March was the month I originally planned to return to Seattle when I boarded my one-way flight to London in September 2013. Surpassing that original timeline feels momentous, like I’ve officially survived and then some. Although 18 months in London would have been a solid expat performance, I didn’t feel like March was a good point in my work assignment to leave and I have a few more trips to squeeze in before my revised return date of July.
I’ll be sad to leave come July, but I’ll be ready. Coworkers and London friends tease me about how bored I’ll be in Seattle compared to London and try convincing me to extend just a little bit longer. I love their enthusiasm for our London life together but intuitively I know it’s time for my chapter in this town to come to a close.
Back to March. Rather than packing up and saying my goodbyes I stayed busy in London, Austria, and France! Much more fun than moving.
The SkyGarden is literally a garden in the sky. Best of all it’s FREEEEE (cue Oprah voice). I liked it so much I visited twice in March.
Alpbach is a fairytale village brought to life in the heart of Austria’s Alps. I dream of quitting my job and moving here to be a ski instructor / hotelier / yodeler when I’m having a rough day at the office.
Paris “Blogger Summit”
I had the chance to meet up with five beautiful ladies and fellow bloggers for a weekend retreat in the city of lights and we bonded over everything from croissants to coding.
Here’s to the last leg of this London adventure. T-4 months.