Thursday, October 05, 2006
Today is the one year anniversary of the day we moved here. Reflecting on this makes me both happy and sad. Because I'm so happy here now but I remember just how miserable I was when we first arrived a year ago. I mean like stay in my pajamas and cry all day sad. I'm talking like secretly planning a way for me to move back to Raleigh and just live apart from Jason for a year or two sad. I'm talking like sitting on the computer all day frantically searching for a cheap flight to Raleigh and crying myself to sleep on the couch when I couldn't find one. But here we are, one year later... And sure, there are days when I hate living in the city. Days when I think if I hear one more chav accent, I'll claw my ears off the side of my head. Days when I think the prices here are so outrageous, there will be a revolt on the High Street any minute. But the good days far outweigh the bad. The many benefits of living here are not lost on us. Theatre any night of the week. Spontaneous weekend trips around Europe. So much culture and history right in our back yard. Any cuisine we could possibly imagine, available to us via a short walk, bus, or tube ride. We don't have to worry about getting the oil in our car changed. We don't have to mow the lawn... Anyway, I think I've made my point. Happy Anniversary to us.