SO sorry I haven’t typed up a post in a while. I’m currently waiting for my Quantitative Methods class to begin, and SO MUCH has happened since my last post.
- I put my car up for sale
- I was busy packing for my big West to East Coast move
- I was also helping my mom move out of our current apartment
- I then started grad school (second week done after this class!)
AAH! I’ve been such an emotional wreck. My mom and I have never been separated like this before, so adulthood is super brand new to me. From cooking to cleaning, I’m slowly but surely seeing the big picture here. Thank you to everyone who’ve reached out to me to send their warm wishes!
Anyway, I really want to share more about my life right now, but since I’m still settling in (my room literally only has a bed and a desk), I decided to share a few tips + tricks that have helped me personally with my grandiose move, which might help others in their personal transition to a new city.
Get out there
While it’s tempting to binge watch your favorite shows on Netflix, I highly recommend staying away from doing so. I have two roommates, and we always try to find a way to get out of the apartment (which I appreciate!). LOL, I literally finished a few of my favorite shows the first week here, so now I tell myself one episode at MOST per day!
Reach out to any familiar faces in the city
When I first moved here, I only knew 2-3 people, and I reached out to them! I did that prior to the move, so it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise. They were so welcoming, and it’s a nice way to solidify your circle too. They know the ins and outs of the city, so they make the best guides too!
Utilize social media
I looked up hashtags (thank you, Instagram!) and all the tagged places. It’s a resourceful way to find out what’s out there, who’s here, what’s there to see, etc. I also used Tinder and Bumble as another way to meet people. They’re slowly shifting to becoming more of a socializing app more than a dating app, really (at least to me… shrugs).
Join a Meetup Group
Meetups are so incredibly helpful. I did this back in LA, and I’m doing this in Boston too. There are numerous groups catering to different interests ranging from travel to food. There is something for everyone!
Find out events… and go to them
I utilize Eventbrite a lot, and I’ve already RSVP-ed me to a couple of fitness/health events. Going to events will expose you to people with similar interests, which is what we want, right?!
I will be posting more on Boston and my current lifestyle shortly! Until then, I have TONS of reading to do for grad school. AAAH, take care!