If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. (Author Unknown)
The last few weeks have been ripe with change.
The boy and I are making that difficult transition from being two single people, to one co-habiting couple. The quietness of the suburbs is a distant memory and reintroduction into life in London has been swift thanks to one flashing incident (not pretty) and a pick-pocket. Not in my top ten reasons for loving London…but it certainly makes life interesting.
I have also left behind a lot of friends, and I don’t just mean in distance. I made the conscious decision to have a huge life audit and remove any negative influences from my life. I trashed boxes of memories I’ve been carrying around forever when we moved, saving only a few handwritten notes from best friends and my beloved Grandparents. I deleted my whole facebook account, getting rid of all pictures of days gone by along with 600ish “friends”; My phone was one of the things that was pick-pocketed and I deliberately only re-installed the contact numbers of the people I really love; and I have closed the door on some lifelong relationships that were decidedly one way and unhealthy. I have had enough.
To some of you, this may seem harsh. Others will understand my reasons for having this huge Spring Clean. It was necessary for me to move on and be truly happy. And I think I’m going to be.
There are also huge changes being made here at TLLWTL. We’ll soon have a crack (or crackers!) team of Little Ladies roaming this city, searching out the best deals, reviewing the best venues and shows, letting you know the best places to be and generally being your best friend in London. You’ll see a couple of guest posts popping up over the next week or so, and soon I’ll be formally introducing you to the team…we may even have a few drinks to celebrate if you fancy coming to meet us. Details soon!
So…April is due to be an exciting month. I am ready for whatever the new season brings. I am really happy with my spring clean. OK – so it may not have included my house, but it’s made my life feel all sparkly again.
And that’s a very nice feeling indeed.