It’s difficult to break from an old routine and create a new one. I realize now the importance of finding simple things you enjoy to keep you grounded and calm in times of transition, and also using each lesson to grow. To say going from a small urban area to one of the most busy cities in the world is challenging would be an understatement. It is easy to get overwhelmed being in an unfamiliar place, thrown into true independence because you can’t just call a family member to come help you when they are an ocean away! It’s also a time to be exactly who you want to be with no outside influences. There are a lot of lessons London has already taught me:
-Always bring your own grocery bags unless you want to pay for them
-Be on time
-It’s okay to rush but also take time to enjoy your surroundings
-Respect all walks of life
-Gloomy days actually make for some of the best times being holed up inside with new people
-Even the most directionally challenged people cam learn
I’m finding joy in the idea of being in charge of every aspect of my life and taking on each day with a positive frame of mind and using each one to become a better individual, student, family member, and friend.