Navigating through my twenty-somethings has been challenging to say the least. The last few years have felt more like a rollercoaster than my raging hormone teenage years ever did. And now I find myself 24 with a new thirst for life and an immense desire to explore the earth and its beauty. One thing that I have come to learn is that opportunities arise when you least expect them. You can plan your life out down to the tinniest of details but things often have an another way of happening.
Taking a risk most certainly comes with consequences and rewards. But if these past two years have taught us anything life is unpredictably short. So when my husband and I were presented with the chance to up sticks to move to the island of Bermuda how could we resist?
I am a big believer in listening to your intuition and the signs of the universe and everything in my gut said go! Sunshine, pink sand beaches, clear blue water – it is simply the stuff of dreams. I am a born and raised London girl who loves the city. I was already becoming restless with the hustle and bustle of the city. Activities out in the open fresh air, like hikes, were becoming more important to me than nights out and clubs.
So with some faith and research and subsequently, after months of paperwork and packing, our new adventure has started. Now we have landed on the rock ( as the locals like to call it) I couldn’t be happier with the leap of faith we made. Bermuda is easily one of the most incredible places I have ever been. It also has presented me with a whole new way of living, allowing me to be more eco/health conscious.
Nevertheless, moving to an island that you have never visited before does not come without its anxieties. It will undoubtedly push me far out of my confront zone. Saying goodbye to home was not as easy as I thought it would be. There will be lots of things that I will not miss about London. I will happily say farewell to the yuck of a London tube. The smog and dirt that comes along with a city of 9 million people.
On the contrary, there is no denying that London is a phenomenal vibrant city that I have been lucky enough to call home. Simply put, I will miss it dearly. I will miss the bright lights, the infinite food options that are just a stone throw away from anywhere in the city: its unique spots of culture, the museums, bars and galleries. The diversity of souls you meet in this city is pretty unmatched (excluding somewhere like New York). But most importantly, I will miss my family and the circle of radiant souls that I have had the pleasure of knowing.
So here I am with a raised glass to the future, the adventure yet to come and the stories I have to tell. I hope you will join me on this adventure that I will share with you on this blog.
Have you ever moved to a new country? Did you love it/hate it? I would love to know – share your thoughts in the comments.