#Talk Nerdy To Me™‘s @StaffWriter:
Many people dream of living lavishly in a big and beautiful city. But before you drop your bags on an apartment floor, here’s what you should know when moving from a small town to a large city.
How To Make Friends
Going from a small town where everyone knows your name to a big city where everyone’s a stranger can be a culture shock. The good news is that there are endless opportunities to put yourself out there and meet some new friends.
In the same way that you might use a dating app to find a romantic connection, you can use an app to find yourself a new bestie. You can also join several social media groups in the area that share a common interest. There’s no better way to strike up a random conversation than an established commonality.
Sell Your Car
A car is a small, rural town essential, as it’s the only way to get where you need to be. There aren’t many bus stops and subway systems when it takes someone tens of miles to reach a Dollar General. However, life in the big city doesn’t require you to have wheels at all.
You can mosey about using the bus, train, ridesharing apps, or even from your own two feet. And if you are relocating to a city that’s friendly for longboarding, you can add learning how to board to the to-do list.
Don’t Live Alone
Some people love the idea of living alone, especially if they come from a large family and privacy was a mere pipe dream. Nevertheless, living in a large city usually means the cost of living is much higher. With that being the case, it’s advantageous for you not to find living quarters by your lonesome—rather, consider adding roommates or becoming one yourself.
Any way you can cut your rent and utility budget into fractions, it’s worth doing, particularly if your budget is tight. One added benefit is you expand your social circle without having to go through the hassle of swiping or liking posts.
Don’t Be Afraid To Try Something New
No matter the time of day, there’s always something to do in a city that hardly sleeps. Between live music, art galleries, and new food, don’t limit yourself to what you can explore. The world is your oyster, so take it all in and enjoy everything you can with zero regrets.
Break through your bubble and try something you could never have imagined yourself doing. The worst thing that could happen is that you don’t like it. If that’s the case, forget about it, have a laugh, say you did it, and move on!
Knowing what to expect when you move from a small town to a big city helps cushion the blow a major adjustment like this can have on your well-being. If all things check out, enjoy all the adventures coming your way.