Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a family and portrait photographer based in Washington Dc. I am a Christian, wife, and identical twin. I love lilacs, candles, rainy days and honesty. I love finding joy in simple things.
My husband and I have moved 5 times in the 5 years we have been married. The adjustments can be really hard especially if you move to another community or state. I came up with a list of things that helped me when I moved to DC.
1. Local Coffee Shop
Most coffee shops have free wifi so if you need to get out of the house or just be around people this is a great option. You can get something to eat and catch up on emails for less than $5. Win win!!
This is great especially if you have children. Lots of local, free events are posted at your library. They also host story-time; if you do have children it’s a way to entertain them in a safe evniroment while you can pick a quiet corner to read.
I love streaming Christian speakers like Lysa Terkeurst while I wash dishes or do laundry. You can find a lot of great Bible Studies.
4. Local Christian Radio Station
I found Dc’s local station shortly after I moved. There’s something about listening to the same voice that gives a feeling of familiarity-almost like listening to a friend. I can think of countless times a song came on that I needed to hear right at that exact moment.
5. Local parks
Another great place if you have children! They can run off energy while you take a break. Kids are great conversational pieces 🙂 Before you know it you are talking to neighbors and it can turn into friendships. I don’t have children yet but still love going to the park. The quiet is nice and you always feel better when you hear children laughing.
Library, church, or local schools-makes you feel profitable, helps you plug in, and does good for your community.
7. Cell phones and Emails (extra bonus!)
We live in a day age of technology. If you are homesick or lonely-admit it! Call a friend or email them.
And remember: “Wherever your family is; that is home.”
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