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17 Things That Happen When You Leave Your Hometown

There’s no place like home… except the new place you move.

1. People will ask you why you’re leaving.

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Because there’s a whole WORLD out there, duh.

2. And then, just as quickly, they’ll ask you when you are moving back.

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Maybe never.

3. People won’t understand your need to get out, and will criticize you for it.

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“What about your family? Your friends?!” — Them“There’s this thing called a cell phone and the internet.” — You

4. People will claim jealousy and say they wish they could leave.

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Here’s the thing: YOU CAN.

5. And every time you talk to someone from home, you’ll get the same questions over and over again.

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So, do you like it? Think it’s better than * insert city here * ? Coming back soon? LOL!

6. You’ll visit and become nostalgic.

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You’ll begin to think, “Hey, it wasn’t so bad.”

7. Then the next day, you’ll remember why you left.

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8. People will insist on always seeing you as the person you were in high school.

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Let It GOOOOO.

9. You will start to communicate with old friends solely through Instagram likes.

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And random comments of, “Miss u so much!!! Come home!!”

10. You’ll realize that you have a certain affinity and pride for your hometown, but that it is no longer your “home.”

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11. People that haven’t talked to you in YEARS will suddenly contact you.

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Because you’re the one that ~ got away. ~

12. And similarly, people will constantly tell you about their sister’s friend’s cousin who ALSO lives in whatever city you’re living in.

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Just in case you needed a random person that you have no connection to, to hang out with.

13. You will find yourself missing the sounds that used to drive you insane.

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Like crickets. Come back crickets.

14. And you will quickly realize that you couldn’t possibly care less about the small town gossip any longer.

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BECAUSE YOU’RE GONE! Byeeeee.

15. You will feel as if you have two different lives.

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Part 1: HometownPart 2: After You Left

16. Going back to visit will never feel quite the same.

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17. And while you may be happy to visit, at the end of the day, you know you made the right decision.

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