So today has been probably the most unbelievable day, just because of the fact that I am in London, I will go into more of that in a bit.
So I started off this morning in Dublin, Ireland. I woke up pretty early, but I actually wasn’t tired. We had breakfast and checked out of the hostel and made our way to the airport where we caught a plane to London Heathrow airport. The flight was so easy! Only 50 minutes, from there was time for my first tube experience and I have to say the underground system here is much cleaner than New York. The tube was interesting, and a challenge considering I had a 20 pound backpack and 35 pound suitcase, but I managed to get to the closest tube station to my hostel, which is about a mile away.
I’m staying at Wombats hostel, which is right next to the Tower of London and minutes away from the busier parts of the city. There was one downside, when we got here all the bottom bunks in our room were taken, and something that I hate to admit and that is very embarrassing for me, is I can’t stay in an upper bunk, I’m over the weight for an upper bunk, and this is exactly one of the reasons I am loosing weight and getting healthy. So my weight doesn’t prevent me from living life and having adventures. For tonight I will be moving the mattress to the floor. Absolutely humiliating for me, but it is what it is and I will make the best of it.
Anyways, after dropping our stuff off we were off to the tower bridge, we were in search of a nice walk and good dinner. We ended up walking across the tower bridge, which is a beautiful bridge and provides amazing views of the city and the river Thames. Directly off the bridge we found an indian restaurant named Indian Fusion, we definitely wanted to try indian food while we were here because it is famous for being delicious. And it is! I ended up getting chicken tikka and garlic naan, totaling 645 cals. It was very good, but I’m not as fond of indian food as I believed.
After dinner we made a quick stop at a tesco express to grab some food for the rest of the week, then came back to the hostel. All that matters is I know how to get to the closest Starbucks.
Going back to what I said before, London has always been a dream of mine, not just to visit, but to live here as well. And I had honestly never thought I would make it here, a combination of low self esteem and motivation fed my doubt. So sitting in the restaurant, I looked out the window and realized, wow, I am actually here. I made it, and tomorrow I’m meeting with a university I want to go to and touring the BBC headquarters. I was in shock over the fact that my life was actually happening and that I was actually here. I had been stuck in a rut of repetitiveness and depression for so long, this all felt like some day dream, and not reality. But I can assure you, its real and this is the happiest and strangely the most “at-home” I have felt in a long time. I feel like this is where my life is supposed to be.
So tomorrow will be an exciting day, and as always there will be a blog post and pictures to come. Hope you all are doing well!