How moving changed me #realtalk

As I sit in a cafe now typing this post, I can hardly believe that it has been more than a year that I moved to London. So many things have changed in my life that I hardly know what to make of it. The person I was when I first moved has changed from a little girl lost in a big city, to a woman who has a purpose and drive. My eyes have been opened to so many amazing opportunities that this world has to offer that I never would have discovered if I didn’t take the leap and move halfway across the world. 

Although it hasn’t always been an easy journey to get to this point, it has been worth it, all of the ups and downs have helped me to get where I am today. To give you a small overview into every aspect of my life, I have gone from someone who was hardly working and didn’t want to get a permanent job to somebody in a well paid permanent job at an amazing company, from someone who had no idea how to live by themselves and be self sufficient to a girl that can now pay rent every month, live with flatmates and actually budget money and from someone who wanted to start her own business and blog to now running a growing blog and working on starting a business this year!  

The thing I have realized most this year is the people around really do matter when it comes to your views and morals in life. You really need to surround yourself with supportive people who will push you to do your best, even on those days when you don’t want to get out of bed. Believe me, I’ve had plenty of those days when I’ve wanted to give up and just stay at home and not go to work, I was at a job that I absolutely despised. I stopped doing things that made me happy, I was waking up in the morning going to work, eating something quickly when I got home and jumping straight into bed without doing anything else. I lost touch with so many things in that time but I didn’t lose the people that were there to pull me up and tell me that it would get better. So I quit my job and I have never made a better decision. 

My family, boyfriend, and close friends are the reason that I made it through 2017 without having a nervous breakdown because I had full confidence that if I made a mistake they would be there telling me to get back up and try again. 

Moving changed me because I found out life is actually pretty hard, things don’t happen so easily unless you're willing to put in the work. If you want something you can’t just ask your parents and hope that you get it. Although I spoke about the people around you helping you, this is a solo journey. You have to be independent to be able to pull something like this off, but don’t worry if you're thinking about making the move to another country and you’ve never been independent before, from my experience it can be one of the best things you could do for yourself.

Moving means you have to change, you have to mature to be able to look after yourself and be able to build a whole new life away from everything that you once knew. Its all about striving to do something different from everybody else and taking on new challenges that you might not have faced if you stayed at home and went on the same path as your friends. So as I sit here now at my desk in the flat that I pay rent for, eating a lovely home cooked meal made by yours truly I can safely say that moving has changed me for the better.

If you have any questions about moving countries or its something you've been thinking about doing and you're unsure, feel free to message me on any of my social media or send me an email! 

Happy Valentines Day! Spread the love and have a great day! 

Jordan xx

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