What to do when starting over in a new city

What to do when starting over in a new city

Starting over in a new city where you don’t know anyone can be really hard.  As a traveling tech I get to start over somewhere every few months, and these are some of the things that I have done to make it a little easier.

 

One of the very first things I do when I get to a new place is take a ride around.  I try to figure out where the grocery store, gas stations, or anything else that I might need or would like to check out.  This is also helpful for points of reference when trying to find something late, or if someone gives you recommendations. 

Join a Meet Up group, this was something I was a little hesitant about, but it turned out to be a lot of fun and I got to meet a lot of people with some similar interest.

Be a tourist, after I figure out where I’m going next before I even get there I head over to Pinterest and scope out everything I can that there is to see and do. 

Find a local gym- This is also another one of my top priorities.  I love going to the gym and it is not only a good place to keep in shape, but it also is a place where you can potentially meet people.  Going to classes they offer can be a lot of fun and people tend to be a little more open.  If you move around a lot like me, finding a gym membership can get expensive because of startup fees and all that.  Talk to the people that help run them about your options they are usually understanding and very helpful.  I decided to get a year membership at Anytime Fitness because I can go at any time, There is one close to where Matt is, or if I go home there is one nearby as well. 

Check out local Restaurants- I love going places and getting to try out new restaurants.  While I do try to limit how many times I go out sometimes it’s nice to get out and try something.  If you are a lone and feel awkward ( I know I did at first) click here>> How to eat alone and not feel awkward.

 

I hope you find these suggestions to be helpful if I come up with more I’ll be sure to update or if you have any ideas of your own! Comment below! I’d love to hear them and I am sure my readers would too!

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