From a small town to a big city

By Plarenta Deshishku

Almost everyone dreams of living in a metropolitan city and my dream has not been any different. Being born and raised in a small town like Kosovo, I have often found myself daydreaming about living in a city where the opportunities are endless, the culture is diverse, and the nightlife is vibrant. I am lucky enough to have had the chance to experience my dream and actually live in one of the centres of civilisation – London. Having spent my whole life living comfortably in a small town, adapting to a big city has sometimes been daunting. However, being a person who likes change and is very ambitious,  moving to London has been the best thing that could have happened to me.

I will not deny the fact that London is expensive, busy, and cloudy, yet it has everything that I need, and only now I know why Londoners love London so much.

During my stay here, I have already had the chance to meet so many wonderful and inspiring individuals who have helped me in my self-definition process. I have also made a lot of new friends who are playing a huge part in ensuring that I have the best year of my life.

One of the things that I value most here is the fact that I had the chance to reinvent  myself. London has been an eye opener for me, I have challenged my beliefs and perspectives so many times just in the past two months of living here. This has happened mainly because I have had to observe things from the outside. This process has made me question my original beliefs, and values which were influenced by my upbringing.

The next big advantage of living in London is that there is never a shortage of new places to explore. There is always something happening, and something new to see and do, so there is never any reason to be bored when you live here.

I am super excited to live in London, and I look forward to what this city has to offer me next!

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Me (on the right) and one of my classmates discovering the city.

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