Monday, 25 October 2010

Feeling more at home

I think one thing that has definitely changed within the last few months is that I am starting to feel at home in London in a way that I haven't before. I no longer feel like the person who is constantly battling against feeling out of place or who wants to focus on how different everything. I find myself going with the flow and feeling more relaxed and adjusted that I have ever felt. 

At the same time I still feel conflicted and homesick, but in a much different way than I have before. I think I've also rebelled against writing about it too. 

I've grown tired of talking about where I am from. I think this should make sense to other expat bloggers. I am tired of most of the conversation being about being from some place else and then moving onto thoughts and observations about life in London. 

Of course I realise that the majority of the population of London if from some place else, but I feel like I end up spewing out the same speech time after time only to end up boring myself not to mention the other people.
Do other expats feel this way? I'd be interested in finding out what you all think.


  1. Hi fellow Midwesterner! I would have to say I feel similar to you. There will always be differences but there are a lot of great things to discover about this country we came to live in because of our spouses.
    I like your post after this one too. Will look forward to reading more of your posts:)

  2. Hi Midwest to Midlands, thanks for your comment :) Every time I go and come back from the States I feel like London is becoming more and more like home.

    It's always good to know that there's a fellow Midwesterner about :)


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