Hello everyone! This post is basically just to share some happy news with you- I know I haven’t been able to blog as often as I wish at the same time I genuinely believe it’s about to change. Life is pretty busy, a bit stressful and super exciting for me at the moment and it’s actually all about moving!
I’ve just moved IntoTheCity from Blogger to WordPress which, although the whole process was a huge hassle, I can’t recommend enough! Seriously, it is just sooo convenient with all the plugins saving tonnes of time and doing work for you. I keep discovering things I never knew I’ve always needed; it makes such a difference to the technical aspect of blogging, I’m literally in love. WordPress may take a while to get used to and discover its full potential but it’s totally worth it!
To carry on with the subject of moving I have another news to share- I’m changing my postcode too! *yay* It’s still hard to believe that in just over a fortnight I’d be living in the city I’ve always wanted to live in: I’m moving to London! I’m extremely pleased with the change, simply because London feels much more like home than Warsaw does. Brutally as it sounds, I’m not going to miss a single thing about this city.
In London life is less stressful and everything you wish for is around the corner- delicious vegan food from all over the world, international fashion, fabulous art galleries, blogger events, exquisite architecture, shortbread fingers to your morning coffee, picturesque riverside, lovely markets and Toni & Guy hair salons. After almost 3 years of living in Poland I’m coming back to where my heart lies- needless to say, it feels great!
Despite my overall joy I do actually have some fear of the unknown. My biggest worry is my future flat. I remember each time I was looking for a flat in London before it was nothing less than a nightmare. When you open Gumtree it’s full of beautiful flats to rent but then you make a call to arrange a meeting and it turns out that the flat’s been gone although the ad is like 10-minute old! And if you’re lucky enough to actually see the place it’s always something happy to give you a heart attack, either the price (was that amount really per week?!) size ( do they think you’re going to sleep with your feet in the corridor?!) or general condition of the place (has anyone ever bothered to clean there?!). So yeah, that’s my major worry and I don’t even know where to start to get round it.
Another thing that makes me feel slightly insecure is the fear of not making friends. I know the city well and I truly enjoy walking with my headphones on or sitting in a cafe with my laptop writing on my own but it’s still good to have someone who’s happy to see you from time to time, isn’t it. Someone to go shopping with, to check out that new restaurant or start a diet on Monday. Someone willing to go to fitness classes with you, book Thai massage sessions or ask where they do the best facial in the area. Someone to talk to when the world weights a bit too much, someone to tell you off when needed. Someone just to be there really. I do have a few lovely girlfriends in Warsaw and I really hope for London to be the same- at the end of the day it’s where I plan to stay for good so a few friendly faces wouldn’t hurt!
Have you ever moved abroad? What was your experience? Do you have any advice?