Sophie Rosie

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Doing it my way.

Doing it my way.

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I had a lot of worries and apprehensions about moving to London; how easy would it be to find somewhere to live? What if my housemates were horrible? What if I lost touch with my friends in Liverpool? What if I was shit at my new job? What if I got really lonely? What if I couldn't afford it?  However, one thing that really started to bother me the most, was how a lot of people told me to 'just go out for drinks often, then you'll be fine & make loads of friends!'. And this is a fine idea... except that's not really my thing. I don't drink  and I don't really like 'going out'. I couldn't tell you the last time I went out, and to be quite honest, it's a situation that makes me rather uncomfortable, and I never enjoy it. I'm way past the point of doing things just because that's what everyone else is doing or what they expect me to do. 

I had a lot of worries and apprehensions about moving to London; how easy would it be to find somewhere to live? What if my housemates were horrible? What if I lost touch with my friends in Liverpool? What if I was shit at my new job? What if I got really lonely? What if I couldn't afford it? 

However, one thing that really started to bother me the most, was how a lot of people told me to 'just go out for drinks often, then you'll be fine & make loads of friends!'. And this is a fine idea... except that's not really my thing.

I don't drink  and I don't really like 'going out'. I couldn't tell you the last time I went out, and to be quite honest, it's a situation that makes me rather uncomfortable, and I never enjoy it. I'm way past the point of doing things just because that's what everyone else is doing or what they expect me to do. 

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This is what worried me more than anything for a little while. There were a few people (albeit people who didn't know me very well) making it sound like this was the way to socialise in London - and if I didn't want to do that? Well... was I actually going to end up feeling really lonely?

And then one of my friends reminded me to stop being silly, that London is huge and exciting and that there's so much more to do than going for drinks.

Oh, and that I didn't have to do anything I didn't want to.

So instead, I'm settling into London my way. I'm going for breakfast and coffee dates and socialising that way. I'm exploring London during the day and finding cute coffee shops and walking through the parks and finding pretty buildings to photograph. I'm catching up with old friends who I never had the chance to see and I'm making new ones. I finally have the chance to grab coffee with bloggers who I've talked to on Twitter for years but never met in person. I'm having lunch and 'cake dates' with my new work pals and then spending my evenings having cosy nights in with pizza and Netflix. I guess I've always done things my own little way, and do you know what? It's fab.  Kinda like when you're told not to choose your A Levels or your degree based on what your friends are doing, it would've been silly for me to come London and do it someone else's way. 

So instead, I'm settling into London my way. I'm going for breakfast and coffee dates and socialising that way. I'm exploring London during the day and finding cute coffee shops and walking through the parks and finding pretty buildings to photograph.

I'm catching up with old friends who I never had the chance to see and I'm making new ones. I finally have the chance to grab coffee with bloggers who I've talked to on Twitter for years but never met in person. I'm having lunch and 'cake dates' with my new work pals and then spending my evenings having cosy nights in with pizza and Netflix.

I guess I've always done things my own little way, and do you know what? It's fab.  Kinda like when you're told not to choose your A Levels or your degree based on what your friends are doing, it would've been silly for me to come London and do it someone else's way. 

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Soph

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