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Any idea's? [18 Jan 2007|07:22pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

We have to move four people + our stuff from PDX to STL
Uhauls only have three seatbelts.
Two of us are small children.
Rental SUV's don't let people tow ANYTHING!
Cargo vans are not allowed for one way trips.
I would like to bring more than a mini van would carry.
I would like to tow a u-haul trailor.
I don't want to separate my family and have half of us fly or take a train.
I guess the only other option is to buy my own stupid SUV and tow a rented trailor.
I don't want to, and I don't even know if I have the means to.

I am not the first person to want to do this! gah.

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I keep moving [06 Sep 2006|03:30pm]

[ mood | calm ]

1987: Born in Winter Haven, Florida
1988-1991: Moved to San Antonio, Texas
1991-2000: Moved to Crystal River, Florida
2000-2001: Moved to Staten Island, New York
2001-2006: Moved to Lindenwold, New Jersey
Summer of '06: Helped my parents move back to San Antonio
A few days after that: Moved to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

We moved around the U.S a lot because of my dad's job. We went to New York, so he could find a place for residency (he's a doctor). He got accepted in Philadelphia, so we settled in South Jersey until he finished.
He went back to the Air Force and is now doing Pathology over there in Texas for the next 3 or 4 years.

I'm here in Dominican Republic to attend medical school. I'm living at my grandmother's house and almost all of my family. I'm not surrounded by people I don't know, but we have so little in common, they might as well be strangers to me.

My schooling hasn't started yet.
Here's whyCollapse )

I have a boyfriend I fell in love with a year ago. He's in medical school over in India. We've been doing good. No break ups in sight as he's been proving to me time and time again that he's just as serious about our relationship as I am.
I was hoping to go over there and visit him this winter, but school might get in the way of that...as well as finances- I still haven't found a job.
I should be able to see him this spring and that excites me for a million reasons =)

That's it. Sorry for the length.

Good day to you.

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I moved to Sweden [29 Jun 2006|07:12pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hello all, I'm italian, I lived in Sardinia for my first 22 years, then I moved to London (and I like it!!) but few months ago I moved to Sweden, Gothenburg, to live with my bf.
It's not that I don't like sweden, but I'm really not at home... and I don't know anyone here, just few friends that I don't see much.
Plus I don't speak swedish and even if most of the people here speak english, it's not easy to meet new people. I study online so I keep myself busy but .... it sucks!!
Is anyone here around who is from Sweden? Or even better Gothenburg? or moved there?

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So How Long...? [31 Mar 2006|02:55pm]
Hello everyone!! I've just joined here, been reading you for a few days and it looks like a great community to support each other through the horrible times of change!

Bit of background info: I was born in England, and my family moved when I was 2 to New Zealand. 15 years later, I decided to cash in that British Passport and come back on my own, I've been living here since.

I still miss NZ, sometimes daily. I miss my Mom and Dad, and I miss the food and the weather, and I still think some things in England are sosososo wrong. Including the food: did you know they routinely eat OFFAL over here? URrrrrk.

Anyway, here's the good news:
It only took about 4 years to settle in. Which is to say, I don't get those horrible, bluesy days of "I want to go home" so much anymore. But I still don't like the weather

Things I noticed:
It took about 18 months to stop beginning every sentence with "In New Zealand, they have...."
When I first came over, I thought I saw a lot of people walking around that weren't who I thought they were. (example: I'm SURE I saw my big brother wandering around Newcastle in the first month. But I know for a fact he was in Auckland at the time)
The food doesn't get any better, but I get lower standards
I'm almost British now, I make tea in a crisis and everything.

The best (moving) advice I was ever given:
"Get hard or come home. And since I know you're not going to come home yet... HARDEN UP!!" (Thanx Tony)

Yeah, sorry about the length, I talk too much. (Or as I like to say, people just get tired of listening). I'm pleased to meet you all though!!
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[04 Nov 2005|05:31pm]

people of Africa i salute you!

i collect postcards sent from all over the world
and i still don't have a postcard from your continent
i appreciate if someone can send me one

in case you can help me i post my mailing address
Pavel Tsapyuk
"Telecom-Expert" company
office 903, building 18
Yunnatov street
Moscow, Russia 127083

have a great time, brothers and sisters!
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[21 Sep 2005|03:10pm]
[ mood | okay ]

So...I'm new in this community.

I probably won't be in it too long.

But...Ok. I move a lot. &2years ago I moved from Indiana to Argentina.

Because my dad's from here.

Anyways. I went back to Indiana to visit a month ago. I was there for 3months.

I got a boyfriend. &well we made a lot of plans &made promises.

You guys don't really need to know this but...we lost our virginity to eachother.

&I found out a couple of days ago that he had gotten high &madeout with one of his ex-girlfriends.

&then with another girl 2nights ago while he was drunk.

I swear I said that he was fucking stupid about 2043854356times. Anyways.

I don't need him. He was the worst boyfriend I've ever had.

&I kind of sort of like someone.

Well. That's all.


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[30 Aug 2005|08:16pm]

hi i moved to england in april and now we have to decide whether we go back or stay. i miss australia so much cos its my home and i had never even moved house let alone country before this but i dont know wwhat i want anymore. each day i change my mind and i've tried making lists but none of it works. ive got 2 years of school left and have to do them in one country so its not like i could stay another year and then go back. have any of you been in this position or do you have any ideas on how to decide, i feel so lost right now...
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omg [28 Aug 2005|09:10pm]

[ mood | crappy ]

i just moved from new jersey- where i have lived my WHOLE life- and moved to florida- i hate it here i moved after my freshman year and i HAD to leave all my friends and i had to start school where i didnt know anybody. i no that i didnt leave the country - like some others- but it is like the same experience- kinda- i hate it here! i just needed to let this out

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College move [27 Aug 2005|05:26pm]

So how many of you guys have ever had to make a college move by yourself? My family's gone on to kiev while i'm stuck here in the states making the move to college basically by myself with no friends to help me as well. Right now I'm sitting at my computer (which was one of the first things to get set) feeling a profound sence of loneliness and well depression. My families gone, i'm at a school I don't particularly like being at, and right now... i'm sitting alone in my dorm room with piles of stuff left unpacked that need to be unpacked. GAHHHHHHHHHH

I just need to vent...
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[10 Aug 2005|04:14pm]

hey everyone.. this isnt so much a "i had to move" as it is a "i HAVE to move".

i have one more year of undergrad, and then i am moving the hell out of virginia! i have lived in this state my whole life and i definitely need a change. i want to experience the city life.. and im talking a REAL city (virginia beach doesnt count). so, i am planning to move to new york.

i just created a community specifically for people who want to move to new york: newyorkmove feel free to join if you share the same goal. :)
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Moving Truck Comparison Shopping [01 Aug 2005|05:51pm]

I'm moving in September (that is if I can find a place to move TO *shudder*) and I'm looking at moving trucks. I have the option of either going with U-Haul or Budget Truck. Does anyone have any experience with either of the two? I need to call them and get a more exact estimate, but they're closed now, so I thought I'd see if anyone out there had anything to say. The quote I got for U-Haul is $110. Does anyone have any tips for getting discounts? I know that Budget Truck has a rent.com discount, but the website keeps giving me an error...

Moving Stats:
(Would need a one-way moving truck, not an in-town one)
Moving about 70 miles
Moving probably on a weekday
I have a studio apartment and could probably fit all my stuff in the smallest truck.
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Hi I'm new [24 Jul 2005|06:03pm]
[ mood | confused ]


I'm new to this site and this community. I'm also new to New Zealand. We just moved here about a month ago. We are in Napier witch is in Hawkes Bay. I was wondering if someboby could give me some info about the area.


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stupid workweeks [05 Jul 2005|07:50pm]

Oh, man. I'm usually super-anal about these things, but I just realized August 1 is a Monday. For some reason I thought it was a Sunday. I KNOW July has 30 days, but I must've looked at the calendar too quickly or something. I'm hoping our new landlord will let us move a day early, as we'd have like 12 people to help us on a weekend, and no one on a weekday. And it would suck to lose a week, too. I know this isn't unheard of and depends on things like the current tenants, but what do you think my chances are?
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[23 Jun 2005|01:26am]

I wrote my personal essay on moving. If your bored or mildly interested, give it a try :D

Read more...Collapse )
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[20 Jun 2005|10:20am]

Just a quick question that I need some help with..
I've moved around alot, but mainly when I was little, so i'm not so affected. I joined moved_ last year some time when i found out i was moving to new zealand, and I was angry about it aswell as upset. Since then I told myself to grow up and stop acting on the spoilt bratty role and realised its alot to look foward to, but now I'm two weeks away,, and I feel so sick at the thought of leaving what I'm so familiar to, and my friends, and my family and so much that I love. I just want to appriciate it more, but I can't anymore.
So, my question: How did all you guys cope with this?

Thanks xxx

...and by the way I know I haven't had to do this hardly as much as most of you, and experiencing it only once, I think you are all so brave xxx
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dont feel alone [16 Jun 2005|09:16am]

[ mood | cold ]

well i was born in a wonderful country named Germany.my whole life was there and i loved being there but wheni turned 12 the worst mistake that my mom made was move to Texas and let me tell you i was very pissed at her.but the longest time i didnt even talk to her.but then when i turned 14 we moved to South Carloina and that was a bigget mistake people picked on me because i didnt know english all that good and just the i look and acted.but when after that place when i was 15 we moved to New York and this is were i am and let me tell you people MOVE MOVE while you can because the United States is a hell hole.europe is so nice and purdy and very awesome and there are actually things to do.well then other sittting at home on the computer.but i think that my mom is thinking about moving back to germany and let me tell you i would be so happy.and oh im goin to germany for 2 months and im taking what little friends that i have too.

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moving again [16 May 2005|04:57pm]

I'm might be moving again. Man, can't I just stay in one spot for at least a year? But it is not for sure, but it is pretty likely.
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[15 May 2005|12:33pm]

Hi! Just joined, and I have to say I'm really glad this community exists. Back in 1990 we moved from Englang to France because of my dad's job, when I was only 4. It was horrible, I was sent to a French school without even speaking the language, and I had no classes on the side to make it easier. Sure, when you're young, you can pick languages up quickly, but those first months were horrible, I really hated it. And I still do. Everything changed, I lost contact with good friends and I haven't heard from them ever again. I hated the neighbourhood we were living in, I was an outcast at school because I wasn't French. All I wanted to do was fit in, but I couldn't, they wouldn't let me. And no matter how much I asked, we never moved back to England and I was stuck there.

It doesn't matter that it's been 15 years, the pain's never really left. I've gotten used to France now, but every time we go to England, I'm happy, and then we go back and I feel horribly home sick, even if it was just a few days. And it annoys me that people think I'm so lucky to have lived in different countries and that because of that I can speak 2 languages fluently, I'm only their friend when we have an English test coming up. I don't think anyone can really realize how horrible it is until they experience it.

I think what makes it truly horrible is the memories, because I moved from the States when I was one, but since I can't remember anything, it doesn't bother me as much. But I remember being happy in England, and I hate remembering it all.
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[15 May 2005|12:02am]

I`m really glad to find this community `cause I`ve been suffering for..omg..6 yrs already since I moved...
I`m 19, living in Moscow now..
Almost exactly 6 yrs ago (May, the 19th) I came back from Namibia (South West Africa) after having lived there for 7 years. My whole childhood, all the places I loved, the people I loved, my friends and those dear to me were taken away in one 20-hour flight..
I cannot think of all those places and ppl without tears..it`s so unbearable..
Two summers ago I went back.. to find everyone completely different people, as I expected
but those memories still hold me..tight..
I have a strong love for Africa and from the psycological point of view it most probably can be easily explained..but I just can`t let go of my past..it`s easier now that I`ve seen it once more..It`s like a drug..I have to take it once in a while to let me live..
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It's funny once it's all over and you're safely home... [11 Apr 2005|09:18pm]

Something I posted in my journal earlier on...Collapse )

i was just wondering if anyone related to any of the stuff i said there.
my name's sadie, i'm 16, i live in paris and am soon to move to nairobi... and before paris i lived in the suburbs of DC, and dhaka bangladesh. so thats just a bit of background info for you :)
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