In Italian we say ‘si chiude il cerchio‘ ( = the circle has closed). That’s exactly how I feel now.
The first time I lived in London I was a younger me (hey, not much younger though!) and had plenty of hope and ideas. It was the 6th July 2005, just one day before the London bombing. I’d arrived in Greenwich, where I was going to spend my stay, on a rainy and rather foggy day so typical of the glorious and beloved English Summer. I was overloaded with luggage, had a lousy phone with me with a SIM card borrowed from a friend and was, well, pretty much broke. Nice plan uh?
My stay was not very long. I still had uni exams to take in Italy and my career (or my mind!) was not defined yet (of course not!).
In 2006, I thought that ‘repetita iuvant’ so there I went, again. I was as a work placement for 6 months in a Central London agency (to which I still owe most of my admin skills, thanks Atlas!) and there I started shaping my life a bit better.
So, what’s the ‘back to basics’ adagio about? Be patient (always a good tip, in life and work).
I moved to Exeter in 2008 and I have to say, I could not see myself here at first (too small, too far, low diversity…) but I never give in. So I ‘carved’ my life here and I have to say, folks: this place is the town with the highest quality of life I’ve ever lived in. Safe, nice, green, cosy.
But business is business (very much so these days) so, to cut a long story short: get ready for the Big Smoke and feel free to visit in the next months…
Rainy London is relocating to the real thing. We cannot ignore London Calling.
Si chiude il cerchio, as it should (and I am very excited about it).
See you there!
ps.: my picture, below.
pps. A nice video, a tune I love. Be louder!