how long have you lived where you do?

United States
March 16, 2007 4:13pm CST
by that,i mean state,country,region. do you like it,was it your own choice,or a job-related move?
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24 responses
@misstree (241)
• United States
2 Apr 07
This is gonna be a long comment, so beware. lol I lived in Massachusetts USA for 30 years. 4 years ago, I met my husband online. On a dating website. He is originally from Switzerland. Writing for years made him come visit me, and we would have a great time together. We just knew we wanted to marry. So we did in Massachusetts. Then he had to go back home to Switzerland to finish his working contract. After that was done, he moved to the United States. We got an apartment and thought he wouldn't run into any problems with a working visa. Well, we ran into more than a problem. It would have taken at least a year to get one. So he could not work. I didn't have enough money to support the both of us. He used up all his retirement money (since he left his country he was entitled to it). So we paniced. I knew what had to be done. I had to take the biggest step of my life, and move to his country. So I now reside in Zurich Switzerland. I LOVE it here. I feel it was fate. This feels more home that back "home". The only problem is the language. I have to learn german. However, there are many people that speak english here. So all this was not our choice. It was damn homeland security. However, things have a way of working themselves out, and this was probably for me, gods way of having a better life for me since Massachusetts was not going well for me at all, and I am very happy to be with the one I love. The food is excellent here. The air seems fresher, and the water... wow... the water? You can drink it from the tap and it's like bottled spring water. This country is so clean and beautiful. I would tell anyone that is in a long distant relationship with a foriegner, to take that step to be with them. It is worth it. It worked for us anyways!
• United States
2 Apr 07
wow-that is a great story. switzerland must be beautiful country-what a step to take for a loved one-awesome:)
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
3 May 09
great story, I would love an update these 3 years later - but it seems that misstree may not be an active member anymore. phooey.
• United States
15 Jul 08
We've lived in the Seattle area for just over a year now. We originally made the move so my fiance could attend the school he thought he wanted to go to, but then he discovered that he was paying WAY too much and not getting much out of it. Of course, we both also wanted to move here, so it was partially school related and partially because we wanted to be here. :)
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• United States
17 Jul 08
does it really rain as much as i hear it does? i'd probably love that-i like grey skies:)
@meggan79 (436)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I have lived in Texas for 18 years (minus the 2 years I lived in Germany). Moved here when my dad got stationed at Fort Hood and life hasn't worked out for me to leave TX yet. Someday hopefully not to far into the future I will be able to move to another state.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
can't say i'd ever been to texas.i used to live in AZ for awhile though.not too far from there.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
We moved to our current area for better job opportunities. The other place that we lived at in Alabama was very economically depressed and hard to find a good paying job in any industry. This area has many more jobs for anyone of any education level or experience. And they pay lots more per hour. So it's nice too. Part time jobs are plentiful if one wants to pick up extra work.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
my area's got a major lack of jobs right now,i wish we could move.it's pretty much one industry,tourism.. needless to say they're in trouble.not as many people are travelling this year with high gas prices.
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
2 Apr 07
I am living in India since my birth. Right now i'm at hyderabad where i shifted a couple of months back. I love this place very much, i do have all of myfriends here. Its a job related shift and i am yet to get into a good job.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
very cool-i'm sure you'll find something soon:) thanks for the response also
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@inked4life (4225)
• United States
2 Apr 07
We have lived in Georgia for 3 years now and we moved here from Calgary, Canada because of my wifes job. I was in Canada for 17 years after I had moved from Scotland, where I was born and raised, when I was 19.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
wow-you've travelled quite a bit! was been your favorite so far?
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
26 Apr 09
State: Bihar: by birth Country: India : By birth Town: India : By birth religion : Hindu : By birht but we have shifted house for more than 5 times and we are thinking of shift again!
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• United States
26 Apr 09
wow-i hope that's not 5 moves in one year?
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
26 Apr 09
oooo! I did think that it was the discussion stated only 3 days ago but it is 3 years old discussion. No, that is for 20 years. that is once per five years. Acceptable isn't ti?
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• United States
30 Apr 09
yup,not bad at all:)
@agrim94 (3807)
• India
30 Mar 09
Well I live in India as i was born in this country and right now in Delhi for last 5 years as there were not very good colleges and schools in my small village so i had to move for my studies and i dont think now i can go from a city which houses over 16 million ppl to a village with less than 10,000 people .
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• United States
30 Mar 09
16 million! wow my whole state's less than 1.5 million. must be a lot of opportunities there.
@agrim94 (3807)
• India
30 Mar 09
Yes there are if you are ready to slog but the city of dreams is Mumbai ( formerly Bombay) in india and we got 5 cities which have population 12 million plus , Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
wow~that's awesome :)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
10 May 09
Wow how did this old discussion get resurrected? I get that every once in awhile myself...LOL well short and sweet with me. I was born in Garden Grove, Orange County, Calif, then when my parents got divorced my mother moved back to home base to Jackson Heights, NY...then when I was around five and a half, my grandmother, mother and I moved to my present place..Elmhurst..I've lived in the same apartment now for gasps....48 years
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• United States
10 May 09
i don't know..all of it a sudden,it was active again..oh well,works for me lol yea,i've been here about 34 of 40..so,pretty cool:) one of my friends lived in greenpoint.she's now in cali and wants to come home
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
8 May 09
I've lived here in the US, or more specifically California, my whole life. I've moved a few times (always within the state), though other than one time it was never really my choice, nor was it job-related. I'm pretty much content where I am now. I better be. I've been here for the past 12 years!
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• United States
10 May 09
i hear california has some beautful areas to live in though.i have some friends who live in SD and they said kind of expensive,but a great place.
@angemac23 (2004)
• Canada
3 May 09
I currently live in Newfoundland and I have been living here for almost 9 years. However, I have lived in Canada all my life and grew up in Nova Scotia. There are things I dislike and like about living where I am now but I'm still here so that must say something!
• United States
3 May 09
that's kind of like my area.and even if you do leave,you always come back :)
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
3 May 09
we moved to this region 9 years ago when beloved retired from the military. It was a poor choice on our part. We have no family here - at the time it seemed ideal because it was half way between my folks and his. It is a very depressed area that has proved unfortunate for us in many ways.
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• United States
3 May 09
i have a friend that's stuck for about the same reasons-after the military,just couldn't leave.i wish i could help her move back,but i can't.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
26 Apr 09
I have been living in the familiar environs for the past 58 years. I think and feel that I am going to die here too.
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• United States
26 Apr 09
yup.i know that feeling.left for awhile,ending up coming back anyway.
@bunnybon7 (46755)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Apr 09
Im back in AZ now. its not really my choice just couldnt get to live back in ohio as no place to stay till i get a place
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• United States
20 Apr 09
i lived in tucson for 6 years..it was ok most of the time as long as you didn't have one of those disgusting swamp coolers. god,i hated those.
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I am back living In Chicago. I was born and raised here, and I really do love this city more than the others I have lived in. I have moved a couple other places, one by choice and one by circumstance and the last by, well, both, Iguess you could say. The first time I moved was when I went away to college. It was still in state, but it was almost a 3 hour drive. Far enough. The second move was to Fort Worth, Texas. My sister lived there with her family and I needed a change after college. So, I went there and lived with her and her family for 2 years until they were actually moving back north to Wisconsin. At this time I came back to Chicago. My last move was to Wisconsin when that same sister passed away suddenly. I moved up there to try and help where I could with her kids. I am finally back home. I have no plans, or desires, to ever move again. Well, unless I come into some money and can retire early to Florida.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
i'm sorry to hear about your sister that's awesome you could help with the kids
@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
16 Jul 08
I've lived in Saskatchewan for 25 of my 26 years The other year was my first year of university and I lived in Alberta for 8 months. I chose to live where i am. I moved home THEN found a job after i was done school. I hated living in the city.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
yea,i can give or take city life too. on the upside,there's always something to do.one the downside,traffic,lines,etc.
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 07
I have lived in England all my life, however I have moved around a bit, I was born about 30km from our main city London and I lived with my parents for 26 years before moving into London on my own. I have moved six times in the last 9 years, it doesn't get any easier. I have moved mainly because of my partners
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• United States
2 Apr 07
six times-wow,that's a lot in 9 years. london must be beautiful though,all the history :)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Well, I've been in the same state all my life, & most of my life in the area I am in. Pssst - it's a secret where that is.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
that's cool :) i know a lot of people who have been in the same place like that.if it's a good thing,why not? :)
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have lived in Delaware most of my life and always lived in the US. I spent two years of college in Florida but most of my life has been spent here in Delaware. I was born and raised here and have not thought about moving elsewhere as of yet. Maybe at some point I will move away. I like it here for the most part but would love to experience living somewhere else.
• United States
21 Mar 07
i have been through delaware-some beautiful places there:)
@mzbubblie (3839)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I live in Virginia for about 7 years now. I moved here for better job opportunity. I'm still with the same company. If it wasn't for my job, I would move back down south, I hate the snow..lol
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• United States
18 Mar 07
i hear you. i have friends in b'ham who want snow all the time tho. i tell them i'll ship it to them ;)