5 Things I’m Going To Miss About England

D-day is looming… okay, that might be slightly dramatic. However, the big day for me to leave the UK and head to New Zealand is quite literally around the corner. I’ve just completed my very last Monday at work, how epic is that?! No more Monday morning blues. I have 1 more full week left at work and very shortly, I’ll be unemployed and preparing for my journey of a lifetime.

As exciting as it all sounds… I’m actually sh**ting my pants. I’ve never done anything like this before, I’ve never gone this far alone, I’ve never quit my job with no job to go to. The whole thing is a little overwhelming to say the least. So with the big move looming over me, I thought it would be nice to create a post of all the things I’ll miss when I’m gone. It’ll be interesting to look back on this post after a few months of being in New Zealand and see if I’m actually missing them, see how I’m feeling and see how massively life has changed. Think of this as a little ‘memory post’ to myself.

// Friends & Family \\

Probably the most obvious one… and for good reason. I’ve got some pretty amazing friends & family, so deciding to live the most fullest life, head off around the world and live my dream wasn’t as easy as it seems. It felt as if I had to decide between my friends and family. But, how do you? Do you give up everything you’ve ever wanted to please everyone else? But just remember, the hardest decisions often have the greatest results. Regardless of all that, my friends and family will definitely leave a big hole in my heart when I’m gone.

// Familiarity \\

Just getting in my car, driving somewhere and knowing exactly where I’m going. Being able to pretty much guarantee I’ll always know where I am and never be lost. I’ve lived in the same town my entire life, I’ve grown up here and I know this place like the back of my hand. So to go somewhere completely foreign to me, to not have a clue where I’m going, what I’m doing or even the rules of the country… it’s going to take a while to get used to.

// My Car \\

Talking about jumping in my car, I’m going to miss my actual car. My car has been many dreams come true for me. As a little kid I always wanted a convertible and black rims. I know, a very random desire from a car but It was always my dream. My car has ticked both of those boxes for me and I’ve loved whipping around town in it. Saying goodbye to it is going to be a sad day.

// Lazy Days \\

Whilst I’m away I want to see everything, do everything and go everywhere. Yet when I’m at home, having a lazy is literally my favourite thing to do. Those two don’t go well together. I never want to waste a moment while I’m gone, so unfortunately lazy days are going to be a thing of the past. Sitting around on the sofa all day with some junk food and good films… oh what a sweet joy. That’s why in the month I have off before leaving the country I’m going to be in complete ‘chill mode’. I’m going to have plenty of film days, plenty of rest and make the most of the down time before life gets really crazy.

// Bloggers \\

And last but not least, my blogger friends. This year alone I’ve made some incredible friendships with likeminded people who all know the trials and tribulations of blogging. We’ve got to attend some amazing events, go to some great places and I’ve had opportunities come to me that never would have otherwise. So to my little blogging community in Bournemouth, I’m going to miss you all! But hey, looking on the bright side, I’m sure there’s a blogging community in New Zealand somewhere I can get involved in.


Like I said, the trip is coming round faster than I expected. So fast in fact, I’m starting to feel a little underprepared. Nevertheless, I’m sure I’ll look back on this post in a few months time and wonder what all the stressing was about… I hope!

| By Harrison |


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