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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  • Koen’s Vlogs
    Koen’s Vlogs День тому

    My bff just moved and I am soo sad

  • Nancy Sutton
    Nancy Sutton День тому +1

    Rip your poor dog

  • ozzy-_-sniperz Gaming
    ozzy-_-sniperz Gaming День тому

    I live in Chicago lol😂😂😂

  • Kookie1997 Kookie1997
    Kookie1997 Kookie1997 День тому

    Gracie K Lives in Colorado right??
    Im not sure

  • your comrade
    your comrade 2 дні тому

    Boo fucking hoo

  • TheDiamondHeart
    TheDiamondHeart 2 дні тому

    I had a story like this but my friend from 1st grade moved somewhere else and I haven’t seen her since. It makes me really sad because she was my best friend. 😭

    SAVAGE JESUS 2 дні тому

    A similar situation happened to me. I also feel into Depression to the point where I cried almost everyday. But luckily I moved back from where I came from, and it feels good now :)

  • Sad and Low
    Sad and Low 2 дні тому

    7:23 hahaha see what I did there?

    *Read more*

  • Bendy Studio
    Bendy Studio 2 дні тому

    I feel you

  • ClaireBear Cho
    ClaireBear Cho 2 дні тому

    It’s the opposite for me! I grew up in Illinois and I moved to Colorado

  • Zulema Rosa s
    Zulema Rosa s 2 дні тому

    I live in Illinois it is so nice here

  • Its Himani
    Its Himani 4 дні тому

    Omg we relate so much. I moved away and I wish I never moved away. Cause I left my crush, my friends and my favourite teacher 😢. Now I'm ok here but not really.... I miss all of them so much when I see them hanging out together on social media 😢😭

  • Cer 190
    Cer 190 4 дні тому

    Im in a new home im crying please give me 1 like

  • Angelique Vigil
    Angelique Vigil 5 днів тому

    I actually live in Pueblo Colorado

  • Rosana Hernandez
    Rosana Hernandez 5 днів тому

    I was born in aurora Colorado and moved

  • liltfox breakinboi
    liltfox breakinboi 5 днів тому

    Colorado for life baby

  • vaeh piche
    vaeh piche 5 днів тому

    I had the same thing

  • Paulina Arroyo
    Paulina Arroyo 5 днів тому

    I used to live in Chicago but we moved to Georgia and I’ve lived here for almost 4 years and I still don’t see the same thing and also bc all my family is their

  • Oishii_ art
    Oishii_ art 6 днів тому

    I kinda understand........I lived in maimi my whole life....but my mother wanted to better her job so my parents went to peru..and I stayed in north Carolina to Finnish school....later I came to peru and its been about a year and a half now but im still not used to being here....even though spanish is my second language...I still have some troubles spelling so school here is a bit difficult :v

  • Amy! animations and gaming
    Amy! animations and gaming 6 днів тому

    I grew up in Chicago! Illinois! Then I moved in 2and grade now I'm in 5th

  • cOtTaGe Coolness
    cOtTaGe Coolness 6 днів тому


  • Flormaria 2
    Flormaria 2 6 днів тому

    Did you call my sister fatty

  • MelaniexSnowbarry
    MelaniexSnowbarry 6 днів тому

    Shrek is my favorite anime

    ACTUALLY HAPPEND oh wait wrong channel-

  • Olivia Lyons
    Olivia Lyons 7 днів тому

    illinois i live in illinois it gets dang cold.

  • Zen AfterPlayz
    Zen AfterPlayz 7 днів тому

    Black people annoy me

    Sry about the insult

  • JaleyGaming _
    JaleyGaming _ 7 днів тому

    this is like the story of how i lived in california and had to move to colorado AND IM IN COLORADO RN 👌🏽

  • foxsena 224
    foxsena 224 8 днів тому

    I live in Illinois

  • Jennifer Leerar
    Jennifer Leerar 8 днів тому

    I have been

  • Camila Dorsey
    Camila Dorsey 8 днів тому

    Same I lived in colorado but moved to CAlifornia and I hated it but now I love it.

  • Katie Playz_356
    Katie Playz_356 8 днів тому

    HEY!i used to live in colorado!

  • jimena vlogs
    jimena vlogs 8 днів тому

    I live in Illinois

  • Savage kids Gaming
    Savage kids Gaming 9 днів тому +1

    Aye I live in Chicago

  • galaxy sisters
    galaxy sisters 9 днів тому

    I know how This feels

  • Royal FaithyYT
    Royal FaithyYT 9 днів тому

    I live in Illinois

  • Tyler Gould
    Tyler Gould 9 днів тому

    This is how I felt when i left my old town, now I hate it here and I wish I could move back but they love it here, so I try to hold in my anger and sadness 😭

  • Adrienne Ardoin
    Adrienne Ardoin 9 днів тому

    You are not alone

  • im a proud weeb
    im a proud weeb 9 днів тому

    Your'e so lucky that your parents notice your deppression immediately.

  • Romi Shirazki
    Romi Shirazki 9 днів тому


  • Kinlie White
    Kinlie White 10 днів тому +2

    This story is technically like me

  • Kinlie White
    Kinlie White 10 днів тому

    Oh my gosh same with me I actually lived in Utah but really close to Colorado but I had to move out here to Illinois where I’m living now that is so crazy I am surprised

  • Dino Editzz
    Dino Editzz 10 днів тому

    Rewatching this video and I just saw the camp halfblood logo!

  • Gaming Masters
    Gaming Masters 10 днів тому

    I live in Chaigo

  • Serena Khalil
    Serena Khalil 10 днів тому

    These animated stories are taking over UAclips trending

  • Alina siddiqui
    Alina siddiqui 10 днів тому

    My best friend is moving to a very far away place in about 2 months and she and i just wish that she didn't have to move. I will feel really lonely Without her. Plsssss guys pray that she doesn't leave in the end.😩😩😭😭🙏🙏

  • Doggylove123
    Doggylove123 10 днів тому +1

    I can feel your pain 😥

  • Nice Lilly
    Nice Lilly 10 днів тому

    I’m from Chicago! Born and raised

  • Seallover5674 AJ
    Seallover5674 AJ 11 днів тому

    Say Colorado!!!

    *iM a GiRaFfE!!!!!!!!!*

  • Manny Esquivel
    Manny Esquivel 11 днів тому

    I live in aroura so visit me!

  • 2 MILLION subs without videos challenge

    I think I saw Annabeth from Percy Jackson

  • NyanCat Crew
    NyanCat Crew 12 днів тому

    It's ok I had to move....a lot....

  • Jakyla Hines
    Jakyla Hines 12 днів тому

    I live in Chicago Illinois 😂😂

  • BurritoPlayz
    BurritoPlayz 12 днів тому

    I've only move to houses

  • Ninja_potato2
    Ninja_potato2 12 днів тому

    Go to the Chicago museum. It's cool there. Look for things to do. Be happy.

  • Official_ Leãh
    Official_ Leãh 12 днів тому

    Sorry my cat just ran away

  • Scar Daredevils
    Scar Daredevils 12 днів тому

    Same i had to leave all my friends behind. But there inly 40 miles away

  • Kitten GachaTeamTv
    Kitten GachaTeamTv 12 днів тому

    Poor girl

  • Lily Singh
    Lily Singh 12 днів тому

    I saw the bean

  • yashvi sharma
    yashvi sharma 13 днів тому

    Thats camp half blood t shirt i belong to the same fandom

  • Prisma Garcia
    Prisma Garcia 13 днів тому

    sorry im late i live in Illinois i know its hard to move from a home that someone loves and leaves to a new a home

  • Drawing world By Donna sandoval
    Drawing world By Donna sandoval 13 днів тому

    Who else lives in Chicago? Like if u do

  • Emma H.
    Emma H. 13 днів тому

    Did anyone else see the Camp Half-Blood shirt?

  • Dulce Martinez
    Dulce Martinez 13 днів тому

    OMG I lived in Colorado too😀😁

  • SkilledUltra
    SkilledUltra 13 днів тому

    I saw camp half blood, I like Percy Jackson too

  • kitty Gacha
    kitty Gacha 13 днів тому

    My life

  • amira xGacha
    amira xGacha 14 днів тому

    I love This story!😄 StoryBooth is the best!😊

  • Jo Jo
    Jo Jo 14 днів тому +1

    Don't worry I had the same thing happen to me. I lived in Indiana, and then I moved to Oregon. and I really miss all of my friends and my relatives it's really hard for me to. Your not alone 😔

  • Yoshi Vongsy
    Yoshi Vongsy 14 днів тому

    Well come to Chicago

  • ʝυℓуу
    ʝυℓуу 14 днів тому

    I’m moving from Colorado to

  • Luna Gonzalez
    Luna Gonzalez 14 днів тому

    Ye Illinois is amazing!❤️

  • Gold Diamond
    Gold Diamond 14 днів тому

    when every time something changes a new chapter from life shall take us to

  • Twice is the best
    Twice is the best 14 днів тому

    Say Colorado

  • luke the gamer
    luke the gamer 14 днів тому

    Illinois fucking sucks. No offense

  • Nero that Blunt
    Nero that Blunt 14 днів тому

    I wouldn't mind moving

  • Gacha Life
    Gacha Life 14 днів тому

    I wish I could move and start fresh

  • April Heath
    April Heath 14 днів тому

    I lived in Illinois and my cousins live in Chicago!

  • Michael Babalola
    Michael Babalola 15 днів тому

    Michelle 14 Question ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🏫🏫🏫

  • Emily robles
    Emily robles 15 днів тому

    I still live in Colorado and I lived in the same house for almost 12 years

  • Gumm Chew
    Gumm Chew 15 днів тому

    Omg the dad looks like Christopher Jackson! :O XDDD I should stop

  • me likecookies
    me likecookies 15 днів тому

    American 11 your trying to call?
    Hijacker: nobody move if you try to make any moves you will endanger your self and the plane... Just stay quite.

  • Ari Carou
    Ari Carou 15 днів тому

    I've moved countries (continents as well) twice and I'm only 19

  • Angie '
    Angie ' 15 днів тому

    II live in Illinois

  • Lavaqueen Of awesomeness
    Lavaqueen Of awesomeness 15 днів тому

    this is me right now cuz i am moving out of state and i hate the fact that i am moving

  • BunayZun
    BunayZun 16 днів тому

    I live in Colorado yay

  • Taehyung,Yoongi,Jimin UwU
    Taehyung,Yoongi,Jimin UwU 16 днів тому

    2:32 Daphne

  • King Panda
    King Panda 16 днів тому

    I have such a similar story except not in Colorado and I didnt get a therapist cuz my parents didn’t really notice

  • Emma Sektiaji
    Emma Sektiaji 16 днів тому

    I gone though that but I am still can’t fix it and I been leaving here for 1 year

  • Clara loves Luna lovegood
    Clara loves Luna lovegood 16 днів тому

    This is exactly like my best friend she moved from calorada to Illinois but she moved to a smaller town and was happy

  • Dr. salty
    Dr. salty 16 днів тому

    I live in Illinois near Chicago

  • Larissa Santos
    Larissa Santos 16 днів тому

    I am moving TO Colorado from Chicago Illinois

  • Beaumonster12
    Beaumonster12 16 днів тому +1

    When the Harvey hurricane happened in 2017 of August my family had to move houses sense our old home got destroyed & I get very emotional whenever I think about the old times I had there, its difficult to for me :(

  • NickyTV
    NickyTV 17 днів тому

    I was so nasty that I got sick


  • NickyTV
    NickyTV 17 днів тому

    Hey am sick
    Got a nosebleed and a stuffy nose
    Am not liying
    1 like=1 pray for me to get better: (

  • Maribel Rivera
    Maribel Rivera 17 днів тому


  • Nola Belle
    Nola Belle 17 днів тому

    Welp i used to live to the place where you moved NUUU i wanted to be friends with u

  • Cookie Sweets
    Cookie Sweets 17 днів тому

    I live in ILLINOIS too

  • Benjamin Scribner
    Benjamin Scribner 17 днів тому

    i live in illinois and its amazing!

  • Lalander 101
    Lalander 101 17 днів тому


  • DanTDM
    DanTDM 18 днів тому

    she is a asshole

  • Zoe Garza
    Zoe Garza 18 днів тому

    I can’t really relate but I was born in Texas and a lot of my family is there that I could not remember

  • The life of ME
    The life of ME 18 днів тому

    I live in Illinois it's quite nice