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  1. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    March 13, 2014

    Aw yay! So nice to hear when things work out well 🙂

    We moved here to Sarasota in July and we love it! Definitely better than other places we’ve lived!!
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  2. Sarahf
    March 13, 2014

    I just moved to a new city 2 weeks ago! Meeting people is the scariest part, you’ve inspired me to keep trying, I’ll make this place my home too!

  3. jen
    March 13, 2014

    making friends as an adult is a strangely weird thing to do. i find that common interests such as yoga, running, tris, blogging, etc. really help. i’m happy to hear that you’re finally feeling settled in tampa. it makes such a difference to FEEL settled.

    i have been in charlotte for five years now (crazy!) and can’t imagine anywhere else i’d rather be at this point in my life.
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  4. Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
    March 13, 2014

    I’ve lived in my current city since May 2013. I am moving to Boston in August, though, and will be living there for at least the next 4 years.
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  5. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    March 13, 2014

    Congrats on being an “official” Tampan! 😉
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  6. Traci
    March 13, 2014

    I’ve been in my current city for three years now too, and that’s just crazy to me! It doesn’t feel like that long at all. I miss the other places I’ve lived too (all around the country–I’m a nomad), but I’m happy where I am.
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  7. Allison
    March 13, 2014

    I just moved to Tampa in May. I am still getting the hang of the place and working on meeting new people — I hope fitness leads me there! This was a really helpful post for me to read since I’m basically in the same situation you were in a few years ago! There is hope for me. Lol.
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  8. melissa @fitnessnycblog
    March 13, 2014

    Wow! I feel like just yesterday I was reading your moving posts and could hear the sadness in your words. I’m so happy you now feel like you’re home and you’ve found an awesome job, network and husband. I’ve lived in NYC for 12 years!!!!!!! It’s kind of crazy. I can’t imagine ever leaving and I feel so thankful when I walk the city blocks (unless it’s below 30 degrees) that said I can’t imagine raising kids here, so we’ll see what the future holds.
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  9. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    March 13, 2014

    We have been here 3 years and we are so ready to move. We are moving to VA from PA in June which is much closer to home. I look forward to it so much! We’ve had enough of the cold and the snow and the town we are in has NOTHING to do 🙂
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  10. Christine @ BookishlyB
    March 13, 2014

    I moved to a geographical location (about thirty miles east of Orange County, CA) that I wasn’t crazy about for a guy eight years ago (now my husband of 5 years). I still don’t like it- it’s hot as hell, there’s zero culture, and the restaurants suck. That being said, we were able to buy a house three times the size of what we could afford in LA or the OC, I’ve made friends, and I love where I work. Nowhere will ever be perfect! You’ve just got to make the best of where you’re at.
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  11. Ash Bear
    March 13, 2014

    I’m so glad that Tampa is home for you now and that you’re HAPPY!
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  12. Amanda Elizabeth
    March 13, 2014

    I thought Tampa would be temporary for me as well but 6 years later….and it’s definitely home now. I really would love to get more involved in the blogging networking around the area any suggestions for me? Thanks girl I appreciate it!
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  13. Allie
    March 14, 2014

    I’ve been in LA for about 4 1/2 years now, but I’ll be saying goodbye in a couple short months and moving to Wisconsin (for my husband’s job). There are so many things I’m going to miss. And yet at the same time, so many reasons I can’t wait to move! It’s very sad and exciting at the same time. All sorts of emotions!

  14. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
    March 14, 2014

    Well, welcome home, huh? Hehe!

    I have been living in Chicago for 10 months! W-O-W. I believe that it feels like it has been longer, though…maybe because it’s home. 🙂

  15. Runner Girl Eats
    March 14, 2014

    Happy 3 year Tampa-versary! This summer will be 10 years since I’ve lived in Tallahassee. NO ONE expected me to stick around this long, especially me. But I love this little town <3
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  16. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    March 14, 2014

    I’ve been in Asheville for over 10 years and it was a “temporary” move at first! I thought I’d stay 2 years and head BACK to Florida, but I fell in love with this place!
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  17. Laura@SneakersandSpatulas
    March 14, 2014

    It’s crazy you’ve been there for 3 years already which means I’ve been reading your blog for about 6 years!! Your blog and others helped inspire me to start my own.
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  18. Nikki
    March 14, 2014

    We moved an hour and a half away around Thanksgiving. I don’t really know which city I like best as long as I am with my hubby.

  19. Beth
    March 14, 2014

    Crazy b/c I feel like you just started at your desk job. I can’t believe it’s been a year! I know the feeling of loving Orlando and leaving it for Tampa too. We should take a day trip together and just try to go to all of our favorite Orlando spots. That would be exhausting. And awesome. 😉
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  20. Jessica @ pugrunaholic
    March 14, 2014

    I live in a quiet little town near PIttsburgh. I was born and raised here as well as my husband. My dream is to move to Orlando, or just Florida in general. If it wasn’t for my great career in state government and our awesome house, I would have moved to Florida a long time ago. But now it’s more like a retirement dream/goal 🙂
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  21. joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    March 14, 2014

    That’s awesome that you feel like Tampa is more “home” now! It’s definitely evident in your posts. 🙂
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  22. Renae @ MissFit Mixed Chick
    March 14, 2014

    Glad you are loving Tampa now. I’m sure your Husband really appreciates it! and I’m really glad you have your dream job. I wish I could have my dream job. I have to make it happen.
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  23. Chatelaine
    March 14, 2014

    We’ve lived in our current city for 9 years…….. that went fast! together we left canada and all our friends and family to move to Southern california, 12 years ago! Where does time go? we lived in 1 city for 3 years and our city for 9 and I don’t see us moving for a very long time.

  24. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
    March 14, 2014

    I love that it all worked out! I’ve only done the big move for a boy once – and it didn’t work out. At the time, I was like MOTHER EFF, but it really was for the best – it ended up being where I would meet my future husband!
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  25. Ashley
    March 14, 2014

    Also made a job and moved across the country for a boy I love about 1.5 years ago, after making a similar move for the same boy 2 years before 😉 the things we do for our boys 🙂

  26. Paige
    March 14, 2014

    I have lived in Chattanooga, TN for the last 10 years. Even though I’ve lived here that long, and I like it a lot; it will never be “home” to me. I lived most of my life in the Mississippi Delta, and that’s my true home!

  27. Jessica
    March 15, 2014

    I love this!! So glad you came to that first swim practice. Our group wouldn’t be the same without you!

  28. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    March 15, 2014

    My husband and I moved from Green Bay to Stevens Point (central Wisconsin) last October. Basically, we’ve only been here for the crappy weather, so I can’t wait until the sun comes out and I get to explore all the parks and trails around us!
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  29. Emily
    March 15, 2014

    Time does fly! We thought moving from Nebraska to California would be a “try it out” move of a couple years. Seven years later, and there’s no plans on going back in sight! I love the Bay Area!
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  30. Suzie
    March 15, 2014

    I moved to Houston from Pennsylvania almost 5 years ago. Originally just planned on staying here for grad school, but I met a great guy and got an amazing job. We recently moved into the suburbs and a lot of my friends no longer live close so I need to branch out and meet some new people out where I am.
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  31. Kari
    March 16, 2014

    Thanks for this post – I’ve been where I am for about 8 months and I still don’t feel settled, so I appreciated you talking about the process you went through.

  32. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    March 16, 2014

    Always a little sad my move to Tampa didnt stick. I think I would have grown to love it!
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