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Moving is no fun, but we still do it

A Northern View

July 29, 2012
ADELLE?WHITEFOOT ( , The Mining Journal

T he biggest pain in the world, in my eyes, is moving. I really hate moving. Everyone has to do it at some point in their lives, but usually it's not just down the road.

I've moved a lot in my 23 years of life. My current roommate actually sat down the other day and counted. I found out I've moved a total of 15 times, going on 16 this week. That didn't really shock me as much because when I was a child, my parents did all the packing for me. What did shock me was that since coming to Marquette for the first time five years ago I've moved a total of seven times, going on eight and all but two of those times I moved down the road.

One of the reasons that I'm not a fan of moving is that I've never spent more than a year in one place since starting college and a lot of my friends are the same way. I can't even count how many times I've helped one of my friends move.

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Even though I'm not entirely sure why people my age feel the need to move every year, I have found a couple of reasons that seem to pop up frequently. The biggest reason, I've found, is moving off campus. Whether it's moving from a dorm room or an on-campus apartment, it seems that students eventually just don't want to live on campus for one reason or another.

The other type of situation leading my friends to move always seems to be a roommate issue - those issues cover a wide range of circumstances. They range from adding a new roommate and needing a bigger house to losing one and needing a smaller house to the most common reason of jall -simply not getting along with someone you're living with.

Whatever the reason for it, moving just isn't fun.

The absolute worst part about moving, for me, is having to pack and actually move all of my stuff. Sometimes I wish I was a wizard and with a flick of my wand my stuff would just poof to my new house or apartment and be right in its place. That would be nice.

Even though I'm literally moving down the road from my current place, which isn't that big a pain, I still find myself trying to find things to distract me from packing and actually moving.

It's procrastination at its best.

Editor's note: Recent Northern Michigan University graduate and Mining Journal Staff Writer Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-228-2500. Her email address is



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