How To Cope With A Sudden And Unexpected Move

Image by The Keep Calm-O-Matic

Image by The Keep Calm-O-Matic

One of the reasons it’s been a little quiet on RJ.com lately is because of the fact that I’m in the middle of organising another relocation. It’s not one I was anticipating and it’s all been happening very quickly, which is why an array of emotions have been floating through my body from shock, to excitement, to sadness, to awe.

No matter how often you move (I’ve moved 4 times in the last 2 years alone!) , the process of moving still always creates change. Relocating is exciting. There are new places to explore, new read more

Does Relocation Makes Sense? Questions to Ask Before Making The Move

More boxes by Toby Bradbury CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Image by Toby Bradbury // CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

I often write about travel on this blog, despite it being called relocationjunkie.com. However, I’d like to start this post off by saying that I believe there to be a distinct difference between relocation and travel.

Travel can be short term or long term, budget or high class, but there is a definite transience to the existence of a traveller. As a traveller, you know that eventually you will be returning back to a place you can call home at some point in the future, you may just not know when or where that home is.

Relocation on the other read more

How to Settle Into a New Home

"Pigrabbit say hiii~!" by relocationjunkie

“Pigrabbit says hiii~!” by relocationjunkie

Moving or travelling to a new place can be an exciting and fascinating thing. It can also be a scary thing, a confusing thing and a very very unsettling thing. You don’t know the new neighbourhood, you won’t know anybody living around you, the lights may be brighter, the noise may be louder (or quieter!), you may not speak the local language and goodness gracious, where on earth has the shower gone?! Oh wait, there it is ~ in the form of two hose pipes attachable to the taps…

Needless to say, a few adjustments may need to be read more