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Melissa, as someone whose freedom to jump around in life is somewhat foreclosed by marriage (and state bar residency requirements), I say go! GO! You have nothing holding you back, and Texas is always going to be there. But the opportunity to be free to live where you wish, when you wish, without having to think of your spouse or children is only temporary. GO!


But don't forget to come home for Christmas so we can get drunk together, of course.

Emily Ann

I can honestly say I know EXACTLY how you feel. I still miss TX and my family but since being back in NYC, I have found visiting TX/family for 3 or 4 days at a time fills me up for several months. I can't wait to go back for a week for Christmas. Melissa, I am of course biased and you being happy is all that truly matters but I think NY would love to have you back. Like we've both said before (and Stara said above too)--TX will always be there and so will NY but the current opportunity will not always be there, so take advantage while you can. There's my 2 cents! See you in 5 weeks and 3 days!!!!


I have no advice for you. I know it's hard moving somewhere on your own and making the decision to move away from family and friends. On the other hand, I certainly understand the magnetic pull of the City and you're a couple of steps ahead, already having a job and friends there. Just take your time, make a pro/con list, and know that lots of people will support you in whatever you decide.


I feel the same way about Atlanta, but I decided - even while I was living there - that I don't want to be one of those people who meets someone, gets married, and has kids in a place that is thousands of miles away from her roots. I want my kids to grow up with their grandparents within driving distance, and if that means I have to live in S.A., then I will. Everyone is different, but my family is everything to me and until I'm married, I've decided to stay where my family is.

Just my 2-cents. I'll kill you if you leave me alone in this city!

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