So, I’ve been in london just over a year now, and looking back I see myself wanting to regret some choices I’ve made. I want to regret having been over here for the world cup, and not in SA, I want to be ashamed for thinking I didn’t care much for my country of birth. I feel like I missed something BIG, missed being apart of a turning point in South Africa. I’ve seen a huge change in the people of SA, even though we have along way to go, the world cup gave us something to be proud of. I feel all these things making me sad and resentful that I wasn’t there, and still am not, to grasp the first of the opportunities presented to everyone.
I feel all of this, but then think:
“Would I have ever noticed that big change if I hadn’t been somewhere else?”
“Where would I be now? Doing the exact same thing I was a year ago?”
I might not of accomplished what I attended to do when I came to live in London, but by golly have I learnt and gained SO much. Maybe not in the professional world, and probably nothing notable unless you know me personally. I’ve learnt how to look after myself, I’ve realised the extent of my strengths and worked on my weaknesses, and most of all I’ve gained life experience and valuable friendships (and a few practical skills such as cocktail making :D ).
When I wrote my last post about this I was very sad and heart broken. I still feel that pain deep in my heart, but I’ve packed it away for now, to concentrate on the here and now.
I thought, to end this on a lighter note, I would share some photos of my adventures in london with you as well :) (excuse the quality of some of them, they were taken on my shitty phone cam and some of them I didn’t take)
waiting for Skrillex to come on stage (new friend to the left of the photo :D)
My cousin Victoria and Aunty Penny walking in the beautiful Oxfordshire country side
Fun times at work
Tea time for one
At work on the outside bar
The Breakfast club know how to make lekker brekkie!
Wondering around the trendy areas on a sunday (shoreditch)
Jamie Oliver Live and in Person at the Big Feastival!
Me with amazing toffee ice cream!
BIG knife and fork for the BIG FEASTIVAL!
Sun burn from standing Braaing
After work on a saturday