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I Moved Cities

I Moved Cities

This is going to be a very personal post, but I do plan to put up a guide on “how to move cities” very soon. Yes, you’re now reading the blog of an Edinburgh based blogger, not an Aberdeen based blogger and wow, that’s been a big change. I finally did the thing I have been talking about for years and years and flew the nest from Aberdeen to study Events Management in a brand new city whilst my partner studies Bakery. It’s been just over a week and I’ve only just gotten internet in my flat to blog about it all. So, how has my first week been?

Overwhelming. Soooooo overwhelming. I went from my mums wedding, to my last week at my old job, to moving cities with my partner, to starting a new job all within the space of 2 weeks. It’s been tough, I won’t lie. There has been tears, laughter, stress, relief, excitement and fear all wrapped up in one small bubble called my current emotional state. You might think that I’ve moved to Edinburgh at the best time of the year for it: The Fringe…you’re wrong.

If I could go back and do it again I definitely wouldn’t move at the busiest time of the year for the city. Although we live in a Fringe free zone travelling to the city centre is just crowds upon crowds upon crowds. It’s a nightmare if you’re in a rush to get anywhere or are looking for a quiet, relaxing day. The bonus, though, is of course the shows. The creativity in the city is amazing at this time of year and that is something I shouldn’t complain about.

So why now? Why did we choose to move to Edinburgh now? Well, Aberdeen wasn’t offering us anything new. I was stuck in a depression bubble and my partner wasn’t achieving his dreams; neither was I for that matter. It was just time to move on to new things, experience something different, meet new people and push ourselves to do better and strive for more. At least that’s my perspective anyway.

It can be so easy to get stuck in a routine that is comfortable. Work, Sleep, Eat, Weekend, Work, Sleep, Eat, Weekend. It’s secure, comfortable and can stop you from achieving your dreams and goals. At least that’s what it was doing for me. I needed a change of pace to push myself to do the things I want to do with my life because I was beginning to settle for something I had never wanted to do. I will not let that happen again. Watch this space.

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Jodie Paterson

I’m Jodie Paterson, a 23 year old Edinburgh based blogger who is passionate about blogging, writing, social media and photography. Currently studying Events Management at University, blogging still remains a large hobby of mine.

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