Freelancing and Moving To a New Place

A story of moving to a new place…

I am going to move to a new place in October, 2009. This is going to be a drastic change as I will be moving to a small town from a big town.

Batu Gajah, Perak

Well, the small town’s name is Batu Gajah, Perak, if you want to have a look. It is my home town. I wasn’t born there, but I have been living in this small town for more than 10 years before I moved to the big town (i.e. Kuala Lumpur).

Kellie's Castle

The main attraction is Kellie’s Castle. Strange fact: I have never been to the castle although my husband and I have seen the castle on our way back to home town many times.

Anyway, Ipoh is the capital of Perak and I was born in Ipoh.

So, why am I talking about moving to a new place?

Yes, being a freelance writer, it is easy for me to move to a new place since I work at home.

However, have you ever think that the problems such as adjusting to a new place, meeting new people and change of environment will cause a freelance writer to be in shock?

What if the freelance writer is having problems writing in a new place?

Anxiety was the very first emotion that struck me when my husband told me we are going to move. Then, fear was attacking me right in my mind. After that, I had sleepless nights.

I can’t imagine how I would feel once I have moved. I might be shock. I might be unhappy.

Thank God, I am feeling better now, after telling my husband about my concerns.

Let me break down my problems and the causes of my problems in sequence.

The problems

  • I am afraid of moving back to home town.
  • I am having anxiety.
  • I fear that I will not be able to work well in a new place (seriously I tried to work when my husband and I went back to home town during holidays and it sucks).
  • I enjoy my privacy in big town. In small town, people might knock on your door anytime of the day (and night).

The causes

  • It is a small town, I am used to live in a big town.
  • I am scared that things might change between my husband and I.
  • My parents-in-law are there. My parents are there. Imagine the stress I am having.
  • My husband’s relatives are mostly there as well and they like to ask him for help most of the time.

So, now I need to find solutions.

After reading some articles about moving places and how to deal with anxiety, I guess I have the solutions.

The solutions

  • Think positive.
  • I can still do what I want to do.
  • Think about how my husband needs me.
  • See this move as a way out towards success.

The most effective way to counter all writing-related fear is to think of the many inspirations I can get in a new place.

However, to counter new life worries, I will have to think about all the positive things such as:

  • More money saving (which is true in my case).
  • Clean environment (more trees in small town).
  • Quiet environment (more peace for more writing).

I just hope that everything will turn out the way I want and I pray that my husband’s business will flourish.

Why I am going back anyway?

My husband wants to start a business there. He can only do the business there because his partner (i.e. his cousin is there) and it is easier to get the land he needs.

I am fully 100% supporting my husband and his business.

p/s: I need to write this post because I need to deal with my fear. Thanks for reading.

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