Tomorrow is the day! The BIG MOVE. I still can’t believe that one of my biggest dreams is coming true.
This post is part of the Moving to London series. I list the things I’ve done to prepare once my visa arrived. I also answer the most common questions I’ve received from family and friends about the move.
Things to Do
- Book Flights
- Book Hostel For Arrival
- Sign Up With Kickstart (optional)
- Change CV to UK Standards
- Research What Neighbourhoods to Live In
- Cancel Canadian Phone Plan
- Donate Things I Don’t Need
- Apply to Jobs via LinkedIn
- Look for Flatshares via Spare Room
- Get Travel Insurance
- Copy/Print Documents
- Pack: 1 Backpack, 1 Suitcase!
What Will I Miss?
To be honest there’s not too much I anticipate I will miss other than family, friends, and my dogs. London has so much to offer and I’m used to being away!
What Do I Hope Will Happen?
The craziest thing is that I have no idea what my life will look like in London. Every year before this, I had a general idea of what my life would be like. I knew the classes I was going to take, the place I was going to live, and who I was going to hang out with. Now I don’t know what neighbourhood I’ll live in, what company I’ll work for, who my friends will be, etc. Of course I have a picture in my mind of what I want it to look like, but who really knows?!
What Am I Worried About?
- That I wont like it: The odds of this happening are slim but doesn’t mean it’s not my biggest fear! It’s very well possible that it will take a few months to feel like a Londoner (with friends, a job, a place to live) but I will push through the tough times!
- That I wont find a job: I cannot afford to live there otherwise. Plus I hope to find a company that I love, and that loves me back, so I could potentially be sponsored beyond the 2 years.
- That I’ll get scammed when finding a place to lease: I’ve heard the horror stories. I am so desperate to find a good place, that’s in a good location, and has good roommates!
What I’m Looking Forward To
I’ve talked about this a few times already (see posts below).
I will be sharing more of my experience once I have more to tell. Here’s to the adventure!