This year has been one of change. And honestly, it's all been really, really necessary change – moving, reevaluating relationships, and prioritizing myself and my career in a new way. It hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it. I started hinting at some tectonic shifts a few months ago, but now that plans have solidified, I'm excited to share the news: I'm moving back to London!
(Yep, the title of this post gave it away. Don't trust me with your state secrets.)
If you've been hanging out here for a while, you'll know that I got my Master's degree in London, which also happens to be my mother's hometown. I love the city, though if I'm being honest, at the time I found it very difficult to build a community there. Coming back to Boston felt fresh, because I was coming back to a new house, a solid job, and a lot of people I love.
But the move back the the U.S. was never going to be permanent, and I knew that. And all of a sudden, life aligned in a way where I could see that it was time to make the move back to England, so that's where I'm headed.
Here's where you come in, dear readers…
-First off, if you're in the vicinity of London, I'd love for you to say "cheers" to me. One thing that I love about the digital travel tribe is turning internet friends into real-life friends, and moving brings out the anxious in us all. So don't be a stranger!
-I'm also taking ideas for topics to write about, great London-area travel companies I should know about, really any travel industry tips you guys have got. It's exciting to be in such a large and well-connected city, and I aim to hit the ground running!
-Lastly, I'm taking any and all expat advice – have you done a big move like this? Do you have recommendations for how to handle homesickness, disconnection, or any other ills that affect the expat?