As I write this I am sat in a tiny room in a hostel in Hammersmith. I can hear people laughing from the terrace outside and I’m feeling exhausted, but pretty content and rather proud of myself that today I started my first day interning at Elle Magazine! Honestly, the fact that I’m working behind the scenes of one of the world’s most prestigious magazines is mind boggling. Little old me, from a tiny Welsh town, in the Big Smoke taking steps to achieve my dream. It’s really exciting and I’m finally feeling positive and motivated after a rather crappy few weeks.
October went by in the blink of an eye and it’s safe to say it’s been rather hectic. I’ve spent the majority of the month here in London, and will be here for nearly all of November too, but I really am so pleased that I’ve battled through my homesickness and have finally accepted that my home and family will always be there. It has been tough, if I’m honest, staying in hostels and crappy hotels, spending most of my nights alone, and getting to grips with the hectic London lifestyle; but I definitely feel like London is somewhere that I could live now.
I’ve grown to love the hustle and bustle, the almighty buildings, the beautiful parks and crazy tube lines. The Welsh countryside will always be my true love, but I can see myself living in this sweeping city and absolutely loving it. I’m so, so proud of what I achieved. I can’t quite believe that I’m here.
I did spend some time at home this month too, and it was mostly spent catching up with friends and my family, having some much needed quality time with Dan and generally just spending time focusing on my health, my blog and relaxing. It was so needed, and being home has made me really excited for Christmas and all the time I’ll get to spend with my family instead of revising for exams this year.
I’m still on the job hunt which is pretty scary, but the fact that I’m taking almighty steps towards obtaining my dream career has left me feeling positive, hungry for success and downright determined. I feel like I’m in a really good place now, far better than how I felt at the end of last month, and it’s all down to getting out there and reaching for my dreams. Let’s hope something great comes of it!
Lots of love. xoxo