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8 Signs You Moved Around Way Too Much Growing Up

1. You HATE being asked, “Where are you from?”

It’s a simple question that requires a complex answer! Should you answer with where you were born, where you currently live, or where you’ve lived the longest? The choices seem endless…

2. You get bored way too fast.

You’ve lived a life of spontaneity, so when something has been constant for longer than you’re used to, you’re suddenly dying for a change of scene.

3. There’s always a friend for you to turn to, no matter what time it is.

Having trouble sleeping at 4 AM? Good thing you have a friend in a time zone ahead of you!

4. In college, you’re excited that you can FINALLY attend a school with the same crowd from start to finish.

As someone who has never attended a school for more than three years, university life has been a dream come true. Sharing a journey with the same people from start to finish is a special experience.

5. Making new friends comes naturally.

Having been the new kid at school so many times, you’ve reached the point where making new friends isn’t so daunting. You have no problem finding things in common with people.

6. You’re constantly listening to people’s theories about what your parents do for a living.

“Is your dad in the CIA? Or the FBI? Is your mom a pilot? Wait, one of your parents is in the military, right?”

7. You’ve mastered the art of maintaining long distance relationships.

You probably mastered this after being separated from your best friend at age six.

8. Moving was once something you absolutely hated, but now love.

Despite the tiring and even upsetting process of saying your goodbyes and packing your whole life into brown cardboard boxes, you’ve acknowledged that another move means more opportunities for new friendships and lifestyles. 

Saba is a third year student at University of California, Davis where she is majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She is the former Editor in Chief and Campus Correspondent at her school's branch of Her Campus, where she served from March 2016 to March 2017. She hopes to attain an MD one day, specialize in ob/gyn and later work on public health policies, especially those regarding women's health and reproductive rights.
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