A New Chapter: Sheffield


The Norwich chapter of my life is over and I’m now writing to you from Sheffield. I’ve been here just over a week and things are already in full swing. I’ve unpacked boxes, finished watching Gossip Girl, kept on top of work and signed up to the gym. I need to get myself into a good routine but things are slowly falling into place.

I say this a lot, but I really do love that this blog started out as out as ‘A New Chapter‘, it rings very true to life. I’ve started many new chapters during the 6 or so years of this blog and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The last change in my life was back in March. I’d moved into a beautiful new flat in Norwich and started working freelance. Within a few months P was offered a rather exciting job in Sheffield and asked me to go with him. I’m lucky enough to be able to set up my desk wherever I like, so I packed my bags and decided to give life in Sheffield a go.

I love change and in all honesty I was well and truly ready to leave Norwich. I actually stayed there a lot longer than I’d planned. I think it’s very important to embrace change. If not, you can become stagnant within work, life and friendships.

Here are 5 reasons I love changing my location:

– It gives you the chance to take a new direction in life – I plan on taking a new course in the upcoming months and I’d like to get out on long walks and bike rides during September.

– Meet new people – When you’re in a new city you have to make more of an effort to interact and get to know new people. Mixing with new people can give you the push to try something different, think in a new way and just have a good old laugh. I’m determined to surround myself with positive people here in Sheffield. I plan on doing this through meeting up with bloggers and joining various courses and clubs.

Leave behind negative energy – Make sure you leave false and negative friendships in your old city. We can’t be friends with everyone, it’s not natural and much better to go your separate ways. I suggest removing people who aren’t your cup of tea from your social networks or at least hiding them from your timeline.

– Have a big clear out of everything you own. My goal for the next week is to get rid of anything I don’t use or wear. I’m ready for a new style in my life.

Refresh your dreams and goals. Although I’ve only been here a week I’ve already been thinking a lot about my career. Over the next four months I’ll be working hard on Indiecana and seeing what I can make of it whilst working on a few freelance projects. I want to improve upon my current set of skills which I hope to do through a course at the local college.

I’m ready to enjoy the ride that Sheffield has to offer.

Have you ever moved to a new city?