Is it too late to say, Merry Christmas? This time of the year always catches me by surprise, moreso this year due to my impending move. I’ve been too busy sorting out clothes, currency and various other things to get excited about Christmas, heck I didn’t even do a blog wishlist like last year. Trying to get your head around moving away during the craziest time of year is tricky, as everyone’s focus is elsewhere. It’s rather strange to watch people stressing out about buying the right gift voucher for their offspring while I’m worrying about not seeing family and friends for seven months and being pushed out of the comfort zone of South East London.
Of course I had to write about the packing; I typically never travel light wherever I go but this journey must be an exception. I am basically trying to narrow down All The Things I Want To Take, into a more manageable amount, considering that I’ll be buying new bits as soon as I touch American soil (I may have started already, but we’ll discuss that next week). I guess I’m starting to regret buying so many tights in the past few months, since having to narrow down my vast collection to around 16 pairs is heartbreaking. Despite this, I’m looking forward to moving to NYC as all of the prices I see in dollars on blogs will finally become relevant and be able to put my dodgy American geography to the test. The last time I went, I was 15 and in the grunge/skater phase, so brought little back in the way of decent clothing as my style wasn’t yet defined. It was also during a pretty sheltered school trip so I had no idea where I was going or the extent of what there is to see and do, so I’m looking forward to discovering new places and getting to know the city as well as London. I’m also trying out a Topshop ban while I am there, as I resent the higher prices (and lack of staff/uniform discount) so will try and supplement the Topshop loving for Urban Outfitters.