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28 April 2009 @ 10:45 pm

Have you moved in the last 5 years?


ONLY THOSE WHO ANSWERED YES: Do you consider this a premoninantly good or bad thing?


P.S. You can't change the spelling in a poll after you've already created an LJ poll. Yes, I know I spelled predominantly incorrectly.

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The Semi-Mad Network Admin: Bear Chillkaraksindru on April 29th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
In the last five years I've moved several times:
2004: moved from my room in my parent's basement to the master bedroom in the same house after they moved out. (doesn't really count, I suppose)
Late 2005: moved from Colorado to Oregon for a girl (not the brightest idea in history, but it was fun at the time)
Mid 2006: moved to another apartment in Portland, OR, sans the aforementioned girl.
Aug 2008: moved back to Lakewood, CO.
Nov 2008: friends bought a house, I moved in to their basement.

And of course, in between all these, and a month or two after my last move, I helped friends move their stuff. At one point it felt like I had been packing and/or moving boxes and furniture for five or six weeks straight...

Edited at 2009-04-29 06:16 am (UTC)
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on April 29th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
And in general you consider most of them positive moves?
The Semi-Mad Network Adminkaraksindru on April 29th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Once they were done I didn't regret them
I regretting procrastinating as much as I did about packing, but once everything was moved I never said "I wish I hadn't moved..."

I feel a little bad about the last one, since I left on very little notice. Just after Thanksgiving I handed my landlord November's rent and said "I'm moving out this weekend. definitely gone before Dec 1" not giving him a lot of time to find a new room mate to help split the mortgage for the house...

Yes, I'd consider all of them positive moves, for me at least. ;)
postrophe on April 29th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
Well, since I'm living in a different place, but haven't moved yet...

Moved many times. The good ones had bad results too, sometimes more over time. The bad ones did the opposite, especially over time. Something always got broken. Setting up new room from scratch felt better than cleaning up the old room. Mostly... it was just something you have to go through, no matter how messy - like a mud hazard or a birth canal.
Frittersfritters on April 29th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Do you feel you're in a better place because of the moves?
postrophe on April 29th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
...you mean in a better place now, after all the moves (approx) 25 years ago, 22 years ago, 20 years ago, 17 years ago, 15 years ago, 13 years ago, 11 years ago, 8 years ago, and the one that hasn't happened yet?

Sorry, that's just too complicated a vector to add.
Right now, I'm marginally in the best place I've ever been in, (meaning, both location and situation), but how much of Now really happened "Because Of" each move? And how much would have happened even if I hadn't?

I don't see moving as an "answer" to get one to a better space. The better space has to be there first, and this might mean you have to Not move to get it.
Phoenix Anew: I love to singaphoenix_anew on April 29th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Feb 2005 - Moved out of the parents' house. Good thing.

Sep 2005 - Moved to Jackson, MS post Katrina. Rent free thanks to the company paying for it, and I achieved a lot of independence being 300 miles from everyone I knew except coworkers. Very good thing.

May 2006 - Moved somewhat back home. Was in a townhouse this time rather than an apartment complex. While too far away from work and b/f, it was over all a good thing.

Jan 2007 - Had to leave that apartment because boss also being landlord was a no no for the company. Ended up in a larger sq ft townhouse closer to everything. Good thing.

Sep 2008 - Bought my own home. Undoubtably very good thing.

I hate moving itself: the packing, the coordinating, the expenses, the begging people to help, the inevitable losing/breaking of something but once that is all said and done its great to be at the new place.
Frittersfritters on April 29th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I hate moving, too.It's nice to hear of all the good things happening to you.
Robyn Goodfellow: fishgaterobyngoodfellow on April 29th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Moving is one of those things that's stressful, whether it's good or bad.

In my case, moving has never been a bad thing. Beyond the fact that my last three moves have been out of unpleasant situations... I've found things I thought I'd lost, thrown out/gotten rid of things I didn't need.
Frittersfritters on April 29th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I meant mainly was the locale an improvement over the previous situation, but you did sort of answer that ^_^

I can imagine paring down occasionally must be nice.