Moving to London

My thoughts, my plans & expectations


Just under a month ago I was saying my goodbyes to family at Dublin airport. It was a bittersweet experience, as I felt sad saying goodbye to loved family members but excited to be reunited with my fiancée David and enthusiastic for the future ahead of us.
Travelling with a toddler was stressful at times and the journey felt a lot longer than it actually was but as soon as we arrived, having David there to help, I felt more relaxed. So relaxed in fact that within hours of being in London, I managed to forget my bag on the tube.  Something that’s never happened to me before, but as they say there’s a first time for everything (and hopefully the last)! Thankfully there are good people out there who handed it in to ‘Lost & Found” so I was able to retrieve it back (with all its contents) in the same day phew! Now with all the bad luck out of the way *fingers crossed* I was ready to settle into our little London apartment and start our new life here.

For the moment I am a stay at home mom and I’m planning on doing that until autumn when my daughter Ellie turns 2. These few months at home should be plenty to settle in as I get used to my surroundings and find suitable childcare for Ellie. It can be tough at times having very few family & friends around to help or even meet up with for a chat, but everyday I’m starting to settle in a little bit more and finding my way that little bit easier. Let’s just say I am thankful for whoever created the Citymapper app! A complete lifesaver!

Once these few months pass by, I will be looking into working part-time as I still want to be the main person looking after Ellie. She is so young and reaches so many milestones every week that I just don’t want to miss it ALL. So for the next few years my role as a mommy comes first before anything else. Working part-time will mean that I can still be a great mom to Ellie but also have few days to myself where I can actually chat to other adults for the day (it can be a little tricky trying to have a conversation with a 21 month old).  This way Ellie also gets to play with other children her own age and have fun in a different environment.

Now onto the job; considering how much I love makeup I decided that I would try getting a job at a makeup counter. Having previously done a makeup course with LA College of Creative Arts in Dublin, I would like to further my experiences. For me, working on a makeup counter would be a dream, as I would get to try new products all the time and actually practice doing makeup on customers. Personally I think it’s the best way to get experience as a makeup artist and I’m excited about indulging my makeup obsession.

So for now I will continue to use the Citymapper app religiously and enjoy the time I’m spending with Ellie and David. I look forward to what London has to offer (so far I can already tell u that the beauty shops and makeup selection available is AH-MAZING and I’m finding it very tough not to spend, spend, spend, all day everyday).  I’m also excited about creating this blog and I can’t wait to share my beauty loves & adventures with you!



5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on moving to London. I too hope I'll go and live there one day. Have a lot of fun exploring it.

    LEJA

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a big move but I'm hoping it'll be a good change for the future! Good luck with your plans to move over :)!

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  2. I wish you the best of luck with all your plans and I hope ALL your dreams will come true. London suits u very well;)

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    1. Thanks hunni! It's nice to have a friend like you around :) x

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    2. Aww...it's nice to have my friend back;) xx

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