I've always been very independent. Having been single for most of my life, currently in my first serious relationship ever (keep in mind that I'm 22) I've grown accustomed to taking care of and entertain myself. I like my space. I like having things my way. I like the freedom of planning my own days.
Lucky for me I met someone who is very similar, who knows how important being an individual is.
I'm not the kinda girl who will blast my relationship at top volume online. But my boyfriend of a year has been an essential part of my move to London. Having said that I think it's important to note that I didn't move to London for him, I didn't come up with this MA to finally be able to be in the same place. (For those unaware we have been long distance between the UK and Sweden since we started going out). The course that I am currently on has been on my agenda since long before I met my guy, something I've been dreaming about for years.
People might raise their eyebrows when I say that we now live together. After one year of long-distance we share an apartment by Finsbury Park, and it's because of a couple of reasons.
The first being, of course, that we love each other - Realistically thinking we probably would've spent the nights staying over at each other's anyway so it makes sense.
The second reason is that we couldn't find ANYTHING remotely as nice to what we now have looking on our own. If you ever plan to move to London I'd say be aware that the city isn't kind to people looking alone. The cost is high and in general the room's offered are very worn. Damp is a word I'd usually use to describe anywhere here really.
Of course there are multiple other reasons why we decided to move in together. But those are the main ones that I can think of right now.
Moving to London is hard. The city is big and fast-paced, but so far it has all been worth it.