How big of a change in location do you think you could handle?

@dawnald (85129)
Shingle Springs, California
November 6, 2008 6:38pm CST
You live somewhere tropical. Do you think you would be happy moving to a desert? Or you live somewhere warm. Could you be OK living somewhere with cold winters? You live by the ocean. Could you take a job that's a thousand miles inland? You love your country. Could you move overseas to be with somebody you love? You're a small town person. Could you be happy in a big city? Or vice versa any of those? How many of you are homebodies who would never think of living anywhere else but where you are now? And how many would be OK or even totally welcome a major change? Have you done it and been happy? Have you done it and regretted it?
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@annjilena (5618)
• United States
7 Nov 08
where i live now we have 6 months of cold weather and 6 months of hot weather so for mr to live here in go somewhere that tropical is alright with me.i need to vacate for a minute i would only come back here to visit.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
tropical sounds good to me if I can get some people to come with me ! :-)
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@eaforeman6 (8979)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I would not do well with change. I would not do well living anywhere else. I love my town, my heighborhood and everyting about where I am. I would not adapt well at all.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
I could handle a new place with lots of new things to explore, but moving away from all the people I know would be a problem.
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@rusty2rusty (6751)
• Defiance, Ohio
7 Nov 08
I grew up living in the northern west corner of Ohio. I made it through blizzards. Than I moved to Florida...where it is always hot and humid is up. Extreme weather change from what I am use to. Plus there was drought for 2 years til we finally got the rain we needed. So, much there were flooding everywhere. I grew up in the country, I moved with my husband to a major city. I still don't like it. WE recently moved and some what in the country. This I can tolerate more. I welcomed the changed...but now all I want to do is go home.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Nov 08
Sometimes I want to go home too!
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@ganderlot (351)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I've done almost all of the above. I was born in Southern California, spent many many many summers in Arizona and love the tropics. (When I had money I traveled a lot.. Buhtan, tour of the United States, Vietnam) I then lived in San Francisco for more than 15 years and recently moved to Rhode Island, I always felt you could live anywhere and make it home..... but not so great here, maybe the economy. (I won't get into how I ended up here... robbery in San Francisco etc. oh I guess I just did.) In answer to one of your questions, I love the country and LOVE the city, especially a city where you can get public transportation wherever you are.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Nov 08
I think it's probably easier when you are at least somewhat extroverted though. If you're an introvert and have trouble meeting people I think you'd end up getting homesick.
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@jesssp (2712)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
We have a little bit of everything where I live. We can get nasty cold winters with tons of snow and also have super hot summer days with 100% humidity. So we really get to sample a little bit of everything throughout the year. I don't think I could handle living in say northern Alaska where it's deathly cold and dark for a month out of the year. I also don't think I'd do well somewhere with high humidity. I hate that melting feeling. I think for at least the short term we're staying put.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Nov 08
Canada is already colder than I can handle!
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I haven't really relocated ( long-term ) to a certain area, but I have done my share of traveling and I feel what matter's most of the culture and the company you'll have on the area you'll me moving into.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Nov 08
Yep that's important!
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@Ithink (9980)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I think I would welcome a major change as long as a few people could go with me! LOL! I have lived in basically the same place all my life, all 3 towns are within like 20 minutes of each other. So I think I would embrace some change. I have never really been anywhere eihther til this last April so to see and experience other things for me would be an adventure. As I said thou only if I could have a few select people with me. As for weather I have never liked the cold and yet live in the snow belt, I also dont like really hot or humid weather. I think that I could handle it if I had to thou as I have handled these rough winters all these years.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
I don't do cold weather. I can handle heat as long as it's not too humid. But ideally, someplace on the ocean (dreaming)...
@jesbellaine (4139)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
Hi THere! That is a good question. I think big change for me is if I have to live in abroad (maybe in other country). One obvious reason is leaving my family and friends here for a long period of time. Second is the culture change that I will have to discover in one's country. I have never done it but if it will be a career move then I will totally grab it and never regret it! Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
Well great, if something good comes up, go for it and best of luck!
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 08
You're welcome!
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
Hi THere DAwnald!!! Thank you for the best response ever! Cheers! Happy holidays and Happy mylotting!
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I grew up in the city . The place is always busy and for me it is such a crowded place. When I graduated from College, I applied in a school located South of the city , which is more of a semi-urban, semi-rural. Not too crowded, and you can still breath fresh air . I have never regretted it because I enjoyed the new environment very much. Then after a few years, I decided to try my luck to another country. This one was such a big transition for me since I had to live all my loved ones, my job and friends. I dont have any regrets at all. I seek for greener pasteur so they say, so here I am enjoying my job and the place. Of course there are times that I feel sad esepcially when there are special occasions, but I still survive.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
Well good for you! Of course it's easier now than 100 years ago when leaving your country pretty much meant never seeing your loved ones again. Now we can call and e-mail and fly for a visit and so on...
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I could handle anything except move somewhere where it's ALWAYS cold.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Nov 08
Ah yes, I hear Siberia's a nice place (for 2 days every year)...