I am currently writing this on the train from Glasgow to London (which is actually quite fitting) on my way to a wedding. I have been putting off writing about my move back to Scotland for a while. So, now that I seem to have a few spare moments, here goes..
2 months ago my husband & I packed up all our belongings into a medium-sized van & our car & drove North back to the same place we began our life together. Moving back to Scotland was something we always had at the back of our mind, I knew our stay in London would only be temporary. We moved to the city on a whim.. without much thought. We had spent the year living in South Africa & Luxembourg & upon returning to the UK we decided we wanted to continue our adventure. So, with no place to stay, no job, little money & just a suitcase each we moved to London. After a few weeks of living in hostels & attending job interviews we were on our feet.
I found the city fascinating.. it was somewhere I had heard much about but soon discovered I actually knew little about. I enjoyed wandering around, people watching & doing my best not to become overwhelmed by the hustle & bustle of the city. Life was exciting but I won’t lie, it was a struggle at times as big city living has a tendency to drain the life out of you.. but we survived.. I’m very lucky & so thankful to have an amazing partner to support me along the way.
I made the most out of our 2 years living there. I was lucky enough to secure a job that involved using my photography skills on a daily basis, in addition to getting to practice with more professional equipment. We got married within 6 months of arriving in London which, along with my increased photographic skills, helped fuel my passion to become a wedding photographer. Another 8 months later I took the first big step to pursue my dream & shot my first wedding.
London was fantastic in many ways but after some time we decided what we really wanted was to return home to Scotland. I will, of course, miss London. It will always be remembered as the place we got married & where I started my business, alongside meeting some incredible people. I’ll forever be thankful for our time there. I am, however, so excited for this next chapter in our lives. We have upgraded from a small flat to a spacious town house with a big garden. We finally have the space to grow lots of tasty veggies & herbs and I finally have my own offiice. I’m looking forward to seeing more of my home country, spending more time outdoors, road-tripping & photographing lots of gorgeous Scottish couples. Life is going to be sweet.
I will still be travelling down to London every few weeks as most of my weddings are taking place there this year. I hope to still continue working there as time progresses, the city will forever be a part of me. So, London, I won’t be saying goodbye completely just yet. Until next time..