Did you STAY in your Home Town, or Move Away?

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    This should be an interesting topic. Many people can't wait to get away from the towns they grew up in, especially if there's not much to offer. But then there are those who never leave and seem just as content. Those who left may think, "how could you ever stay in this one-horse town."

    Which are you, and how do you feel about those who stayed and those who left?
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    Left and came back for the weather. Cold weather is too fucking depressing. I need sun and heat more than 2/3's of the year. I need the beach, river trips, lake outings. I need to be able to fish without having to bundle up and shiver.

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    I moved many thousands of miles away from where I was born for educational and professional reasons. Although I consider the U.S. as my home, I still think of my place of birth as my roots. I think of those who stayed to have very few, if any, options, and I'm thankful that I was differently (read: more favorably) situated than most, if not all, of them.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    Moved 2100 miles away, and moved closer back by 846 miles.

    I will never live back in my homestate/city again.

    I think I will reverse the 846 miles back in the other direction possibly in the future. We shall see.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I moved 9693 miles (15600km) from my hometown.

    It is almost literally the furthermost place I could move on earth and still find work.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    I grew up in Missouri but keep moving further away for education purposes. Now I'm in Georgia. I probably wont end up back in my home town.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    Left not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    ooh... i left it in 1992.... but im moving back in feb 2012. cant wait!!! MUMBAI!!!
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    Moved 3 hours away for college, plan on moving even further when I graduate
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    I've lived in the same place since I was born (except a few years at University where I moved about an hour away).

    Although I'm moving to the states for a couple of years soon!

    EEK.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    I haven't lived in Spain since I was 4 because my dad got a job in DC. As a result, I've lived in Virginia most of my life. I currently live an hour away from where I grew up. I'm just more in the DC suburbs. However, I did leave in 2010 and spent most of the year in San Antonio, TX. I have no idea what I was thinking then. I came back to Northern Virginia in March of this year. This is home for a little while longer.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.


    Where are you from?
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.


    where were you from originally?
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    smthjock said
    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.


    where were you from originally?

    I just asked that....icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    left.
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    After 10 years I moved doth from Atlanta to Jacksonville.

    And as for those who stayed, they must love drama...
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    I imagine many of us who grew up in a small town or in the country moved to more urban areas with more excitement, opportunities, and gay life. I can't imagine too many of you city grown guys had any reason to leave unless it was to another city.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    Left L.A. for FLA.. should have done it years ago!
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    I was born and raise in Toledo ohio and went to college only 30 minutes away. So I lived all of my life in Northwest Ohio, which is pretty much dead.
    I moved to Cincinnati Ohio right after college for a job, worked and lived there for about 7 months before quitting that awful job and finding this job that took me down to North Carolina.

    Coming out of college, a large number of people were saying they wanted to get out of Ohio and do something different. I on the other hand was completely okay with staying in Ohio, but moving to Cinci or Columbus. Loved Cinci while I was where, but that job sucked. I randomly applied to the current job I have now and got it. So although it wasn't really the plan, I ended up moving to Raleigh, North Carolina.
    I love it down here, but Ohio will always be my home. You don't spend 23 years of your life somewhere and forget about it.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    Left Ohio for FL - I'm glad to have broadened my horizons a bit
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    bballfan1108 saidLeft Ohio for FL - I'm glad to have broadened my horizons a bit


    Jealous. But I love Ohio, so I'm content on staying here.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
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    smthjock said
    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.


    where were you from originally?

    I just asked that....icon_neutral.gif

    I grew up in Guatemala, and lived there till I was 21, at which point I was a senior in college, and working at a nationwide newspaper. I pissed the wrong people off through my work at the newspaper, started getting death threats, and was almost kidnapped twice, so I left, got political asylum here, and here I am.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    19c79 said
    jmusmc85 said
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    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.


    where were you from originally?

    I just asked that....icon_neutral.gif

    I grew up in Guatemala, and lived there till I was 21, at which point I was a senior in college, and working at a nationwide newspaper. I pissed the wrong people off through my work at the newspaper, started getting death threats, and was almost kidnapped twice, so I left, got political asylum here, and here I am.


    On the bright side, Guatemala is one of the cheapest places for foreigners to study Spanish! Much, much cheaper than Mexico, Argentina, and Spain!
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    Went away for college, career. Eventually came back to the old farm. The internet makes it possible.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    19c79 said
    jmusmc85 said
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    19c79 saidLeft not just the town, but the whole freaking country, and never looked back.

    where were you from originally?

    I just asked that....icon_neutral.gif

    I grew up in Guatemala, and lived there till I was 21, at which point I was a senior in college, and working at a nationwide newspaper. I pissed the wrong people off through my work at the newspaper, started getting death threats, and was almost kidnapped twice, so I left, got political asylum here, and here I am.

    On the bright side, Guatemala is one of the cheapest places for foreigners to study Spanish! Much, much cheaper than Mexico, Argentina, and Spain!

    True, but then again, there is no accent sexier than the Argentine accent.