Have you recently moved after graduating college or relocated to pursue a new career? Moving to a brand new place on your own can be very scary. You face the challenges of adapting to an unfamiliar environment, making new friends, and really feeling like you belong.
Below are encouraging tips and personal stories that can help guide you through your fresh start in a new city!
Earlier this week, Jennifer wrote about leaving her friends behind because of a big cross-country move. I made a similar big move nearly four years ago, following my now husband from San Diego to Seattle when he started his exciting new career. The hardest part for me? Making new friends.
Six months ago, my husband and I made the decision to move from San Diego to Denver for a great new work opportunity. The move was an exciting step in our life together, but nonetheless I’ve found adjusting to life in a new city to be challenging.
Tips on moving to a new city: Do your research Sure the northern part of town is super trendy and bustling, but rent might be double what you’re looking to pay. Before you pack up the U-Haul make sure you’ve hammered out a budget and more importantly stick to it.
When my grandmother was 26, she moved from Texas to New Jersey for my grandfather’s business. When my mom was 22, she moved from New Jersey to Virginia, because that’s where my dad got into grad school.