How to feel less alone in a new city?
December 15, 2008 1:09 AM Subscribe
I've moved to a new town (Amarillo, TX) and have been here for two weeks and I'm feeling bored/lonely. I plan to live here for at least two years. How do I pass the time productively?
posted by abdulf to Human Relations (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm out of law school and I took a job in Amarillo, TX as a prosecutor. I'm single, no wife or girlfriend. I like the job but I don't know anyone in town. I have a sibling who is moving here in 6 months, which will give my someone to hang out with, but I'm growing antsy in the meantime.
Amarillo is a small-midsized city (200,000 people) that's a 6.5hr drive northwest from Dallas.
I like the people at work in the sense I can get along with them very well for work related purposes, but no one there seems ready yet to include me in their post-work social circle. I've read other threads about moving to a new town and found them helpful, but it seemed tailored to a larger city. Meetup and Craigslist in Amarillo are dismal.
What kind of steps can I take to better connect to this new city?
On a related note, are there any psychology books or tips to read that can help me endure through these feelings of isolation.?