When you find a home away from home, you find yourself re-evaluating everything. I lived in London for a year while working as an intern in the tourism industry. I’ve been to London before many times beforehand, but I’ve never lived there for a prolonged amount of time, by myself, with the same anxieties and worries as any other Londoner. When this journey started for me, I expected a fun little detour from my ordinary life. To live life a little fuller, wilder.
I didn’t expect the city to change my life, and who I was as a person. And that is why I simply cannot move on. Because part of me, a bigger part, is still there in that city, and each time I go back to visit, I recognise it there.
Here are a few photos that I took to remember specific, life-altering moments. I wish you could’ve been there to experience it. How lonely but magical, to cherish a city this way, and my journey in it.