I Wish I Never Moved Away

I Wish I Never Moved Away

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Dejah was born and raised in Aurora Colorado. She took her first steps there, spoke her first words there and made her first friend there. It was where all of her most important firsts happened. Basically, everyone and everything that was closest to Dejah’s heart was in Colorado.

One day she was hanging out in her room, on her cellphone, when she heard her Grandma and her Mom talking downstairs in the kitchen and she heard her mom say that she got a promotion and that they would be moving from Colorado to Illinois. But it kind of went in one ear and out the other. Dejah’s Mom is always playing jokes on them and teasing them so she just didn’t believe it – it seemed so far out.

But, two weeks later her parents, mother and father, pulled Dejah and her younger brothers together and told them, as if it was no big deal, as if it was actually a good thing – We’re Moving to Chicago!!!! And, even though he smiled and hugged her Mom and congratulated her – she wasn’t happy about it, not at all.

The plan was that her parents would move to Chicago first and set up the new house and get settled while Dejah and her brothers stayed with their grandparents and packed everything up. But Dejah was so upset about the move, not wanting to, and pretty tough and stubborn, and while her brothers and parents and grandparents all worked to pack their stuff up, she refused – just lay on her bed pouting and angry. Packing her room was something she wasn’t going to do. Her Grandma and Dad had to pack all of her things up while she just laid there – unhappy.

Dejah and her brothers waved goodbye to their parents and their loaded car and they set off – two months of the kids with the grandparents and November set as the moved date for the kids. And even though Dejah felt like she would have enough time to get used to the idea of leaving, and be able to spend tons of time with her friends and extended family, November came really quickly and before she knew it it was time to go meet her parents in Chicago and start her new life.

After a lot of tears were shed, and a lot of hugs and goodbyes, Dejah and her brothers boarded a plane to Illinois and off they went. Of course she was happy to see and be with her parents after so much time, but as more time passed and the more time she spent away from Colorado the more sad and unhappy she became.

After a while she started feeling really depressed and had a really short and bad temper – the smallest things would set her off. Of course, her parents noticed that she was having a harder and harder time and they found someone Dejah could talk to, a therapist who could help her find ways to accept the moved and move on.

The therapist helped with her grief, depression and sadness, and explained that she was literally grieving Colorado, and their family dog who had become sick and died before they left – that was hard too.

Now Dejah has good friends at her new school in Illinois, and they have all been really nice and welcoming and that has helped her adjust to being in the new place – she’s caught herself genuinely laughing and smiling, which she hadn’t done for quite some time.

So, today, while she’s doing and feeling so so much better, she has to admit that she is not 100% happy and content, maybe even wish she never moved away because if she never moved away, she might be completely happy. She’s super family oriented and no matter what, most of her family and lifelong friends are in Colorado and looking through all the social media showing them all together, doing the things they used to do with her, well, that doesn’t help – it makes her feel sad for sure.

All that being said, she is finding new things and people and opportunities in Chicago that weren’t in Aurora, and she is starting to appreciate those things more and more. Perhaps things aren’t absolutely perfect for Dejah – yet – but she is open and excited for whatever comes next!

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74 Responses

  1. Beth Lawlor says:

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  2. - Caprice - says:

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  3. Mystery Bowman says:

    This hits the me is a very sensitive spot..

  4. I ain’t the one to gossip but- says:

    I can relate 100%

  5. ARMY mj says:

    Same .. i was from kl and now in sabah. I never graduated .. i moved to sabah before i graduate.. from primary 1 to 6 i never brought my phone to school and i wanted to try it once. But that day was on my graduation day.. all my friends and teachers took photos and stuff. I didnt.. and now here this school.. all those ppl were mean but i just bee myself 😊

  6. Sqlty Reina says:

    2:38 Camp Halfblood Shirt ;3

    Them Percy Jackson Fans Be Screeching

  7. Fabulous forya says:

    Omg this is literally my story when I moved from Dubai to India

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  9. DinoDraws says:

    Wow your animations are getting much better!! Keep it up!

  10. Meg&MaxSisters says:

    2:37 omg!!!! A CAMP HALF-BLOOD t-shirt!

  11. Always Memes says:

    Story booth, you make my day greater and greater with every video. I wait for each video with excitement, I also tried telling my story but there are many people with the same idea so I never have space , so thank you and please continue making these great animations! 😊 πŸ˜ƒ


      +Always Memes
      Jesus I was trying to help buddy. Edit your comment so you dont have a mistake in it. Cant expose me for being ‘mean’ if im not. People these days man…

    • Always Memes says:

      50 SUBS WITHOUT A VIDEO CHALLENGE I didn’t say I exposed you , I said people want to expose me because last time I wrote a comments then someone just replied : YOU JUST WANT LIKES! So I just started hating my comments but I’m sorry I went a little overboard this time.. and your not mean remember that I still don’t know that much about you to say your mean.

    • Spoopmentor3000 says:

      Always Memes Jesus fucking Christ just edit it

    • Always Memes says:

      Spoopmentor3000 Don’t swear over a comment and don’t waste your time talking all that over a comment Seriously people this days get mad at everything , and sir can I understand what will editing this comment will do? Who’ll it make a multi millionaire?! Will it make you win anything??
      No! It will only make you calm down from my comment that encourages this channel to make more! And I’m a thousand percent sure that you at least one time made a mistake in spelling or writing just like everyone! AND REMEMBER EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES! And yes I edited now. Are you happy!??!

    • Always Memes says:

      50 SUBS WITHOUT A VIDEO CHALLENGE don’t worry it’s okay now since all these replies are telling me to edit it , I did but please next time check you’re comment before mine , I noticed that you wrote β€˜bout’ instead of about and also the u instead of you but it’s okay now thank you anyways! 😊

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  13. Giang-shanel Beyne says:

    I was bornes in france and at 4 years old my parents decided to go to vietnam (cuz my mom is vietnamiese and im half vietnamiese and half french) so we moved in nha trang (a city in vietnam) i was going to an international school, i made a best friend there and a lot of friends, i was happy. But at the age of 10/11 my parents were running low on money so they decided to live in france. I was so sad…. i lost my bestfriend my friends my family . But my parents said it was the best for me too move in france. So we gave my cat to my grandparents and we left. We moved to a house i got a new school and made new friends and all, and i was actually happy. I also made a best friend.

    • Defused Z says:

      That’s…really sad, but at the end. It’s a happy ending lol!

    • shadow moon says:

      wowowow i live in nha trang too. im half viet and mexican and lived in vietnam almost my entire lifeand went to a international school in 6th grade (it was a bad school but i made 3 best friends :)until last year june i came to america to live so ik how u feel and also,,, wanna be my friend?

    • Katia Camacho says:

      I’m happy that it turned out great for you. I’m dealing with the same thing right now. I miss my friends very much and I’ve been crying so much because they post all the time about school and how they’re having a great time. not only did I moved to a different school, I also moved to a different country with a different language which I have trouble speaking it. 😣 but your comment made me have a little hope for my new school

    • Some Dude says:

      I wont read that but i will try to guess whats it about in 3 words: moved, sad and happy

  14. Mintyy TV says:

    “Say Colorado!”

  15. Xmin RobloxX says:

    *I understand you and what ur going thru*
    *because I undergo that same situation having to move everytime*
    *having to start all over again, making new friends*

  16. Leen mmd says:

    Wow wooooooooooooow ._. this is sad or happy I don’t but I think 2 in 1

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