I moved 9 houses in the last 5 years, and my life changes massively each time

 

“I remember when I was 11 my father bought my postcards from his trip to the UK. Ever since then I really wanted to go. He told me he would take me but never managed to bring me in the next five years.

Even without visiting I knew I wanted to come here, and at the age of 16, pretty much the first opportunity I got, I made the move. The first time I moved in was also the first time I visited here. I had my bags and found a place in Brighton, where I could afford to start off by myself, and that’s it, I went from there. I didn’t have much more of a plan than that I just know what I wanted to do.

No matter what’s expected for you, if you have drive then just go for it. Otherwise you’ll never know what will happen. That’s what I did.

I moved 9 houses in the last 5 years, and my life changes massively every time. You have no idea. I’ve met so many awesome people along the way, honestly!

You get to understand different people and situations, how to adapt to them and mature. For me, exploring is key – if you have the energy and power, explore in every way possible.

London is busy place, it has productive environment. I need it. I’m a laid back person generally , so being in a city where everything is always on the move is what makes me get things done, otherwise I’d happily sit back and relax the whole time , and I wouldn’t have any of what I have to show now.”

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“The world is changing….

… you only need to look at the skyline and see how quickly its changed, because day by day, you see less of the sky and more of new buildings.

I was born in Hull but I’ve been living in London for a long time now and I can honestly say that I have been all the way up in the skies and down in the ground too. I’ve seen it all change but always tried to make sure I’ve stayed the same  – they way I behave, the way I treat people and think about the things I do. I really enjoy what I do now; it doesn’t give me a lot of money, but I get to see and talk to all types of people all day long; and sometimes I will end up in a long conversation with very friendly people. Some who you wouldn’t expect to be so nice. This is what London offers, and if you are willing to speak to people, then there is so much you can learn”.