Ok so I’m really not good at keeping blogs, I know this, but I’m eternally optimistic that I will actually stick with it. This is the third time I am writing, in almost 2 weeks, so I guess that’s pretty good? Tomorrow I leave Edinburgh, and it’s been fairly successful. I don’t have a guaranteed job – actually it’s complicated, more on that soon – and I don’t have a flat, but it was always very wishful thinking that I would have both in place by now. What has definitely happened, is I’ve walked around the city, and it is absolutely beautiful. I have a fully functioning bank account and a brand-new phone with a good SIM, and while it’s expensive for UK standards (£15 a month) it is so so cheap by Canadian standards. So I can’t complain too much.
I really should be consistently doing this, but clearly I have not because it is Sunday, and I got here Wednesday. Also I really don’t want to reread my ramble and I can’t remember what I wrote, but let’s try to recap. I am just about over jetlag now, other than the second night I’ve slept fine, so I have a decent schedule. I have done a free walking tour with Sandeman, one of the few tours where the guide was actually from the city! So that was nice.
I don’t have a linear thought process right now so I will just write random paragraphs. That suffices as a post, right?
I have been talking and thinking about doing it for years, and as one of the most irritating things is when people say they will do something but don’t actually do it, I had to just do it. And so I have. That’s a good enough reason to do something, right? To not be a hypocrite? I mean of course it is a beautiful city and I am very excited to be here, but the final push was just the thought that I keep talking about doing it, moving, so I should do it.