Can I Be Happy Somewhere Else?

tower bridge over river thames

I’ve never kept it a secret that I struggle to find happiness in my life; I’ve struggled with depression and eating disorders and struggle with what I’m looking for in life. 

Whenever I feel like I’ve pinned down what I need to be happy, it just doesn’t quite fit. This is when I start looking at flights to 

London Called

I moved to London at the end of 2015 and loved being in a city where no one knew my name. I would go for a walk along the Thames, just because I could; visit Covent Garden, go to the theatre and I was falling in love with the life I was creating for myself.

One of the issues I had was making friends, because I can be quite shy and didn’t want to force myself in to a group. That was a mistake. My experience there could’ve been so much better, and I couldn’t stayed there for the rest of my life. 

Life After London

I left London after 3 months, running low on money and determined to go back to law school to study my LPC and become a qualified solicitor. 

I got a temp job almost straight away, then got a job in a law firm. I know, my absolute dream! Everything I’d worked towards! Unfortunately, that job broke me and I was heart broken. Everything I’d worked for, spent thousands of pounds and a year’s worth of study. People ask if it was law or the company that broke me, and I think it was the company. Well, the team specifically. I felt useless, like everything I was doing was wrong. I wasn’t supported, if support was offered, it felt like a last resort and they didn’t really want to do anything. I left after 3 months and got a job at an amazing company which built my confidence back up and gave me the courage to go to Australia.

Adventure Is Out There

Now I’m back in Birmingham, with some money in my savings and the pull of a different life, I can feel adventure calling my name.

When I start thinking about adventure, I see it everywhere. Wanted Down Under comes on the TV, I see an advert for flights to America, I get an email from STA Travel…

I don’t know where my next adventure is, maybe it’s London, but I’m thinking of doing another Working Holiday type of thing. An advert for BUNAC’s Intern and Work program in Canada came up on my Facebook timeline and I just knew that that was my next adventure. 

I have my curly hair and now I need a life that sets my soul on fire.

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