I’ve officially been living in London a week!
It’s been a crazy week and I have to keep reminding myself how much I’ve accomplished in only a week but it’s difficult because I want it all to fall into place now.
I’ve gotten a cell phone and bank account set up, applied for my NIN (like a National Insurance Number, for my Canadian friends), applied for jobs (and have a job offer as content manager for a small start up site), and have looked at flats.
The only piece which hasn’t fallen into place is finding a room which is becoming a point of frustration for me. I feel that of the people I contact, only about half of them get back to me and I only end up seeing about half of those. I’m sure I’ll find a place eventually but I’m currently sleeping on my friends’ couch and I’d rather not impose for any longer than I need to.
Anyways, I’m anxious to find a flat so that I can figure out my route to and from work, figure out where I can go running everyday, and start looking into places to volunteer. I also want to start planning visits to a friend in Germany and other places around Europe.
I might need to learn to stop being so hard on myself and be proud of what I have done in such a short period of time instead of dwelling on what still needs to be done.