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snicole962
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So I am currently in college, I still have another year. I graduate in May 2017. My plans are to move to an island somewhere after I graduate. I am sick of school and the whole concept of living to work. I want to enjoy the simple things and be close to the ocean and go scuba diving, sailing, and such. I was thinking about the US VI or Hawaii, but I was leaning more towards US VI. After I started reading some of the posts, a lot of people made it sound like it was awful and a mistake to live here...I am not sure how long I would stay at least a year. I just want to explore and be on my own. I would need to find a place to rent. I am studying Interior Design and I have a minor in Hospitality and Tourism. I have been a waitress for years and I recently started bartending and I don't mind doing either of those things. Is it a bad decision moving here?? Someone help me please! While I was there I would also like to go to Aruba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica...I love the ocean and I love to travel.

Thank you in advance for the advice!! 🙂

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JohnnyU
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Unfortunately this is fairly common with Millennials.

The common attitude is I want a 6 figure salary and work about 20hrs/week with no skills

(Not saying all but there is a significant number that have a sense of entitlement)

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monogram
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Nicole, I apologize on behalf of Virgin Islanders for the way you've been treated in this thread. It is apparent that the transplant boomers are out in force today.

I applaud your willingness to move here! It can be expensive and the dating scene is terrible, especially on STX (see https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,60172,60191), but it can work if you're willing to be adventurous and work hard.

Like people have hinted at, scuba and other activities can be expensive, though as a young (presumably white) female, you should be able to find your way onto someone's boat at least a few times a month (took my friend about a half hour on STT before she was invited haha).

There is a serious "brain drain" of educated young people, so having more come down is always a good thing!

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monogram
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Unfortunately this is fairly common with Millennials.

The common attitude is I want a 6 figure salary and work about 20hrs/week with no skills

(Not saying all but there is a significant number that have a sense of entitlement)

*Wrecks worldwide economy placing millennials in perpetual debt to pay for their entitlements*
*Claims that Millennials - the most educated, industrious generation in history - have a sense of entitlement*

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OldTart
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... I apologize on behalf of Virgin Islanders for the way you've been treated in this thread.

I applaud your willingness to move here! ...

... There is a serious "brain drain" of educated young people, so having more come down is always a good thing!

No apology is necessary, "on behalf of Virgin Islanders". The young lady asked questions which were answered honestly and relevant to her particular situation.

She is not "moving here" per se, she is thinking of taking a year off between college and career to live on an island, travel to other places and generally have fun. HUGE difference.

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wanderer
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Nicole, I apologize on behalf of Virgin Islanders for the way you've been treated in this thread. It is apparent that the transplant boomers are out in force today.

Haha. I think these folks fall into the generation before the boomers generation. In this forum, I particularly enjoy reading their nostalgic memoirs about the price of gas and food some place in Kansas, in 1950s.

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