I never thought that I would have a passion for the written word but I love the knowledge it can share and I also love the element of human interaction it can create.
Here is a post I wrote for a Spanish property finding company and for those folks moving into a new life some advice as to how to live your best life possible.
Finding your local support network
I’ll start this by saying you are lucky as you are working with Aldertons to create your new life and we have so much knowledge to share with you to help you.
I came to Spain alone and not knowing anyone except a lady in a few towns away who told me she was happy to meet for a coffee once in a while but that I had to stand on my own two feet! And that was probably the best advice available to me at the time. Her other nugget of information was
‘Get to know as many people as possible in your first 3 months. Then sort out the real friends and lose the bad one’s’.
One thing that I had done and also friends had done for me was to trawl the internet and being a blogger we found another blog written by Sara who was American and ran a bar in Altea.
I hadn’t even decided to settle in Altea as I was only on an inspection trip to find ‘my location’ and yet as soon as I walked into the bar I knew I had found home. It’s not just the welcome that you receive and that huge genuine smile from Sara, it was all the things that they did to create a community. Film nights, book club, writing group, personal development meetings, tye dying events, charity events (through which we raised money for the dog pound). It enveloped you in a place that was special, unique and friendly.The photo below is our first meeting have written to each other about the blogs we wrote.
I took the plunge and rented in Altea and also took the easy step into Altearte life, meetings tons of new friends and not having to whittle any of them away as they were all good. They say like attracts like and they all had good hearts.
Life is hard and at first it feels like a holiday and then you put in the work. I went through it all and we at Aldertons are here to help you.
Here is a blog of my feelings in my first few weeks!
I wish you well on your journey and I hope you find your Altearte and if so, write a comment below so that we can share the great places with all the new comers to our corners of Spain.
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