A while back I wrote that I had nothing left to wish for. A while before that I wrote a piece about being careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.I’ve got something to wish for…
When I first came here it was for a 3 month contract. That has been extended for an additional 3 months (yay!). Having planned to be here for just month though I signed a lease agreement for my room for 3 months. And if I wanted to extend my current lease it would have had to sign up for an additional full year. Not so handy… So I decided not to. I mean, how hard could it be to find something in a place as dynamic as London?!?
Let me tell you: A lot harder than I had thought!
The first time round there were lots of places being offered, so many even that I got multiple messages on the add that put online (most of them completely unsuitable btw, but enough that did seem to be ok). In the end I had a choice of 2 that were both very suitable to my needs.
Now however it’s the beginning of the school year, meaning that lots of students are looking for rooms. And like me, they prefer to be some place central… Meaning that the pickings are slim, things gone well before I have a chance to reply, messages don’t get replied to and phones don’t get answered.
Now however I’m stressed! This is something in between. Yes, I can do something about this (vigilantly scour the internet for something suitable), but for the most part it’s out of my hands. And the fact that I really do need a place to live doesn’t make this any better!
In the end it’ll work out. The universe will provide (perhaps the universe will provide an over-priced hotel room, but still…).
On the map I’ve been living underneath London Bridge. I hope I won’t literally have to live underneath London Bridge…
I’m Bastiaan. This blog is meant to give you some insight into the things I run into and perhaps to inspire you to go in search of your own life extraordinaire.
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