Fate | One of many dreams | London

I belong to those who believe that everyone has a gift and a passion we would like to share with the world. That vision, that one dream, that one gentle voice reminds us every day that we are not supposed to live the life we have chosen. But we either ignore it, pretend it’s not there, or give ourselves a thousand excuses for not doing so.

One day, after a long day at work, I decided to take a few days off to clear my head. By this time, I had reconnected to a childhood friend via the social network “Facebook”; I was curious to see where she stood. So I got in touch with her, and we planned a time to meet.

From the first breath of air, I knew this city is the place for me. Sometimes you have to listen to your heart and body to know if the land you are walking on is the one you meant to be. This trip was the first and the best since I was young.

My friend was constantly telling me that I would love to be there, and I had to settle my bags. But as I said at the beginning of the article, I couldn’t imagine leaving my comfort zone for a second, especially since I had to fight to own what I had. When I returned, I felt a vacuum inside me. It was as if I had left part of my soul in London. I went back every year, and honestly, I felt whole and in my place.

Over the years, I would sometimes pass people talking about London, not knowing that it was one of my favorite cities. Till the day I walked into this hair salon. The owner had cut my hair a few times before. When she saw me, she told me that it had been so long that she thought I had moved to London. I was surprised and realized that I had a connection to that city.

Finally, after circling, having ups and downs in all areas of my life, I decided to leave and move to London because there were too many signs, and it was becoming too obvious, even blatant. I moved at the “wrong time” as some would say, as we were in a health and economic crisis.

I would say that the timing was perfect, and it meant to be. I have never felt so happy and free since I was a child. And even so, I’m unemployed and have no view of the future. So when you arrive, everything seems easy despite the turbulence.

This article is for all those who love life and are still hesitating to take the plunge.

By Jdm

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