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 • 18 496

  • Santana Duncan
    Santana Duncan 15 годин тому


  • BFB leafy fan Of 2018
    BFB leafy fan Of 2018 20 годин тому

    I LIVE THERE IN ILLINOIS (not Chicago)

  • Jae L.
    Jae L. 21 годину тому

    My Crush is moving to CHICAGO, right we begin sharing mutual feelings with each other 2 YRS LATER😑💔💔

  • Isra Mustafa
    Isra Mustafa День тому

    Same thing happened to me I was in England and now I am in the UAE

  • Aly Mariell
    Aly Mariell День тому

    I have the same situation and i still haven't moved on, i don't feel as happy as i was before ://

  • Gwen Clark
    Gwen Clark День тому +1

    Everyone say Colorado!!

    I M A G I R A F F E

  • Mimi’s Life
    Mimi’s Life 2 дні тому

    I live in Illinois and it’s the best you should be so happy

  • Adora Cobb
    Adora Cobb 2 дні тому

    When I moved to UK I felt left out but now I feel good

  • BAGEL 121
    BAGEL 121 2 дні тому

    Aye Percy Jackson reference 2:29 and 2:32 :D

  • Wolf tree
    Wolf tree 2 дні тому

    Who else's is from Colorado?❤️

  • alexia arias
    alexia arias 2 дні тому +1


  • Monica Venancio
    Monica Venancio 3 дні тому

    I also live in Chicago! It's amazing!

  • Anja Škorić
    Anja Škorić 3 дні тому

    I know exactly how this girl feels. It is exactly what I'm going through. But we're gon' be alright

  • Josephina H.
    Josephina H. 3 дні тому

    How else saw the title and only clicked it because you don’t wanna feel like your alone anymore because your going through the same type of thing

  • Tasha Wright
    Tasha Wright 3 дні тому


  • Tabitha Qualls
    Tabitha Qualls 3 дні тому

    Did I hear you right? Colorado *_to_* Illinois?

    *_LOL UR FUNNY_*

  • Brandon arista
    Brandon arista 3 дні тому

    I only have a week to be with my friend then hes leaving to a nother school :( im crying right now

  • pez
    pez 3 дні тому

    i can relate sm

  • Xxpop Tartsxx
    Xxpop Tartsxx 4 дні тому

    Aw I feel you girl, I'm moving away soon to another country and I'm gonna miss everyone

  • Luis Martinez
    Luis Martinez 4 дні тому

    I live in colorado

  • Savannah Marzett
    Savannah Marzett 4 дні тому

    I live in colarado denver i am moving to where you lived

  • Yoshma Irfan
    Yoshma Irfan 5 днів тому

    That was a camp half blood tee shirt. I kid you not.

  • Jastej Gill
    Jastej Gill 5 днів тому


  • FNAF Thing
    FNAF Thing 5 днів тому

    Same but in California

  • Candice Perry
    Candice Perry 6 днів тому

    It is hard to leave your friends behind because you are close to your friends&family

  • Cillian xx
    Cillian xx 6 днів тому

    I just moved this week

  • Devonne Ward
    Devonne Ward 6 днів тому

    No offense but *I could never live in Illinois*

  • sneakerhead 2679
    sneakerhead 2679 6 днів тому

    Same shit happened to me I moved from Nashville to Indiana I live in a city that is very close to Chicago so it a big culture shock I want to move back

  • Nothing Much
    Nothing Much 6 днів тому +2

    Same girl my cat died and i didnt get to say good bye.

  • Dianna Flores
    Dianna Flores 6 днів тому

    The same thing happened to me

  • Izzy Jones
    Izzy Jones 7 днів тому


  • Giulia Giulia
    Giulia Giulia 7 днів тому

    The same thing happened to me like I’m going through this

  • Yo gaming
    Yo gaming 7 днів тому +1

    Омg the girl with the shirt of camp half blood I Love Percy Jackson.

  • Marni Steinhardt
    Marni Steinhardt 7 днів тому +1


  • Nina Playz
    Nina Playz 7 днів тому


  • TimeChanger123 Gacha
    TimeChanger123 Gacha 7 днів тому

    Did you realize that a girls shirt said half-blood? That's from Percy Jackson

  • the flipaclip wolf love heart
    the flipaclip wolf love heart 8 днів тому

    Srry fr yu

  • nate milli
    nate milli 8 днів тому


  • Alison Greentree
    Alison Greentree 8 днів тому

    I don't know how you make people sent to you

  • Dog Lover
    Dog Lover 8 днів тому


  • Pineapple Dani
    Pineapple Dani 8 днів тому

    I can relate to this and it's hard and still is 😕

  • The odds Girls out
    The odds Girls out 8 днів тому

    Chicago ain’t thatttttt bad my dad lives out there and it’s really fun when u get used to it

  • The odds Girls out
    The odds Girls out 8 днів тому

    Aye I live in Evanston 😊

  • luckycatsans boning on
    luckycatsans boning on 9 днів тому +1

    I used to live in Colorado springs Too,utile my moved away😢.So I know just how you feel...

  • PoopetPG
    PoopetPG 9 днів тому

    That’s where my teacher lived before he moved to Fort Worth,Texas!

  • Casey S
    Casey S 9 днів тому

    You are so fussy and you’re a brat

  • Star Fox
    Star Fox 10 днів тому

    My aunt lives in Chicago #Chicagoforlife

  • unicorn 4 life Lexi Hellvig
    unicorn 4 life Lexi Hellvig 10 днів тому

    I live in Colorado. Did you like Colorado? How many friends do you have?

  • the weird weirdo
    the weird weirdo 10 днів тому

    I wonder if ive ever seen her around ... I really don't know.

  • the weird weirdo
    the weird weirdo 10 днів тому

    he he she lives where I live now

  • Ashley Hu
    Ashley Hu 10 днів тому


  • Iamsoup
    Iamsoup 10 днів тому

    Wtf did I write this and forget about it? This is literally my life story

  • Camelia Arroyo
    Camelia Arroyo 10 днів тому

    2:01 angry pug face.🐕🐩🐶🐾😡😠😡😠

  • Ioan Blagoev
    Ioan Blagoev 10 днів тому

    I know exacly how you feel i am from Germany but we moved to Washington dc when i was 10 amd i am still sad

  • Marx Lumberio
    Marx Lumberio 11 днів тому

    Who knows that every video has a secret Daphne introduction?

  • Minty Owl208
    Minty Owl208 11 днів тому

    Colorado’s pretty 🔥 I live there

  • Ava Productions
    Ava Productions 11 днів тому

    I wished I never moved from Texas to Virginia I was depressed and I got mad over the smallest things

  • Chernille
    Chernille 12 днів тому

    8th school, 9th house and I just turned 15

  • Jennifer Filer
    Jennifer Filer 12 днів тому

    I live colorado

  • Matt Jerman
    Matt Jerman 12 днів тому +1

    I know what your going through. I just moved to Petoskey in Michigan, and I had to leave all my friends behind, and some of my family. It was hard to go through all of it but you make it through eventually.

  • Wolfy melody
    Wolfy melody 13 днів тому

    I moved in french from georgia

  • Toni Mason
    Toni Mason 13 днів тому

    I live in aurora Colorado! Is ur name Ashley? I had a BFF in1st grade that move$ away. Please like this# so she can see it!

  • Jalen Henyard
    Jalen Henyard 13 днів тому +1

    She wasn't even depressed over drommatic

  • Stacey Reed
    Stacey Reed 13 днів тому

    That has exactly happened to me but except the ending is in as good and happy as the story and my school was bad and I just don't like it that much I lost all my great friends and I moved across the country so it's not like I can go down and to go to their house for a sleepover

  • GachaJosselyn Life
    GachaJosselyn Life 13 днів тому

    2:29 Camp Half Blood ayeee where my Percy Jacksons fans at?😂😂❤️

  • frerard way
    frerard way 13 днів тому +1

    dude, pause at 2:31
    .is that a percy jackson shirt i see?

  • B a b y ::
    B a b y :: 13 днів тому

    I wish I never moved to , it’s hard .

  • Eduardo Gomez
    Eduardo Gomez 14 днів тому

    I live in Chicago! It hard i know.but just don't go to finkl bc there ppl there who are mean :( but it a great place just ignore.bad there!

  • Kate and Maddy
    Kate and Maddy 14 днів тому

    I agree I live here to Chicago is lit

  • Hinata Chan
    Hinata Chan 14 днів тому


  • Layla Lebron
    Layla Lebron 14 днів тому

    Chicago is the worst place to live

  • Little Wolf
    Little Wolf 14 днів тому

    OMG I live in Colorado 😃

  • Plays Eric
    Plays Eric 14 днів тому

    Colorado:the home of south park

  • Nylah Unique
    Nylah Unique 14 днів тому

    I fell the same way when I moved school to a different state from north to South Carolina and I felt like my friends replaced me

  • Jaylene Romeo
    Jaylene Romeo 15 днів тому

    Oh boy, you dont know the chicago life yet.

  • Natsumi Sani
    Natsumi Sani 15 днів тому

    I can relate... but I just follow along..

  • Jaya V
    Jaya V 15 днів тому

    I move every year because of my dads job and I’ve never lived in a house, only apartments... I know the struggle!!

  • Dxnisx Bxach
    Dxnisx Bxach 15 днів тому


  • amir gashi
    amir gashi 16 днів тому

    I had 3 dogs bot they are ded

  • little llama
    little llama 16 днів тому

    I feel your pain, with moving and your dog. I know what both those things feel like. But things get better. I met my second half, my best friend where I live now. I'll never forget my past, but now I know that I'm home.

  • That Duck
    That Duck 16 днів тому

    I’m 14 and I’ve moved 3 times so far. I personally like moving.

  • Cecilia Domanais
    Cecilia Domanais 16 днів тому

    We moved in like 5 times when i was little but we never leaved the country...And after years passed our neighbors moved away from us...but i'm still happy😊😊

  • Teddy Software
    Teddy Software 16 днів тому

    Im in the same Sichuan ny moveing from my home at the age of 10 so i feel you and my dog died to

  • your boy Kala man
    your boy Kala man 16 днів тому

    i live in Illinois

  • Unicorn Jay
    Unicorn Jay 16 днів тому

    This is how I felt when I moved from Jersey to Mississippi

  • Awesome XD
    Awesome XD 16 днів тому

    I live in Chicago too!

    But it has the WORST traffic👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼🚦🚗🚕🚙🚌🚎🏎🚓🚑🚒🚐🚚🚛🚜🏍🚲🚗🚕🏎🚑🚌🚎🚐🚒🚑🚛🚛🚜🏍🚒🚒🚑🚓🚑🚒🚒🚐🚒🚑🚑🚓🚑

  • Aurelia Vera
    Aurelia Vera 16 днів тому

    I moved to 😞😭😭😭😭😭

  • Bimbo Pina
    Bimbo Pina 17 днів тому

    I was born in chicago i love❤❤ chicago bulls and cubs

  • Trinity Caldwell
    Trinity Caldwell 17 днів тому

    OMG THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME!!!! I used to live back in georgia where everyone in my heart and who I loved lived. Then my mom got job promotion and we moved to Chicago illinois.

  • Travis Meador
    Travis Meador 17 днів тому

    Illioni is a nice place take it from me I moved from 10 states

  • Marissa Loeza
    Marissa Loeza 17 днів тому

    I live in Chicago

  • Piper Potato
    Piper Potato 17 днів тому

    This is the exact opposite of my best friend!

  • Anh Hoai Nam Nguyen (Ben)
    Anh Hoai Nam Nguyen (Ben) 17 днів тому +1

    If you Move don’t be sad you’ll make new friends maybe better ones

  • The Fluffy Furry Yuri
    The Fluffy Furry Yuri 17 днів тому

    I live in Colorado too wow :3

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker 17 днів тому

    camp half blood ?
    thats a percy jackson reference

  • Chris Ponce
    Chris Ponce 17 днів тому

    Dogs are the saddest deaths

    • ESR Ice
      ESR Ice 17 днів тому

      +Chris Ponce if so

    • Chris Ponce
      Chris Ponce 17 днів тому

      +ESR Ice its true soo sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • ESR Ice
      ESR Ice 17 днів тому

      Excuse me?

  • Veah Hi
    Veah Hi 17 днів тому

    I used to live in Illinois lol :)

  • Guadalupe lopez
    Guadalupe lopez 17 днів тому

    I used to live in Santa Maria then we moved away to Bakersfield I pretty much miss it because I left all my childhood friends.

  • Morgang'sMusical Mondays
    Morgang'sMusical Mondays 17 днів тому

    I actually went through the same thing almost. I lived west of Chicago and then moved al ittle west.

  • Genesis Gonzalez
    Genesis Gonzalez 17 днів тому

    I live on colorado