On the 9th of September 2011, I stepped off the airplane at Gatwick Airport. I had made another Transatlantic journey – but this time, it was different. This time, I wasn’t on holiday or in transit: I was moving to a new country.
I’ve been a Londoner ever since. I’ve earned my Master’s and law degrees, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry, and I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in between – all here. And exactly five years later – on the 9th of September 2016 – I’m getting the keys to our new flat in Cambridge.
I spent a summer in Cambridge when I was 14 as part of a youth exchange programme. I guess you could say it’s the city that inspired me to emigrate to England in the first place. At the time, I may have dreamed of moving here, but I never really believed it would happen.