All posts tagged: moving

Guide to Relocation: Transporting Your Car

My original plan to move to LA (two years ago) involved driving across the country. That plan was quickly shut down and I ended up having to transport my car. Driving would’ve been cheaper, but unfortunately that wasn’t an option. I didn’t know where to start. Naturally, I jumped on Google and researched away. Here are a few things I learned: 1. To quote or not to quote? The upside to getting a quote is that it will give you an estimate for the fees. The downside is that one year later (no joke) you may still receive the occasional quote from a company you looked into. How can you get a quote and avoid the spam emails? I advise calling different companies. Typically they’ll get back to you via phone. Or if they email you it comes from a person and not an automated system. Also, the “quote” is an ESTIMATE. The price is not guaranteed. Typically the company has the find a driver and then see if they will agree upon the price. …

Making Friends in the Real World

California is the perfect place for my career to prosper. I moved out here one month after graduation and landed a pretty sweet job. It’s been such a wonderful experience. The weather is lovely. I live in an area that reminds me of my home state. My work environment is pretty ideal.

Packing Up Books

Originally posted on The Sunflower Cafe:
This past week I’ve been working on moving out of my parent’s house and into my first apartment. So far it hasn’t been much of a challenge packing all my things and getting them over to my new place. I actually procrastinated until the day I had to go down there to start throwing things into suitcases and I did this all without running behind schedule. That was until it came to my books. I’m still trying to figure out a way to pack them. I have a few at the apartment now, but I have a box, a backpack, and a duffel bag currently overflowing. While cramming them in yesterday, I started to wonder if I even needed to take them all with me. It’s not like I was going to re-read all of them anytime soon. I really only needed the ones for my classes. I could just leave a bunch here and slowly get them over time. It just didn’t feel right though. I love having…

5 Things People Told Me Would Happen When I Moved Back in With My Parents That Turned Out to be Completely False

Originally posted on Sex and Living with Your Parents:
I was told over, and over again what a bad idea it was for me to move back in with my parents. Truth was, I was so keen with the idea that I prophesied the very moment myself. In my graduate school year book, while most of my classmates mentioned future plans to the tune of getting married, having babies, or opening up a business, I wrote very clearly what my future plans were. “Move back in with my parents.” I just took a most circuitous route to get there, and these are five things that people told me would happen which turned out to be completely false when I moved back in: “You will regress.” This statement was the one I received most often, and by a long shot. But it was never explained. How? How will I regress? I taught myself how to cook and enjoyed doing it for many years. Am I going to go back to eating cheese sticks and beefaroni? Am…

6 Months After Starting Over

Originally posted on Minimal Millennial:
Here we are, a little over six months from when we officially said goodbye to our friends and families and most of our stuff. If you’re new to the blog, my husband and I moved from Indianapolis to Los Angeles to seek better work and more sunshine. We got rid of most of our things and packed the rest into a little Honda Civic. It feels like we’ve been here forever, but recently we got the chance to go back to Indiana and it was strange how much it felt like we never left. Before I get into the personal updates, I want to give a little general advice. If you want to move, move. This phrase can be adjusted for anything you’re aspiring to do. If you want to X, X. You don’t have to move. It’s not for everyone. But it was for us! The most rewarding thing that has come out of this whole journey is the confidence. We wanted to do something, so we did it. We are…

Prioritizing Then & Balancing Now

There are two specific times in my life that I realized how important it was for me to prioritize: spring semester senior year and now (one year after graduating). Senior Year: Spring Semester For the record, I’ve always done my best to prioritize, but senior year spring semester my skills were put to the test. Being an active member of my college community (which meant being over involved) I had to cut back in order to focus on postgraduate plans. One afternoon I received a call from an individual that had the audacity to lecture me over my choice to work on a group project and future endeavors versus participating in an event for an extracurricular activity. I used logic to prioritize the circumstance. I chose to attend college to get a degree, the extracurricular activities were a perk that would not make or break (emphasis on break) my ability to get a job. I didn’t pay $160k for extracurriculars. My priorities, in order, were my education, internships, anything related to film/TV (due to my career choice), and …