Tips For Preparing A Move To A New Country


So let’s be honest here. Despite how excited I am to be heading out on my own, in Paris none the less, the idea of it is still terrifying. I know I’m ready to start my own life, but change is always hard! Here I wanted to include some tips for staying excited about big changes, things I have been doing to get through the tougher aspect of moving. I hope you enjoy, and find this post helpful!

Tour Eiffel


Tip #1: Get excited! I have been non-stop reading up about Paris. I’ve looked up places to shop, great places to eat, museums to see, and am already planning photo shoots/blog post ideas. If you have something to look forward too, you’ll be more excited to get there.


Tip #2: Prepare early! I’m not leaving for another 3 weeks, yet I’ve already started packing. Once you start the process, you’ll quickly realize just how intimidating it is. I keep on worrying I’m going to forget something or pack the wrong things, and I’m not even close to getting on the plane. Also, packing early will help you decide what you still need to buy (or possibly what to stop buying).

After locking the love padlock onto the fence, the lovers tossed the keys into the river – a sign of their eternal love.

Tip #3: Figure out the details before you arrive. Book hotels (if needed), figure out your finances, and more technical stuff such as cell phone plans and health insurance. You’ll thank yourself when you arrive! :) Once you arrive at your destination, you can focus on adapting to life and your own feelings/anxieties the first few days.

Paris Paris

Tip #4: Familiarize yourself with the people and the culture. If the place you’re going speaks a different language, start learning! Culture shock will happen no matter what, but at least you’ll be better prepared this way. Don’t stress too much though, a lot will fall in place once you arrive. For example, I’m worried about getting lost in the city, before I’ve even stepped into it! This is unnecessary, most likely things will be totally fine once I arrive.

Eiffel power

Tip #5: Enjoy the ride! Everything will fall into place, and get the most out of your new and exciting experience. :)

Thank you so much for reading! I am so excited about all of the changes coming up in the next few months, and I hope you find the parts of it that I share on here interesting!

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  • Wow! I am so jealous! i used to move all the time and change lives amost every year and my life was so exciting and full!! Starting your life from zero means you can start it the way you want!! Have fun! Paris is so amazing and France is a country so beautiful!!
    xx Debbie


      That’s so glad to here that it made your life so good, that’s making me even more excited for what’s to come! :)

      Thanks so much or the great comment!


  • zoe

    Great tips! I’ve just gotten back from five months abroad in Ireland. Adjusting is hard to do, but you’re going at it the right way! One more little tip: as soon as you arrive, start to make friends! It’ll help combat the loneliness and make you feel a little more at home :) Congratulations on your big adventure! xx

    The What’s In Between!


      Thank you so much for the information, it’s greatly appreciated! :)

      And thanks again, I’m so excited!! I hope you enjoyed your time away as well :)



  • so amazing! have a great new life in Paris!!


      Thank you!! :)

  • What a helpful post! loving it, I really enjoy travelling as well! Great blog!

    Classy and Trendy


      Thank you! :)

  • wow these pictures are amazing! Did you take them?
    This is a good list of tips. I’m doing the same thing in the fall (moving to London from New York City) and I am so excited but need to star prepping already!

    I’d love it if you could also come check out my blog:


      Hey there! No, I grabbed most of them from flickr! I’m hoping to take some like these next year though :)

      That is so cool that you’re moving to London, what’s taking you out there? And yes start prepping, the whole process of moving is soo stressful!!