Setting down roots or sprouting wings?

@Modestah (11188)
United States
January 13, 2008 6:36pm CST
Some people will spend their entire lives in one place. While others move a number of times throughout their lives... either looking for a better job, cost of living, new house, a more suitable community, or even for a perfered climate. Which would you rather do: stay in one place or move around to experience new places? Why? ------------- I've moved quite a bit in my life, having both a father and husband who made careers out of the military. I am thankful for my adventurous life and all the different cultures I was afforded to observe and partake of.... but a part of me regrets it for not building many long standing relationships, for not being near to extended family and partaking in their history more.
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
18 Jan 08
My life has been a bit like yours. My Dad was a bit of a nomad and was often changing jobs and moving us from place to place. He and Mum finally settled a distance away from the family and became quite reclusive and he's stayed put for over 30 years now...he doesn't go anywhere. My first husband was conscripted so that involved living overseas for awhile. I've found that I'm a bit of a nomad too. For one reason or another I've moved in and out of a few states. I regret that I've not been able to put down roots and establish friendships and I too am quite the recluse as a result. I don't think I've settled down yet either as I have an urge to travel.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
18 Jan 08
we've been here 7 years, the longest stay in one place in our married life, and well - I am starting to get itchy feet myself. I miss having family around too.
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I would much prefer being a plant my roots person but am afraid so far in my life I've not managed it although I thought I was close for a bit at least. I hate moving and would like nothing more than to stay in one place the rest of my life. This could be because I've been forced to move all of my life for example during my school years the longest I was in one place was 4 years next to that 2 years was the longest :( I'm ok seeing new places but would prefer to visit and then come home :)
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
14 Jan 08
MOVE! I love traveling I could never ever stay in the same place all my life yuck! the world is too big and interesting to be stuck in the same place all your life. That is definitely not for me. It seems I average a move every three years. I'm not in the military but thinking about it (reserves). I moved overseas a few years ago for a few years (back in the states now) and it was the best time of my life. I say I've moved about 8 times in my life so far.