The same 7 Relocation Challenges, every time. These will test your resolve and question your decision to accept a relocation ~ at some point.
Knowing and identifying these 7 challenges as they come will prevent the challenges from delaying your progress. Here you will learn what they are and be able to identify them.
These 7 blogs will further explore and provide tactical solutions.
The 7 Relo Challenges in order of appearance
#1 – Who to Call
Usually taken for granted, the list from (your last city name here) was curated over years of trusted referrals, friends and good experiences. Upon relocation though, there are no trusted local friends and resources to help you manage the uncountable demands of finding what you need a getting things done….now.
In Who to Call, we will talk about who can help you, identifying new people and tapping into trustworthy community resources.
#2 – Emergency Plans
This is a rather scary one.
Let’s say you have small children and your spouse experiences some episode that require a trip to the hospital. Who do you leave them with? Which hospital is trust worth? Who is part of your insurance anyway?
In Emergency Plan, we will list out the type of events that require an emergency plan and how establish immediate connections and put provide support.
#3 – How to Get There
During unpacking you realize you need _____. That requires a trip to _____.
It is time to learn the area in more detail from the major highways to finding the best repair shop, perhaps across town. We will talk about core landmarks, major highways/boulevards and the process by which to efficiently learn the area and not feel lost.
Get on your explorer hat because here we go!
#4 – Support System
Support System follows on the heels of Emergency Plans. This is the long term solution for matching your values and needs to what to do, who to ask and where to go.
Here we will spend time talking about how to define you values and quickly identify both personal and professional resources.
#5 – Cultural Differences
Everywhere you move is different. A true cliché.
Even moving across a Metroplex like Dallas Fort Worth can be a seismic culture shift. Urban city to cowboy country requires a different attitude and rules. Whether across country and global move we will discuss how to use those values of yours, adapt, and appreciate while still staying who you are.
#6 – What to Do
In the first few weeks, you NEED FUN to off balance all that work!
What do you like to do? Is it here? And what else?
Adventuring through your new community and beyond will help you relieve stress and acclimate to where you are now. In a less obvious way, this will also help you define and refine challenges 1 thru 5.
#7 – The New Normal
Normal life, will it ever happen? Though it seems impossible in the first few weeks or months, on the other side of this, your predictable daily routine will be established.
Don’t Worry…well, not so much.
We will talk about how you define home and normal life as well as the things you will learn and incorporate as the journey from here to there evolves. Hang in there. So many of us has survived this before you.
You can too…can have an amazing journey along the way.
The first one Who to Call is already here.
Please email me at Annette@ReloMoms.com with any questions or thoughts.
Have a wonderful Relo,
A ReloMom currently in the wilds of Texas, working to encourage and inspire others while seeking another adventure.