Throwback Thursday: Moving Away from Home

Moving awayMoving away from home can be one of the best experiences in a person’s life, but it can be tough to leave your family and venture out on your own. For those of you that have left your home, share your story.  Feel free to include what city you moved from and why you were ready to leave on this week’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN June 12, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Our (* my wife and I) house burn to the ground, literally blowing off the roof. After the house was remodeled, we sold it and used the money to buy a camper van, traveled all over the United States and ran out of money in Phoenix, AZ. I obtained a postion working for McDonnell/Douglas as an aircraft inspector and kept that job for 4 years. Then, we (*my wife and I moved to Florida to go to nursing school (me) and law school (my Wife) lived there for 15 years. Afterwards, we decided to move to DC where I now work in the Sibley PACU.


CAF June 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

I moved away from my parents in south Florida to attend college in Delaware in 1992. I never had a problem adjusting because my parents insisted on many stay-away camp/travel situations throughout childhood. Now my parents are selling our childhood home and I have felt waves of nostalgia. Every tree has roots but the canopy should always stretch towards the sun.


Jann H June 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

Moved to Cambridge, Mass in the 1970's to work at the City Hospital. The city and the hospital were quite different from my small town.


Melinda Thomas June 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

I came from the Caribbean to the United States with my husband and two sons who were 2 and 7 years old at the time. We sold everything, gave up our jobs and came to join family. It was really difficult leaving my mother and friends behind. Despite the fact that I migrated to join my extended family who already resided here in Baltimore, it was still difficult to adjust to our new environment in the beginning. I was homesick everyday for the first few months. Things started to change when I got into college and my kids got into school. We made new friends which helped alot. My husband and I along with the kids have had many years to adjust and are very happy to call Baltimore home!


Ross June 12, 2014 at 8:47 am

I moved from Colombia here with two suit cases to Baltimore. It was hard to be so far away from family and friends but I created my own new family of friends here! and I'm a very happy camper 🙂


Melinda Thomas June 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

I can relate... moving away from home is really difficult.


Yohanna peters June 12, 2014 at 8:36 am

I moved to baltimore from michigan about 4 months ago wit just 2 suitcases and a will to make a better life for myself. so far so good....


Kay Thilert June 12, 2014 at 6:35 am

I moved from home to Farsund, Norway. I would have followed my future husband to the ends of the earth. How fortunate that he came from a spectacularly beautiful and wonderful country.


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