Let’s say you went away to college or took a job in another state, but didn’t want to leave family and friends behind. First off, don’t allow your emotions or fear of moving get in the way. You must take a chance and embrace this opportunity. Who knows, something such as this may not come around again!
Being new in town has its ups and downs. For starters, you don’t know anyone or which restaurants are known or which clubs or bars are hopping! But, instead of sulking and sitting in your apartment missing your fam, you must venture out and see what’s out there!
1. Join a club!
What are you interested in? Maybe a book club or health and fitness events? No matter what tickles your fancy, there are clubs in the area that you can meet others with the same interest! Just go to meetup.com and type in what you love and start meeting other folks!
2. Write for the local newspaper or online site!
If you’re a writer, I urge you to reach out to the local editor of the newspaper and ask to contribute to the site. Most online sites allow freelancers to write for their outlet. You’ll get to know the town as well as the editor!
3. Google the hot spots in your new town!
Google will be your new BFF because Google knows everything about your town! Look up restaurant reviews and try various foods your new home has to offer! You never know, you could end up chatting with a local in the restaurant and make a friend!
4. Connect with your co-workers!
Once you land a job, I urge you to connect with your co-workers. Being buddy-buddy with the people in work won’t make the transition so sucky. Well, if you’re going to school, I’d say to make friends with your roommate or another classmate. If you’re shy, try to step out of your comfort zone and just have a quick convo with your lab partner!