I Wish I Never Moved Away

  • Опубліковано 14 сер 2018
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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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КОМЕНТАРІ • 17 896

  • Alexandra Stockton
    Alexandra Stockton День тому

    Hay I am moving from California to Missouri and I am so so sad that I will be living my mom, grandma, little sis, and all of my frends. me and my dad, step mom, little dro, and big bro are moving and I dont want to go😢😭

    • Aseef Shah
      Aseef Shah День тому

      Alexandra Stockton I know exactly how you feel, in fact I am moving from California to New Mexico cause my parents had gotten a divorce and I will also miss all of the people I know and love :(

  • Battle Star
    Battle Star День тому


  • AJ The RPG gamer
    AJ The RPG gamer День тому

    I know the separating feeling is i gotten used to it

  • Joyce Longakit
    Joyce Longakit День тому


  • Julia Wenda
    Julia Wenda 3 дні тому +2

    I live in Illinois, all my friends and family live here but, out of nowhere, I said “can we move to Florida?” And now we’re moving soooo, that’s sad.

  • Jenn Villarreal
    Jenn Villarreal 3 дні тому

    I live in chicago

  • Shreeya Penugona
    Shreeya Penugona 3 дні тому +3


  • Mat :p
    Mat :p 4 дні тому


  • Kyara MacDougall
    Kyara MacDougall 5 днів тому

    I'm sad I'm still sad that I had to go

  • Kyara MacDougall
    Kyara MacDougall 5 днів тому

    I had to go to Bc

  • Kiira Rani
    Kiira Rani 5 днів тому


  • LOL_D_in_the_House
    LOL_D_in_the_House 6 днів тому

    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!

  • nctea
    nctea 6 днів тому

    So where my Colorado people at?

  • Jazmyne Louviere
    Jazmyne Louviere 7 днів тому

    Some times it’s good to move

  • Ella Lehr
    Ella Lehr 8 днів тому

    I was born in Townsville, Australia but in a few days we are gonna move. I’m scared but excited. We are moving to Miami and if we don’t like it there we are moving to New York. I am sad to leave all my life behind, my friends, my grandma and pop, and moving to a whole new country to have a different life. But I’m not alone, I have 8 siblings (a lot I know) and my parents, my pet bunnie, fish, cat and puppy. My cousin lives there so that’s good too. But I’m more excited than scared. I’m gonna make so many new friends but I won’t have the same opportunities. I mean, no vegemite, no milo, no Tim tams, no nothing. And we have to drive on the right side of the road, learn new words, write the date differently, and all that stuff.

  • nugguht
    nugguht 8 днів тому

    i’ve been there, i’m originally from pittsburgh and i moved to nevada last summer and i’ve had moments where i’d cry and it got to the point where my parents plan on letting me fly out on my own to visit my home town for a week. it sucks since i get homesick a lot and it’s just really upsetting bc i’ve grown up around my family and friends. also to spice things up, i cannot see my relatives since i don’t have any here so, this story is how this is described (besides the whole parents leaving for 2 months)

  • FittestTrack 73.MP3
    FittestTrack 73.MP3 8 днів тому

    im late af but as a person who lives in colorado i would feel the same way.
    btw i have been living here my whole 13 years of life

  • Master Marksman 2
    Master Marksman 2 8 днів тому +1

    I live in Illinois. The spring and summer time are great because it’s really nice but the fucking wasps and hornets are SO annoying. Winter is better because wasps and hornets are in hibernation

  • røse thə đəmøñ wøłf qüəeñ
    røse thə đəmøñ wøłf qüəeñ 9 днів тому +5

    1:11 look in the background..

    IS THAT DUONLINGO?!?!??!?!? *NANI*

  • Pink & Pastel
    Pink & Pastel 10 днів тому

    Camp half blood!

  • Ottilie Chittenden
    Ottilie Chittenden 10 днів тому

    I feel the same😟😟😟😟😟😟😟😟😟

  • johnboy 89
    johnboy 89 11 днів тому

    I had to move to south new Jersey with my family when I was 12 and I know how you feel i used to have to have 6 relatives as neighbors to

    ABCDEFG MALICE 11 днів тому +1

    Do people just ignore the Camp Half-Blood T-shirt

  • VlRGlL
    VlRGlL 13 днів тому

    Why in God’s name would you want to move to Chicago it’s like Detroit’s little brother

  • NT_ Nitram4mfpt
    NT_ Nitram4mfpt 16 днів тому

    Everyone reply to this comment and like (like is optional)

  • Ura Lipse
    Ura Lipse 16 днів тому

    I hate my parent's job

  • The hero of Noot
    The hero of Noot 16 днів тому

    I know how it feels to move somewhere new, I lived (and still living for only a week or 2 ) here in Tooele for 6 whole years now. About a month ago, I found out I was moving all the way to Salt Lake City. I’m going to miss my best friend, my boyfriend, my cousins and my school... ( now my mom is forcing me to go to some stupid prep school )

  • Jexsamin Ramirez
    Jexsamin Ramirez 17 днів тому


  • Jexsamin Ramirez
    Jexsamin Ramirez 17 днів тому

    EYY I LIVE in Chicago

  • Babybankroll Juice
    Babybankroll Juice 17 днів тому

    Am from Chicago it bad but it the best city chicago gang bitch

  • Payton EA
    Payton EA 18 днів тому

    I am from Washington state but I moved to South Carolina all my friends were there except for these 5 people that were my best friends they felt like four brothers played with me cuz I have four horses and there was talk as we had charged with my friends they want to come up with that they always get mad at them it would chase them some of I only had a little bit of girlfriends but I mean girlfriend and not you know but yeah my friends that were all guys were so nice to me I miss them so much they felt like my brothers this one kid and he was part of the five of them 10 and his brother was my favorite because....

    Brother called me Mommy I feel like my son I know I'm just a young age kid but he actually felt like my sword and so did his brother he think so like my brother and every single time I would I would put out his arms in your mommy and cry so much... 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Misty Ice
    Misty Ice 18 днів тому

    Pets that died is heart 💔 to me.😔 My pet rat died to...🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • Mr.Savage
    Mr.Savage 19 днів тому

    Why are you crying, you should be happy I want to live in Chicago. IDIOT 😑

  • Maryam W
    Maryam W 20 днів тому

    Aw, I was born in Colorado too!

  • Savage Savage
    Savage Savage 20 днів тому +2

    Mom: were moving😆😆😆
    Me: son of a 🤬🤬🤬

    ART GAMES UNBOXING ME 20 днів тому

    *I have moved*

    * chair to bed *

  • Elinor Dargie
    Elinor Dargie 21 день тому

    It's sooo well edited

  • Haley Caceres
    Haley Caceres 23 дні тому

    Basically the same happened to me

  • Dusko Best Guy DBG
    Dusko Best Guy DBG 23 дні тому +2

    Poor dog like if you love dogs the frend way

  • BillieGrande Com
    BillieGrande Com 23 дні тому +1

    I live in Illinois (: and i was born in chicago

  • rockfan
    rockfan 23 дні тому +1

    1:11... this owl is everywhere (it reminds me of the meme)

  • Jorge Cornejo
    Jorge Cornejo 24 дні тому +1

    IM IN ILLONOIS!!!!!!!

  • Ella Modica
    Ella Modica 24 дні тому

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  • Safia Zad
    Safia Zad 24 дні тому +2

    I moved from Denmark to Tunisia , I regret so much, I don't have friends and I'm depression all the time , I failed in every tests to enrol to college, I've been stuck in high school for 2 years, my friends in Denmark studying medicines , and I still study in secondary school ! I hope when I grow up I'll come back or just go to another country like USA ❤

  • sweet28 *me*
    sweet28 *me* 25 днів тому +1

    I'll have the same live as her sooner

  • P Os
    P Os 25 днів тому +1

    I live in Chicago to

  • Samantha Arias
    Samantha Arias 25 днів тому +2

    OMG I'm a native of Colorado

    FBI OPEN UP 25 днів тому

    99% camp half blood thing
    1% me :]

  • Key Cummings
    Key Cummings 26 днів тому

    I love her video

  • choco vlogs
    choco vlogs 27 днів тому

    Same thing happened to me from Nevada to utah

  • the Oregon's girl
    the Oregon's girl 27 днів тому


  • vals diamond
    vals diamond 28 днів тому

    In fort collins

  • vals diamond
    vals diamond 28 днів тому

    People this day on comment makes no sense even i live in Colorado

  • Ibrahim Kaddoura
    Ibrahim Kaddoura 28 днів тому

    So what about me ?

  • SelenaVang OMG532
    SelenaVang OMG532 28 днів тому +2

    Hey that is kinda close to Wisconsin and I am around there in lacrosse and I was born in California

  • SelenaVang OMG532
    SelenaVang OMG532 28 днів тому

    Hey that is kinda close to Wisconsin and I am around there in lacrosse and I was born in California

  • Christine Malinowski
    Christine Malinowski 28 днів тому

    i live in chicago

  • Jayzilla TV
    Jayzilla TV 28 днів тому

    Same i moved to buff

  • Dr. Tahir Hussain
    Dr. Tahir Hussain 28 днів тому

    Camp half-blood 😍

  • Syd Pop
    Syd Pop 28 днів тому


  • jaida sanford
    jaida sanford 29 днів тому

    Love You!😉

  • Ana Skalar
    Ana Skalar 29 днів тому

    Y too dont Like that😅😅😅😭😭😭😭😓😰

  • Sienna 2019
    Sienna 2019 Місяць тому +3

    I wish I had a baby

    Actually happe- wrong channel ;-;

  • Leilani Berrios
    Leilani Berrios Місяць тому

    Do you still live there

  • luigirish 999
    luigirish 999 Місяць тому +3

    Say Colorado

    I'M A GIRAFFE!!!

  • Mackenzie Miller
    Mackenzie Miller Місяць тому

    When you circled the day in November it is a day after my birthday

  • Lucasstuff
    Lucasstuff Місяць тому


  • Ibrahim Kaddoura
    Ibrahim Kaddoura Місяць тому


  • Thuong Pham Van
    Thuong Pham Van Місяць тому +1

    I can kinda relate ...I moved too ...I lived in the other place like most of my life but now I live somewhere else ...it’s not too far away but I still miss my old friends 😭

  • noa s
    noa s Місяць тому +1

    Here is my story
    I moved to Canada for two years it was the best time of my life I had 7 friends and one best friend (let's call her lilly)
    I loved speaking English, I loved the way people act there, I loved school , I loved that there was snow there but most importantly Canada felt like home to me
    So after two years I moved back to my original country
    And I always tried to stay in touch with lilly but she wouldn't have time for me our time zones are different so I would stay till 6 am or 4 am just to Skype her but she never answered and if she did it was just to tell me she can't talk
    But I still had hope because my mom told me I can visit Canada in two years I was super excited
    So I don't remember anything from those two years other then crying and shooting at my parents begging them to move to Canada and so those two years passed and came the trip to Canada (mind you I told lilly the date of the trip a year before it)
    So I land in Canada and I see a text
    She said she cant see me my world shattered this hole trip was a complete waste the only thing that gave me hope these two years didn't even happen
    And so I came back from the trip and I was shattered all I remember is staying up till 6 or even a couple days crying uncontrollably I couldn't even go an hour without crying and so a couple months passed and I started self harming why you ask well when I cried so much to the point where I couldn't breath self harming made me stop crying because it made me completely numb and so I self harmed for about half a year then I became numb I couldn't cry couldn't laugh couldn't be happy or sad I wasn't even bored so life was just a circle everyday was the same emotionless even when my only friend tried commiting suicide I didn't feel anything
    And so a couple months passed I was still emotionless and still self harming and I decided to seek for help I went to a therapist
    And so I stopped cutting and my emotions came back and tbh I was fine
    And let's talk about today
    3 years after I left canada ( almost 4)
    I still don't feel completely happy I still wish to live in Canada and I would risk my life for it my numbness came back but tbh I would rather be emotionless then be sad

    Thx for reading sorry if it's long

  • Demaya Spencer
    Demaya Spencer Місяць тому

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  • Mushfika Tabassum
    Mushfika Tabassum Місяць тому

    -painful for you-

  • Gamerboy1237 - Roblox and more
    Gamerboy1237 - Roblox and more Місяць тому

    I wish i also never moved away to our new house, i wish i can go back in time and didn't move. 😭😭

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali Місяць тому

    I saw DAPHNE

  • Janiya Burns
    Janiya Burns Місяць тому

    I used to live in Colorado to

  • sariyah\sarai Townsend
    sariyah\sarai Townsend Місяць тому

    I live in Chicago IL

  • Tajia Hagerman
    Tajia Hagerman Місяць тому +1

    You don't get mad sad or depressed on Fridays or Saturdays or Sundays or any other time 😎😫😫😫😫😫😫😯😯😯😖😖😖😞😟😤😤😟😖😖😟😤😢😈😈😈😈😈😈😈👹👹👹👹😬😬😬😨😨😡😠😠😵😱😵😨😩

  • Necromancer
    Necromancer Місяць тому

    2:28 did anyone notice the percy jackson t shirt and was like oh my god yes

  • Craig Schaller
    Craig Schaller Місяць тому +1

    I’m the first to......

    Like my own comment
    🥴😢😑 my feelings

  • Bfb Animations
    Bfb Animations Місяць тому

    ಠ ∩ ಠ I have moved almost several times. If you don’t believe I don’t care.

  • LJ Paulette
    LJ Paulette Місяць тому

    I am not happy to because I have moved to.

  • wolf lover lover
    wolf lover lover Місяць тому

    Was born in Colorado same I have the same thing but I will have to move to I am sad to 😭😪 and and. I am having to move to Tennessee

  • Lawrence Lopez
    Lawrence Lopez Місяць тому

    Say calorado!


  • mEmE aWeSoMe
    mEmE aWeSoMe Місяць тому

    Why u sad of ur family move away and ur alone u can do anything

  • Pro potatoe
    Pro potatoe Місяць тому

    i live in chicago i fart

  • iamvejsil
    iamvejsil Місяць тому +1

    Did someone notice that the principal is the same in every video?

  • LizpizeYt :3
    LizpizeYt :3 Місяць тому

    I can relate.....i moved away from my 6 1/2 year home....and I still miss it....

  • Big penis Parker
    Big penis Parker Місяць тому

    My uncle lives in Colorado I never see him and I only saw him when I was 9 and now I’m 14

  • Resmey Kham
    Resmey Kham Місяць тому

    Same with me I know what it fill like I move put not with my mum

  • Kevin Donovan
    Kevin Donovan Місяць тому +3

    Does anyone else notice, on 1:43 the guy on his phone nose looks like a mouth smiling...doesn’t it?

    • Inky Ben
      Inky Ben 27 днів тому

      Yep when I saw that I burst out laughing

  • killerskillsvll YT
    killerskillsvll YT Місяць тому

    I live in Illinois Chicago that’s lit 👌

  • Platinum ガチャ
    Platinum ガチャ Місяць тому

    I have to move to Washington next year

  • Manal Makhoukh
    Manal Makhoukh Місяць тому

    I m in the same situation:/

  • Grace Parry
    Grace Parry Місяць тому

    Yeah I know what you going through I moved not even that far though it was the same state but it still was sad! I still miss my best friend!

  • kandel anmol
    kandel anmol Місяць тому +1

    Hello you reached my comment now like it 😊😊☺

  • StarBucks 42367
    StarBucks 42367 Місяць тому

    Brah I live in Illinois

  • MsJuliakr
    MsJuliakr Місяць тому

    I love the camp have blood tee shirt because I went to that camp

  • melanie dumusdos
    melanie dumusdos Місяць тому

    I like the story soooo much haha fun story everrrrr

  • Lps Moonstone
    Lps Moonstone Місяць тому

    I live in Illinois

  • Rainbow Colors :3
    Rainbow Colors :3 Місяць тому

    Very similar to my story