After some wonderful years in this beautiful city, it’s time to say goodbye to London. After a crazy few months, of changes and uncertainty, we are moving to Reading.
My gut told me times ahead were changing a few months ago. Does anyone else always trust their gut instinct? I told Dan that I had a feeling something was about to change. It did. I also had the urge to declutter. Now, we are moving, I am so grateful I did as we can move into the new place and know that everything we own is creating the life we love.
I will always cherish the memories I’ve made in one of my favorite places, and the amazing people I’ve met along the way. London, it’s time to say goodbye. Before I do I want to appreciate all that the years in London has given me.
My life in London went by so quickly, but it has changed me forever. I am so grateful I found the courage to move here, because it has truly been a life and mind altering experience. I’ve grown as a person. Both in terms of confidence, but also in terms of my perception of myself and my self-worth.
When I first moved here, I was lost, confused and carrying an enormous amount of emotional baggage (and a lot of physical baggage too!). The person that arrived in my mum’s overpacked car, filled with as many of my possessions as I could possibly cram into her car. The anticipation of what the new chapter would offer and questions of how life would turn out filled my head.
Now, I still question my life’s path, but I’m sure about one thing: whatever life will throw my way, I will be able to overcome it. No matter how far away I am from my friends, or where I am located, I am committed to live the life I love. And this is an extremely powerful thought.
The past few years have been probably some of the most challenging times in my life. I moved here to do Teacher Training as a mature student, a bad experience left me feeling anxious, my confidence in tatters and regretting the career change. However, the people I met following that will forever be friends and I will be extremely grateful that our paths crossed.
Obviously, I met Dan here too. Not to be mushy, but Dan is one of the sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever met. Yet, if I hadn’t come to London, we could never have met. We had our first date at The Shard, we got engaged outside St Pauls and therefore London has always played an important part in our relationship.
It’s time to say goodbye London
For our last evening we took time away from packing to enjoy the gorgeous firework display in Blackheath village. Such a stunning display and it’s free!
Thank you London, for helping me to grow into the person I am today. You will always be like home for me. Who knows you may become home again one day. But it’s time to accept that fate is leading me into a different direction. I will be sad to leave, but I know I will always be able to visit. After all, Reading isn’t that far away to pop over and enjoy a Sunday walk by the Southbank. Let the new adventures begin!
If you look back, how much have you changed in the past 5 years?