I dawned on me the other day that a month ago I had a good job, a car and a nice apartment…Today, totally through me own choice, I have none of these. I quit my job, sold my car and rented out the apartment. If you are reading this blog, you probably know I did all of this because Anna Mie and I have decided to move to Edinburgh to live and work for a couple of years. And I have not regretted it one second. It still feels like the completely right thing to do.
I am actually writing this sitting at a cafe in Edinburghs Grassmarket. I have been in Edinburgh for the past week, trying to find an apartment for Anna Mie and me to rent. The plan was for both Anna Mie and me to be here, but Anna Mies mom has cancer and she unfortunately took a turn for the worse just before we were supposed to leave. Anna Mie has therefore stayed in Jylland with her.
Renting a place in Edinburgh has been a bit more tricky than expected. The university here started its term this week, and apparently a lot of the foreign students hadn’t secured somewhere to live before coming over. So at almost every apartment viewing I have gone to, I have been joined by about 10-15 young asian students, desperately wanting to know if they could move in the same evening, or at least the next morning. When I saw a place on Saturday that seemed well enough for us to live in, I made sure to be the first person in at the office of the letting agency Monday morning. So if everything goes to plan, we should now have a flat in the Newington area of Edinburgh from September 30th. The flat has a kitchen, fairly big living room and 2 bedrooms, so we will have room for visitors! Start booking your tickets now
Tomorrow I will fly home to Denmark to attend a wedding. After that Anna Mie and I will go to Jylland for about 2 weeks, before moving to Edinburgh on the 30th of September.
Next big task is to find a job!