I moved from London to Dublin a little over a year ago now. And I haven’t once looked back or regretted it. More than anything I’ve managed to build a community around me of new friends, work and support. If you’re thinking about doing the same as me, here are a few things I’ve done to create a life full of friends and opportunity in my new home that you could try too.
A friend called me the other week asking for advice. He'd reached a point where he was considering leaving his job and wasn't sure what the next step was. He thought of me because I did the very same thing last year - I left my perfectly stable job to leap into the unknown. What advice could I give him?
I talked last week about how I've been struggling for over a year to define who I am and what I do. One of the possible titles that has come up for me in trying to get to that perfect 'elevator pitch' and succinctly summarise what I do is.... space holder. Have a read of what that title means to me.
Sinéad from wholefoods recipe blog Delalicious has become a great friend since my move to Ireland and I was absolutely thrilled (and unsurprised) when she told me earlier this year that she had gone and got herself a book deal through her beautiful blog. Sinéad shares with us a tasty cashew bite recipe from her new book.
At the beginning of the year the Health Bloggers Community (HBC) launched their Reclaim Your Day Off campaign and I was lucky enough to be at their opening event. I wanted to share the take-away points I took from the session which I thought you could all really benefit from too. I know a lot of what she said really stuck with me.