moving away from your home town
April 9, 2008 5:02am CST
This is something I thought of when replying to another post. I moved towns about 3 years ago and I am now 5 hours away from my home town. What I am finding is that I really miss some of the professionals in my home town that I dealt with on a regular basis. I really miss my Bowen Therapist as I haven't found one in my new town yet. I also miss having an accountant that I trust being close by. I had built a relationship with the professionals in my life so I trusted them fully and find it really hard not to have that in my new town. The other ones I miss are my Doctor, my optometrist and my solicitor. Does anyone else feel this way or am I just strange that my professionals become my friends?
9 Apr 08
Well I was only 18 when I moved away so I didnt know many professional people, I did miss my optician at first as he knew me and my history with me being partially sighted so it was a chore to explain to a new one everything. Mostly I just miss my family but it was worth moving as me and my partner are really happy here in his home town and we can give our children a wonderful life here just as much as if id been living in my home town
10 Apr 08
I too am much happier since I moved. I live near the beach now where it is warm. My home town gets really cold in winter. My daughter is doing a lot better here too as it is a smaller town. She has kept in contact with some of her old friends and 2 of them are pregnant at 14! So she knows she is better off here. I think I just miss the convenience of knowing people. I used to work in the mechanical industry so if anything went wrong with my car I knew who to turn to but now I have to rely on strangers.
10 Apr 08
hm, i know how is the feeling about missing home town. at this moment i live with my husband little bit far from my home town. its take about more 12 hours from my home town. i really missed about the food in my home town, the people society on there and the most important thing, i miss my family and my friends. i believe all of people , either much or less still would be miss their home town when they moved to another place
7 Jun 09
I was born in a small town and studied in the city center, after my graduation, I found a job far from my hometown and there is only one chance to come back to my hometown a year. but i don't have the feeling you said,when you think that you will never work again in your primary place and all your friends and professionals are the past,you will feel calm.
12 Aug 08
In the last 11 years, I have moved constantly, not only different towns but different countries a high number of times and one thing I have learned is that its never 'odd' to miss anyone/anything. I have missed small things (like McDonalds Milkshakes - don't ask!) to professionals (My home town doctor!) to friends, family and all the like!