Your First Day After Your International Move
Just like anytime you decide to move, once you get into your new house overseas there seems like so many things that you have to take care of. Luckily, you will be there for a long period of time, perhaps even the rest of your life, so you have time to do everything you want to do. The best route to take is to make a list of everything you want to accomplish while you are there, and the best place to start, is what to do one day one.
One of the first things you should do is call your friends or family. They will be curious if you have made it to your new home safely, and chances are it will be comforting to hear a familiar voice. If your phone does not work, you can always use social media or a video chat service to keep in touch, but it is a good idea to get in touch back home, just to let them know you are ok.
Next, you should really get to know your new space. This includes things like unpacking, organizing your things, and walking around to see where everything is and where you want to place your items. You probably saw your new place before you bought it, but chances are you did not get a really good look at it. You might find a room you did not know about, or a cubby space, or perhaps some damage you did not notice before that you will want to fix. Unpacking and organized will help make your new house feel like home, by surrounding it with items that you are used to. This can help ease tension if you are apprehensive about being away from your homeland.
Meeting New People and Getting to Know the Area
After that, you can always familiarize yourself with your new area. If you have neighbors, introduce yourself and strike up a conversation, provided that you speak the same language. They can give you valuable insight on the area and where things like grocery stores, drug stores, and entertainment spots are in relation to your house. You can also drive around town to find these places yourself. You can learn the roads, the best route to and from work, and see if you like the places that your neighbor has recommended. You should also consider meeting your new landlord, if you have one. You can address any problems that you may have seen while looking around, or just start off with a positive relationship with someone that you will be in contact with regularly.
Perhaps the most important thing to do however, is to just take some time to relax. Moving is hectic and stressful, and chances are you have spent the last small portion of your life in worry. Sit down, breathe a little bit, maybe even take a nap, but make sure that you have time to calm yourself. It will ease your tension, and help make you a little more open to trying all of the new things around you. It is probably the most vital step for your well-being. So take the time to do nothing, and think about all of the exciting new possibilities that are waiting for you in the days to come.