Texas is not a great place to live.
You are sad, young girl from Austin, Texas. I was born, and raised, in New Jersey, and I wouldn't trade my youth spent growing up in the Garden State for anything.
I moved to Houston, Texas with my family in 1974, and the first things I discovered were the unbearable summer heat, and very mean people from Texas, and the south.
During the summers in Jersey one can play outside, all day, and into the evening. In Texas the heat is soooo oppressive (afternoon temp 115 degrees; 40 percent humidity) that one must stay inside.
The people, well that is another story. If you are not from Texas it takes a very long time to land a good job. To them you are just another 'damn yankee'. I heard that term at work, at parties, etc.
Texas is not the wonderland that Texans think it is.