I know it has been awhile since my last post again.. But let me give you a small life update for the last month – month and a half..
So as you know if you read one of my latest posts, I have been in Malta .. Thinking to stay for good..
Well, it took me only one week to pack my bags again (actually I never had them unpacked) and to buy a ticket to .. Greece. If you follow me on Instagram you know it already.
I haven’t got the chance to blog a lot and I didn’t really feel like to post.. I tried a couple of new products and I wasn’t super excited about them or I didn’t like them. And I really have been thinking on how my blogging is going and what I need to change.
So since I moved to Greece a lot of things have changed for me. A part from the fact I am still having some difficulties to find a proper job, I am very happy for everything else. Everything is so calm, relaxed and easy going here, so I really feel like the time is flying really fast. I spent my first couple of weeks just wandering around, sunbathing and enjoying the beauty of Naxos. Now I am preparing for the presentation of my final thesis, so basically I am done with university.. at least for now 🙂 And I will try to keep you updated with what is going on and I will try to get back to posting a couple of times every week.
If you want to read something or you have any suggestions let me know in the comment section down below or on my social media ❤️
On this post I will share my 7 tips on Moving to another country. So no matter if it is going to be for a couple of months or for good, you little adventurist, have to prepare yourself. And simply I can separate this preparation into two parts: “Before you go” and “Once you are already there”.
Lets start with the very basic things you need to do before you leave:
- Open bills and other type of engagements
So first thing you don’t want to leave without taking care of bills that need to be paid. And I also prefer to shut down everything which can come back at me, like for instance I prefer to stop using mobile services from my home country because it is much easier if I take a new card in the new country.
- Personal stuff
You need to think what you want to take with you and what do you want to do with the rest. Basically my suggestion is to take as little as possible. You can sell some stuff, give it to friends or donate them.
- You have to do your homework
By homework I mean biiiiiig research. You have to look for more information for the place where you are going, people, culture, everything you have to deal with so you are not going to be super surprised when you arrive. Nowadays that is not so difficult there are so many websites, blogs, forums and etc where you can ask and find anything.
- Prepare for the financial part
You have to find out how much you are going to need at least for the first couple of weeks – including place to stay, expenses on food, transportation and etc. Calculate the money you will need till you got your first income. If you are moving and you already know you will start a job right away then it will be easier. If you are moving and you are planing to start to look for a job once you are already there, then try to prepare yourself if it isn’t so easy and it takes more time.
*It is never a bad idea to have an “emergency” amount which you can use in case something you haven’t planned happens.Once you are already there:
- New place – new friends
First and most important is trying to make new contacts. So reach out to people, don’t be shy try to meet new people all the time. You can do volunteer work or go to a dance class or a cooking class, where you can meet people with the same hobbies and interests like you.
- Try to stay on a budget
After you got your budget ( from 4th tip) try to not spend money for things that are not urgent at least till you get new source of income 🙂
- Learn the language
If you are moving to another country and you don’t speak the language, you need at least to try learning it. It will be very useful and it will make your life so much easier. Also the people will really appreciate your effort and it is fun.
P.S: If you have moved to another country, please share your tips!