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 • 17 472

  • Ian Scott
    Ian Scott 3 часа назад

    I live I'm Aurora Illinois

  • Rainbow world Rainbow world
    Rainbow world Rainbow world 3 часа назад

    OMG my story is same like you and I also feel sad that they enjoy together and I can only see the photos I'm not lying it's true

  • Winter soldier Gaming
    Winter soldier Gaming 7 часов назад

    Smoke weed e

  • Hey ItzLil
    Hey ItzLil 8 часов назад

    Me coz I ❤️there videos

  • Drimzehoツ
    Drimzehoツ 10 часов назад

    I have never moved

  • Anna Krystina Belarmino
    Anna Krystina Belarmino 11 часов назад

    I live in chicago

  • Katelyn Bensyl
    Katelyn Bensyl 13 часов назад

    Love the girls camp half-blood shirt

  • Tea
    Tea 13 часов назад

    Omg I live in Aurora

  • Ranizjah Mcmorris
    Ranizjah Mcmorris 14 часов назад

    I understand

  • elli King
    elli King 15 часов назад


  • Robloxian 2
    Robloxian 2 15 часов назад

    who moves to the highest crime rated city?

  • Cristian Lopez
    Cristian Lopez 15 часов назад

    I live there

  • Marlene Sanchez
    Marlene Sanchez 16 часов назад

    I live there

  • Haiseruu
    Haiseruu 17 часов назад

    "You guys say colorado"

  • Gera xd
    Gera xd 17 часов назад

    COULDNT RELATE MORE i moved to another country about a year ago and it’s been the shittiest thing i’ve ever live

  • Jessie J
    Jessie J 17 часов назад

    I legit live in Denver Co

  • Kitty Meow
    Kitty Meow 18 часов назад

    I live in Illinois!!!!!!!!!

  • GummyBearJR
    GummyBearJR 19 часов назад

    In 1:47 there was a roblox oof

  • cherish & daciana
    cherish & daciana 20 часов назад

    I wish I never had school

  • Elif Yücel
    Elif Yücel 20 часов назад

    2:28 THAT CHB SHIRT!! Where're my demigod siblings at? I'm a child of Aphrodite

  • gamer expert
    gamer expert 21 час назад

    who saw the Camp-Halfblood kid(and who reads Percy Jackson

  • Able Kitten
    Able Kitten День назад

    I just got a call from Illinois Creepy

  • Memez
    Memez День назад

    Aye pass by my house me in Chicago too let's have a BBG

  • Cameron Parker
    Cameron Parker День назад +1

    I'm from Michigan, moved to wisconson, and then to Colorado. That Was a few big changes in my life!

  • Squidward Tentacles
    Squidward Tentacles День назад

    Everytime a video mensions Illinois I get hyped cuz das where I live

  • the cool Dynamite
    the cool Dynamite День назад

    I live in Colorado to

  • Brenda Galvez
    Brenda Galvez День назад

    I live in Chicago Illinois it's awesome

  • The Titan Coder
    The Titan Coder День назад

    Respect colorado

    THE VLOGING KITTY День назад


  • Tyler Henry
    Tyler Henry День назад

    there’s brothas in colorado?

  • Emily Mallo
    Emily Mallo День назад

    I live in Chicago

  • MylifeasAngela
    MylifeasAngela День назад


  • anaya
    anaya День назад

    i totally relate to this

  • Diana Guerra
    Diana Guerra День назад

    I know how she feels. I had to move to another COUNTRY. I had to say bye to my entire family and my home. And my parents now regret to move because they don't like their new life, so in a few year we are going back home!!!🛫🌏🏠

  • Scott Dawson
    Scott Dawson День назад

    Same I miss my friends

  • Want a Coke?
    Want a Coke? День назад

    It’s hard to move but at least I stayed in Colorado

  • jocelyn garcia
    jocelyn garcia День назад

    Chicago is actually not that bad.

  • Alyssaa205
    Alyssaa205 День назад

    True story: My mom made me go to a therapist after I moved because she thought I had no friends...it’s been a year and she still makes me go..

    LEGOGUY912 YT День назад +1

    Hey it's okay! I had to move from everybody I loved your not suffering alone.

  • Pond Rivers
    Pond Rivers День назад

    This story was kind of me when I moved from South Carolina to Vermont. I was born and raised in South Carolina, and though my family had never really stuck in one place like ever and we'd move a lot, we never left the state ( besides when I was a baby and living in Maryland for a few months )
    I've made a bunch of friends in South Carolina and many things have happened there as well but my dad had to get a job and he found one all the way in Vermont. We we're even supposed to move to Vermont. We were just going to stay for half of the summer but my mom really liked it here and we just moved.
    And though I miss South Carolina a lot, I really love it here in Vermont. We actually get Winter with snow and Fall with orange and red and brown leaves. Everyone's pretty nice here and I've made a good amount of close friends.

  • Sophia Capaldi
    Sophia Capaldi День назад

    She's pretty lucky to have such welcoming people in her new home, but if you ask me it's "she's weird and ugly I don't wanna be around her"

  • Arian Khaderzadeh 7Y Kirkebakkeskolen

    Thats really sad i mean being In a other country you haved lived in

  • Chloe Cutler
    Chloe Cutler День назад

    I live in Illinois!

  • Reide Muise
    Reide Muise День назад

    Love this story

  • Thomas Nguyen Quoc Anh
    Thomas Nguyen Quoc Anh 2 дня назад +1

    Chicago midway airport or Chicago o'hare airport

  • Clashing Cansz
    Clashing Cansz 2 дня назад +1

    She sad Illinois wrong

  • Mtray Chan
    Mtray Chan 2 дня назад

    Does this mean I can fall under Depression if I cry about dying dogs????

  • Ljs13aj
    Ljs13aj 2 дня назад

    hey if it makes you feel any better we're planning on taking a trip to Illinois to see my sister Haylee she moved away from us and I am really sad about it just makes me feel like I'm the only child in the family but at least my other sister is Sierra is living here in the state I live in but I don't see her as much as I used to I'm going through alot like u r so don't think ur the only one who's going through this because a little fun fact about me I used to live in Florida it was a great home but I had to move here where I'm currently living so I wish u the best of luck in life :D

  • janina shorter
    janina shorter 2 дня назад


  • Melødrix UwU
    Melødrix UwU 2 дня назад

    I used to live there now I’m in Illinois please let me go to pikes peak again :)

  • Angie Sanchez
    Angie Sanchez 2 дня назад

    See it's so fine😁😁

  • Brady's On Meth
    Brady's On Meth 2 дня назад

    I live in aurora Illinois

  • Jessie Katoka
    Jessie Katoka 2 дня назад +1

    has anyone else noticed that there is a girl with braces that shows up in like every video!?!?!

  • Oh LilJayy-
    Oh LilJayy- 2 дня назад

    My mommy bother

  • Oh LilJayy-
    Oh LilJayy- 2 дня назад

    I went to Chicago for a 👰 wedding

  • Kayleigh
    Kayleigh 2 дня назад

    Omg I was born in Aurora Colorado

  • Jayleen Crespo
    Jayleen Crespo 2 дня назад

    I live in Chicago

  • JustYourAverage Alien
    JustYourAverage Alien 2 дня назад

    The camp halfbood shirt!

  • lego fan308
    lego fan308 2 дня назад

    Dejah, if you read this. I live north of Chicago. I’ll be your friend

  • Loaf Huskies21
    Loaf Huskies21 2 дня назад

    Story booth can you tell her that I was born in Denver co. Aurora?

  • Ronald Does everything
    Ronald Does everything 2 дня назад

    Who else lives in Chicago

  • Layla Rose
    Layla Rose 2 дня назад

    I live in Illinois we could be friend lol 😂😂

  • Ana kristal Zuiñiga
    Ana kristal Zuiñiga 2 дня назад

    Befor i live in the usa i hate it then we went to mexico i knew that i love it there my grandma lives to i miss usa only my famaly lives. Bye 😦😭😢 miss my cousins

  • Reamogetse Malokotsa
    Reamogetse Malokotsa 2 дня назад

    i am loving this

  • Mostafa Aly
    Mostafa Aly 3 дня назад


  • Mostafa Aly
    Mostafa Aly 3 дня назад


  • Kim Machiiko
    Kim Machiiko 3 дня назад

    I have a internet friends from Colorado🤗

  • Zooey McRuspain
    Zooey McRuspain 3 дня назад

    I currently live in Colorado.

  • KaxtTV 2
    KaxtTV 2 3 дня назад

    Yo I live in Illinois I live in Springfield chatham

  • KitKat Korner
    KitKat Korner 3 дня назад

    I just moved to Colorado

  • TwinsGacha__ UnicornsYT
    TwinsGacha__ UnicornsYT 3 дня назад

    That's the same problem I have

    ISHIE SQUISHY 4 дня назад

    You ugly

      ISHIE SQUISHY 3 дня назад

      Sorry i dont mean that lm so sorry

    • inkfigureYT
      inkfigureYT 3 дня назад

      ISHIE SQUISHY sorry was that a mirror you were looking in and you liked your own comment?

  • Jessica Kennedy
    Jessica Kennedy 4 дня назад

    Used to live in Temora now Batemans Bay 5 hours away

  • JaggedTooth
    JaggedTooth 4 дня назад

    Who else thinks this is suspiciously like inside out?

  • ilovekpop creepypasta
    ilovekpop creepypasta 4 дня назад

    your story its similar to my

  • Musical Nessie
    Musical Nessie 4 дня назад

    omg i cackled when i saw the camp half blood shirt

  • our cookies
    our cookies 4 дня назад

    I live in Chicago

  • Amber Pridemore
    Amber Pridemore 4 дня назад

    Say Colorado! IMA GIRAFFE

  • iifyscopsyt marcus
    iifyscopsyt marcus 4 дня назад

    What the shit what sooooo sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😫😫😫

  • kimorbit
    kimorbit 4 дня назад

    This stroy reminds me of everything at my school. I just have one question, why is it such a big deal for americans to move states. Like in international schools people move to a whole ass different country. No hate to the girl in the video kjsjsjsks❤️

  • Ashley the Gacha tuber
    Ashley the Gacha tuber 4 дня назад

    I moved away in Colorado too

  • kim yonii
    kim yonii 4 дня назад

    Wow that was me😔

  • Cassie Gaming
    Cassie Gaming 4 дня назад

    I live in Colorado but I’m in denver

  • JP Of Awesomeness
    JP Of Awesomeness 5 дней назад

    Illnois is so trash there taxes cost more than my fortnite locker

  • Cody Malone
    Cody Malone 5 дней назад

    This same thing happened to me I lived in Colorado my whole life was there my friends my school. Then we moved to Arizona. I talked to my school counselor. I have been living in Arizona for 2 years now I have great friends but I still miss Colorado and all the things I did there, my friends, and school. And now my parents want to move again and I cannot go threw all of that again loosing even more friends. My mom always says it’s fine we will make more money but money can’t make me feel better and get my friends back.

  • wus gudd fam
    wus gudd fam 5 дней назад

    I WiSh i nEveR MoveD AwAy

  • Mariana Coelho
    Mariana Coelho 5 дней назад

    I from Portugal and I moved to Ireland and all my family , friends and cousin live there.

  • Jeanilou Lavigne
    Jeanilou Lavigne 5 дней назад

    We have the same story... I really know how you feel😿 but things will get better... Don't worry✨

  • Joy Ling
    Joy Ling 5 дней назад

    percy jackson fans be like super hyped when they see the camp half-blood shirt HAHAHA

  • lia klasen
    lia klasen 5 дней назад

    Chicago is where i grew up in :)

  • The pug bro
    The pug bro 5 дней назад

    Wait how come the is it all the other days but not Friday

  • tiana Llndsay
    tiana Llndsay 5 дней назад


  • Leah Gonzales
    Leah Gonzales 5 дней назад

    I was not born in Colorado but now I live there

  • Sean William Trussing
    Sean William Trussing 5 дней назад


  • Brooklyn Martin
    Brooklyn Martin 5 дней назад

    Omg i so understand I've lived in Iowa Illinois Nevada Florida Ohio and soon we move to California and ive moved in a total of 12 times in my life and switched schools a lot

  • Luna and suri best friends Ibrahin
    Luna and suri best friends Ibrahin 5 дней назад

    I have to move to but not to another country but far away from my School so that means i have to change and now i have a sad and angry feeling cuz i'm not gonna See my friends that much and when I was 10 my mother had plans to move to usa minesota where my whole family life's and my whole class cried that day I said bye but 6 months later i came back to Germany i know it's not that serious but in school i see my friends mostly everyday and now I won't 😭😭😞 but the cool thing is i'm gonna have my own room and I am gonna life in a bigger Apartment😃

  • una kieran
    una kieran 5 дней назад

    One like = one prayer for her dog

  • Sin Cara-X
    Sin Cara-X 5 дней назад


    ZOMBOX 5 дней назад

    I moved to a new state I have depression now

  • nora berisha
    nora berisha 5 дней назад

    Trg family is the same Like instant mom