About six years ago I moved down south for my first job. Living at least two hundred miles away from every single person I knew was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I ended up moving back some time later, but not before I’d learned a hell of a lot and met some of the best people I know.
I moved there about a week before I was due to start work, and while I was unpacking and getting used to the weather (warmer) and the prices (insane), I spent quite a bit of time sitting in my room thinking, ‘How do I make some friends here??’
It’s easy if you already know at least one person. It’s easy if you have kids. It’s easy if you’re an extrovert. But what if you don’t and you’re not?