You know those films where the girl moves to the big city, and her life feels like a dream. Well, I kind of feel like that. I hadn’t even imagined moving to the big smoke but now that I have it just all feels so surreal.
There is so much to do and so much to see that its as if time just flies and I just keep trying to catch up with it all. It still feels so strange but I now feel a part of the city as I travel to work, do my grocery or just get up to some daily natural things.
But moving here, changed something for me. The perception of the city. As someone who is not a Londoner I was scared to move here as I always heard one thing; that London is filled with cold, mean stern-faced people. But the move has proved that wrong.
Of course, there are some people like that but that is true of any place. But generally, people smile and laugh on the tube. Start conversations, help each other and play with kids. What more could I ask for? Every city has its warmth and personality. London definitely has its own defined personality. Every area is different from the other. With different shops and cafes and restaurants.
How time flies you can never know. But with it comes one more thing; the responsibility to remember your connections. It’s so easy to get lost in the smoke. But so hard to hold on to the things that matter as you explore and see new things and develop new interests.
So every day, I make an effort to reach out to the people that matter and make them feel special. Because cities and adventures will come and go but the people, they will always be special and always be there for you…. (CUE: Friend theme song)
My lesson from the city: what you think and what is true about a place can only be found when you move to a city. Secondly, hold on to the people that matter, no matter where you go and what you do.
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