As the blogger for Kellie’s Consignments for the past two years, I have grown to love blogging for the best consignment store in Michigan – I might be being a little biased but I don’t care 😉
I graduated from Michigan State this past spring and am humbled and happy to announce I have landed a full-time job in Chicago! I am extremely excited to move, but am also a little scared to be moving to a big city all on my own, which has inspired this post. I have moved to other cities in the past all on my own, but Chicago will be new to me. So from what I’ve learned thus far, here are some tips on how to survive moving to a new city:
Give yourself props for moving
Not everyone can just get up and move, especially if you’re moving alone. Be proud of yourself and give yourself credit for doing something so courageous!
Appreciate the differences?
The new place you you’re moving to might be a lot different from your previous location of residence, and this is okay. Appreciate how different your new location is and take it all in – go explore and learn about the new place you are calling home.
Maintain your relationships?
Be sure to keep in contact with friends and family; this is very important, for they are the ones that will keep you grounded and remind you that you’re never alone.
Don’t be afraid to get involved in your new community. It is a great way of practicing something you already love and meeting new people. Some examples are: community service groups, a new church, a women’s center, etc.
Learn how to be alone?
This is so important. I am a strong believer that everyone should live alone or go somewhere new on their own at least once in their lifetime. It teaches you so much. The gift of independence is so great – learn to do this and you can conquer anything.
Stay true to yourself
Always listen you your inner voice and pay attention to your gut feeling – you’re feeling it for a reason. Take time to recognize and learn who you really are as a person, what you like and don’t like, and stay true to that.