Monday, July 12, 2004

So perhaps London is not the best choice for me....

I am very fortunate to have a good friend who also happens to be from the UK and is always open to chatting about where I should live, what I should expect, and so forth....I talked over London a bit more to him and after he heard about my slight distaste for New York City he said London would likely not be the place for me. It's not that I do not like New York but after a couple days I'm ready to get out! So after discussing some pros and cons on places to live, accommodation costs, and doing some internet searches...I am now looking toward the Midlands. My friend specifically recommended Derby for a few reasons....After looking at numerous websites and comparing it to other areas, I think it may be a great fit for me. The county also partially represents the first National Park in England and appears to be filled with beautiful natural escapes....
Meanwhile, I have emailed my recruiter twice in the last week and have not heard back yet. I should assume that he is swamped but I am too excited by now to be patient! I mean really, I started this blog a whole six months before I even leave! I've been collecting documents and am now preparing to write my personal statement for my qualification (among the 73 hours that I am working this week in order to save money for this move!).
So, no more procrastination, it's time to get busy!

1 comment:

RichD said...

London's always seemed a bit crowded and shouty to me - though if you're used to New York it's probably a bit quieter! Derby's a bit small and aggressive if you ask me (not that you did!), though the countryside round it's beautiful. If you're looking further north, I'd recommend Leeds or Manchester - both fantastic cities (though probably small by American standards).