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post #21 of 56
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

We live in Nova Scotia (Canada). Pretty happy here, with no plans to move anytime in the near future.

 

DH  is from Sweden though, so it's possible that we could move out there at some point in our lives. The nice part about this is that our kids will be born entitled to Swedish citizenship, which is pretty great since their options for post-secondary education will be vast.
 

 

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Originally Posted by gingernerdygirl View Post

I'm in Ontario (Canada) 

 

Canada!! treehugger.gif

 

I was born in Toronto and raised about 30mins from downtown in whats called the GTA or greater toronto area, there are 3? regions with a few cities in each, Its a big area geographically! 

 

I lived all over the GTA, in 5 cities actually before I moved up near Lake Huron/Georgian Bay area in a less than 2000 population town in a rural farming area

 

Its beautiful here, 30 mins from the shore and 30 mins from the Niagara escarpment where skiing is very popular 

 

 

Next move will be to Alberta!!   DP was born in Newfoundland although he says he doesnt want to live there again, I wouldnt mind it

 

My dream is to live in British Colombia----All of Canada is unique and beautiful, I love this country

post #22 of 56
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I live in SW Missouri .. I have been here for 14 years now so this is home.

 

That is so interesting! I moved to hawaii (from Florida) in 1991.. high school WAS tough and i did end up leaving when i graduated and moved here (my dad's family was from the area) where i met my DH and ended up staying (my mom and brother moved here a few years after i did).. i can't say i don't wonder sometimes what it would have been like if i'd stuck it out and stayed in Hawaii.

It really depends on what island you're on, they're very different from each other.  But all of them are a really different culture than the mainland, as I'm sure you experienced in your time here.  As an adult I basically never encounter racism, though I know some adults still harbor those beliefs no matter where you live, but high school kids can just be idiots and spout off whatever pops into their heads.  

It is a big influence on my decision to homeschool my children, though.

 

As far as day to day life, the islands just have so many different areas... big cities, small villages, beaches, volcanos, dry climate, wet climate, ranches, etc.

I love the island and area we live in, but I don't know if I'd choose to move here from the mainland if I didn't live here already.  It's just really tough to get used to and there is a fair amount of culture shock involved in the process.  Many of us have experienced some kind of "initiation" when first moving over here... something that'll test your resolve to be here and love the island even if it isn't treating you nicely.  Some people have bad falls on sharp (cooled) lava, encounters with jellyfish, house problems, health problems, people problems... just something that might be the last straw for your decision to stay or go.  It's really interesting that it happens to so many people.  

post #23 of 56

Hello!  I am from Naples, Florida :)
 

post #24 of 56

lol I am a Mandy B but I live in the SF Bay Area, east bay to be more precise

post #25 of 56
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

It really depends on what island you're on, they're very different from each other.  But all of them are a really different culture than the mainland, as I'm sure you experienced in your time here.  As an adult I basically never encounter racism, though I know some adults still harbor those beliefs no matter where you live, but high school kids can just be idiots and spout off whatever pops into their heads.  

It is a big influence on my decision to homeschool my children, though.

 

As far as day to day life, the islands just have so many different areas... big cities, small villages, beaches, volcanos, dry climate, wet climate, ranches, etc.

I love the island and area we live in, but I don't know if I'd choose to move here from the mainland if I didn't live here already.  It's just really tough to get used to and there is a fair amount of culture shock involved in the process.  Many of us have experienced some kind of "initiation" when first moving over here... something that'll test your resolve to be here and love the island even if it isn't treating you nicely.  Some people have bad falls on sharp (cooled) lava, encounters with jellyfish, house problems, health problems, people problems... just something that might be the last straw for your decision to stay or go.  It's really interesting that it happens to so many people.  

 

    a lot of my decision to leave was based on money, opportunity, etc. not really what happened while i was there..  i wanted to be able to live on my own and i just couldn't afford it out there..  I did notice when i visited after high school i never dealt with the racism stuff i dealt with in school..   my experience in hawaii is a lot of the reason i homeschool my kids here, even though the situation would be different..   i was in school in hawaii 6th-12th grade, i really think overall, the experience probably made me a much stronger person..i was young enough when i moved there that i didn't feel the culture shock, but i dealt with major culture shock moving here..   I miss Hawaii, but i'm kind of over it at the same time, probably because i'm too logical, i know it would never make financial sense to move there.. and with 3, soon to be 4 kids, i can't even justify a visit (though i did visit when we only had 1 kid.. in 2007).. we just can't do it now ..

post #26 of 56
i live between dallas and fort worth as well, i grew up in west texas and moved to dfw about 10 years ago
post #27 of 56
We are a pretty spread out group!

I'm out in the Northwest, Washington State, near the Hood Canal. Born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii and left right after High School! Was going to visit this year, but with new little bean on the way not sure if its in the cards financial wise. Wanted to go New Years, so my kids could experience a Hawaiian New Years, which is similar to 4th of July out here. Wonder if that is too close to Feb due date to fly?
post #28 of 56

I'm in NY, on Long Island. But, I grew up in the Seattle, WA area. I miss it over there. If my boyfriend would move with me I would move back there in a heartbeat. I hope to move back there at some point. All of my family is still there.

post #29 of 56

Northwest Arkansas kiss.gif
 

post #30 of 56

Southwestern Connecticut on the coast, about an hour East of New York City. What a wonderfully diverse group! joy.gif

post #31 of 56

I'm in Lebanon, Indiana. We're just a bit north of Indianapolis.

post #32 of 56

Boulder, CO since 1998.

post #33 of 56
Ann Arbor, MI for the last 11 years
post #34 of 56
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Ann Arbor, MI for the last 11 years


Woo Woo!

 

Howdy Neighbor!

 

I am near detroit :)

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Hi!
post #36 of 56
Right now we are stationed in SW Florida but our hometown is SE VA. We will be here for the next 2 years & then who know where we will be stationed next.
post #37 of 56

Late in replying, but I'm also in Ontario, Canada!

post #38 of 56
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Hello!  I am from Naples, Florida :)
 

I think that we are the only Floridans! smile.gif

post #39 of 56
I am in Maine, relatively close to Bangor. I am originally from.Florida though.
post #40 of 56

I've lived in Chicago for the last six years, and it is lovely right now, and thankfully cooler than last month. We don't plan on necessarily staying here forever, but my husband is in grad school and it is home for now. And I really love it during the warm months--winter is another story, however!

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