What to Do When Not Everyone is Supportive of Your Big Move

This is a very difficult post to write, but I think it is an important one nonetheless because this is real life and this blog is about the realities of moving to a new state where you know no one, not just the happy and exciting moments. It probably goes without saying, but if you are uprooting your life and moving to somewhere completely new, you’re probably going to upset and/or piss off at least one person in your life. When you share these plans with your friends, family, coworkers, and any other category of people in your life, it’s best to be prepared for the worst. Below are four tips I think can be helpful in tackling the difficult conversations with people who aren’t exactly supportive of your move:

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Apartment Hunting 102 – The In-Person Visits

For our second trip down to the Raleigh area, we kind of procrastinated on booking flights, so when we finally got around to it, everything was expensive, and we ended up having flights at odd hours because they were cheapest. We flew in Thursday night late (I think we got in at 11:00pm) and flew out Sunday morning at 6:00am, not leaving ourselves much time to check out places, but determined to get things done. Raleigh welcomed us with a torrential downpour Thursday night, but our spirits were lifted when we found out what vehicle we would be driving around town in:

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