Me being the eagle!
Yes, that is correct! I am now a resident of the United Kingdom…how weird is that? I’ll tell you, very.
I arrived early Saturday morning, flew for 8 hours, slept for a maximum of 2. So I was very “loopy” and out of it on the first day. Alex met me at the airport which was just all sorts of awesome, to be back with him again. We dropped off my things at home and then went out for a traditional English breakfast. It was delicious. After we went on a sightseeing exploration to downtown London. Saw Big Ben, the Eye, went to the war museum. My big highlight: Platform 9 3/4! Go Harry Potter geekery! So after the long day of walking, we went out for dinner (stone slab steaks..mmm so good). Next day we went to see Alex’s place of work. It was super nice and I was feeling a little more normal as I had slept through the night and was not as jet-lagged. I was sore, however. Damn you walking!
Yesterday I went and picked up my permanent resident card and called to set my National insurance number. I wandered the streets and the mall, went to pick up some travel adapters, applied for jobs, and in the evening went out to dinner with Alex and his Canadian colleague.
Today? Well, today I’m feeling a bit off and depressed. With nothing to do here other than sit at home or wander aimlessly, I’m getting bored quite quickly. And missing everyone I left back at home, particularly my work. I knew it would be a long change and didn’t expect to get all set up and working instantly. Luckily I do have savings that I’ve come over with, so I’m not completely dependent on Alex, but it’s still a little depressing. I don’t know anyone or anything in the area. I’ll need to push myself to explore the place a little more every day. Today I’ve made an appointment with the Gym to go and see how it’s all set up and maybe get a little workout in. Hopefully that will get me feeling a little more normal.
The weather appears to be very nice at the moment. Sunny everyday since I’ve arrived. Alex told me he’s never seen it this nice, but he’s only been here a month.
So for me it looks like it’ll be a week of netflix and job application. Lucky me…
Hopefully I can find something soon…