Ambiguity is scary
March 16, 2011 8:18 AM Subscribe
I'm moving from Small Town, Midwest to Big Metro Area, East Coast within the next month. What do I need to know to prepare myself mentally for the transition?
posted by Lobster Garden to grab bag (29 answers total)
I have lived in the midwest almost all my life and am only vaguely familiar with the east coast (lived there as a young child and have made a few short trips there). I haven't spent a lot of time in big cities and the town I'm in now is half an hour's drive away from the next town. I know it's going to be a big change and I need advice for how to adjust. Things like--how does a normal city dweller cope with traffic? I have hardly ever encountered a traffic jam in my existence.
I'll be living in the suburbs but will be very near big cities and in an area that is much more densely populated than what I am used to.
Apologies if this is a repeat question. I wasn't able to find anything in a tags search.