Episode #4: The Challenges of Transitioning to a New Lifestyle with Bethany Wrede Peterson

Making the move from the city to the suburbs is a huge leap. It comes with all sorts of fears and challenges, and can often feel overwhelming. Today’s guest, Interior Designer Bethany Wrede Peterson, knows all about this after she made the move back to a small town following 15 years living in major cities across the world. Bethany is here today to talk about her own experiences and tell us why mindset plays a big part in facing challenges.

Bethany is the Founder of Atelier Wrede and host of the Arrived podcast, helping single gents of the world to find their voice and bring their A-Game home. Bethany describes how she moved from bustling London to a small town in Minnesota, which caused her to face a series of challenges and insecurities. Between reverse culture shock, past-self comparison, and unexpected moving costs, Bethany was left feeling like she could really have used some guidance prior to the big move.

And that’s why we’re here! Join us this week to discover how you can plan appropriately – both in terms of mindset and practicality – to ensure a smooth move to your new home. We’ll discuss why it’s okay to feel loss for your old lifestyle, and how after all the challenges are over, an amazing reward follows – living in a new home you adore.

To celebrate the launch of this show I’m giving away some great prizes to four lucky winners. One winner is going to get a pair of AirPod Pros and the other three winners are going to get a $100 gift card to either Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware or Amazon.com – you get to choose! All you have to do is subscribe, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts. Click here for more info on how to enter!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why mourning for your old life is more common than you’d think.

  • Why mindset is self-imposed and everything you think is up to you.

  • How to identify and work through past-self comparison.

  • Why conducting due diligence prior to your move is essential.

  • How to assess your lifestyle and consider if you really need the space you think you want.

  • How continuing with rituals you love helps ease the transition to your new home.

  • Why you should allocate a realistic budget to furnish your forever home.

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