Moving to London

It was coming to August and I just knew I couldn't handle another winter in Newcastle, so I packed my bags and decided to move to London. As a kid, the only things I thought of London were the following: 1) Fashion, 2) Studying Fashion and 3) Shopping. Fast forward years later, I'm living in Shoreditch and not studying fashion. London was just around the corner and because I was unsure of the possibility of living and breathing fashion culture for three years in university, I decided to change  lanes. There's no freedom like when you are in a place where everything is new and exciting.

Despite moving to a completely new place for something that was not in my five year plan, I knew this was an opportunity not to be missed. I had never pursued my true interests but I decided to take a leap of faith and follow my gut (and have too many conversations with my family and friends). It just so happened that my instincts were undoubtedly there to be chased.

I needed to remove myself from an environment that wasn't inspiring to me anymore. I wanted a change, I wanted to immerse myself in my true interests, I wanted to work hard and have fun. I wanted to focus on what I wanted to do, not what I was supposed to do. 

I got a place on a one year course in a university that offered the opportunity to learn about human behaviour, culture and aspects within social science and humanities. It creates a perfect surface for specialising in one study. My health also played a huge part on where I was going to go but I don't regret my decision one bit. 

My ideal career in journalism has not changed but what I am going to invest three years of my life in has. My decision to take one year of study in a London university is one I don't regret. I believe everything happens for a reason and my pathway was not to force myself onto a degree I was not 100% satisfied with. 

As of now I am in my second semester and killing it but more importantly I know what I will be studying this coming September but, let's save that for another post. I've burst out of a tiny bubble and hopped into a city brimming with opportunity and I couldn't be more excited. 


  1. How exciting! I'm not sure I'd ever have the guts to move to London by myself, but then saying that it's always been my dream to relocate to the U.S so who knows aha, I love London and I'm sure it will bring you many more lovely opportunities :-)

    Xo Gemma

  2. I would love to move to London and have thought so many times I wish I could just pack up my life and move there. So exciting that you've moved there and it sounds like you're loving it!

    Tiffany x


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