It has been a crazy month indeed. We have just moved a little closer to Notting Hill and by ‘we’ I mean me as my ‘cousin’ is on a two month trip in South America. So little ol’ me took charge and managed to move both our things into our new AMAHZING apartment. Moving to a new country has definitely made me grow up and become increasingly independent. I definitely am amazed at what I am capable of doing and sometimes underestimate my capabilities.
It has nearly been a year since I’ve been living abroad and so much has changed. Looking back on what I did a year ago on Facebook it reminds me of the difficulty I had trying to find a job and move to London. I remember crying after a Skype interview because I didn’t have enough ‘uk experience’ to work over here. Almost a year later and I am a team leader for GCSE English at my college. Crazy?? We really can’t say where our life will take us but all I know is not to sweat the road blocks along the way. No one can stop you from living your dreams – I am definitely living proof of that.
Now I get asked a lot from my friends if I plan on moving back to South Africa in the future. I can honestly say that it definitely is not in my cards. I have made this place my home and each day I realise I am exactly where I am supposed to be in my life. It’s scary to say that a place I grew up in is a place that I no longer see as where I want to raise my own family. It’s also sad to know that I won’t be sharing these memories with my loved ones back in South Africa. That my family won’t see my future babies take their first steps or celebrate their birthdays. I guess that is a sacrifice I made moving here.
So as the year ends I am hopeful of what the new will bring. My plans for the future are limitless and scary but I know without a doubt completely possible.
And remember – don’t sweat the small stuff.