It’s been almost two years now that I moved to London, time is indeed flying but you already know that. Today I was walking the streets and I realised that too often I’m not cherishing this city too much and if I would be leaving now, I would miss London a lot. You may not believe it but even in a city you have your routines and find yourself commuting, working and then coming home and sleeping. Sometimes I drift too far into the argument that people living in the countryside must be so lucky to be able to jump into the car and conveniently drive to the local supermarket.
So what have I learned so far? Well, as a pigeon – you have to be tough. You have to work hard for your living because competition is high. Indeed everybody seems to fight for the limited space of air, find room in the train and so on. You are really challenged to get the best out of yourself. I actually moved three times since I came to finally have found a nice apartment.
As much as I love the anonymity of the city, there are just so many people. The city challenged me to find places where air and beauty is still to be found. I’m not the fan of the masses or seeing the trash and dirt which people leave behind.
Yet always, London know how to surprise me and this is what makes this all worthwhile. There is so much to explore and it never gets old to get of the tube or bus at an unknown destination.
So while I still have the energy I will continue walking the streets.