Moving is hard, making friends is harder. Making friends after a move as an adult is almost impossible. But it can be done, and here's how. If this doesn't work for you, read on. Leave your apartment/house I know this one is super obvious, but it's not always easy to put into practice. Oftentimes the … Continue reading How to Put Down Roots
Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.
A year ago, I was on the cusp. My life was a flurry of packing tape, U-Haul contracts, and 'downsizing,' since I was flying my self-made Tuscaloosa nest. I had just accepted a job offer as a copywriter for a bank, I was looking for places to live in the 'greater Boston area' just like … Continue reading Yes, I’m Moving. No, It’s Not Because of the Snow.
I did it, HTLYT. I got a job. I left Alabama. I dragged my family with me after two weeks of loneliness. I found a house. I found a daycare. I am woman. I am success. And now I’m regretting it. Alright, so ‘regret’ is melodramatic. I don’t actually regret any part of it, except … Continue reading Live Free or Die