Friday, April 12, 2013

Back in New York

I have been back in NYC for over a week now and things have been so hectic I haven't had a chance to write until now.  It was great going back to the UK and catching up with friends and family.  My time went really quickly and unfortunately I didn't get a chance to see to everyone I wanted while I was there.

Although going back home is great, it is always busy.  I find that no matter how well I try and plan my time I am forever rushing around and don't get a real chance to relax.  Many of my expat friends say the same, they need a holiday when they return as a trip home is so exhausting.  I loved seeing everyone though, I had missed so much since my last trip and it was great to catch up.

We also made the big decision to sell our property in the UK.  We had been keeping it in case we returned, but as that doesn't seem likely in the foreseeable future, we thought it made sense to have one less thing to worry about.  It is quite a scary prospect, cutting all material ties with England, and it did feel quite sad packing up the rest of our belongings.  It was also hard work!  The majority of my trip was spent packing, selling furniture and meeting with estate agents.

After being in NYC for well over two years and creating a life for myself, I realise that no matter where I live I would always be missing someone or something.  I was sad to leave England and was emotional and teary as I waited for my flight, but when I go back to my apartment I was happy to be back in New York.


  1. Will you be taking US citizenship?

  2. I would like to, but I also want to keep my UK citizenship. I might try for dual in a few years.

  3. Welcome back! I love London and considered living there many years ago. It's a fantastic city. I actually have a cousin (through marriage) who has lived there for years and I plan to get back to visit one day.

    I'm sure NYC is glad to have you back. New York is a city that can become home in an instant if you love it. England is not too far, it's only about the same distance as California, so hopefully you can visit every year.

  4. Thanks Tracy! You should definitely go to London, I think you would really enjoy it.

    I forget how close England is, I would be back more often if the airfare wasn't so expensive!

    Love you blog by the way.......:-)