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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Are you living somewhere you don't want live?

Are you currently living somewhere you wish you weren't? Do you have plans to move?
If so, how do you plan to accomplish your goals?
If you've already moved, feel free to share the story of your move, whether it's from the city to the country, or vice versa and whether or not you think it was worth it.

I'll start.

I'm currently living in FL and I hate it. I'm a lover of mountains, rivers, lakes, fishing, hiking, skiing, and cold weather. You could say I love the great outdoors. I'd love to live in dog friendly states such as Montana, or anywhere with great mountain hikes like Colorado.
In my area, Ft. Myers, you're pretty much limited to beaches and humid walks through mangroves. The mangrove walks are really sorry excuses for hikes. Plus, it is extremely hot almost year round with the exception of a few months where it may/may not cool off. I have to admit that a part of me wishes I could live somewhere cooler just so that the dogs and I aren't confined to the indoors most of the day.

It kind of feels like I'm stuck. I want to live in the country; city life makes me feel cramped.

However, there is the issue of finding a job if you move to a more rural area. I have at least 2 more years until I can obtain my degree and hopefully find a decent job; although there are a ridiculously high amount of disturbing reports talking about how young adults are wasting their time in school only to come out and not be able to get a job anyway. This scares me, but I can't really complain; many people have it way worse. What I wish for the most is the courage to try something like moving across the country. I don't know why, but this has always been a daunting thought.
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post #2 of 82 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 12:07 AM
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Am I living somewhere I don't want live ?

Well yes and no ! I love where I live except for my neighbors are to close !

Anyhow it sounds like you need a dose of East Tennessee where there's mountains, rivers, lakes, fishing, hiking and alittle cold weather.(sorry no siking) There are all kinds of transplanted people here where I live and alot of them are Flordians. Home price are super reasonable but the sale taxes are a little rought.

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Are you currently living somewhere you wish you weren't? Do you have plans to move?
If so, how do you plan to accomplish your goals?
Yes, yes, and new job.

I am 28 years old and living in the parents' basement. With the current job I just can't afford $1000 rent+utilities/month and still feed myself and save money for house/emergencies.

I applied for a new job last July. I am currently going through the selection process and hope to be out in September. Just hope the contract is signed with the current job before I have to quit.

I have RRSPs and a TFSA saving up to buy a house in the next couple years.
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I live in southern California and I'm not particularly thrilled about it. I'll be here until I finish my BS, and depending on what professional school admission I choose to except(I'll be applying both in-state and out of state) I may or may not be able to leave this state.

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It's not that I don't like where I live, I just don't like where I live lives. If my province would move to somewhere way warmer, then I'd be pretty darn happy!

When me and my fiance are both finished school, we'll probably end up moving to Vancouver. I'd absolutely love the warmer weather, but when I went there the size of it just felt so overwhelming. It felt like you could keep driving and driving and you'd never be able to escape it.


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I'm trying to figure out how to live in the middle of Eastern Montana without leaving my old Victorian house next to two creeks and surrounded by 400 acres of woods.
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It's not that I don't like where I live, I just don't like where I live lives. If my province would move to somewhere way warmer, then I'd be pretty darn happy!

When me and my fiance are both finished school, we'll probably end up moving to Vancouver. I'd absolutely love the warmer weather, but when I went there the size of it just felt so overwhelming. It felt like you could keep driving and driving and you'd never be able to escape it.
My little sister called from poolside yesterday to say it was 31oC in Kelowna. Brat.

At least I have a job and no student loan for $50,000.
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I used to live in Montana. Now I live in Seattle--suits me better. I do have to say thought that I went to a BBQ at my training facility yesterday and got to see about 15 dogs chasing playing nicely together in a field. When I lived in the country in Montana, this was not an unusual occurrence, every gathering had dogs. I have a great picture of me shredding chicken in a friend's kitchen with an avid audience of nine dogs watching my every move.
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I moved to FL from MD and love it down here. IMHO you should put the PNW on you list of places to consider moving to.

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Yes and Yes! Living in Queensland (Australia) and while it is usually lovely and warm (sub tropical), we are so close to beaches but I don't like it much. We are hoping to move to Victoria and buy some rural land later this year....all going to plan if our house sells for a decent amount

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