I Wish I Never Moved Away

  • Published on Aug 14, 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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Comments • 17 850

  • Shirlecu fhy Kissel
    Shirlecu fhy Kissel 16 hours ago

    I love you

  • Maurice Barry
    Maurice Barry 22 hours ago +1

    I live in Chicago and your lucky everyone was nice and welcoming. Wish you the best of luck for life here. Try sailing near Jackson Park, Harborside Golf course classes, What area do you live in? Am I asking to many questions? Probably. Well, I recommend the most you try sailing classes near Jackson park. There's a British teacher and he had to leave his home for opportunity. Chicago is filled with many colors. Made out of its people. I really recommend sailing classes in Jackson park I go there and they are great. If your good, they might take you on a speedboat ride in Lake Michigan! Really hope you join I don't know if your viewing this, but I wish you the best of luck. Remember my name if you join.

  • roseyrojas Daisy Blossom Gacha

    Same everything but in Colombia but I didn’t cry as hell when we moved here to the US I was happy cause my dad come home once a year I think and I wished to stay with him forever so we moved to the US and I was so happy

  • Alleah Gomez
    Alleah Gomez Day ago +1

    I feel you girl 😢

  • Maria Goretti Way
    Maria Goretti Way 2 days ago

    You should visit your family

  • Take a chance To dance

    Aye Illinois gang>>>
    lol I live in cook county

  • Delorian Love
    Delorian Love 2 days ago

    The graphics and imagery in this video are 👌

  • Marina R
    Marina R 4 days ago

    How did your dog die?

  • Rinaldo Isaac
    Rinaldo Isaac 4 days ago

    Girl:i fell into a deppresion
    videos nonefaction: storybooth merch out now!

  • prodigy Princess
    prodigy Princess 5 days ago

    I cried when she moved

  • Gabe Rules
    Gabe Rules 5 days ago +2

    This is the only story channel that doesn’t animate fake story’s

  • The Everything Show
    The Everything Show 5 days ago

    Me live in Illinois ^-^

  • ItsJackyboi
    ItsJackyboi 5 days ago +1

    inside out lads

  • Lucy Pizano
    Lucy Pizano 5 days ago

    I live in Illinois

  • Yellowkirby 1909
    Yellowkirby 1909 6 days ago

    I was born in illinois

  • Bird lover For Life
    Bird lover For Life 7 days ago

    K know exactly how you feel😞😭

  • AJ gamer kid
    AJ gamer kid 7 days ago

    Cool I live near there I don't know how far just it's in Illinois

  • Charisse Quintos
    Charisse Quintos 7 days ago

    Omg i feels the same this when my bf almost move

  • Cookie ROBLOXGacha
    Cookie ROBLOXGacha 9 days ago

    My friend has moved to Scotland, she was my best friend and I’m still sad that she moved I can relate to this girl.

  • Angel Betancourt
    Angel Betancourt 10 days ago

    Welcome to Illinois!

  • Family Channel
    Family Channel 11 days ago

    I live in Chicago

  • Ragini's Diy World
    Ragini's Diy World 12 days ago

    This is so RELATABLE

  • Reem Al-Sadoon
    Reem Al-Sadoon 12 days ago

    All the dislikes are Percy Jackson haters

  • Jan-Ida Ripton
    Jan-Ida Ripton 12 days ago

    Chicago is amazing! I love it there!

  • Avery Wells
    Avery Wells 13 days ago

    I live in Illinois and in chicago

  • Avery Wells
    Avery Wells 13 days ago

    I live in Illinois

  • Sigridur Laufey Sigurdardottir

    At least you can travel to them. I moved from America to Iceland and it’s going to be at least five years before I see any of my friends afain

  • mandalynnishable
    mandalynnishable 14 days ago

    I know we are moving to San Antonio Texas and were leaving aaaaaall my family and friends😢 and we live in USA North Carolina Elm City Coachlight road cobblestone road

  • A Potato
    A Potato 15 days ago

    The giraffe state??

  • Danny Pilon
    Danny Pilon 15 days ago

    I live in Manhattan wich is 1 hour away

  • Eden Hansen
    Eden Hansen 16 days ago

    Well the thing is we lived in lathrop ca and we moves to Wilbur wa and then fountain co

  • annoimeh jay
    annoimeh jay 16 days ago

    Sammmeeeeeee😅 😭 😭 but i lived in California and now im in México and my friends and family are over There...😢😢

  • lizzy the UNDERTALE girl
    lizzy the UNDERTALE girl 17 days ago +1

    Illinois that's where I live

  • Godzilla God
    Godzilla God 17 days ago

    I didn’t like Chicago when I was born in Chicago when I was a baby my parents have to move away to Michigan and now I like it here cause all these things I didn’t like they force me to go to the bus for my first day at school I cry 😢 now another year my parents who I ever trust but they left me and my brother in grandma 👵🏼 house I was crying 😭 I can’t control my self another year they gave me a pink drink from a hospital 🏥 it kind of tasted bad for me they won’t let me go another year my daddy left me to another school 🏫 again and I cry 😭 again and another year my parents always like for everything all these situations is started to be horrible I hate school I hate snow Halloween 🎃 bugs 🐜 all around me and bad weather and crazy people and another year I felt different not just because a grow up I wanna go somewhere what I like but they didn’t let me only a few years but I don’t wanna go anywhere anymore I’m still the same person I don’t wanna grow I wanna stay young you can’t expect someone to grow up for you I ignore my parents I stay away from them I got nothing to say to them for everything I did from school I don’t want my parents to come in my school 🏫 I’ll be embarrassed 😞 I just gotta walk away not saying I want them to realize everything but no they just wandering around barking on orders another year I miss Chicago so much but then another year I don’t like Chicago anymore take too long trip sit in the car seat 💺 the whole day and for what my parents miss one of their family so much the first thing when I was a little kid 🧒🏽 i didn’t like my grandma 👵🏼 in Michigan but another year I like my grandma 👵🏼 she’s more better than my parents my dad doesn’t listen 👂 to my grandma even that’s his mom and my mom she never get to talk to my grandma 👵🏼 not even once why is she afraid 😱 of her is she a ghost jay walker crime killer 9 11 a police a doctor or anyone is she a witch why my mom not like my grandma 👵🏼 what my grandma 👵🏼 doesn’t have a grandpa 👴🏾 I never have a grandpa 👴🏾 forever ♾ is he real is he there no my mom she only like her own family and my dad joined to because they have to stay away from grandma my even my parents abandoned their family in Chicago what wrong with them their getting crazy 😜 is not the end of the world 🌎 so that’s why I hate Chicago why can’t others people understand our life is important to us is it too much to ask why more questions and answers why can’t we stay the same we wanna be young you miss old self spending time for your old self but the others they didn’t care why they can’t remember anything just because they gonna get a job if you don’t what a job get back to your old self and forget all these situation anything what you wanna follow it I miss my old self to but I didn’t wanna change I hate being adult 🧑🏿 and get a job none of us miss your old self MISS YOUR OLD SELF! THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND OUR Life OUR LIFE IS IMPORTANT NOW I HOPE 🤞 THEY PROWD THEIR SELF BEING ADULT GETTING A JOB BUT THEY GONNA DIE FOR GETTING OLD WITHOUT US STAYING YOUR OLD SELF MAKE US LIVE FOREVER!

  • Ari O. Ramirez
    Ari O. Ramirez 17 days ago

    Since you're near Chicago you're lucky to visit the lake. And it snows a lot

  • CallensDonict
    CallensDonict 18 days ago

    I’m in Michigan for vacation.

  • Taylah smith 666
    Taylah smith 666 18 days ago

    I have actually never related to something so much in my life

  • Lily Ngo
    Lily Ngo 18 days ago

    oh i live in Illinois o.o

  • HachiMoonie Studios
    HachiMoonie Studios 19 days ago +2

    Me whenever I’m hunger and my food getting snatched

  • Mister flop
    Mister flop 20 days ago

    Wait I live there 😱😱😱😱

  • Sebastian serrano
    Sebastian serrano 21 day ago

    At 1..12 PM I

  • The Trei
    The Trei 21 day ago

    2:34)not to pick on this video but that looks like a Arrow to me.like if you see the same.😜

  • Xanda Zahir
    Xanda Zahir 21 day ago

    Say colorado

  • Dalila Navarrete
    Dalila Navarrete 21 day ago

    Do u talk to you talk a different language or keep talking the same language.

  • Carleesa Charles
    Carleesa Charles 21 day ago

    I live there i like making fireds

  • Izic Sunny and darious

    O mah god my grandma lives in Zion Illinois CoOl

  • Callieb123
    Callieb123 23 days ago +1

    I'm moving to nevada in only less than a day, which is tomorrow at 4 or 3 AM 😔😔😔

  • Cookie Dough
    Cookie Dough 23 days ago

    that is my story i moved to israel from atlanta

    SAIGE SQU33KY 24 days ago

    Chicago is so dangerous like
    No joke never walk in the streets

  • Jadyn Adamov
    Jadyn Adamov 24 days ago

    Omg I literally grew up in Illinois and moved to Colorado a few years ago and I hate it here. I can relate to this so much

  • GamerGirl5688
    GamerGirl5688 24 days ago

    I feel the same but more betrayed. The mayor said i had to move schools, FOR NO REASON!!!!! This happed to hundreds of kids in the county. I was separated from every friend i had. Especially because i know a girl for almost 8 years now!!!! We have known eachover since we were 2 in preschool. It was hard making new friends. They said its because to many kids were in each school. But instead they just rearanged kids, not moved them to a school out of the county, which results are the same amount of kids!!!!! I HATE my mayor and feel so betrayed. Then i got close to a few girls in my class, but then they moved away. I wish this never happened. The only way to boost my confidence if watch disney Z-O-M-B-I-E-S because of all the inspirational songs. I just to stay home and cry in my pillow. Im in 4th grade almost fith and i have the lowest self esteem. And there is to much drama in my class. Every time i tell my "friend" a secret she tells it to my other friend because she thing we r bffs and we have to tell EVERY secret :(. Please support me and say inspirational quotes in the reply section of this comment. Bye 😭💔

  • Yadira Munoz
    Yadira Munoz 25 days ago

    I love Chicago li

  • Ramiro Branford
    Ramiro Branford 25 days ago

    I saw her last summer

  • Keala Hoskins
    Keala Hoskins 25 days ago

    anyone else noticed that the girl with the blood pigtails and braces appears in EVERY video

  • Mistershieldpest Manangement

    Same I hade to live in Africa when I was happy in Georgia

  • ifrnks
    ifrnks 27 days ago

    I’m moving and I actually don’t wanna say bye to my house I’ve lived in since I was 3. I know my parents will be happier where I’m moving because it’s quieter and supposed to be a better community. But I’m leaving all of my friends and family who live up here and I’m awful at making friends so I’m actually going to die .

  • Mac 91
    Mac 91 27 days ago

    I saw a duolingo poster in this video it said watch your step

  • Brett Bourgeois
    Brett Bourgeois 28 days ago

    History of this could you animate the story my hours at a my my grandma's house my brother was outside you came by cliff on a kit I will happy in a few days later um from my grandma she said that the kitten die in our side

  • joe gonzales
    joe gonzales 28 days ago

    I was born in Chicago

  • Icy Otaku
    Icy Otaku 29 days ago

    I was also born and raised in aurora Colorado too!

  • Beckett Mitch88
    Beckett Mitch88 29 days ago +4

    Illinois the best state welcome to the club like if you come from Illinois

    • Maurice Barry
      Maurice Barry 21 hour ago +1

      Beckett Mitch88 I'm from Chicago #ILLINOISSQUADDDDDD

  • Alyssa Nesseth
    Alyssa Nesseth 29 days ago

    I live in Colorado!!! I like it and it’s very fun here

  • Nana Pamz
    Nana Pamz 29 days ago +1

    This is me from Ireland to England ❤️❤️. And also our cat got lost instead

  • Mirijam Kopić
    Mirijam Kopić Month ago

    Hey you have the same thing dath happened to me

  • Night star Harmony
    Night star Harmony Month ago

    My mom and my dad didn’t leave early when we’re about to move but my dad did I’m moving soon

  • bonkshirt
    bonkshirt Month ago +1

    On the good side you have Six Flags Great America

  • Lilxxl
    Lilxxl Month ago

    I used to live in Canada, and I miss it so bad there

  • Dakota Thrasher
    Dakota Thrasher Month ago

    I live in Illinois and it is so boring

    BEAN MAN Month ago

    I feel bad for u..)':

    BEAN MAN Month ago

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