Monday, 13 March 2017

Flying The Nest: Take II


Living at home is just so cosy isn't it? You know that you are always going to come home to a smiling face and [hopefully] a hot meal. Ah the life. I actually lived by myself in my dad's house [long story..] so leaving home wasn't quite so hard for me and something I had wanted to do for a while.

I had obviously left home once before for uni, many moons ago. But it's not quite the same is it? Yes, you have more freedom than you have ever had but you still have the comfort blanket of your parents sorting everything out and coming to pick you up for the holidays. 

I have recently moved into London but it took me a while to finally make the decision. I had been umm-ing and ahh-ing for a good year because I felt there was so many things to weigh up. I only live about an hour outside of London, so was it really worth it? That was my main concern - would I be wasting money? Would I still be able to afford to go out for dinner? Silly I know, but these are the questions that would run through my head.

As you can probably tell, I am not a massive risk taker, I like to make level headed decisions [clearly this is not always true, especially after a few drinks on a Friday night!] But, just going for it and plunging myself in the big wide world was probably one of the best choices I have made. 

I am lucky enough to have some fab housemates, but after being here a whole month - yes time flies - I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed being able to be a forty five minute commute away from work, explore more of London and find its hidden gems. 

Very recently I read a really interesting book 'Feel the fear and do it anyway' by Susan Jeffers, which could have been one of the main drivers for why I decided to just go for it. Sometimes, its these kind of decisions which can really be the making of us and I am so excited for the next few weeks, months and years in London!

Now I just need to look for a blogger event in London...

Charlotte xx


  1. London is my favourite city in Europe! Great decision to move there.