A new start…

I haven’t blogged regularly for a long time now. I had so many things going on in my life, not much was positive and I don’t want to be one of those people that constantly complain. Instead, I wanted to focus on making things better. I made many changes to my life and the biggest positive impact was ending a toxic friendship that I should have ended a long time ago, before investing so much emotionally. Life is going uphill now and I am happy. Really happy. 

I also had to make some chances to my blog. As you might notice, I am not the German Girl in London anymore. It just didn’t feel right. When I first left London last December, I planned only to live outside London for one or two years. Then things didn’t work out in Istanbul and I went to Cologne to stay with my family for a bit while figuring out what to do next. I wanted to work in the Middle East, but I am not a native English speaker and too young for most of the jobs in my industry. Instead, I stayed in Cologne and I accepted a job offer just because it felt right. I wanted to focus on getting better, improving my health and waiting until I am a bit older to find a job outside Europe.

Of course, that is still the plan, but I don’t see myself in London again after that. Now living in Germany I am thinking more and more about starting my own family in the near future and the life that I want I couldn’t afford in London. Of course, it would work out, but I don’t want to raise my children in a tiny flat or get a bigger place with an even bigger mortgage, trying to make ends meet. Living in London is amazing, when you are young and single and you have your life ahead of you. But I am turning 25 in a few weeks and I feel so much older than I am, maybe because I moved out of my parents’ home so early. Don’t get me wrong:  I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t lived in London for over seven years. I moved to London just two months after my seventeenth birthday, so I pretty much ‘became an adult’ in London and I am glad I had this amazing opportunity. If money wouldn’t matter, I would be right back in London tomorrow.

I met so many extraordinary people, made the craziest memories and discovered a city so full of history and culture. I was proud to be the German Girl in London, even though I wasn’t the only one. But I am just not in London anymore and initially I had planned to not change the name of my blog, but because I don’t know where I will be in two years time I wanted my blog name to be something that wouldn’t restrict it to one location.

I hope you like the new look and the new name, I am seeing this as a new start and I am motivated to blog regularly from now on. I would be incredibly happy if you would let me know your thoughts in the comment box below, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  1. August 24, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Loving the new name as it doesn't restrict you to one location like you said. Looking forward to seeing how What Nadine Loves progresses πŸ™‚

  2. August 24, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    So pleased you're happy and life is on the up. London is super expensive, if money was no issue for me i think I'd like to stay there for a while. You're so brave having gone there at such a young age and it's an experience an'a half to remember fondly πŸ™‚

  3. August 24, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    So pleased you're happy and life is on the up. London is super expensive, if money was no issue for me i think I'd like to stay there for a while. You're so brave having gone there at such a young age and it's an experience an'a half to remember fondly πŸ™‚

  4. August 24, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    So pleased you're happy and life is on the up. London is super expensive, if money was no issue for me i think I'd like to stay there for a while. You're so brave having gone there at such a young age and it's an experience an'a half to remember fondly πŸ™‚

  5. August 24, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Hello first time I've popped by but I'll be back! Glad to see you are coming back to blogging I've had a few breaks myself πŸ™‚

  6. September 8, 2015 / 7:15 am

    Glad you are finding life is on the up again… I look forward to reading more from you!!

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