Moving is hard ... not only on your wallet but also on your mental health, relationships and confidence.
The husband and I yesterday afternoon pondered why we moved and in that moment, I don't think we were able to answer the question.
The feeling of 'starting from scratch' has really hit home a week and a half after starting our new jobs. We have no close friends nearby and that feeling of isolation has arrived that inevitably comes with moving somewhere a few hours away from your comfort zone - the place where all your friends and familiarities
are. There is also the feeling that even though friends say they will keep in touch and visit, that they will not.
I've also experienced the unfortunate situation (more than once) where people in your department have no idea who you are, including the big boss, who admitted she mistook you for a student and was confused as to why a student was walking the hallways in a 'staff only' area of the building. Another lovely scenario was when I went to have a meeting with a department head. I showed up and said rather shyly
'i think i'm supposed to be having a meeting with you'
only to be greeted with the response
'who are you and who do you think i am?'
Anyway, enough sooking from me. We have lived on the coast now for a touch over a month and I know these feelings will take time to subside, relationships and friendships will take time to build and becoming more comfortable and confident as a sunshine coaster will gradually increase. It's just the in between that we have to get used to. At least we've got each other.
What have your strategies been to make friends when you have moved?
Here's some random selfies that didn't make it to Instagram - date night last week wearing vintage and my outfit today wearing dotti, diva and my most favourite Xmas pressie - my Karen Walker super duper's from my twinnie!