Hang in there Jennifer, there is probably nothing I can say to make you feel better but maybe you can find some self-help online to keep you busy.
I have a couple of EFT practitioners I watch (Brad Yates is my favorite) his videos have helped me through many personal crises in the last 10 years and EFT is very powerful. Maybe a little research project into EFT, if you’re not familiar, would be some good medicine.
If you want someone interesting and fun to listen to try Janine Hunt at The Inspiration Cloud, I love her podcasts. She will make you feel like you’ve got a friend right next door. She is wise and a wise-ass at the same time:)
Please don’t despair, it will pass (cliche I know, but still true), this will be over and you will have a ton of friends before you know it.
The first year in any new city is hard anyway, so you are just getting the hardest part over, involuntarily.
I’m sure you will hit your stride in no time, even in isolation. I am working on putting some structure and routine back into my days.
I didn’t realize it but with the toddlers gone, (I have a home daycare that is now closed) the structure and routine of my days are gone and it is throwing me off.
Little things like our daily rituals that involve going out and just mingling among people are what structure our lives even though we don’t consciously notice.
Know that even though you are struggling with being alone, I think there are many people who envy your solitude right now. I think a lot of us are surprised at how hard this is hitting us. I know I have been shocked by my own struggles.
Take care and all the best. I will be thinking about you.