I have been in London just over a month now. Who would have thought this little country bumpkin would end up living and working in Central London? Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's all real.
London is big, and loud, and busy. At times, it is also disgusting. (Nothing like dodging piles of puke on your way to work Sunday morning.)It takes me an hour to get to work on the Tube, because anything closer than the area I live in is way too expensive. You have to pay to use public toilets and there seems to be garbage everywhere.
But London is also breathtakingly beautiful. The combination of classic architecture and glass structures is a reminder that London has a rich history but they are working very hard to bring themselves in to the 21st Century.
It is very easy to travel around the UK and so far I've done quite a bit of sightseeing, mostly local within London. I spend most of my weekends hitting the streets and exploring everything I can. So far I've seen places like St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Notting Hill, and so much more...
I feel as though I could live here for the rest of my life and never run out of things to see.
As a side note, I also love my job. I have been so incredibly lucky how everything has worked out. Having a job when I arrived as well as finding a place to live so quickly. Everyone is also incredibly kind and helpful.
I only wish I had done this sooner. I spent so many years wishing and wanting this. Everything happens for a reason though, so I firmly believe I was meant to be here, now.
I am currently on my next adventure in Oxford, exploring Harry Potter filming locations to my little hearts content.
I hope you all have an amazing week, and stay tuned for upcoming posts!