|The street view from right outside my window!|
It’s strange, I’ve been here in London for less than 24 hours, but I feel like I’ve lived here my entire life, of course, minus the whole getting-lost-because-I’m-directionally-challenged-in-unfamiliar-areas part! It is more than I could ever ask for, and it brings a certain comfortability and relaxation to my mind.
I always dreamed about city life, but with New York as my foundation to what cities are like, I could never see myself actually living that lifestyle. However, London brings a particular sense of class and beauty that removes it completely from my preconceived definition of metropolitan. Everyone moves quickly, yet effortlessly, which brings the perfect balance of efficiency and grace we all strive for. I have only encountered citizens of London in the various shops I have entered since my arrival, as well as several FIE staff members, and each and every individual was so warm and welcoming, as if they were truly happy to see you in their great city, and who doesn’t want someone to be happy to see them?