6 Tips To Help Adjust To Moving

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.2015-07-09_0001

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!!

2. Library

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.

3. U-Tube

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.

8. Volunteer

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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