Why The City Life You Love So Much Might Be The Same Thing That’s Destroying You

Aint No Love In The Heart Of London City

 “Ain’t no love in the heart of the city
Ain’t no love in the heart of town
Ain’t no love and it’s sure nuff a pity
Ain’t no love cause you ain’t around”
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City – Bobby Blue Bland

For the vast majority of my 22 years on this earth I have lived in London city. I’ve had short stints in other locations – I spent 3 years travelling 200 miles north every few weeks to go to the University of Hull – but NW London has been my home for as long as I can remember.

If you asked me 5 years ago where I saw myself 5 years from now, I would have told you that I wanted to be living in a more central London location: immersed in the culture, lifestyle and ‘live fast, die young’ mentality that the city embodies. Continue reading

My Story

For those who don’t know me already, here’s my story told in highlight form:

Life for me really started in 2010 when I graduated from the University of Hull with a BSC degree in Marketing. Since then I have experienced a lot:


The stress of unemployment and trying to find meaningful work in a job market recovering from a recession (while living in the most expensive city in the world, London)

sunpat peanut butter

Budget living and eating so many peanut butter sandwiches I cringe whenever I see a jar of sunpat

Quarter Life Crisis

Experiencing a ‘quarter life crisis’ and realising that I have no idea what I want to do with my life, while also realising that I can do anything with my life – the problem of unlimited choice!

The World In My Hands

The insatiable desire to travel and see the world and the depressing reality of not being able to afford a bus trip yet alone a plane fair

Double Six Beach

And finally overcoming several setbacks to find what I can only describe as the best, and last, job that I will ever have (it allows me to visit the beach you see in the above pic on a daily basis).

I now live and work in SE Asia as a hard working online marketing and web development intern of the tropical MBA program, but also as an entrepreneur learning from my peers and attempting to build my own lifestyle business.

To learn more about me, check out the about me page or my bucket list. Or you could just follow my blog (the RSS subscription link is up on the top right of this page). You never know, I might be able to teach you something.