I have done it! I have made the move to London!
After many years of thinking and talking about moving overseas I have pulled together enough courage to finally do it. It hasn't been easy saying good bye to friends, family and all of my cherished belongings, some in storage but most sold or donated. It's one of those things you think about when you're dreaming about working in a new city on the other side of the planet.
It has been 4 days since I touched down in London with my lovely girlfriend and it has been an absolute whirlwind, its difficult to remain calm and keep your mind from racing at the thought of all the fun to be had. You immediately slip into holiday mode and start swanning around seeing the sights one after the other but soon realise 'hey I have possibly 2 years to fit all this in'. That's the moment it really sets in... '2 years... I'm here for 2 years, oh god what have I done!'. And I panic! But something in me says 'this is what you've wanted for so long, this is it dude, stop being stupid and lets go make some new friends!' (I'm sitting quietly = internal conversation engaged).
So why the journal?
A few reasons really. I want somewhere to record my journey, so I can come back to it down the road and reminisce about some hopefully great times. Also a place to vent my brain, things just make more sense when you write them down, I have read a few blogs from other designers who have made the move overseas and it was really inspiring. Not just the successes but the determination, I'm scared shitless about getting a job here in London. And I'm scared of letting myself down, let alone everyone back home who I convinced this is the best thing for me.
Why read this?
On my travels I'm going to be reviewing different places I come across from studios to cafe's and and night clubs, maybe just a great place to buy books when you here in London. I guess you might want to see what happens, will I succeed? or will I end up pulling beers? Who knows.