It’s happened, folks. I said goodbye to America and jumped the great pond. I am officially in London.To say London is beautiful is an understatement The city is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. London is a city rooted in history yet she tells a really new and vibrant story. London is a hub for musicians, designers, fashion lovers.. there’s a reason London is the fashion capital you move to if you want to make a name for yourself. If you can’t find inspiration from the buildings and people and stories that fill up the city, then you probably can’t find inspiration anywhere. London is old school meets new school, and that’s pretty great. One thing that shall be noted as well; I love going to USC, but I have seen more well dressed men in three days here than I have seen in almost three years in Columbia. There’s an elegance to this city that is mirrored by the people who live in it. It is truly magickal.I left Friday night and arrived Saturday morning. I was tired and somewhat sleep deprived when I got to London, but after coming to my loft and meeting my wonderful roommates I was instantly awake. We took a brief walking tour around the Bloomsbury and then had orientation. Walking around the city was incredible; it is more than anything I could ever expect. Yesterday was filled with more orientation, and an absolutely beautiful walking tour of central London; Big Ben, the Parliament building, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and a lot of other amazing places. It was the coldest it’s been all winter apparently, but nonetheless, it was a perfect London evening. I ended my night with a familiar face from school who was visiting his family, some good food and a drink at a classic pub. It was wonderful.
There’s something strangely comforting about being in a new city. Perhaps it hasn’t hit me that I’m so far from home, but as strange as it is, I’m not uneasy here at all. I live with wonderful people, and I’m not very uneasy about getting lost because I know it will happen, and I know I will be okay. If there’s any time to find balance and presence in a current situation, it’s now. Today I had orientation at London College of Fashion, so no photos were taken. I snapped some photos yesterday of the beautiful city and a couple of classic tourist photos because I couldn’t resist.
To new cities, new schools, new friends and new stories.
Until next time,