3.20.2015

Life is Happening


I've been here for almost a month, and I have about 18 days to go until I head home (that means I will be here for a hefty 6 weeks! How's that for a holiday?). It's been a refreshing, often contemplative, and wonderful trip. It's given me a good dose of London, sufficient enough to "calm my cravings" and allow me to head home with a renewed sense of energy and purpose.

I often spend so much time worrying about the future, it's as if I'm planning on building a time machine to leave the present. This extended stay in London has redirected my thoughts to all the life going on around me. I guess it's just more practice in the art of being mindful of the present.

I do not know if I will ever live in London again; obviously, it's something I've thought about since I've been here. It's a city that I adore, and one that will always be here for me if I need it...and I can only leave it at that. What I do know is I want to continue on with this wonderful job that has let me work while abroad--HOW OFTEN DOES THAT HAPPEN?!

I'm very excited because I have booked two trips for next week: Florence and Prague! Sometimes when I step back from my life and look at it from the outside I realize two things:

1. I am a privileged and lucky girl. My life is grand.
2. It's not all luck. I brought myself here and I am proud of my accomplishments. I am a big thinker; but more than that, I am a big doer!

I may not be blogging as much these next 18 days, so forgive me for that! I will have some banging posts after I return! Until then, enjoy your surroundings today no matter where you are. Life is happening, so don't miss it! 

16 comments:

  1. Enjoy your travel ♥

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  2. I love this post. I wish I had the chance to live in England when I was younger so that I could travel easier, but then I have to remind myself I still managed to move halfway across the world and that's still pretty awesome! You're right - it's not luck, and you should be proud!! And yay for life being grand!! Can't wait for your banging posts when you come back! Jealous :)

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  3. I think you did pretty well for yourself! Being an expat is a special club...we're both a part of it ;D

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  4. Enjoy Prague! That is a city I have always wanted to visit!

    You should be proud of yourself! You know what you want and you work hard to make it happen. Not a lot of people can say the same!

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  5. Thank you, Jess! I'll take lots of photos of Prague for you to reference when you do go one day!

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  6. This is one of my pet peeves. I have people who make SO much more than me and would say things like "you're so lucky" when I make it somewhere on vacation. I'm not lucky! I saved my pennies and allotted my time! And yes, I'm lucky that I'm capable of doing those things but so are you!

    Kudos for you for owning all of that.

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  7. What a great gig! So glad you found a job that allows you to travel. And kudos for truly living in the present.

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  8. It took me a LONG TIME to find a job like this!!

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  9. I think we are go-getters. That is all ;)

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  10. Lovely post and really jealous of your time in London. Seems grand. Great job too that it allows you to work while abroad. how did you swing that? Where to after London?

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  11. Taking it all in, indeed. I'm very excited for Prague!

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  12. I got lucky!! I'll go back to California after London to save a bit of cash. But who knows for how long? ;)

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  13. Such a lovely post! It's been so nice getting to meet you in London - I'm looking forward to our next outing before you go back to CA! Have a wonderful time in Florence and Prague!! xxx

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  14. ElleSees.blogspot.com3:50 AM, March 23, 2015

    that is awesome you get to travel for that long! i could use a 6 weeker, and to London, my fave city no less!

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  15. I really do love your outlook on things! Sounds like you had an amazing time in London and I am looking forward to reading your posts when you get back home :-)

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  16. So jealous of your CR and Italy trips - gah! The pictures look wonderful

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