There I was
Sitting on the roof of the world
There I was
There I was
Not knowing how I got there
Or how to leave
-Dido, Sitting on the Roof of the World
In a matter of 24h I will be four hours into my flight back home to Canada. Just reading and typing that sentence feels weird. I’m still in the processing stages of all this. It’s just so surreal. I’ve been counting down to that moment of stepping onto the plane for months now. Ok, fine, for a year. These past couple of days I’ve had to say good bye to more people, but mostly to pack up my ‘London Life’. I keep having to tell myself that I’m going back home tomorrow, that I’ll be sleeping in my old bed again and the main and saddest bit, that I won’t live in London any more. Sometimes I’ve forgotten about it and then it just pops back into your brain. I’m sure that once I’m home it will slowly sink in. Although……. It’s already beginning to feel like this has all been a dream……
In this post I don’t want to dwell on the negative of ‘not living in London or leaving my wonderful friends behind,’ but by writing the opposite of appreciating what I have done the past two years.
I still can’t believe that the last time I was home was two years! Well let’s just say that I can’t believe that I have lived and worked here in London UK for 715 days!! How many people can say that?!
I’m honestly so proud of myself for having achieved my dream of living and working in London. Yes it was extremely challenging for the first couple of months, but in the end I managed to have found a great job, an amazing church, a lovely place to live, seen beautiful places around the UK/EU and checking things off of my Bucket List and a group of life long friends that I just adore and cherish. All this and I/we have created so many memories that I will keep close to my heart and will never forget. I feel truly blessed. So to all of my family, friends, co workers and strangers on the Tube, I thank you for helping achieve my dreams!
Some of you might wonder what my favourite experiences or cities have been. I do have some favourites, but everything to me was brilliant! I really love Copenhagen! It’s such an underrated city. Venice is just stunning! The Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands are simply breathtaking. Of course I’ve enjoyed the smaller things like; eating out with the girls (which was all the time!), going to the theatre, skating at Somerset House during the Christmas season, the Olympics. All those memories and everything in between!
When I look back on those moments a smile comes on my face. However my time for now has finished in London, but that doesn’t mean I stop living. So, here’s to the future of whatever may come and I pray that whatever it may be or where ever it will take me, that I feel blessed an be happy.
Now, I can go and find a new dream!