(Closed) Moving Far, Far Away? Advice, Help, Support Needed!

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

start researching the job market right now, looking at houses, cost of stuff, etc… and as for social life, if I were you, I would sign up for activities as soon as I move… Like maybe a photography class? volunteering? that kind of stuff… church if you’re religious?

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@faitherfordandtom:  I up and moved across country (Indiana to Utah) with everything I owned inthe back of a Saturn coupe (the small ones).  I did not know anyone, I did have an internship lined up, but I knew nothing about the area.  I did this alone at the age of 23!

Do you have some emergency funds in place in case you don’t find employement for a while?  Maybe sell off some bigger items you don’t want to haul with you?

Where in CO are you looking at?  Mountains, the plains?  It has some beautiful areas!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I moved cross country a few years ago ( from Louisiana to Montana, then to Alabama, then to Tennessee!)… My biggest piece of advice is: don’t get discouraged if you don’t start ” fitting in” in a set amount of time. When I moved to MT, I felt like I fell right in place with the surroundings, people and lifestyle. I have been in TN over three years now, and I’m still finding my groove here. Different places and people take time. You may adjust more quickly than your SO, or vice versa. 

Another thing is this, it’s a really great time to pick up a new hobby or interest. Nothing like changing your scenery that’ll make you want to try other new things. 

Last, don’t be surprised or ashamed if you become homesick. It’ll happen. Especially if you’re in CO and from GA, your accent may give you away and people ask about where you’re from. Sometimes talking about it or noticing regional differences will make you miss things you didn’t even think you cared about. It’s ok to be homesick, even if it was your decision to move. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@faitherfordandtom:  What a coincidence!  We visited CO in September and Evergreen Lake and Evergreen, CO was one of the towns we passed through.  Our friends live in the foothills between Golden and Boulder.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I threw everything I could fit into the back of my Civic and moved from Chicago to Atlanta when I was 24.  Just me, the cat, and a deep seated wish to never live through another northern winter.  It was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.  From there, I’ve moved to NC, and to WI. 

And from very personal experience here, take however much money you THINK you’ll need for the first however many months you’re budgeting for, and then double it.  Trust me, you’ll be happy you did. 

You’ll get homesick, and it’s scary to just pick up and leave.  But the scary is part of the adventure and the fun!  It does take some time to find friends and get into a new routine, and there’s no right ‘time’ for tings to fall into place.  They just do. 

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Vallecito Lake

I don’t have any advice because I’ve never moved…but just wanted to say Yay for Colorado! Where are you thinking of moving to? My husband up and moved from Alabama to Colorado in a few days time and it worked very well for the both of us 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Vallecito Lake

@faitherfordandtom:  Evergreen is beautiful! It has the smaller town feel but the close proximity to Denver is nice. There are so many great places in CO…from small mountain towns to the diverse cities, so I would say it just depends on what you are looking for! What kind of jobs/lifestyle you are going for. Denver is such a great city in the middle of the mountains, but I’m partial to the small town charm (we are 6 hours south of Denver). Good luck, and you’ll love it here!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

FI and I are both from South Florida.. He decided to move to Chicago to start his business and I went along with him!
it was REALLLYYYY hard for the forst 6-8 months or so… I went through a period where I would cry fo rno reason because I missed my family and friends so much.. but after a while, you adapt. it’s crazy how strong you can become, mentally, when you have to face a big change! 

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