Hello Cameo!!! Welcome to the site... and congrats on your year sober!!!
I can remember how "un real" it felt for me... when I completed my very first year sober! I was living in Southern California, and when we got a year sober... we received a birthday cake, with a candle on it... and the group would sing "Happy Birthday" to us!!! I can still remember seeing that candle and the cake... in disbelief... that I could have made it a whole year sober!!!! I did some happy crying that night, that's for sure!
Moving in sobriety? Yep. I've had some experience with that. It's not such a big deal.... unless we make it a big deal. And, with a little planning and preparation... it can go really smooth. The fellowship... the meeting formats... and the way they do things in different areas can be different than what we might be used to... but, the bottomline is, that it's still A.A. (even if they do it a little different).
Just take your God and your Big Book with you... locate the Intergroup or Central Office (if the new area has one)... and get a meeting schedule. Go to as many meetings as you can "immediately when you get there!" That's important!!! If you wait to go to meetings... you might find too many excuses to keep you away from the meetings and the fellowship!
Get to know as many of the A.A.'s as you can in the new area. Look for ways to get involved in service work... if they don't have a job for you, then ask them if you can be a greeter, or a coffee person, or a setup or clean up person, or the cookie person... or something! That will help you to feel "a part of" the fellowship in the new area.
Also... remember to take a phone list with you, with the numbers of your A.A. friends (and sponsor)... from the area that you are leaving. Call them regularly. Keep in touch with them regularly. Send them post cards and let them know how you are doing! (That's called... being considerate... because our A.A. friends tend to be concerned about us, and they sometimes start worrying... when they don't hear from us!).
If you do those things... I'm sure you will have no problem staying sober, safe, and sane... and your move will more than likely be a happy and joyous experience.
Also... you can keep in touch with us here! Just log on -- and you're with us! We'll be supportive of you, too. And, we may have friends near the new area that you decide to move to!
I hope that helps!
P.S. One more thing...
When you get to the new location... immediately begin looking for another alcoholic that you can help! That will help you more than anything else!!! And, it works... when everything else may seem to fail!