Hello you lovely lot, hope you’re doing ok today?
I’ve mentioned a few times both here on the blog and on social media that I love London. No, not just love… I am head over heels in love with London. For me, it’s full of mystery and wonder, the streets seemingly lined with not the usual gold, but magic instead. I walk around with butterflies in my stomach and my eyes turned upwards – the buildings are so beautiful it seems a crime to look anywhere else.
I was actually born in London (East) and my ancestry is from the area – I’m not sure if that is where the connection comes from, whether it is more than just a love I have developed over my life, but one that is deeply entrenched in my DNA itself. Either way, whenever I step off the train in the City, it feels like I’ve come home.
A few years ago, prior to admitting my debt, I had a job just by Fenchurch Street; the building I managed looked over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge from one side, with The Gherkin to be seen from the opposite windows. Sometimes I would go up to one of the highest floors and just walk around looking at the view, pinching myself and thinking, “I’m the luckiest girl alive”. It’s a strange thing to say, but my heart and soul felt happy to be there.
I had to leave that job because of my money issues and, although I’m a person that doesn’t believe in regrets and sees every experience as a chance to learn and grow, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t think about that building, that job and the happiness and contentment I felt there. It was a high pressure role but I woke up every single morning excited to get to the office.
Since I left there that day, I’ve always felt like I had to get back to London some day, somehow.
Today is the day that dream came true. I have signed an employment contract and handed in my notice to my current employers. I’ve landed myself a job back in London!
Change for me is a big thing. It basically terrifies me; it always has. But, change is good and if you don’t embrace it your life can never grow or progress.
I’m really excited for a new start, a new challenge and new surroundings. I’m excited to learn new skills and hone those I already have. But, most of all?
I’m excited to be back in London.