The time has come for us to leave our summer coats behind and get excited about our future adventures, as we have decided to move out of London and chase the dream of living in another country.
Over the years in London I have seen many people come and go. Whether it was their visa that expired or they wanted to travel or simply experience something else, they always write an amazing “leaving London” Facebook post. I always admired these and I can honestly say I have had a masterpiece or two crafted in my mind when waiting for the Uber to arrive at 3am after having our last night out in London. But suddenly I wake up and unlike what I thought, I can’t remember a word. 🙂
We have left exactly a week ago today – so far, we have managed to do more than in the last year. In one week, we have cleaned out my old room, repainted my room, went to Ikea, build everything from Ikea, unpacked, redesigned, eaten healthy, exercised regularly and I even created a few pieces of art. All of that, plus dealing with our landlord and arranging documents for living in the next country, making 2 different raw cakes (recipes coming soon) as well as really taking the time to focus on ourselves.
I love London – I always have and I always will. I met Dave in London and it’s the only thing we really know together. We have lived there together and we’ve had the opportunity to experience it together. To travel from London, to enjoy the best and wildest cuisine, to laugh, to party, to cry.
London has given me a second family, as I have met some of the craziest and most amazing people imaginable. They have given me the opportunity to really be myself – with all the stubbornness and sassyness imaginable. London has given me perspective into other’s people’s lives. I have met so many people from different backgrounds, different cultures. I have learnt more, I understand more and I love more.
It has given me an amazing opportunity to grow as a person – I have achieved to love myself as I am and realised what I wish to do with my life professionally. It has inspired me to build on something myself and create my own business, instead of running somebody else’s. Even though there is still so much to learn before I do that, I now know I am more than capable of doing it.
It has taught me to speak up and never let anyone put you down for who you are. To be honest – if people like you, that’s great. If not, that’s fine as well. But never let anyone walk over you.
I have learnt I can’t control everything – no matter where you are, life happens and sometimes there is not a single thing you can do about it, but to watch as life goes on.
I have had the opportunity to taste some of the most amazing cuisines in the world and I have loved it.
With all that London has taught me, leaving London has taught me many things as well. I should take time for myself, to think about myself and to think about my life. I have let go off stress completely. The last 2 and a half years have flown by and I feel like, I haven’t had time to proper work on myself – there was always something. Combined with crazy fast life style and trying to have a social life, the years have gone by and I have grown without really realising I am growing.
Here I am today and I can honestly say it’s been a blast. I am so grateful for the people I have met, the places I have seen, the business skills I have developed and the self-confidence I have built.
It is now time for me to enjoy my time surrounded by the people I love, relax, eat good food and live healthy, before embarking on yet another adventure.
Talk to you soon.