I’m not going to lie and say my first month in Perth has been easy, it’s been far from it. I’ve had to adjust to living over 2,695km away from my puppy, family and friends. I’ve been incredibly homesick, and I’ve cried… a LOT. But despite that, I’m so grateful for my new colleagues and the people I have met through the powerlifting community that have made the adjustment easier.
So, what have I learned?
- Stick To Your Routine. Stick to your routine as much as possible. Wake up, go to the gym, and eat at the same time you would have at home.
- Find Your New “Go-To’s”. Find your new gym, new bar, new coffee shop. Find your new supermarket, favourite place to visit on weekends. This will make it start to feel like home.
- Meet New People. Make an effort to get to know your new colleagues and people at the gym. Luckily, I knew people through powerlifting that live in Perth before I moved here. This made finding a new gym and meeting new people a lot easier.
- Keep in Touch. Keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Pick up the phone, send them a text, or even Facetime. Don’t let your relationships change because you’re no longer living in the same state.
Here’s to month number 2, let’s see what you hold!