I was born & raised in Istanbul and always dreamed of living in another country but never thought that I could actually do that. But now I’ve been living in London for 1.5 years! I remember the day when we arrived, with four -really heavy- luggages and two minds full of dreams. Now I’m writing my first post to introduce myself and hope it’ll help someone who left everything behind and started a new life.
I knew it would be difficult but I always encouraged myself. First of all, I had decided to cherish everything new for me to enjoy my new life. And I actually did. The most amazing thing was creating a new “home” feeling so quickly. Beginning a new life inspired me to create a good difference for myself. I think I just wanted to create a better world of my own, wanted to make an effort to live a life worth living, a life filled with all the good things. I aspired to become healthier, happier and more relaxed.
I started with going to gym – which was the place I used to hate , but I faced it. I knew that sports is a way to end up better off than I was before. It’s almost a year I’m going to the gym regularly and it’s not a hassle anymore. I can say facing with it was one of my best decisions. And thank God, there’s a gym 3 mins away from home 🙂
Going to gym wasn’t enough, I had to stop eating everything I found as I convinced myself that it was a part of my adaption process – everything was new, so sandwiches, burgers and beers were… Then I started to eat healthy and lost 5 kg immediately. Of course I still eat cake, pasta, pizza sometimes or drink beer but not like before. Now I try to stay motivated by searching healthy recipes and spending time in the kitchen which really help me.
Apart from getting healthier, I also needed to handle a big challenge, to find a job, which was the most difficult part of my London story. After a year filled with countless job applications, I decided to do something else. I believe everything happens for a good reason and now I’m a design pupil. I’m working with my husband and I couldn’t imagine that learning new things could be so great. So I also cherished my unemployed times 🙂 Luckily, having a partner always supports and encourages me to do what makes me happy is the best part of my career change.
This is a short sum of my 1.5 years old new life and I hope it inspires you to do something better for yourself. Always remember to dream big but most importantly to believe in yourself!