(Closed) Moving away from home for the first time

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Be strong! This is truly what you want and you should go for it!

Moving to be with a grad school-bound partner is not easy, but for my friends it’s been worth it. One great thing about PhD programs is that they’re finite. You won’t be there forever and, with a little luck, you can even move back to your area of origin once his program is done–if that’s what you want. 

Tell your family and friends that they can always Skype, visit, or even write you letters. The wonders of modern technology make anything possible. Good luck!

Post # 4
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s hard at first but sooo rewarding.  You’ll get closer and it’s really awesome to get away from family for a while.

Post # 5
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@bridgetdarling:  I think you are over-thinking your friend’s response.  I have a friend that’s moving to Utah in a few months and it’s hard to figure out what to say to her — I’m happy FOR her but I’m not happy that I’m probably not going to see her all that often again.


Post # 6
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Moving away means starting a new chapter. This will be you and your FI, a chance to really make it on your own!

I moved from Chicago to Hawaii to get away from my ex. My best friend was already here at school, so I just moved in with her.

My FI and I met here. We honestly couldn’t be happier, being our own people and creating a new life together that separate from anything else we’d known before. Now we’re considering moving back, or maybe moving somewhere else where we can start fresh. Once that Fresh Start adrenaline kicks in, it’s hard to get rid of.

It will work out for you, I promise! You will definitely get home sick, but the awesome thing about this day and age is that the world is much smaller than it used to be and friends and family are a text away.

Good luck!

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