I’ve done it—moved across the country and settled myself down for awhile.
Saying that gives me a tiny case of the heebie-jeebies, but I’m sure that’ll work itself out with time. And a vacation. (Hope my new employer isn’t reading this! Haha.)
How does one pick up her life and move across the country?
Well, here’s one way to do it:
- First, don’t be permanently living somewhere beforehand. I was staying temporarily with a friend while I got my future figured out. Made everything a bit easier when it came time to make the actual move. (Also made it awkward when everyone asked me, “Where are you moving from?” Can I just say, “Out East,” and have that be specific enough?)
- Second, just take whatever you have with you, and buy the rest of your essentials when you arrive. I moved with a small carry-on size suitcase (not even the maximum size allowed!) and a backpack with my laptop and a pair of shoes in it.
- Finally… that’s it, actually. Easy, right?
If you were to pack up and move, how do you imagine that process would go? Please let me know in the comments below.
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