I keep saying I’m moving to London but really I’m just going on a fairly long visit. I spent a summer in London in college many moons ago and ever since I have never shaken the thought of going back. It was early this year, back in January when my lease was up, that I really started playing with the idea seriously. Fast forward 10 months later. I felt stuck in a rut, LA felt so uninspiring, I was desperate to move out of my living situation but was waiting for my sister to move which kept getting push back.
So I found myself in a position of not wanting be where I was but also not wanting to be anywhere else in LA at the moment. Since I had no obligations, I decided this was the perfect time to spend a few months abroad. I just felt like I needed it for my soul and London clearly had been calling my name for years now. It’s one of those things I would have regretted if I never did it.
Another reason that pushed me is that I really wanted to have some serious me time before I settled down and got married with kids. I felt like I didn’t really finish exploring this life before I put myself in a position to start a new life chapter. Call it sowing my royal oats (minus the sexual part lol), but I know I still have growing and maturing to do and I needed to do it on my own.
It’s a risk on many levels, the life I left behind in LA could be gone when I get back, but who knows the millions of doors I may have opened by taking this leap. The uncertainty of it all both thrills and terrifies me. But nothing great ever happens in your comfort zone and I truly believe you can not grow if you don’t push yourself to go outside your boundaries.
I found the cutest (and tiniest) apartment in the city which is all I need. I will also be making a few trips to Paris since my cousin lives there. And who knows, Europe is so small I may visit other places. I’ve never traveled alone and was ready to not know anyone then guess what? My childhood best friend will be there the same time as me. Coincidence? I think not.
See, I took the leap and things are already falling into place. I think I’m just about ready to fly.
Cheers to London!
Wearing: Forever 21 London sweatshirt, American Eagle mom Jeans, Forever 21 white boots, Zara red bag
Proud of you sister! You go be great elsewhere. No truer words have been said with making a shift and things falling into place. You gon be just fine and improved lady!!!!
This means a lot, thank you!
All the best!!! Love from DIYdose
Took a trip to London with my babysitter when I was 11 and 40 is aproaching I would love to go back. I have other obligations now young child, husband, health issues, job but will make my way sooner than later. Go explore have fun and be safe
Thank you! And I hope you get to visit soon again!
London will definitely do good with a super soul like you. I am currently in that place where i really feel like i need to sow my royal oats too..
Yes, I think it’s so important to follow your gut feeling!
One word – EDGY!!!
Moving to London,
I’ve followed your blog for years and enjoy reading it.
I’m pretty much in a state of mind where I NEED to be alone, far away for awhile.
I’d love your tips on finding an apartment for 1 month in the city.
So glad they were helpful! I really believe in taking time for yourself.