ONE year on and London is still a massive blur. Do you ever get used to it?
Despite it being my 20th time seeing Piccadilly Circus, 50th time walking down Oxford Street and 100th time walking past the Houses of Parliament, I still get bewildered. That being said, I still get homesick. I still miss the beauty of the countryside that you just don’t get in London. It’s fair to say that London is a world of its own and is worlds apart from the North.
One thing I don’t want is to wake up when I am 30 years old and think that I wasted my twenties. Therefore, I am completely throwing myself in to London, visiting galleries, quaint restaurants, landmarks, skyscrapers, dancing, socialising, meeting new people and doing new (and slightly odd) things that only London is famous for.
Sure, I have a long way to go and with London throwing a tonne of emotion and stress in your life, it can get difficult, but it also throws bags of glitter in your face to sugar coat it. The thing is, London is not just meant to live a boring life in, it is meant to challenge you, astound you and give you a life experience.
Like many others in the bright Capital, I work myself tirelessly and do other types of journalism work on top of my regular job. I do think I need to cut myself a bit more slack though, remember that I am only 23 and that I am building up my life and professional work experience in one of the best places in the world. London.