I Wish I Never Moved Away

  • Опубликовано: 14 авг 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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Комментарии • 18 254

  • Melanie Whitney
    Melanie Whitney 3 часа назад

    It was fun when I was going from Wisconsin to Atlanta I flew over there

  • iam _kule
    iam _kule 7 часов назад

    I'm in the same situation

  • Lps Teko
    Lps Teko 7 часов назад

    I had to move away and leave all my bff :(

  • Jaelyn Jackson
    Jaelyn Jackson 8 часов назад

    Kaelyn a bitch

  • Dog Pluspizza
    Dog Pluspizza 8 часов назад

    Is it just a coincidence that the ad before this video was for a moving company?

  • Lucy Ferguson
    Lucy Ferguson 8 часов назад

    I can relate so much but I moved country

  • Redc15 Donut
    Redc15 Donut 9 часов назад

    whats so bad about illinois? (i live there)

  • ItsJean 1
    ItsJean 1 9 часов назад

    I live in Illinois

  • Gacha Potato
    Gacha Potato 9 часов назад +1

    I lived somewhere for my whole life, everyone I knew was there. Most family members didn’t but, all my friends they were all there. But I moved onto second grade.. I made a questionable friend that year. Somehow, she had me and some other friends choosing sides because of her lies. i came home crying to my mom almost everyday. My parents had gotten divorced recently, so this didn’t help. I moved that summer and I was super nervous. “Will I make friends?” Will they think I’m weird?” I made friends. I still miss my old home, but I know deep inside this is better for me. I get to see my friends sometimes. But there are some I haven’t seen since second grade. I know I will get to one day. I think this has made me stronger as a person. Has anyone gone through anything similar? I am here to talk to if you need anything!

  • Epic gamer girl Yilmaz
    Epic gamer girl Yilmaz 10 часов назад

    BOI LOOK AT US ILLINOIS PEOPLE (Including me) WE HAD ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIVING HERE FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE! We also have down town Chicago and centennial pool and park but...... NO ONE CARES

  • Epic gamer girl Yilmaz
    Epic gamer girl Yilmaz 10 часов назад

    I live in Illinois and the winter is the worst and the summer is super hot so you cant get a break drom horrible weather

  • Shayna
    Shayna 18 часов назад

    I feel you, my dearest dog died on Christmas night and my dad lives a weeks drive away

  • WolfGirl 23
    WolfGirl 23 День назад

    Dude.I moved from Ireland to Denmark to Germany to Finland to Chicago. Shes got no clue what its like to move away.

  • Hockey Shots 13
    Hockey Shots 13 День назад

    I am in Chicago 🤔

  • Treasure Marie
    Treasure Marie День назад

    I live In Chicago

  • Lillian Kidder
    Lillian Kidder День назад

    Can you do one with a song please 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • ദ†Ș ʏøøɲgɨ c: 검은 장미

    One time i go to aspen colorado for christmas vacation sorry for mah english im from mexico

  • Edwin Rivera
    Edwin Rivera 2 дня назад

    I lived in Illinois Chicago 7 years ago now I'm 11 I was born on chigaco I understand u I pass through that to you are no the only one okay now I live in Texas Garland and I have good friends.
    That was a nice story booth!!!!

  • Night Owl
    Night Owl 2 дня назад

    It is not that bad I love their

  • Alicia Belen
    Alicia Belen 2 дня назад

    I live in Colorado

  • Zang12 X
    Zang12 X 2 дня назад +1

    I’m from south Africa

  • Liana Nichik
    Liana Nichik 2 дня назад

    It said we’re moving to Chicago

  • Mila_Games
    Mila_Games 2 дня назад

    Lol invaded lands = chicago IL

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    tazhenyik180 PUBG PRO 2 дня назад

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  • Shivaaa raii
    Shivaaa raii 2 дня назад

    Same I don’t want to move from here I have my lovely house all the firsts start from here. All my family and friends are also here but what my parents say is “”we are moving”” I cried a lot they moved for 3months and they came back here now. I am happy but my parents are just sadd

  • Galaxy
    Galaxy 3 дня назад +1

    I was pressing the chat suggestions.
    I just did a lot and I’m so excited for the next few months of this week and I’ll probably be going back tomorrow to get it to me omg.
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  • CJTheCertain
    CJTheCertain 3 дня назад

    I had to move from Philippines to Florida

  • Octavia Dogaru
    Octavia Dogaru 3 дня назад

    Omg!!!! It’s a *CAMP HALF-BLOOD T-SHIRT!!* I loveee it!
    P. S. I liked your story

  • Kimberly Plays
    Kimberly Plays 3 дня назад

    I lived in California then we moved to Illinois and I got Help so i have a therapist

  • Gifted Gabby
    Gifted Gabby 4 дня назад

    I love the Camp Half Blood shirt Pjo for life

  • portalsinger 279
    portalsinger 279 4 дня назад

    me to i was born in Pam Bay and I moved to Titusville

  • Unicornbre That’s me
    Unicornbre That’s me 4 дня назад

    I live in Chicago

  • Maher gaming
    Maher gaming 4 дня назад

    Same store

  • ΧΒ Gamers 1111
    ΧΒ Gamers 1111 4 дня назад

    I can feel you but I moved country and I had to learn a language that I don't know

  • lexc7667
    lexc7667 4 дня назад

    me to i live there too for 4 years

  • Toca Boca
    Toca Boca 4 дня назад

    Im missing my country spain.because now im in America 😭😭😭😭.

  • X-Biaur19
    X-Biaur19 5 дней назад

    That happened to me also

  • Meghan Reeves
    Meghan Reeves 5 дней назад

    i was born in illinos so yea

  • Miguel _ Dat boy
    Miguel _ Dat boy 5 дней назад

    Same I lifed in holland for 11 years and I moved to Portugal

  • Dani P
    Dani P 5 дней назад

    I love Chicago!!

  • Musical show and animatic Lover
    Musical show and animatic Lover 5 дней назад

    Her friend was wearing a camp half blood shirt!!!

  • Glaceon chan
    Glaceon chan 6 дней назад

    It’s nice here in Chicago. But I’d be sad if I had to move.

  • Ethan Truong Nguyen
    Ethan Truong Nguyen 6 дней назад

    Say Colorado!!

    I ' M A G I R A F F E

  • Alize Lucero
    Alize Lucero 6 дней назад

    I live there too corrado hope you have a wonderful day over there

  • Brittany canamore
    Brittany canamore 6 дней назад

    OMG I use to live in ilnois and moved to texas cause my dad found a job there so I'm sad and regret it ALOT I grew up in pekin ilnois and now in sad

  • Estefany Zavala
    Estefany Zavala 6 дней назад

    Y she complaining about Chicago tf Chicago is the best since I live in Chicago:D

  • Nik McIvor
    Nik McIvor 6 дней назад

    Same thing with me I wanted the mountains

  • lady of cats
    lady of cats 6 дней назад

    I'm waiting to move cause everyone at my school bullies me so I'm waiting

  • I Like Legos
    I Like Legos 6 дней назад

    I live in Colorado

  • Joe castillo
    Joe castillo 7 дней назад

    Who else lives in Colorado

  • Lily Barber
    Lily Barber 7 дней назад

    I live in Illinois too!!!

  • Duh_Itz Alex
    Duh_Itz Alex 7 дней назад +1

    I had to move to another country and I don’t really have any friends. I’m pretty small and I feel like everyone thinks I’m just a small weirdo😭😭😭

  • elPG BG
    elPG BG 7 дней назад

    I been moving 4 times.And ye,... havent depreshen

  • flying potato chip
    flying potato chip 8 дней назад

    lol the guy on the left in the thumbnail was happy

  • best turtle
    best turtle 8 дней назад

    I am in the same situation my dad moved me school that sucks to me since I have moved I have been depressed and still am it's hard to go through that especially when you get older and you make new friends then you really don't want to move but you have to because you don't have a choice I feel your pain

  • A Life As A Best Friend :P
    A Life As A Best Friend :P 8 дней назад

    i live near chicago a hour or 2 away

  • Lora Petrova
    Lora Petrova 8 дней назад

    That happened to me I took my first steps in Bulgaria I spoked there and was needed to separate from my anunt my uncle my cousin my grandma my grandpa and my really old grandmother died there so it was difficult forme but now I live in Spain I have friends here and my sister my mom and my dad

  • Bri Avakin
    Bri Avakin 8 дней назад

    What is so special about the half camp blood T-shirt?

  • Zainab J
    Zainab J 8 дней назад

    I moved from Illinois this summer

  • Sydney's Vlog channel
    Sydney's Vlog channel 9 дней назад

    Wasn't one of her friends wearing a camp half-blood shirt?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??SHE'S A HALF-BLOOD ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

  • Rockin Mama99
    Rockin Mama99 9 дней назад

    Didn’t even know this was posted on my birthday-

  • Sye’s Channel
    Sye’s Channel 9 дней назад

    2:38 camp half blood shirt

  • Moonlight Kunochi
    Moonlight Kunochi 9 дней назад

    Same, we moved away and ive been deppresed ever since and its gotten really bad

  • Phantom_Ghost17
    Phantom_Ghost17 9 дней назад

    Daphne 2:32

    #GIRL POWER YT 9 дней назад

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  • gacha kid
    gacha kid 9 дней назад

    Did one girls shirt say camp half blood I love Percy Jackson

  • Lily Brown
    Lily Brown 9 дней назад

    Two weeks later

  • Jessica Ayala
    Jessica Ayala 10 дней назад

    Me to I moved from my hole entire school and I cried for a hour on the last day of school

  • Mohammed Abideen
    Mohammed Abideen 10 дней назад +1

    Chicago is sooo awesome. I live there

  • Aspen Paws
    Aspen Paws 10 дней назад


    C O L A R A D O!!!
    im so sowwy you left da state of giraffes

  • Itsfunneh and terabrite games fan pls kill me

    A few of my family members live in Chicago

  • MissyPastel Nya
    MissyPastel Nya 10 дней назад

    I feel your pain girl...

  • Anna McCormick
    Anna McCormick 10 дней назад

    camp half blood oh yay!!!!!!

  • gacha lover 08
    gacha lover 08 10 дней назад

    I love the grandmas hair!!!

  • Wendy Mwangi
    Wendy Mwangi 10 дней назад

    She's staying with the same clothes

  • Jaan Merz
    Jaan Merz 10 дней назад

    I have a soimikr sstory

  • fresh man plays roblox
    fresh man plays roblox 11 дней назад

    HI! new state text to us random people in illinos well HI im over here im missourl kansas KS

  • Xxx BillieEditz
    Xxx BillieEditz 11 дней назад

    say Colorado.

  • Jonas Bonnice-Stevens
    Jonas Bonnice-Stevens 11 дней назад

    Y A H Y E E T

  • Jorge Perez
    Jorge Perez 11 дней назад

    I have a very similar story to your but....I FRICKIN MOVED TO MEXICO AND BARELY KNOW THE LANGUAGE...and I really miss United States.

  • Unknown Existence
    Unknown Existence 11 дней назад


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    Becca Maldonado 11 дней назад


  • Joshua Newell
    Joshua Newell 12 дней назад


  • Sharky Playz
    Sharky Playz 12 дней назад

    I can relate.

  • misheel unicorns
    misheel unicorns 12 дней назад +1

    hi storybooth i’m gonna tell my story so in 5th grade i was in my old school for 2months and my mom and dad talked about it and they decided to transfer me to my baby brothers school i was so happy cuz i liked his school and i transferd to my brothers school i liked the school but i was missing my old classmates i didn’t had friends one day i became a friends with a girl lets call her Amanda
    we were good friends but her other friends come and she is not my friend anymore and i’m feeling lonely again i was missing my real friends so much some times i cry about it and i had a best friend named jessica (not her real name) one time i called her and she was crying cuz i left i cryd too and now i’m in that school lonely i’m missing my friends

    BRITTANY LONG 12 дней назад

    I'M SO HAPPY IT'S A NEW ONE I think ;-;

  • Kristal Swammy
    Kristal Swammy 12 дней назад

    Did anyone see the Camp half blood shirt?

  • Ta ra
    Ta ra 12 дней назад

    2:33 loving the camp half-blood shirt ❤️
    Nice little easter egg ;)

  • josh kocher
    josh kocher 12 дней назад

    I live in the state next to you

    THE GREEN FIRE 12 дней назад

    I know how it feels

  • zozo!
    zozo! 12 дней назад

    Oooo! I live in Illinois too!

  • Janiyah Stewart
    Janiyah Stewart 13 дней назад

    And I’m living there all my life I’m there now

  • Janiyah Stewart
    Janiyah Stewart 13 дней назад

    I was born in Colorado

  • Minty Oreoz
    Minty Oreoz 13 дней назад

    I moved 4 times and lost all of my friends I’m still in such a bad state that I think suicidal thoughts. I always body shame myself and go to food when I’m sad. I’m getting not that great in school and my mom is always angry at everything. My sisters moved out and live in Bc Canada so I’m here not being able to talk to anyone. My father doesn’t have much money and refuses to pay child support leaving my mother and myself in not much money. We can barley afford to pay rent in my apartment. My mom has 2 jobs and has her own business but it’s still not working from all the things we have to pay off. My life is crumbling apart and I have nothing to hold on to. This is the worst point in my life.

  • Ximena M.
    Ximena M. 13 дней назад

    That camp half blood shirt tho

  • Cute Llama Rama
    Cute Llama Rama 13 дней назад

    U can be my friend I live close to u

  • Puddles907
    Puddles907 13 дней назад

    I live in Illinois

  • Juice Lego
    Juice Lego 14 дней назад

    Colorado is a rectangle

  • Traveon Edwards
    Traveon Edwards 14 дней назад

    Camp half-blood??? PERCY!!???

  • Christy park PARK
    Christy park PARK 14 дней назад