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Moving Abroad: The Good, the Bad, and the Terrifying – Letter From The Editor

Moving Abroad: The Good, the Bad, and the Terrifying – Letter From The Editor

Moving abroad is terrifying. It’s isolating and it’s hard. While I’ve been lucky to have had a fairly smooth transition as far as finding work, and being able to stay in my friends’ absolutely lovely house in Battersea; and while it’s so easy to take a million beautiful photos of this city and fill instagram and Facebook with celebratory updates, in real life I’ve been ridden with a sometimes crippling anxiety since the moment my plane touched down at Gatwick.

In Like a Lion – Letter From The Editor

In Like a Lion – Letter From The Editor

Happy February, Wanderlusters!

If you’ve been following along on social media, then you may already know that January was a very big month for me. In the first week of the month I called Her Majesty’s Passport Office. I had been checking in so often that I expected nothing from the phone call. In fact, I was only calling to make 100% sure they had my new phone number on file, you know, in case they needed to call me and ask for 235 more documents… Instead, I was put on hold for a couple minutes. A new gentleman greeted me on the line and confirmed my name and date of birth again. Here we go, I thought. It’s going to be like when I call the phone company and get transferred to a million departments –

“Well Miss Dunnings, I have good news”

Goodbye 2014 – Letter From The Editor

Goodbye 2014 – Letter From The Editor

I gave up many parts of myself in 2014. I saw my ugliest self, and my most vulnerable self, and thankfully through that regained many of the pieces I had lost, as well as finding new guts along the way that I wasn’t sure I possessed.

It was a year of giving things up, letting things go, living things down, and simply getting through.

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