What can you do in Fiji? Fiji has a great reputation for sun, sand and water activities. However living here is a different story! Many new people have been heard to say “There’s nothing to do here.”
If something is on, go to it.
This was a rule I made up fairly recently and shared with a friend. Her teenaged kids were used to plenty of freedom and plenty to do in their last posting. I recommended to her that she explained to them that if there is something going on in Fiji (even if it is not something you would normally like to do) then go along. You don’t have to stay, you don’t have to commit or even enjoy it. However, giving it a go will probably end up with seeing people you know and possibly enjoying yourself!
Whether you are looking for things to do after work or things to do while your partner is at work, there are all sorts of activities to keep occupied, but sometimes discovering them can take time. That is how I can help you.
Settling into a new country can be tricky. Finding activities that fit your new life here is imperative to settling in quickly. Being able to find “your tribe” can be a bit hard to do. A Find Your Feet Introductions package can definitely make things a lot less stressful. When you know what to expect and what is expected of you then it is much easier to put the correct foot forward with confidence.
Various sites recommend different ways to Find Your Tribe. It boils down to a few simple rules:
Give some thought to how you would like to spend your time. Is it evenings and weekends after work? During the day? Things to do with your partner? Activities your children can do with or without you?
Put yourself ‘out there’
Try new things. It can be hard if you have never done something before to give something new some time. Developing a new skill can be challenging, but the old adage of “Everyone has to start somewhere” is valid.
I am not suggesting when you move to a new country that you should let go of all things sensible. Rather, I am suggesting perhaps one step from the normal.
Perhaps in your last living place you avoided meetings. Nevertheless attending meetings in Fiji could lead to something you are interested in joining. Perhaps it is a religious meeting, or a social club, a wine tasting or a creative writing group. Coupling this with the last rule of trying something new will open doors for you.
Ditch the judgement
We are all constantly looking at the world from our own perspective. The sooner you look for commonalities and leave the judging out then you will find people much more receptive to being in your tribe.
Volunteer and Commit
As Fiji is a developing nation there are plenty of groups who rely on volunteers to commit their time to help make an activity great. It could be a sporting group or using a new skill to help others. Volunteering in an area with like minded people will help develop friendships that last forever.
How do you start?
The best place to begin is by booking in some time with Find Your Feet Fiji to establish your interests. There are hourly rates and individualised packages which will save so much time on the trial and error rate of a new country.
Some things coming up in the next few weeks are listed below. Remember Rule #1 for Living in Fiji – If something is on, go to it.
Keep an eye on Find Your Feet Fiji on Facebook and Instagram as things are often posted there on request from organisers.