- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2017
I have moved quite a bit since I was 18 so I have a ton of advice.
Firstly, in regards to family I think it is important to set up whatsapp chat groups with various family members so you do not feel like you are missing out on any big news and can be ‘in the know’. Start using the group before you leave so people get used to it. I also taught my grandparents how to use whatsapp so I was able to chat with them. I would also make sure everyone has facetime/skype. When I was living overseas I made sure to get a good credit card linked to airmiles so I could visit home often. I also tried to make visits part of my travel schedule so instead of always going home sometimes I would arrange to meet my parents in a nice vacation destination.
Secondly, I would speak to your Fiance and establish your expectations with regards to the move. I would let him know that moving will be more difficult for you as he already has an established network so you may need some special attention/a shoulder to cry on. I would also speak to him about how you will share holidays between the families from now on. As you will be living in proximity to his family year round, you may want to adjust your holiday schedule so your family gets more time.
Thirdly, make sure to try and build your own life once you have moved. I usually do this by joining a language course or doing yoga or a cooking class.
Enjoy the exciting adventure.