For a while I’ve been hinting at some upcoming changes and today I want to tell you all about them!
As you might already know I moved to Glasgow earlier this year. I didn’t make a big deal of it – partly because I didn’t know how permanent it would be, but mainly because my heart wasn’t quite in it.
Don’t get me wrong. Glasgow is a lovely city with even lovelier people, and living in Scotland is good fun. Not many countries have so much unspoilt nature, from towering mountains to magical uninhabited islands.
But unlike my previous relocations, my move to Glasgow was just… fine. I made the move because my boyfriend found a job here and I can blog from pretty much anywhere. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, but there also wasn’t anything I was particularly excited about.
Since I first got here in April I’ve gotten to know the city, made some friends and built a home I’m proud of and feel comfortable in. I have a go-to brunch spot, a favourite burger joint and weekly quiz night. I’ve officially settled in.
Yet that feeling of just fine is still there. The ubiquitous grey skies dampen my mood on a daily basis. Instead of hiking around Scotland I’m shutting myself in with Netflix and mountains of chocolate. I’m slowly turning into one of those moany old ladies who constantly complains about the weather.
I could easily continue to live here, all content-ish and happy-ish. But why would I do that? How could I encourage you to follow your dreams while compromising on mine?
My head was about to explode when, a few weeks ago, my boyfriend got home and announced that he was starting his own agency. A digital marketing agency he could run from anywhere in the world.
Just like that a solution to my problems presented itself and… I completely froze up. Instead of being overcome with joy my head felt heavy with worry, doubt seeping into every crevice. Despite all my complaining I didn’t have a proper plan B and the thought absolutely terrified me.
It’s been a few weeks now and although I’ve come up with a few possible solutions, I still lack clarity. Our lease runs out at the end of September which is less than a month from now and we have yet to decide where we will move next.
The countries we’re considering include England, Slovenia, Portugal, Czech Republic and Austria. No decisions have been made yet, but time is ticking and I feel more unsure than ever.
I’d love your help! Are there any great cities in Europe I should consider moving to? I’m looking for someplace sunny, well-connected and not astronomically expensive. Please comment below with ideas – you’re always there to help me and for that I am forever grateful.
Boyfriend Jeans Outfit
Because this post is all about my boyfriend and I’s plans, I figured I’d take it literally and put on a pair of boyfriend jeans.
All these images were shot by the lovely Debbie McCuish. She’s a truly talented photographer and I was so excited to work with her! If you’re ever looking for someone to photograph a wedding up in Scotland, she’s your gal.
Her friend Rhona Law, a Glasgow-based goldsmith, was also kind enough to lend me her linear studs and geode ring which I’m wearing in the photo below. She used to live in Vancouver and I feel like the Canadian influence really comes through in her simple contemporary designs.
These Boohoo boyfriend jeans (£15) are super versatile and my current go-to for a casual day out. I used to be all about bright in-your-face outfits, but lately I’ve been enjoying simpler ensembles with a hint of sass.
The focal point of this outfit are definitely my orange Public Desire heels – they have a similar pair on sale for £16.99 at the moment!
The handbag is my embossed Barella from Maxwell Scott which you might remember from this post – which, funnily enough, is all about my need for sunshine. That’s it, we’ve officially come full circle. Now I just need to take my own advice…
Do you have any tips on where I should move next? What do you think about this outfit? Let me know in a comment below!