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