Whether you moving to a new home or school the experience is pretty much the same – it feels super weird for a while then eventually you get used to it. You are probably reading this thinking “yeah right”. But seriously it’s true. Having moved schools, homes and even continents, it is the same every time – it’s uncomfortable at first and it becomes normal.
At the start it is going to be strange; nothing feels familiar. You can feel lost, you can feel like you are not yourself anymore. This is part of the moving process – it is normal and expected. Don’t fight it. You might take weeks, months or even years before you feel fully comfortable with your new situation.
In the meantime, talk to someone about it, your parents, a counsellor – anyone that you feel comfortable telling. Keeping your thoughts and feeling bottled up will only make it harder for you.
Keep things that remind you of your previous life. It can be a lamp or a daily routine, just something that brings you comfort. Keeping things or habits that are familiar helps remind us of who we are despite everything around us being foreign and strange.
Remember, this is exciting. Moving brings a lot of uncertainty into your life, but it also brings plenty of possibilities. You are probably scared of everything that could go wrong but remind yourself of everything that can go right. You can meet new friends, find new hobbies, or discover a new side of yourself. It might not seem like it now, but be patient, things have a strange way of working themselves out.
For now, just take care of yourself, and soon enough you’ll be okay.
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