4 December 2016

Moving back to the UK | Lifestyle

Autumn Leaves

Ahhhhh can you believe it? I'm moving back to the UK after just over a year of being in the beautiful Florence. In all honesty, it has been the most amazing and intense year of my life and I have no regrets what so ever!

I think today I just wanted to have a chat about how I came around to the idea of moving back because it's probably a little out of the blue. In fact a lot of people were suprised at work. When I first came to Florence everyone was so shocked and surprised that I just up and left, but I had always argued that it just felt right. It was the right thing to do at the time so the decision and move was so easy for me! You guys might know, around 8 months into my move into Florence I became overwhelmingly homesick, I still don't know what triggered it, I tried so many things so get around it but it was always there. The sky wasn't as blue any more, the colours weren't as vivid, Florence just became muted and dormant.

I was also bloody lonely, I missed everyone and every detail about them. The only thing that would make me feel better was the thought of them coming to see me or the thought of going back home! There were of course other factors like work, this has a huge impact on my decision but I would never go into detail about that on my blog, it's not professional but it played a very big part for me. Even my apartment and it's unforgiving cold stone floors were getting to me, I just felt like I couldn't settle.

It just feels like the right time to be home with everyone I love, start my new chapter, start a new job, go back to the eternal heartbeat of London. Life can be so fun but if you can't share some moments with others, then it just gets a little sad. Also, I am bloody fed up with flat sharing, admittedly I am going to have to move back in with my rents so a little while but still, I can't wait to have my own space to just faff around with. 

Don't get me wrong I have a few people who I am really going to miss but I know that Florence isn't the right place for me. This will also mean I am likely to increase the amount of blog posts per week which will make me personally very happy, as my blog has definitely been neglected quite badly. 

There we have it, just a little life update so you know what's going on...


  1. I totally understand where you´re coming from with this! I moved out of my parents home to go to university 600km away because I wanted to get out of that little town so badly. Shortly after a year the goodbyes from my parents got harder with every time. I was never one to really cry but ever since moving out I´ve cried more than in my whole 18 years before that. I just miss my family terribly & am very happy to be moving back closer to them in summer!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    1. Yeah exactly! For me, it was even harder because I am in a country where I don't even speak the language! I think you just have to do what's right!xx

  2. I totally understand this, I moved to Germany for a year last year and homesickness hit me hard. It's never been something I struggled with, but I think it was the fact there was *nothing* around me that was familiar, not even the language. Moving to another country is tough and definitely something to be proud of. I hope you enjoy being back in England :)

    Hannah xx

    1. Yeah, I have had the best year here, but I just don't feel connected here! Time to move on!xx