So once my husband and I were engaged and settled into our cozy one-bedroom townhouse in Baltimore, we got the wonderful news that he was getting a promotion and we would be moving to Rhode Island in less than a month! We were very excited for our new adventure! But to be honest, moving jobs and states while planning a wedding can get VERY stressful. There were so many life changes going on at one time. It was hard to think straight. I was quitting my job and moving to a brand new place where I had no job-which again meant living and planning a wedding on ONE budget. AHHH! Not the best time to go down to just one income. Once we moved to Rhode Island, I was able to live off of my savings to help with everyday living costs and wedding costs. I was also able to substitute teach which was gave me a tiny bit of money. We were also able to save money by eating in a lot and I exercised at our apartment (no gym membership). I also didn’t shop AT ALL besides for wedding essentials.
Luckily, I got a full-time teaching job for the following year. I was able to meet friends through my work. My husband’s friends moved to Rhode Island and we met friends with them. We also joined hot yoga together-my husband eventually stopped because he travels so much for work. But between hot yoga and friends I have met along the way, we haven’t been bored at all. And not to mention the traveling, my husband and I love to travel together.
Great tip for people who are single or in a relationship-bringing a dog to the dog park will get you friends in your new area very quickly!