So the book is in, I’ve greatly enjoyed my
bender break from writing and will now stop neglecting this blog.
Anyway, to get back in the swing of things, here’s a question from casualcolloquialism:
Do you have any advice on moving to the city for the first time? I’m not moving to a huge city, but it’s still a fairly large city and I’m worried about things like safety and how to find a good grocery store and mechanic and stuff.
Every time I’ve moved, it’s to small- or mid-size towns, so I have few pearls of wisdom here. In general, whenever you move any place, you have to give it a four-month grace period. For four months, things will be varying degrees of confusing/lonely/sad/frustrating. It’s like a new job — you won’t really know if you like it or not until after you’re no longer the new kid.
But that’s about all I’ve got. City readers: What advice would you give to a person moving to a city by themselves for the first time?