Tag: keeping in touch

How to Deal with Feeling Homesick

 

 

I’m still here in South Africa having the time of my life with my best friend! But … I’m also starting to feel a little feeling homesickhomesick for my fiancé and our two puppies. You may not believe it because of how far this trip took me from my apartment, but I am kind of a homebody. I always love to vacation but typically, I’m also extra excited to come back home. The thing is, with this trip, I have a specific date that I’ll fly back to Florida but with a move, the feeling can seem much more permanent.

How to Deal with Feeling Homesick

feeling homesickOne of my best friends just accepted a job in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was so excited about the position and setting up her new apartment that she never even considered how she would feel after the moving chaos settled. It wasn’t until the initial excitement faded that she felt her first surge of homesickness.

A Reminder about Moving and Your Mail

Moving and Your MailToday we are going to talk about mail. And by mail I mean that papery stuff that arrives in the box in front of your house. I’m making jokes but, as more people rely on email for everything, the more they forget about the importance of hard mail. In fact, changing the mailing address with important entities (utilities, post office, cable,  bank, etc.) and filing for mail to be forwarded to your new address is one of the most overlooked, yet critical, steps in the moving process. Even though we rely on the internet for almost everything these days, important, and often time sensitive, notices do come in the mail. Further, friends and relatives may still want to send you cards and letters and paid subscriptions are worth updating, lest you want the new homeowners to get a free gift.

Five Ways to Keep in Touch after Moving

Friendship and Staying in Touch after MovingWhen I first moved to Delaware, I was nervous about leaving my friends. I was going to go from seeing them every day to seeing them only every so often and I knew I would miss them. Since, I know I am not the only person who misses her tribe, especially during the holidays, I’d like to share five tips (outside of letters, emails, texts and phone calls) for how to keep in touch with loved ones who are far away.