Post # 32
Glad I’m not the only one! I seriously loathe where we live. My husband moved here 2.5 years ago for work and I moved a year later. Both of our families live 4 hours away and we make the trip on weekends often. I am a really social person. I’ve NEVER had a problem making friends. I’m in grad school, work part time, and attend an art school part time. We go to church and to a local rec center. We have yet to make ANY friends! I honestly don’t know what else I can do!
It’s so frustrating though because my husband has a GREAT job here and the chances of him or I finding a job that pays half as much in our hometown is slim to none. We don’t want to settle down here. I just wish we could be close to our families, buy a home, and start a family. Instead we just long for the day where we can move back and start our lives!
Ugh that sounds SO depressing but I just want you to know that there are definitely others that feel that way… good luck getting back to your hometown!
Post # 33
I moved two hours from my family and friends. I moved to 300 acres in the middle of friggin’ no where where it takes FOREVER to get ANYWHERE!!! Its 15 minutes to the school (which sucks) and 40 min to the nearest WalMart. If you want to shop anywhere other than that, you have to drive at least an hour. And this is the not just the country, but the country of judgement! I am a christain and I am saved and I love Christ. . . . . but good gosh I am not perfect. I am sick of being judged every time I turn around. And If I am not being judge, after three years of living here in this hell whole, I assume I am being judged. The schools suck, the roads suck, the shopping sucks, coffee shop . . . .there isn’t one!!!! Everyone is in your business, everyone talks about you for NO REASON, Nobody tries to get to know you but is soooo quick to judge you for shit they know NOTHING ABOUT. I just want to go home where I dont feel like I am being talked about or judged by someone every time I turn my back. I HATE THIS SHIT!!!!
Post # 34
I hate where I live. I’m an hour away from family and friends. I’m an hour away from Fiance in the opposite direction. It’s a college town, but it’s basically like someone took a college and put it in the middle of some podunk little town. The only thing to do here is go to WalMart, or go to 1 of 2 bars. Our movie theater is crap and is nasty… I spend 90% of every day, of every week, sitting in my little spot, on the internet. I have no friends here, and I’m pretty much kicking myself for ever wanting to move.
Post # 35
You sound like you live where FI’s family lives. That’s what they’re like. They don’t like me because I’m a ‘city’ girl. Well, I think there are other reasons too, but mostly, because I’m different than them. I love where I live and we’re never leaving here. But visiting his family for holidays? My own personal hell.
Post # 36
I don’t hate where I live, but I’m kind of irritated with it. We moved to the other side of town into a really nice neighborhood, but most of our neighbors are older, like my parents age or more and there is only one little girl our daughter’s age. My parents and two sisters are a half hour away and my other sister is an hour away. May not seem like much, but before I could easily walk to my parent’s house.
Plus, we travel a lot so it’s hard to join any clubs or organizations and keep up with it all.
Post # 37
I hate my job which feeds in to hating where I live. The city is too small for my tastes, but for a job right out of school 2.5 years ago, it was a dream. I’ve met the man of my dreams here, and I’m getting the desired “experience” in my field, but as soon as I can, I’m bowing outta this town. (It hinges on BF and his job. His job market is much smaller than mine.)
Aside from my job, the apartment complex is now going to charge us $5/month to park our cars here (after already making us get permits and charging extra for covered parking), but they are also requiring proof of renters insurance. Luckily I had some when I moved in or the BF would be screwed.
We get lake effect snow, so when it snows, it really freaking snows. Right now it is crappy and rainy. The lowest it has gotten here since I have been here is -13, and while to some that is just another Thursday, to me, it is mind and body numbing cold.
I’m also 6.5 hours away from all of my family. A few relatives live 4 hours away, but I rarely see them. I hate not getting to see my family.
OK, so I should have moved a long time ago. But the BF was worth staying, and is worth staying now.
Post # 38
I hate where I live. I’m in new Zealand. Can anyone else relate? Everyone is “wow clean and green and beautiful”. Yeah, right. It’s always cold and always windy. I can count how many times he temp gets over 18 degrees celcius per year on both hands. Not to mention being isolated from the real world by 100000 kilometers and a multi-thousand dollar plane ride.
It may be a nice (and very expensive) place to go on holiday too and ski, but boring as to live here. No wonder we have such high rates of teen pregnancy and suicide.
I’m freaking trapped. This place is so bloody boring. And has crappy Internet!
That’s my rant. 😉
Post # 39
I live in a nice area of CA’s Central Coast. I am mostly happy here and thankful for where I live, I just get restless with the lack of things to do (ie: theater, museums, concerts, etc.).
Post # 40
Same here when people find out I live in CA. The state is a wreck & going to get even worse within the yr.
Post # 41
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE Upstate, NY. Its cold, its snows, its depressing, it snows, theres nothing to do (EVER), it snows, the taxes are ridiculous, it SNOWS. 2012 can’t come soon enough! West Coat, here we come…
Post # 42
I hate where i live as well. I have made friends and have a pretty social life…i just hate it.
Vancouver is really really expensive and I grew up in a town where a huge home with property is cheap. I would never live in my hometown but I would like to live somewhere more affordable. DH and I got married and I feel like this city is dragging us down, we really want to set some roots and start with babies, but living in a 800 sq ft apartment at 1300.00 its not going to happen anytime soon 🙁
Post # 43
@Baileyh – oh I hear you sister! Part of me loves Vancouver, because I love the outdoors, the mild winters, big city life… but I HATE the cost of living here. I grew up in New Brunswick, and all my other friends have purchased homes and are having kids. We live in a 2 bedroom condo (rented, of course), but my husband and I really want a house with a yard. It’s tough, becuase hubby works in high tech, and the only jobs for him are in big cities like Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Silicon Valley in the US…all places where the cost of living is astronomical. We would really like to move back to the Maritimes one day so we can start a family, but it only works if my husband can find a job he likes (or a job period!) there.
Post # 44
yup yup yup. Same. We lived in Prince George while going to Uni and you could buy a 3 bedroom, split leve home, with a yard, shed and basement suite for 170,000….guess what the gets you in Vancouver…zip, nada, nothing. So sad.
We were looking at purchasing a townhome two bdrm/2b bath 1,200 sq ft….359.000 🙁 Thats why i hate this town. Same with with the maritimes though…so nice and so cheap…i have looked at homes there before just for fun and almost died a million times over…
Post # 45
Yes, I absolutely hate where we live. Because we live in So. Cali it’s usually hot. I HATE the heat. There are other reasons, but that’s the biggest for me. DH is hell bent on moving but not until he finishes school…which, at best, won’t be for another 3 years. Unfortunately, this is where we both grew up and our families are here so I really can’t see moving. It would be so hard for me to leave before my grandparents pass away. Plus, to have kids and them not be around my parents would be really crappy.
Post # 46
I don’t hate where I live but I disike it. I moved from Philadelphia suburbs to Seattle two years ago. It was for a job and it’s great money and great for my career. It’s just very far from home and there are some things that bothers me about this place. I guess it’s just different from what I’ve grown up with. I’m trying to make the best of it for now. But we are planning on moving back to the east coast as soon as I get a few more years of experience under my belt.