After working for a company for over fifteen years, I found myself laid off and without a job. At first it was a shock. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I started to miss the friends that I had made while working for that company. I missed the daily interaction with other people. I missed my work and my job. After spending a few months feeling sorry for myself, I thought about how this could be the opportunity to make a move to a new city and do something new with my life. My brother and his wife lived in Arlington, Texas, and I had always wanted to move closer to watch my nieces and nephews grow up. Now was as good a time as any.
After enlisting my brother’s help and hitting the internet day after day to try and find a job, I ended up getting a few interviews set up and eventually found a good-paying job that was close to what I did before. Then came the fun part; moving.
One of the first things I had to set up was to get a good moving company to help get all my worldly possessions to Texas. My brother introduced me to a real estate agent who helped me find a good house to rent and was going to help me find another house to purchase at a later time. But what’s a house without water, heat, and electricity?
Thank goodness for technology. I was able to locate all my utilities, like water, power, and gas, online and get them turned on in time for my arrival. I also found a website for Direct TV in Arlington and was able to get a great package deal since I would be a new customer in the area. With the few homey touches my brother’s wife had promised, like the best grocery store, good gym, and most popular bar in town, I was feeling a little more confident about making such a big change.
The last step was to transfer my life to the Texas area. I transferred my mail, bank accounts and bills online quickly and easily. With all the basics in place, all I had left to do was box up my life. Where do you even start to do that?