“Blink and you’re twenty-eight, and everyone else is now a mile down the road, and you’re still trying to find it, and the irony is hardly lost on you that in wanting to live, to learn, to find yourself, you’ve gotten lost.”― V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
It is what it is, or that’s what I’m telling myself. But I’m secretly excited and I can’t hide it. Lol! Yeah, I am going to London – the city I love so much. I don’t know what’s with this city that makes me love it that much.
Counting down, this will be my 4th venture to the city of Dreams. Every time I went was for different reason – twice I went with the intention to stay and live there, once just visiting, this time again just visiting, but not only my sister, but the city I grew to love. It’s like visiting an older sibling that exist only for you. London is always calling for more.
At first, I didn’t really actually planned it. It is a constant want, but I am good at pushing aside my own desires for the sake of other things. The idea for this visit lived free in my head for 4 months without even thinking it is possible. But then my mom went there, my sister started talking to me more often and when she asked me to go, I just jumped on it. Well, thanks God I have the perfect friend that also happened to be my boss and to actually allow this. Temi, I love you.
So yeah, it’s happening. My 20 days holiday is starting on 19th July – 10 days under quarantine and 10 days free to storm the city. I have at least 2 planned meetings and secretly hopes for few more, but will see. So, I won’t fight the feeling anymore and will say it! I’m happy I’m going to London!!!
A Report of One’s Entertainment
Let’s throw up a party. I’m back to reading and I can’t believe it. I never thought I’ll be such slow reader and now the constant reading slumps are killing me. But I’ve managed to read 4 books within the last 20 days and I feel proud. I started with YA fantasy – “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik, went through contemporary romance “Flat-Out Love” and its companion novel “Flat-Out Matt” by Jessica Park and just few minutes ago finished “Love & Olives” by Jenna Evans Welch. In the meanwhile I am also slowly reading “House of Islam: The Hearts and Minds of a Billion Believers” by Ed Husain.
I listen to a lot of new music recently, but mostly EXO’s latest album “Don’t Fight The Feeling”. It’s a masterpiece, as always and I love all the songs. Well, “Runaway” connects the most with me at the moment, but the title track “Don’t Fight The Feeling” is also great and gives me a lot of strength. Thank you, dear EXO, just as usual.
Ask Richard: If you could say something to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? – I am a fan of sir Richard Branson and this article is not only interesting, but giving a lot of strength.