“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.” – William Feather
Hi WF Family,
As you may have guessed, I have finally moved to England (hence my absence). Since I have been here for nearly a whole month, I have had to adjust the way I did things in Canada to a somewhat great degree. With this being my first time living abroad, I had only the preparation of the dozens of YouTube videos I repeatedly watched as I awaited my visa approval.
Living here has been like an extended holiday which quickly becomes normalized once you start working. I don’t think I can ever get bored of all the super cars I see here, the phenomenal style, and the beautiful architecture. And I kid you not, you will see as many Rolls Royces in one day as you would see Honda’s in a Canadian suburban (AND I LOVE IT). And how could I forget…Harrod’s!
The land of prosperity, if anything, should motivate you to grind and hustle and make something of yourself. There are too many opportunities out here to pass by!
But as a young “bloke” just scratching the surface of adulthood, can you survive in London?
I think so.
Of course rent can be expensive. And of course, coming from Canada, you feel like everything you buy is actually double the price, but think about what you are getting with that package…
A hub for millions of various cultures in one city.
Old moneyed and new moneyed individuals who could give you some sort of valued advice.
New businesses that may have a spot for you depending on your skills.
Free history and art galleries that can inspire you in more ways than one.
Greenery and open space to be able to THINK.
AND SO MUCH MORE.
You and anyone else can survive in London. Learn how to budget, and if you plan to work in the country, get used to getting paid once a month (that was a shocker for me).
In all honesty, you can make it anywhere – and still live a good life and enjoy yourself. It all depends on how you plan ahead and how hungry you are to achieve whatever it is you want.
I have many plans and goals to achieve while I am living down here, and I expect to achieve most, if not all of them. But it won’t be easy. Building new networks, adjusting to a different culture – these all take time. But the opportunity that awaits anyone with open ears and eyes will astonish you.
Until next time,
Live Long and Prosperous.
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