Well hello there! Thank you so much for reading. As a blogger (and I use that term loosely), I really pour my heart and soul into this site, and I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you who takes time out of your day to give GirlinLondon a read.
My story . . . where do I begin? I’ve tried at least a dozen different times to right a meaningful ‘about me’ section, but I never seem to get it quite right. Here goes nothing …
I’m an American expat who moved to London in December 2010 to pursue the road less traveled. At the time I was stuck in a decent-but-dead-end job in Las Vegas and the US was in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression. I wanted something different for myself, so my boyfriend and I made the leap to London and the rest is history. After working for about a year at a sort-of-fancy job in The City of London, I bit the bullet and decided to pursue traveling, blogging, and writing full time.
That’s the short story.
The long story is that I was born into a military family in Germany and my family moved back to the US when I was a little kid. We never had much and growing up I dreamed about living a life that was anything but ordinary. Years of dreaming, pining, and planning all came to a head when I was about 22, and visited Europe for the first time since I was a kid. After that my boyfriend and I made the decision to leave the US come hell or high water, and within 18 months that’s precisely what we did.
Since moving to London I’ve had the fortune of living the life I dreamed about when I was a regular suburban kid with holes in her socks and no lunch money. Through Girl in London I’d like to not only share with you all the highs and lows of living in the UK capital, but also hopefully inspire others who have dreams of living or traveling abroad.
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