Getting Your Start in a New City

Moving to a new city can be a challenging experience, even for the most adventurous among us. Moving to someplace like San Francisco, Vancouver, or Houston comes with an exciting, fast-paced, new lifestyle, but it also has the rigors of starting over in a new town with a totally unique pulse. Getting to know your new city and the way it moves is essential to making a splash in your new home, but so is getting your head on right and continuing to press on with the demands of life. Balance these stressors, and you’ll make starting over in a brand new town look like a breeze.

Start off your new life with great first impressions.


In a new city, you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself in any way you desire. Make the most of this move with a new wardrobe and outlook on life itself in order to start off on the best possible foot. The truth is that first impressions are a powerful indicator when we meet new people. We form these ideas about people within seconds of meeting them, which means that things like image, body language, and hygiene are crucial to creating good first impressions among our peers and new friends.

Adding new stylistic elements to your lineup is a great way to show your personality and true colors while always making a great first impression in business and social gatherings. Lash liner magnetic stick-ons, and new blouses or leggings are great conversation starters and will give you the confidence you need to strike up new friendships and career opportunities. No matter what your style is, adding a few products to your wardrobe that make you feel fantastic is a surefire way to boost your overall sense of style and self-awareness. This might just be the jolt you need to put yourself into new and exciting situations that you may not have thought of before your move. Taking advantage of all that your new environment has to offer means that you need to always make sure that you’re feeling great and enjoying life. The move is an opportunity that you won’t want to squander.

Make your new house a home.


When moving, it can be easy to put off the unpacking process. The move itself can take a lot out of you, and the last thing you may want to do is start unpacking and setting up your decorations. But jumping headfirst into these changes is the best way to make the most of your move. Looking to renovate your kitchen on a budget, for instance, will save you money and increase your happiness in the new home at the same time.

A home renovation project is the perfect way to bring your own personal style into the space of a new home. The home improvement sector is a $400 billion industry in the United States, per year. This trend has been growing over the years as well, and with the coronavirus pandemic sending us all indoors for the long haul, this trend is only going to keep expanding. A new kitchen is the perfect way to create a unique energy throughout your home and help you take advantage of the relaxation that should be provided while you’re in your sanctuary. Home is where we spend our evenings and precious moments of recharging time. But without a home that reflects the feelings that we want to foster in our lives, it can be challenging to tap into this healing process effectively. This makes it hard to continue growing and exuding the happiness and confidence that a fulfilled life demands.

Reignite your finances as well.


Financial freedom is a key piece of the puzzle when working to start over in a new city. Moving costs a lot; there’s just no getting around the expense. Still, with smart savings habits and a commitment to fiscal responsibility, it’s easy to find your way to daylight much faster.

Strong financial fundamentals come in a two-phase process. The first involves paying off debts responsibly. The truth is that most of us carry around far more credit card and other debt than we should. Reimagining your finances so that you can stop relying on these lines of credit for everyday purchases is essential to growing your financial portfolio and minimizing the eroding impact that revolving credit can have on your finances. With an exorbitant interest rate, if you aren’t careful, credit card fees and interest repayments can amount to more than you borrowed in the first place—on top of the principal ‘borrowed’ during each transaction. By reducing your reliance on credit and paying back more than the minimum required each month, you can rapidly get ahead of any revolving debt that you carry and begin to start fresh again.

In addition to a strong dedication to reducing credit reliance, a firm approach to growing a savings portfolio is a great commitment to make to yourself when moving to a new city, or even a new apartment or home. Saving is the cornerstone of financial health, and the stock market is the best place to do it. With growing returns on investment rates that put bank and bond interest rates to shame, the stock market offers a unique blend of stability and increased growth potential that is unrivaled in any other investment or savings option. The real strength of the stock market comes in the form of index and mutual funds, like the Canadian Couch Potato ETF. Index funds track with large segments of the market in order to net you the overall returns of the fast movers without the inherent risk associated with direct stock buys. Investing in one company gives you access to both its income-generating potential and the risk of losing it all. By choosing to buy into an index instead, you have the added stability of other market players baked into the fund to protect your investment against any shocks that affect single entities or slivers of the market.

Reinventing yourself in your new home comes in a variety of forms. Make the most of your move by combining these great habits.


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Eloise is the newest addition to the Julie Teaches team as writer, photographer, and all around wellness aficienado. When she’s not shooting or designing, she’s usually teaching yoga and pilates classes.