Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi
On October 15th, 2013 I left Barcelona to pursue a life-long dream: living and working in London. Four months later, I am still here. Right now, I am a live-in nanny in South London to a very nice family and their beautiful dog. I have my own attic room and too much free time. It is not a glamorous life, and trying to find your place in a city like this is more difficult than you could ever imagine. But I am not ready to give up just yet.
And it isn’t only about finding a proper job and finding your place: life in general gets more and more complicated when you try to be a honest adult. The lessons you are taught by time and experiences are very hard to digest sometimes, and they surprise you in any turn of the road when you less expect them.
I think I have changed more in the last four months than I’ve changed in years.
But at least I have one very clear goal: to be able to walk down the street with my head held high, without any shame or regret, and a very big smile.