You have arrived at your new home, your New Community and your unpacked and begun to settle in. How long that will take depends on your circumstances. Do you have relatives in the area, a work “family,” or childhood memories of time spent nearby?
Relocating can be a stressful process. Beyond the boxes and arrangements, you need new connections to create the feeling of home and community that only time can deliver. Consider these tips:
- Push yourself slightly beyond your basic comfort level.
- Join a club.
- Find a common-interest support network.
- Call someone new.
- Buy a map and start exploring.
- Start something totally new.
Starting fresh in a new community takes patience, but be proactive and you’ll soon feel at home.