Have you ever been somewhere and just felt this overwhelming sense of… “This is where I need to be”? I have, and let me tell you, it’s a really, REALLY aggravating and frustrating feeling – knowing you would thrive and flourish in an environment that just seems to match exactly what you are about, but being unable to get there.
Where is this place he’s talking of? I’d like to think you are asking yourself (Ha!)
Why, none other than London Town. This incredible city with all it’s nooks and crannies, quirky intricacies, and general business just seems to have everything I want… Not to mention a fresh start, in which I can fully express myself and continuously meet new people. Not to mention a certain someone being there.
It’s a scary thought – the potential of uprooting to somewhere 200+ miles away from everything and everyone you know. No longer having the home comforts of your parents cooking, knowing the short cuts around your area, but to actually pay rent/a mortgage and budget yourself every month… (I realise you will do that if you simply move out in your home town), and get to know a new area!
I’m not going to lie, but that’s the part that scares me most – not knowing my way around a new place. Of course it comes with time, it’s just an initial shock to the system: “Oh, okay. I actually have no clue where anything is…”
I’ve just spent this weekend in Bushey, a borough on the outskirts of London, but traveled into Central London a few times… And without sounding totally touristy, especially as I have visited London multiple times, I just love the character of the various parts of the city. Each has its own uniqueness, own sense of identity – which I just adore discovering and appreciating. It sounds corny, but it’s true.
I just have this image in my head of an open plan warehouse type apartment with lots of quirky trinkets all over the place, you know the type? You see them all over Tumblr and the entire blogosphere as the perfect hideaway for yourself when you wish to be alone – or like me, envision yourself living in such a place.
I would most definitely kit out the entire interior in Utility Design, or similar off-centre furnishings – simply to make the place MINE. Unique. Non-confortmst – though, I guess it is conformist to a great many Tumblr minds who love the exact same introverted-esque type things I do.
*Sigh*. I don’t know. It’s something I want to do so badly, and yet, I find myself really held back due to the difficulty in finding a job, an affordable place to live which isn’t just a bed in a room. It’s definitely something that needs thinking about it…
’til next time.