A year. Really? It slipped my mind.
It's hard to believe a year has passed already since beginning a completely new life; even if so many things have happened.
This "time travelling" feeling isn't new. In fact I've felt it many times before. I must've fast-forwarded to the future; I'm positive something must've been skipped.
Liken it to the feeling most get when finishing university. At the end of your time you look back and think, "It feels like I got here just yesterday. Where did all the time go?"
But as I write this I think back on everything that's happened in this small amount of time, and I couldn't be happier.
"Here goes nothing" echoed in my mind when first stepping off the plane that brought me across the pond. What was going to happen? Who was I going to meet? Where in the world was I going to live? Would I like my job?
It seems all of these have sorted themselves out; most of which with little effort. Finding a flat, on the other hand, was a nightmare.
I would love to say I've travelled all over Europe, but, alas, I cannot. Wedding season is a bitch; costing money and holiday time I could've used for travel elsewhere. But those relationships are important to me, and I would’ve spent more to attend if need be.
The thing I'm most grateful for is the people I've meet along the way. British, French, Maltese, Indian and many more. The UK is truly a cultural melting pot.
While you'd think someone moving to the UK would have mostly British friends it couldn't be further from the truth. As my roommate is very Maltese, most of my friends are as well.
I've mentioned the Maltese before and just to reiterate, they are wonderful people. Once you get to know them you're "part of the family."
My bucket list will never be empty living here. There is so much to do and if you've done it all, think again.
I can say, without a doubt, that I made the correct choice in moving here and regret absolutely nothing from this past year. Not everything has been easy, but it has been a learning experience that I want to continue for the foreseeable future.
Until next time...
(Sorry, don't take many pictures, but these are a few I did take)