So here I go again…packing up my life to start again somewhere new. I’ve done it enough times before to know what to expect this time. The first few months will be rocky – probably a little bit lonely whilst I’m settling down, carving out my new life, trying new things and meeting new people. The aim of these months will be to build connections. This is what I’ve found difficult the last two times. I think it’s mainly because of where my generation are at in life right now – people in their 30’s don’t seem to have much time to build connections and friendships anymore. What happened to making time to go and an play? We all seem so busy with partners, kids, work, insurance, mortgages, and the list goes on. Work seems to be my vice. It’s been my main life-focus and priority over the past 8 years or so. It’s been a long road but has paid off – I’ve got an awesome job, it’s exciting work, well paid and I’m working with the most interesting people I’ve ever met. But my social life seems to have slipped away…far away…it’s kind of non-existent if I’m honest. So this time I’m shifting focus at least a little bit.
It’s time to go out and see what’s happening in the world. I think it’ll be easier this time round – I’m a lot more comfortable, confident, and (dare I say it) wiser now. Many times I’ve thought how much easier it would’ve been back when I was young experiencing the world anew “if only I knew then what I know now”.
Well here I am, knowing what I know, going out again in search of new people, new ideas, new experiences. I can feel a smile growing on my face just thinking about it. The time is growing nearer. It’s becoming my new reality more and more everyday. Not many people get this opportunity. I think it’s fair to say I’ve worked hard for it, and I’ll continue to do so. So I better make the most of it…
I’m looking forward to seeing what you have to offer New York! My hope is what I bring is something to offer back to you too.