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Moving to London: New Job, Home, Life

Elena Sandu
Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I can not believe that we are three blogs away from my final blog post on this platform. These two years and a half (of blogging) have been such a blast and I will for sure always remember about this lovely period of my life. On a happier note, I wanted to share with you some of the recent things that I have been going through. If you personally know me or if you have read my blogs before, then you might have known that I got a job back in March at an events and publishing company as a business development exec. Since then, I got invited to a Finance Event in London in April, which was carefully planned by my fellow co-workers, where I had the opportunity to experience being an attendee at an event that I will hopefully help organiseat some point in my career with Informa. May passed in no time, since it was a busy month of revision, with June 4th (my first day of work! yay) hastily approaching.

Today is the 10th of June, hence my first official working week has reached its end. I have waited for quite a while to write this since I wanted to reflect upon this hectic period of my life, but with clearer thoughts. As cheesy as this sounds, I am so extremely grateful for all the people that have been continuously supporting me and helping me get my old self back in a rather short time frame. Back in January, I was quite a mess: no orientation, no hope, no ambition, I was feeling empty and drained due to people, states of mind, attitudes, pursuits that have led me to become this confused and desolated character. The only ‘thread’ keeping me together was my family and my desire to make myself and them proud. I told myself that no matter how many rejections and declines I get I will keep moving forward until I will find an inspiring company with a suitable and engaging job role. I always knew that I thrived in a fast-paced, competitive, creative environment. The moment I got to the assessment day and I met my now manager and other colleagues, I knew I wanted to work there. I felt that I could easily fit in with the team, the culture, the environment and the job requirements.

Fast-forward to present day. I am now writing to you from my lovely new bed, situated in my new home in Camden. I walk every morning from Monday to Friday 15 minutes to get to work, where I have my first coffee and then I start my usual schedule which finishes around half past five. I return by foot yet again to my whimsical, chic neighbourhood in Northern London, which I find lively but serene at the same time. For the first time in many months, I feel as if my hard work, decisiveness and willing to never stop have truly paid off. I am thankful to so many people: my parents, my aunts, my grandparents, my wonderful friends, my lecturers and mentors, and I have one extra special shoutout: to Warwick University. Thank you for the best three years and for being the pillar that allowed me to move to one of my favourite cities on Earth.

Elena Sandu
Elena Sandu | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Elena

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