Tuesday, 1 December 2015

ONE YEAR REFLECTIONS


Today marks one year since I got on that one-way flight to London, leaving my safety net of home in North Carolina. Oh, what a year it's been! When I think of this past year, one word pops to mind: adventure. From travelling to multiple countries, to starting new jobs, to navigating London life, and everything in between, it's all been an undeniable adventure.

In so many ways, this year has been the best and the most difficult year of my life. Moving abroad comes with its challenges and looking back, I didn't realize how difficult it would be. How homesick I would be some days and how desperately I would miss everything about life in North Carolina. I can honestly say it took me a good 8 months to actually feel like me again.

However, I have no regrets because any challenges along the way ultimately brought me to where I am today: content, happy, and grateful. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for everything London has given me. Here, I found my dream job, a wonderful mix of friends from all over the world, so much culture and worldliness that fulfills me daily, and a place that accurately reflects my love for life.

One year down, and many more to go! London, thank you, thank you, thank you for everything; for teaching me to be strong, for making me go outside my comfort zone, for giving me friends that mean the world to me.....

but most of all, thank you for this amazing adventure.
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