September 21, 2010
London UK bound
I am moving to London UK on November 18, 2010. Got my VISA in hand, flight booked. This is real. I have never been to London before. A grand move into the unknown. What am I doing there? The same thing I do here, even grander, and without a plan.
At the beginning of 2010, I said 2010 seemed like a year where things would happen – and I had no idea how right I would be. In June, my eight-year relationship ended. If posting seems to have dropped off a bit over the last three months, this is the reason why. Heartbreak is hard enough, and at the same time, all certainties evaporate. From another angle, it was an unexpected opportunity to radically re-evaluate my life and my career. I felt determined not to spend the rest of my 20s (just 2 years) with a single regret. Knowing I had to make a move, I thought I would make a big one. One thing I have always wanted to experience is living in a fashion capital. Getting a VISA for the UK is fairly easy as a Canadian under 30, so it really seems like now is the time to go.
Of course, this is just the catalyst for so many other changes. For the blog, my plan is to get much more personal. I would really like to be able to document with candour the experience of pursuing a career as an independent creative in the fashion industry, which I think is the real essence of Final Fashion. Less posts, more purpose. Better.
The transition will be a gradual one, and it starts now. Thanks to all of you, always.