One of the best parts of moving here is that most of my friends also don't have family here, so we become very close. We're a tight group of individuals who lean on each other for support. It is also one of the worst things when one of those friends move.
And move they do.
Since we don't have family here, none of us feel particularly too tied to the area, or some of us are going to school (although I have vowed not to make good friends with anyone else just here for school -- it's too painful).
I have two very good friends leaving me. It makes me so sad, although I am grateful for the internet where we can stay in touch.
Sometimes I wonder if it's just this area. It's completely painful to watch them leave. Would it be better if I lived in Utah, or someplace else? Obviously, the cost of living is insane here -- but, opportunities are also huge.
Who knows. I just wish they'd all stay (until we move, of course -- and then they're free to go).