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What London has taught me about life, friendships and me.

What London has taught me about life, friendships and me.

 It doesn't seem two minutes ago that I was wandering aimlessly, lost in London and trying to find what would become my new office for my interview, having no idea that I would become way too familiar with these surroundings and know them like the back of my hand by the end of the year. I had no idea that getting around on the tubes and buses and everything else that scared me, would become second nature and literally a way of life to me very soon.  Uprooting my life from Liverpool and moving everything down to London, was never going to be easy, but man, it's taught me a hell of a lot. I think the last time I had this much of a learning curve, was when I moved from finishing my a-levels into full time employment 5 years ago. I've tended to focus on the negative emotions of everything so far, and I want to try and change that. So, today I thought I'd focus on the three aspects that I've learned the most about in the last 6 months or so... life, friendships, and me.

It doesn't seem two minutes ago that I was wandering aimlessly, lost in London and trying to find what would become my new office for my interview, having no idea that I would become way too familiar with these surroundings and know them like the back of my hand by the end of the year. I had no idea that getting around on the tubes and buses and everything else that scared me, would become second nature and literally a way of life to me very soon.

Uprooting my life from Liverpool and moving everything down to London, was never going to be easy, but man, it's taught me a hell of a lot. I think the last time I had this much of a learning curve, was when I moved from finishing my a-levels into full time employment 5 years ago. I've tended to focus on the negative emotions of everything so far, and I want to try and change that. So, today I thought I'd focus on the three aspects that I've learned the most about in the last 6 months or so...life, friendships, and me.


L I F E

I don't think any of us will ever figure out this life thing. It's complicated, isn't it? It's like just when you think you're starting to get to grips with it... BAM, it throws something at you to disrupt everything.

In the months leading up to me being offered this new opportunity, I was feeling so, so settled. Everything just seemed to be, well... nice, and I'd settled myself in for the rest of the year, imagining it was going to go pretty much how the first few months had. I loved my job, I loved Liverpool. I was close to the people I loved and spent my weekends blogging and brunching. And then suddenly, this new job, promotion, and move to London came along and all of a sudden I was completely out of my depth again, with other things hitting my personal life all at the same time.
However, I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, that there are lessons in everyday and that things don't always go to plan but that eventually... everything will be okay.

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Life is tough, but apparently, so am I.

One of my favourite songs is called 'The Show' by Lenka, and there's a lyric in it that goes;

I'm just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle

And I could not relate to this more at the mo.

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F R I E N D S H I P S

One of my friends told me a little while ago that when things get tough, friendships will come from the most unexpected of places, and it will be the people that you don't necessarily expect, that will do anything they can to help you heal and pick you back up again.

I can't even explain how much this came true for me, and I'm sat here now with a whole new group of amazing girls around me who I don't think I could ever thank enough for their friendship and help. Girls who, before moving to London, I'd never met in person before or hadn't seen in over 5 years. Girls who, when I needed it the most have listened to me vent about my problems and worries and struggles, have kept me company, and have done some of the smallest but loveliest and sweetest things to cheer me up and look after me, and honestly it sometimes makes me a little emotional at how incredible some people can be.

So, if there's one thing that will make me never regret moving to London, it's the new found frienships I've made down here and the fabulous girls that I've met.

  M E    It took me ~so~ long to decide whether I wanted to take this job in London or not - and not because I wasn't sure on the job, because I absolutely knew that it  would be good for me, but because I wasn't sure whether I was tough enough to brave the move to the big city.   Turns out, I am. And not just tough enough to battle moving my life down to London, but everything else that's been thrown at me at the same time, too. There have been all sorts of obstacles and hurdles that I've had to get over, and while I've had many, many wobbles, I'm somehow still here and have managed to get through them all ( reasonably ) successfully. I can't tell you how much I mean it when I say, I have literally experienced every emotion going over the last few months.  But for now, I'm really trying to focus on the lessons that come out of every day, whilst also taking note of what this whole experience is showing me exactly what I want, and don't want, from whatever comes next in my life.

M E

It took me ~so~ long to decide whether I wanted to take this job in London or not - and not because I wasn't sure on the job, because I absolutely knew that it  would be good for me, but because I wasn't sure whether I was tough enough to brave the move to the big city. 

Turns out, I am. And not just tough enough to battle moving my life down to London, but everything else that's been thrown at me at the same time, too. There have been all sorts of obstacles and hurdles that I've had to get over, and while I've had many, many wobbles, I'm somehow still here and have managed to get through them all (reasonably) successfully. I can't tell you how much I mean it when I say, I have literally experienced every emotion going over the last few months.

But for now, I'm really trying to focus on the lessons that come out of every day, whilst also taking note of what this whole experience is showing me exactly what I want, and don't want, from whatever comes next in my life.

Soph

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