3/14/2014

Thinking Big: The London Post


For a while now, I have been thinking about moving back to London. I lived in london for about year though I was 9 at the time and my parents decided to move to a little village on the south coast of England. Every time I have been to London since, it has been amazing. It is a city where most dreams come true because everything is in reach. I like the city life, the hustle and bustle comes with mystery and excitement. At the moment I live between Manchester and Birmingham, though I have been to these cities countless times, they are amazing but in my eyes they do not come close to London.  

This dream started when I was in college a few years ago, I wanted to go to a university in London. I did apply for one in London, but sadly I didn't make the conditional offer so I had to go for my second choice, which is a university in the west midlands. Throughout my first year at uni, I always thought about transferring to a uni in London, for 2nd or 3rd year. Sadly that hasn't happened, as I am still in the midlands and  I have nearly finished my 2nd year. Time really does fly when you are having fun, as this time next year, I will be preparing for graduation.

So this is my chance to finally make the move to London, at least next year I will have a degree. Thus, it will be much easier to get a paying internship/placement in the area of work I want to go into. I have hope that this time I will make it to London, because I have been looking for placements, graduate schemes in the field of forensic psych and most of the posts are in London. All the big companies that take on graduates and pay for their masters are all situated in London, so I am feeling optimistic. Additionally, The friends I have made at university come from London, so it wont be like I will be moving to a place where I do not know anyone at all.
 
All I have to do now, is to pass second semester this year and pass 3rd year, as this is my one way ticket to London. I have already done some research into how people have moved there, and the hardships they faced. Obviously, it is the most expensive place  to live in England, with rent ranging from £700 to £1000+ per month. Not to mention the cost of the underground, conjunction charges etc...and there is a very clear divide between the affluent and those who didn't make it. I don't want to be one of the latter, but I can not see myself living anywhere else but London, so it is a risk I am willing to take.





 

11 comments

  1. Oh lucky you for being able to live there. I went to London for 2 weeks and fell in love. The city was spectacular and the surrounding areas were just gorgeous. I loved the people and just everything about it amazed me. I would love to make London my home one day.

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    1. I totally agree, where are you from though? :] x

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  2. Forensic psychology sounds interesting! London is really hectic at times but I love it, do tell me when you make your move here! :D x
    http://maycocoa.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is quite interesting, and will do :] x

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  3. I live just outside of London and even thats expensive!! hopefully you will get to move :D xxx

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  4. Hope you find your way and even if plans change, remember, you can be happy and never say never! I learnt that. And should or should not add this: I've lived in places of way higher rent fees, yuck, so I feel your pain.. Good luck.

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    1. PS: I was thinking of the UK/London too, but the weatherrrrrrrrr was sorry but a bit of a stepback?! haha sorry guys, ♡ :-)

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    2. Haha, well I am kind of used to weather, it is much worse where I live now :] xx

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    3. Oooooo, just grey + rain + "not rarely" :(((((( but I love the Brits & always did :D
      Considered to move there too but who knows, I guess?! :-)

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