At the moment I am in a bit of a cloud of mystery about what to do with my life!(no surprises there if you follow this blog)! But one thing is for sure is that I am just happy to be out of London. I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy university because some bits I really did love. I was able to do something I loved everyday whilst learning so much about the art form. I just didn’t get on with the location I found it all a bit too much.
The lifestyle of people living in London was just the polar opposite to what I was used too as a girl from a tiny town surrounded by rivers and fields. At first I was amazed and so intrigued by it all but once that joy of first year faded I realised it wasn’t the place for me. I’ve never been that great with crowded busy places and everyone was always rushing around from place to place in their own little world. I was walking through Victoria Station one Sunday evening after being home for the weekend and a man commented on how relaxed and slow I was walking, he liked the way I just strolled through the station and everyone else was rushing around. To be honest I was probably walking slow because I didn’t want to return to London or uni. I just replied to the man what’s the point in rushing I will still get there to that he just laughed to himself and shrugged off.
I also found that it was a very lonely place to be no friendly faces on the bus or tube everyone was just glued to their electronic devices! No one would hold a door for you or apologise when you bumped into each other on a platform. Yes I had friends at uni but they seemed to just fit in to the way of life in the city that I just didn’t. They loved the busy shops on oxford street or busy pubs and clubs which just stressed me out. I enjoyed going to look at tourist things and did that most weekends if I could. I had only been to London about twice before moving their for uni maybe that was my downfall I am just not cut out for city living I guess?
So one thing is for sure and that I actually know is that right now I am just glad to be out of the city! The hussle and bussle just seemed to stress me out and I don’t need anymore stress for the moment! I guess the slower pace of life might just suit me better for now. I might return for to the big smog for a weekend or to visit but not for living it’s just not for me. I am not trying to put you off London if you can do it go do it I wish I could have done it better and fitted in.
Thank for reading.
Little Mayfly x