Everything is unpacked and the kids are settled in school. However, you’re at loose ends. Feeling like you “belong” is probably the hardest part of your post-moving activities.There are a few simple things you can do to make new friends after relocating.
- Join a league. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bowling league or a bocce league. Getting out and getting active not only gives you an opportunity to meet people, you’ll be having fun and getting some exercise as well.
- Go to the local library. Each library should have a community bulletin board with a wealth of information on community activities, clubs, reading circles, guilds and other groups in your neighborhood.
- Go to church, temple or other house of worship. They often have groups where like-minded people can gather to discuss issues of the day.
- Attend a meeting. The best way to find out what’s really going on in the community, plus meet civic leaders and activists is to attend a village or town council meeting.Check with the clerk’s office for dates and times.
- Go to school. Your child’s school probably has a parent organization that is always looking for volunteers.
- Join a gym. The camaraderie among people taking a step class rivals any world championship team imaginable.
- Take a class. Local schools offer personal enrichment classes on everything from computer technology to cake decorating.
- Take a walk. You never know whom you’ll meet strolling around the neighborhood.
- Get a pet. Walking the dog in the park is a great icebreaker.