Ok friends! It’s time for the big reveal I’ve been talking about for the past few days! Are you ready for it? I’ll give you a couple of hints… Think tea time on the River Thames, afternoon strolls in Hyde Park, and brunch next to Big Ben. Got it yet? Alright alright, no more guessing. I’m moving!! Across the pond to the land of Her Majesty the Queen! That’s right, my journey is taking me clear across the Atlantic Ocean to the beautiful city of London! One more time…I’m packing up and headed to London! Goodness, every time I say that I get butterflies in my tummy. This has been a long time coming. Really, I wish you could see the excitement on my face as I’m writing this. I have been waiting so long to share this with you all!
Rewind about 9 years to my first trip abroad. As a young 16 year old, I experienced Europe, and more specifically London, for the very first time. That was all it took. I was bit by the travel bug during that first adventure. There was no going back. From that summer forward, it has been my true passion to travel and experience the world first hand. Adventure feeds my soul.
Fast forward to three years ago (almost to the day). I got the call to move to Nashville, TN for a fancy corporate job. Now, I’d never considered actually leaving the comfort of my small town, North Carolina life (aside from traveling and returning of course), but it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up as an eager, jobless college graduate. So I packed my life up and off to Music City I went.
Traveling and adventure is amazing, but a few fleeting days in the incredible cities of this world just isn’t enough for me. It always leaves me wanting more time. Which brings us to January 2016. To the moment I came to terms with what my heart has been trying to tell me for so long. I realized one day at work, sitting at my desk in my cozy little cubicle, that I was moving to London. It wasn’t a “maybe” or a fleeting feeling brought on by a New Year’s resolution. No, I knew in my bones that London was going to be the next place I called home and that Nashville was the stepping stone for that. Nashville has been the prepping room, the dress rehearsal for the next main event. The people I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, the friends I’ve been blessed with, the family and home I’ve created in this beautiful city has all been preparation for my next big adventure. LONDON! Are you as excited as I am yet?
Nashville will always have a big place in my heart and it will always feel like home. I will take the friends I’ve made here with me in my heart (and on this blog of course as I suspect you will meet some of them as you keep up with my journey). In all honesty, I wouldn’t be brave enough to embark on this big adventure without their love, support, and encouragement. Nashville is my launching pad of sorts.
So, off I go to Londontown with a bag full of oversized sweaters and a heart full of dreams. I’ll be sharing more and more details about the big move, so stay tuned!