When I stumbled upon The Girl Who Wanders’ 2017 Reading Challenge I jumped at the chance to take it on! #2017TGWW #ChallengeAccepted
Moving abroad is terrifying. It’s isolating and it’s hard. 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.
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…
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.