Ep 013: Treating my move to NYC like moving to another country changed my life in the best ways possible

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In 2013 I moved from Baltimore, MD to New York City. The move took me from a dying port town to one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The move also tripled my living expenses. No matter how much good financial planning you do, that is a little bit of a shock to the system.

To make sure I was “getting my money’s worth” from the move, I created a rule for myself. Following this rule not only gave me the best NYC experience possible, it also turned the city into a place where I felt at home more quickly than would have happened otherwise.

The rule isn’t about moving, about being in a new city, or how to deal with an increase in living expenses. Instead it is about how I make plans and how I spend my time.

Even if you aren’t moving anytime soon, the rule is something you can add to your life right away to add joy and richness.

This is what I did…

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