I've neglected this blog (once again) for a few months. Hope everyone (or anyone) reading my blog are all well and swell! It's almost the end of 2013 and christmas decorations are in full swing everywhere. At this time of the year, I usually look back and think, 'What?! It's already the end of the year? I feel like I've achieved nothing! No memories!' But years 2012 and 2013 were good to me. I want to write a separate post outlining the highlights of each month. That would be a nice ride down memory lane and an opportunity to be grateful for all that has happened :)
I really can't wait for 2014. I'm planning to finally move to London!
The reason why I say 'finally' is because I've always wanted to do this since my uni days but after graduation I felt like I needed to gain more experience and save up some more money. So after 20 months since graduation, I feel more confident handing out my resume and digging into my savings account for the big move. All this time I've been thinking about it and focusing on savings and gaining experience, but now that I only have 3 months to go (I'm planning to leave at the end of March) and actually have a list of to-do's for each month it is quite nerve-racking and scary! There's always this thought in the back of my mind saying 'What if I can't find a job?', 'What if I hate my roommates and sharing a place with people?', 'What if I run out of money?', 'What if I find a crappy job that does nothing for my career?', 'What if it's better to seek stability, get married and stay in Sydney?', 'What if 'What if I get paid half of what I'm paying now?' - it goes on and on! Gah!
However, as Paul Coehlo says, "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure". Gosh, I love that book. I think I'll read the Alchemist again for some motivation. Anyway, yes, I will not allow my fear of failure get in the way of achieving this dream that I've thought about for so long! I can't wait to experience living abroad again and travel around Europe. I'm going to make it the best two years of my twenties.
I'm thinking of creating a separate blog about my preparation and, once I'm there, my life in London. I've read so many helpful blogs about moving to London and I'd really love to give back and help another person out there in the world on the same boat as me, to encourage and prepare them for their big move. I guess I'm quite attached to this one that has archives from 2008. Wow, that's already 5 years ago. Wow, I've had this blog for 5 years.
What to do...perhaps I'll create a domain such as, 'lifeinlondon.com' or 'hannathewanderlust.com'. Does that sound cheesy or even make sense?
It would be nice for the purpose of ticking things off my list to record everything online.
I'll try to figure out a way to export the contents on this blog to a new domain.
I'll let ya'll know.
It's so exciting but scary at the same time. Hope to share my journey with you guys!