Leaving life for London ✈️

I am alive everyone.

No need to panic.

Seriously though, how long since I wrote a post? 🙈

If you don’t already follow me on everything else or haven’t guessed by the title, I have moved to London.

This weekend marks my first month done and dusted in the big smoke and I just thought it was about time that I gave a little update on what my feels are with leaving home for the very first time. I have literally never lived that “student life” nor experimented by moving out with a mate or two, I was literally by my mas side since birth lol

So I think the year of turning 27 it was about time to go, eh?

I had the idea over the last few years that I never wanted to settle in Belfast and defiantly wanted to move to London at some stage and at the beginning of this year it all just went from 0 to 100 real quick. Which in hindsight I am so glad of.

My job in personal shopping was coming to an end (maternity cover) and instead of settling and going back to my old position I applied for my current job (which just popped up at the exact right time), topshop personal shopper in Knightsbridge and the rest is history as they would say.

A lot of people asked why, how are you going to afford it, will you not miss everyone, it’s so lonely etc etc.

Why? Because in all seriousness what else can I do in Belfast? London is one of the most prestigious cities for the fashion industry and huns that’s where I wanna be.

Afford it? I can’t. Nobody in London can. But fake it to you make it x

Miss everyone? Like mad. And this is the first real week I can openly and honestly say that. This is the longest I haven’t seen my baby brother since he was born and my mum for that. I have the best friends in the whole world and not seeing them at least once a week hurts my heart but making them proud is why I am here.

Lonely? God yeah it can be. I’m typing this sitting on the tube and as I look about the train 95% of the people are on their own. That doesn’t mean they spend their day lonely; and I have a few amazing friends here already which I am so grateful for. I move into my new flat next week with another soon to be great pals and I am so excited to make this my home.

This post is a lot longer than I probably intended it to be, but it is the first time I have properly sat down to write and it has just all came out lol. I did have people write to me on insta who wanted to hear all about it so I hope I have answered everything. Basically I am so happy with the decision I have made to move here, I can already see so many exciting opportunities and experiences for me here in the future. While there are bittersweet moments, you will get that no matter where in the world you are. As long as you have confidence in yourself and a strong support system from friends and fam you can do whatever you put your mind to.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

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Confessions of a 20 something year old

The start of a new year is always nice, you set new goals, you make big plans but before you know it you’re thinking about another birthday that’s looming.

Long gone are the days of being 5 or 6 and being so excited to pick a few of your friends to bring out for your birthday party. It’s now more of drowning your sorrows pretending you have your shit together kinda situ.

This April I will turn 27. Now I know I’m not about to get my pension – but when I was 17 I defiantly thought that this would be the age you kinda just knew what you were at in life?

*tumbleweed*

Well 17 year old Aisling, no you don’t.

Instead it’s the age were you have friends who are married, engaged, having babies, moving cities, countries and getting big “proper jobs”

And then the “me” of the group. Just unsure of what their life is lol.

What are you meant to be doing when you’re a nearly 27 year old? All of the above? Or the latter?

Is there really any set “rules“?

As much as I would love all of the above, my main fear for “growing up” is not being good enough. Everything I do in life I want to be great at.

So for me, if I find something that I’m amazing at I will work hard at it to become the best I can be. This is my main concern on obeying the “rules” at this age in life.

As for the rest of the adults things, I guess they will just follow….

Because, well it has too. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo