why I am changing schools and programs and so, I must move out of the city. Have a nice relaxing day.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
27 Jun 10
I was born in Valcea, Romania, and i lived here a lot, but at college i was in another city, called Sibiu for 3 years, but now, i`m finishing the college and i`m already again in the city that i was born. I can`t say that i will remain here, because i don`t think so. I want to go, live and work in nother country such as England, notmatter what city. I want there, because it`s in Europe and i know english good enought.
27 Jun 10
Good luck with your ventures i hope you make it to England it is a nice place, expensive as we are in a resession and not a lot of work here but its ok.
@chuck2 (183)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
I lived where i was born. And i get home sick when i go to different places, especially when i'm staying longer in a unfamiliar place. That is why i trully believe in saying that "there is no place like home".
27 Jun 10
I agree there is no place like home
• Romania
24 Jun 10
well i was born in Satu Mare Romania and im leaving in Satu Mare Romania, i alwais think that it would be bether if i go and live in a nother town a more biger town then this , but i have a lot of things hear it would be very hard to move out now and find a nother place .
27 Jun 10
it is hard to move when you dont know where you will move to but if you find somewhere to go to it will be a fun and new experience = good luck
@jesgil (95)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
my workplace is just almost 2 hours away from where i was born. even if i am working for almost 3 years now, i still feel homesick because i miss my family and my 7 month old baby. i spend a lot of money going home twice a week so that i could visit them that is why i am planning to resign in my current job then find a new job in my hometown so that i get to see my family everyday. family is more important to me :)
27 Jun 10
It is really hard to go away from family especially a new baby, i hope you find a nice job nearer to them, so that you can enjoy life all together with your family
@xasasa (323)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I was born in Silverton, Colorado and I spent the first 9 years of my life living in the SW region of Colorado. I now live in Florida and I don't like it. Even though I have probably been in Florida longer than what I have been Colorado I would love to move back to Colorado or at least somewhere with scenery and four seasons.
27 Jun 10
I too like it here where i am and have lived here a long time but im still missing my hometown
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
I live near my Birth Place, about 40 kms away... I seldom live in hmeSickness...
27 Jun 10
hi there it is nice for you to be so near your home i wish i was nearer to mine but my children are here with their families and it is hard for me to leave them
• United States
23 Jun 10
I'm an international student who come to US to study. I miss my hometown... I'm going back to China this winter break...
27 Jun 10
It is nice to be able to go home and visit have a nice winter break
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
23 Jun 10
The search for greener pastures has brought me to live in countries I've never dreamed of as a kid. And I thought that was wonderful. I'm grateful to be able to return regularly to the place I was born. And I would love to be able to retire where I love to be.
27 Jun 10
this is my wish to as i would like to return home when i am older to a place i feel i belong and come from, but my husband loves it here and my children have settled here and have partners and children here so i'm torn between two places
@lilBro (67)
• Israel
23 Jun 10
My parents moved into a new house when my elder brother was in my mothers womb (he's older than me by 2.5 years). Still living here with them.
27 Jun 10
it is nice to be with parents i miss my family a lot
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
23 Jun 10
I live in the city where is not my hometown.I often become homesick and want to go home.Every year i can go home only once.Because of long distance from my hometown to the place where i live.I want to work at home.
27 Jun 10
i visit family in my hometown a few times a year and often dont want to leave but have to as my life is here now
@akbar98 (11)
14 Sep 10
i was born in KISARAN a smaal city in north sumatera Indonesia, but now i'm lived in jakarta Indonesia. I'm stuck here because my job in film production make me stay here..i miss the forest, the rain, the river. But i love my job, that's what keep me still live arround this traffic, polution, you name it.
@katiesueg (259)
• Italy
23 Jun 10
I was born in Los Angeles, California, and spent the first 20 years of my life in California. I really liked California, I liked the weather, my friends, the beach, the swimming pool in the back yard, etc. When I was 20 my parents moved to Salt Lake, Utah, and I went with them. I missed California and never really felt like a Utahan. When I was 26 I got married and came to live in Italy. I have lived in Umbria in the centre of Italy since then. I usually visit my mother every two years in Salt Lake. I have not been to California in years. As much as I loved California, I think it would be a mistake to ever try to move back. My father used to say that you can never go back home again, and I think he was right, because in the years you are gone, the people you used to know have gone on with their lives, probably moved to another place, and you would find your old friends either gone or changed. Visiting my mother is great, but I find that all of my cousins and the people I used to know in Salt Lake are all caught up in their own lives and there really are no more connections for us. The best thing to do is probably try to find activities and interests that keep me busy where I live and not look back.